Thomas Gallatin / Apr. 22, 2021

Team Biden Calls Cop ‘Racist’ for Saving Black Teen’s Life

The press secretary falsely spun the blame for a black teenager being shot by a cop as more evidence of “systemic racism.”

As the jury gave its verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, police in Columbus, Ohio, were called to a scene of young people behaving badly, which eventually led to a white officer shooting and killing a 16-year-old black girl. The Leftmedia, without even a cursory investigation of the facts, immediately jumped on the story, declaring it as yet more “evidence” of America’s “systemic racism.” Joining the outrage mob were celebrities like LeBron James, who posted and then deleted an image of the police officer involved in the incident with the message, “YOU’RE NEXT.” The usual suspects are always quick to add their weight to a fraudulent message, especially when an “unarmed” black girl is killed by police. As we’ll soon explain, however, the truth is awfully inconvenient.

Worst of all was that the Biden-Harris administration immediately pushed a demonstrably false story. “We know that police violence disproportionately impacts black and Latino people,” asserted White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, “and that black women and girls, like black men and boys, experience higher rates of police violence. We also know that there are particular vulnerabilities that children in foster care like Ma'Khia [Bryant] face, and her death came, as you noted, just as America was hopeful of a step forward after the traumatic and exhausting trial of Derek Chauvin, and the verdict that was reached.”

Psaki added, “So our focus is on working to address systemic racism and implicit bias head-on, and of course to passing laws and legislation that will put much-needed reforms into place at police departments around the country.” Attorney General Merrick Garland and President Joe Biden’s Social Justice Department will see to that.

Members of the Biden-Harris administration might want to focus on their own racism and anti-cop bias before deigning to “fix” the rest of the country’s supposed racism. Furthermore, they might want to actually engage with the truth before claiming to have the “answers” to solve “systemic racism.”

The fact is that the 16-year-old black girl, Ma'Khia Bryant, was attacking another teenage black girl with a knife, as the cop’s body-cam footage clearly shows. Bryant’s actions directly led to the officer responding with deadly force to protect the victim of her attack. The truth is that Bryant was engaged in attempted murder. There’s no evidence supporting the claim that race had anything to do with the officer’s response.

If there’s anything about race that can be noted here, it’s to point out the biggest cause of violence plaguing the black community — the actions of other blacks. But that doesn’t comport with the Left’s “social justice” narrative of “systemic racism,” so it’s ignored or, like everything else, offered as “proof” of systemic racism.

The White House should be commending the police officer, who acted in accordance with his duty to serve and protect. In this instance, he protected a vulnerable teenage black girl from a potentially fatal attack. In other words, he did his job. The only reason that Bryant is not alive right now is because of her own actions. She brought this upon herself.

Yet even as the facts surrounding the incident came to light, it didn’t stop leftists like Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett from continuing to push the “systemic racism” narrative. Jarrett ridiculously wrote, “A Black teenage girl named Ma'Khia Bryant was killed because a police officer immediately decided to shoot her multiple times in order to break up a knife fight. Demand accountability. Fight for justice.” How about demanding accountability from those who excuse murderous behavior and then turn and blame law enforcement who are forced to engage these individuals? How about holding up the standard that all people follow the law or face the consequences, rather than excusing people from the responsibility to abide by the law simply because they have black or brown skin?

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