by Libby Emmons
Black Lives Matter activist Bree Newsome had a new take on the police shooting of Makhia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday. Bryant, who was in possession of a knife, and according to police body cam footage was lunging at another woman with that knife, was fatally shot by police after they were called to the scene.
Journalists and activists were quick to rush to judgement and assume that Bryant was unarmed and innocent, but for Newsome, the incident was a moment to say that casual knife fights are just the norm and not a cause for police interference at all.
Newsome said that “Teenagers have been having fights including fights involving knives for eons. We do not need police to address these situations.”
Her take was that anyone who calls police to the scene of a knife fight is the one that needs help, and she means that “sincerely.” For Newsome, police being called to a knife fight is nothing but white supremacy.
Everyone should be frightened that the ruling white elite have done such a thoroughly successful job of not only disconnecting us from the means of basic self-sufficiency but also convincing us we need armed white officers to manage our children & communities.
— Bree Newsome Bass (@BreeNewsome) April 21, 2021
But aren’t knife fights, where one person is in danger of being stabbed by another, exactly the kind of situation that police should show up for?
For Newsome, who defends riots and looting, a knife fight is just no big deal, and the officer’s responsibility wasn’t to the person being threatened with the knife, but to the person wielding it.
“I’m definitely in the camp of defending rioting & looting as a legitimate, politically-informed response to state violence,” Newsome said last week. “I’ve tweeted on this topic many times & I’m always willing to engage people in good faith discussion of why I hold that position.”
In her rush to craft yet another narrative about unwarranted police killing, Newsome has decided that trying to stab someone is just a normal, everyday occurrence that doesn’t need police to intervene at all.
Noted D-celebrity Kathy Griffin echoed Newsome’s belief that a casual neighborhood knife fight was nothing to call police about, writing “that never happened in your school or neighborhood?”
Reaction to the idea that casual knife fights are perfectly acceptable, that police should simply stand idly by, or just not be called in, when one person is trying to stab another, was rather harsh. Turns out lots of people don’t think teens should just be allowed to stab one another willy-nilly.
Personally, if I were a cop and when I was called to the scene discovered that both people involved (or even if only the erstwhile assailant) I would stand down! No way I’d interfere. Not looking to spend decades behind bars for interfering with a black doing what he/she feels like doing at the moment. In my book that’s a damned near sure way to end up in prison – OR DEAD!!!
Except if a cop stands by and allows someone to be stabbed, guess who gets all the blame? Best to not even roll.
Good point. Talk about a “no win scenario”.
it is a good thing that you were a cop. you a social worker?? when an officer is responding a to call, a report has to be filled a the end of shift. walking away would place you on the IA list (internal affairs). when someone dies and the officers do nothing, well your job as cop is done.
Newsflash BLM Stop the Rioting,Looting and Burning down our major cities all the time and if you cant behave you’ll have to Leave
The police are not legally required to protect anyone.
Given the circumstances, and especially in light of the Chauvin verdict they should have assessed the fracas, driven on, and come back later to pick up the dead and wounded.
At this point police should be careful about policing most black areas; they should be largely left to the Law of the Jungle.
To serve and protect just a slogan like Black lives matter?
SCOTUS has established in multiple rulings that a LEO has no duty to intervene. Knife wounds can be painful.but unless delivered by an expert are seldom fatal. The prudent course of action would have been to monitor the situation from a safe distance, call for backup and request EMS. Intervening in an all-Black neighborhood in a situation involving only Blacks is a recipe for winding up in a cell next to Derek Chauvin.
“Protect and Serve ”
It’s their motto.
spent 11 years as a deputy sheriff. it is obvious that you were never in a position to a make a life/death call in less than a second. ever serve in the military?? doubt it.
I have been wondering what the feelings of the girl/girls she was going after with that knife feel about being “saved” by a police officer.
Odd that we haven’t heard from any of the girls there, just from the mom who thought her angelic daughter was filled with love and maternal instincts, the blm people, pols, and the liberal media.
“Newsome said that “Teenagers have been having fights including fights involving knives for eons. We do not need police to address these situations.””
There’s your answer; if you don’t want law enforcement don’t call law enforcement. A cop is not going to stand by and just watch a knife fight and offer advice. Idiots.
Perhaps if you regard knife fights as normal and acceptable perhaps the police is not the problem.
You know? Maybe she is right. No guns needed. A couple of therapists could have had that hot mess wrapped up in a couple of minutes.
ever been in a knife fight??? it is obvious from your comment you have not been. they are nasty and someone of both will go to the ER. a knife is the weapon of the armature, a razor is the weapon of the pros.
have any of you been to Russia?? it is obvious that the two domestic terrorist groups in this country have never travel much beyond the city limits. in Russian, and in the big cities like Moscow and St Petersburg, the cops have no tolerance for the crap these domestic terrorist a doing. burning and looting a building is met with swift justice. touch a cop in Moscow and see how quickly your are now in prison. newsome is just a paper cut out of a true communist. opens her big mouth and stupidity flows forth. growing up, knife fights in my neighborhood resulted in some one or both gong to the ER.
racism is a very big industry in this country and every one is trying to make a million marketing it. both terrorist groups will attest to that in this country.
Tell BLM to GO POUND SAND
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The irony is found in the spin from the Lefty spokespeople.
They admit knife fighting is a common thing among black kids.
It’s NOT very common among white kids.
Then why should they wonder about “systemic racism” or bias on the part of the police that they get called out to so many “black person with a weapon,” calls as opposed to for whites???
Look for quotes by Val Jarrett, WH press sec Jen Psaki, Mayor Andrew Ginther, Joy Reid, Cornell Brooks of the NAACP.
And that’s not counting LeBron James.
So much for it being a racism problem or one of “white supremacy.”
Let the little black kids play with their knives, say the Left.
Wouldn’t want a cop to save a black life.
Their basic point is that it is impossible for blacks to break the law, so law enforcement does not and should not be applied to them. They can kill each other (this activity has no political value to the left) but any law enforcement exercised upon blacks is unwarranted and racist.
It is more proof that black lives really don’t matter to the Left whatsoever.
Blacks are props for the Left.
They use them then toss them on the trash heap.