Police departments throughout our nation can’t find enough new recruits. Young men and women who were at one time eager to serve their respective communities are redirecting their goals and ambitions elsewhere. And who can blame them at a time when cops are ending up in more trouble than the bad guys? Serious trouble.
The extraordinarily harsh conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd, who became combatant during his arrest, was only the first step in souring all desires to don a blue uniform. To confirm any decisions to blow off the police academy in favor of securing a realtor’s license, the Floyd/Chauvin escapade started a never-ending avalanche of anti-police rhetoric that’s still barreling downhill.
Every time an officer is forced to draw their weapon, and Lord help them if they have to discharge it, protestors pour into the streets demanding to see video footage of the incident. Their goal is to dissect every moment of it in hopes of spotting even the tiniest infraction to help fortify their mostly unwarranted stances. And to notify either the suspect or their family if they’ve hit the literal jackpot.
When Officer Nicholas Reardon just recently shot 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, a huge crowd of mostly African-American’s spilled into the streets of Columbus Ohio demanding to know the lowdown. As things turned out, Reardon was honored for his heroic action in saving the life of another girl who Bryant was attempting to stab.
Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), a former Orlando Police Officer, after reviewing the video footage, agreed that Reardon “appears to have responded in accordance with his training.”
“Everybody has the benefit of slowing the video down and seizing the perfect moment,” she said. “The officer on the street does not have that ability. He or she has to make those split-second decisions and they’re tough. But the limited information that I know in viewing the video, it appears that the officer responded as he was trained to do with the main thought of preventing a tragedy and a loss of life of the person who was about to be assaulted.”
Be this as it may, the overwhelming amount of evidence in Reardon’s favor isn’t good enough for the family of Ma’Khia Bryant. They’re wanting their palms greased and are talking about filing suit. But here’s the kicker. They don’t know who they’re gonna sue yet, but by God, they’ll find somebody. These opportunities seldom come around twice.
And what a kinda-sorta family it happens to be. Bryant was living in a foster home which a good indication of how this is going to go. According to her cousin, Deja Torrence, Bryant called the cops when two girls showed up at the home where she lives and wanted to pick a fight with her.
Someone has to be “held accountable,” Torrence said. “The family just doesn’t want this to be another senseless killing that goes under the rug and gets overlooked.” Senseless? The girl who was saved from being skewered doesn’t agree.
The cousin said that her mother, Hazel Bryant, and Ma’Khia’s biological mother, Paula, have been talking up a storm all week and they finally found an attorney who’s willing to take on the case. Now they just have to figure out what their case is.
Ma’Khia Bryant’s biological mother, Paula, immediately following her daughters’ death, ran straight to the liberal quacks at CNN. She asked that they portray her sweet little angel as genteel, bright, and intelligent. A girl who devoted much of her time to making cute TikTok videos. She still refuses to watch the police video.
“I’m a single mother of five kids and, you know, now Ma’Khia is gone and I only have four kids, and I can’t — that is so hard for me to say,” she said.
Here’s the real scope on Ma’Khia. She was in foster care as directed by Franklin County Children Services. A recently released statement said, “This was a tragic incident and FCCS is continuing its involvement with the family throughout this difficult time.”
Several family members have since come forward with relevant information concerning Ma’Khias’s life and some of the antics she’s pulled, but police have yet to release any of this information. Suffice it to say, a kid doesn’t end up getting bounced around foster homes for no apparent reason.
This story is just beginning to develop but it may die just as quickly when the family discovers they didn’t pick the right lotto numbers. Ironically, the very family who’s trying to profit from the death of this 16-year-old child is the same family who more than likely caused her to be where she is now…