- Dec 12, 2016
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Seems to me like you might want to look at a bit more of the details. You can watch the body cam footage from start to end at the 6:40 mark.Went ahead and looked up the details of that case. The fifteen year old was in the middle of trying to stab another girl with a knife at the moment when the cop shot her. Not that you'll ever hear any of that in news articles.
- It is not even 15 seconds between the officer getting out of his car and firing his gun.
- The only kind of verbal instruction he gives is "Hey! Get down, get down!", and he starts saying this to another group of people fighting.
- He fires his gun four times in rapid succession. Why on earth would he need to fire three more times?
- This is how far away the officer is when he shoots her:
While the investigation is still underway, reports seem to indicate that Bryant was the one who called the police, saying that the other girls had been attacking her- which would mean this was an act of self-defense, not aggression.
Even if she had been the aggressor, though, violent actions should not be a death warrant. Fights break out between teens sometimes, and it doesn't mean it's right or justified, but it's the kind of problem that needs professional help to help, not a fatal gunshot wound.
And we've seen people who did much worse get taken alive- Charleston shooter Dylan Roof (21 at the time of arrest), Atlanta shooter Aaron Long (21 at the time of arrest), Grantsville shooter Jeffrey Haynie (16 at the time of his arrest)-