A recent tweet points out how BLM's official website is reporting incorrect information regarding the officer-involved shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio.
"Here's the national Black Lives Matter organization's official statement on Ma’Khia Bryant. Anyone interested in fact checking this, or no?" says the tweet by Jeryl Bier the editor of Pluribus, an "an online project exploring the rising tide of illiberalism and its recent progeny, cancel culture."
Bier goes on: "Ma’Khia Bryant called the police for help. Columbus police officer Nicholas Reardon showed up and shot this 16-year-old child point blank within a matter of seconds. Another Black life stolen with no regard."
Comparing and contrasting with the video, one can easily see that it would make sense to classify what BLM is saying on their website as "fake news."
In fact, stating positively that Bryant was the person recorded on the 911 call is not a fact, but rather pure conjecture. The fact of the matter is that the 911 caller has not been identified yet, although the investigation is ongoing.
And, as can be clearly seen on the video, she was not "shot at point blank range." The police officer was clearly at least ten feet away from her when he pulled the trigger.
In fact, Bryant had a knife above her head and was an instant away from stabbing another girl when the police officer started shooting. Once again, the video evidence is indisputable. In fact, the girl even thanked the officer later for saving her.
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