The rush by some (including senior politicians and leaders who should know better) to canonize the late Ma'Khia Bryant - shot by a police officer to prevent her stabbing another young girl - is both nauseating and factually wrong.
Black Lives Matter and its hangers-on appear to be trying to make her into another George Floyd, as evidenced by this tweet. Click the screenshot for a larger view.
The same rush to judgment is being found among liberal, left-wing, progressive politicians and organizations across the country.
However, far from the innocent young ghirl portrayed by such activists, Ms. Bryant was trying to kill or seriously injure another person when she was shot. Her intended victim has since thanked the police for intervening. Ms. Bryant and her sister were in foster care at the time, which does not appear to have been a happy situation for either of them. Precisely why they were in foster care, rather than under their mother's care (which had presumably been found by the authorities to be inadequate or lacking in some way), has not been disclosed.
What's more, Ms. Bryant's mother - who's making the rounds of the news media protesting her late daughter's angelic and peaceful nature - emerges as anything but credible. The text below is taken from a long blog article that intersperses it with evidence - screenshots, photographs and videos - to prove the author's claims.
Paula Bryant blamed the cops for the death of her daughter while taking no accountability for herself, despite the fact that her troubled child was in foster care and instigated the entire incident which was all caught on film.
However, as it turns out Mom is a liar, her father was involved in the fight, and both of them have a long and documented criminal history.
Ma’Khia wasn’t on the honor roll at Independence High School, where she was far from the only child who had the misfortune of having parents who put apostrophes in their names.
She didn’t even enroll in the school until February.
It took three minutes of Googling to figure that one out. Although it isn’t the biggest deal that Paula Bryant lied about her honor roll daughter, it does establish that 1) she can’t be trusted, and 2) the media will blindly repeat anything that makes the victim of a police shooting look good.
Paula Bryant was charged in 2004 with domestic violence and assault. The charges were ultimately dismissed after she plead guilty on amended charges.
In 2010 she was charged with domestic violence, assault, and endangering children. She plead guilty on an amended charge.
Maybe if she didn’t assault people and endanger her own children then her child wouldn’t have been in foster care in the first place.
In the video you can see Ma’Khia storm out of the house and run one of the other girls over. You then see a man come out of nowhere and kick the girl in the head while she’s down as Ma’Khia goes to stab the girl in the pink.
That man is apparently her father Myron Hammonds, who’s a real gem himself.
You can hear him right after the shooting at the 4:35 repeatedly yell, “that’s my baby,” and “Is you stupid? She’s a kid!”
Ma’Khia was having problems with the two girls she attacked because they used to live in the foster home, stopped by a lot, and criticized Ma’Khia for not making her bed and keeping the house clean. She reached her breaking point, and before someone called the cops she called up her father to help her take care of the other girls.
Myron Hammonds has had a warrant out for his arrest since January.
He has a long and documented criminal history.
He plays the loving Dad on his Facebook page, but he had to be taken to court to prove that he was the father.
If Myron Hammonds hadn’t kicked that girl who was on the ground then Officer Reardon would’ve been able to direct all of his focus on Ma’Khia, and perhaps he could’ve taken her to the ground before she got near Tianna Bonner.
If Paula Bryant had obeyed the law and raised her kids properly instead of getting arrested for endangering them, then Ma’Khia wouldn’t have been in this situation in the first place.
There’s lots of blame to go around here, but none of it belongs with the police. As long as we pretend that America has a policing problem and not a parenting problem then we’re never going to address the root cause of shootings like this.
There's more at the link, including additional evidence. Kudos to the blogger concerned for doing his research and documenting every step of it.
I'm truly sorry that Ma'Khia Bryant is dead. Nobody should have to die like that - but there are some who choose that fate for themselves, literally forcing the police to act against them in order to protect other innocent people. The available evidence overwhelmingly suggests that this is precisely what happened in her case. As for her parents, I'm sorry for their loss - but where were they when their daughter needed positive, supportive, exemplary role models? It's too late now.
If the evidence cited above is correct, then I think we all know where the late Ms. Bryant got the inspiration and example for her actions; yet now her parents are gushing praise for her, and threatening to sue the officer and agency responsible for her death. I think that would be a travesty of justice. It's even more pathetic when one notes that one person publicly pushing for such a lawsuit, Donnie Bryant (said to be her cousin), is a city councillor for Mansfield, OH, who recently lost a mayoral election there. He said at the time: "Politics is in my blood. I am just going to continue doing what I am doing. I am not sure what I will do next, but I do plan on staying active in politics." He's now publicly eulogizing Ma'Khia Bryant and criticizing the police. Dare we suggest that he might seek to take advantage of the death of his cousin as a springboard for his future political career?
It's getting to the point where, in almost any criminal matter, one has only to listen to what liberal, progressive, politically correct sources are saying about it in order to be sure beyond reasonable doubt that the truth lies in the diametrically opposite direction.