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Joy Behar, Juan Williams Think Cop Who Shot Ma’Khia Bryant Should Have Fired Warning Shots

Joy Behar, Juan Williams Think Cop Who Shot Ma’Khia Bryant Should Have Fired Warning Shots

Firing warning shots would not have stopped the attack which was seconds away from completion, and would have endangered bystanders, neighboring houses, and others in the area. That is why police departments prohibit warning shots.

My best friend said it best: Can you imagine being an adult and not understanding gravity?

The left is trying *so hard* to equate Ma’Khia Bryant’s shooting with George Floyd’s murder.

Joy Behar and Juan Williams think the cop should have fired warning shots. Yes, let’s fire warning shots in a neighborhood while surrounded by people.

Joy Behar

Has Behar ever said anything intelligent? Ever? I hear crickets.

We can add another item to the list of stupid things Behar said in her lifetime:

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, “Joy, you were talking to Don Lemon about this last night apparently. Tell us.”

Behar said, “Well, he texted me because I mentioned this case yesterday vis-a-vis the George Floyd case. He said you know that the cop had no choice or something to that effect. My feeling is I don’t know if that’s true or not. I really can’t figure it out anymore.”

Behar said, “I mean, it seems to me in a situation — This is what it looked to me. I looked at the tape and still can’t figure it out. Shoot the gun in the air as a warning. Tase a person. Shoot them in the leg. Shoot them in the behind. Stop them somehow. If the only solution is to kill a teenager, there’s something wrong with this. There’s something wrong with the way these things are being conducted. Even if the cop had to do it, there’s something wrong with it. I can’t explain it any better than that.”

She added, “We keep talking about this over and over, and kids still keep getting shot. It’s like the gun issue in this country. People keep getting shot, and nothing gets done about it. It’s a very frustrating conversation to have. I can’t add much to it.”

Juan Williams

Oh, Juan:

“All right, first of all, it’s not a knife fight when only one person has a knife, that’s a butcher shop,” co-host Jesse Watters began, asking Williams what he might do if he were the officer in a similar situation.

“You see mayhem, there’s a guy that’s kicking a girl down to the ground and another woman lunging at a defenseless woman like this with a sharp blade, you have seconds to react. She doesn’t put the knife down when you warn her,” Watters said. “What does Juan Williams, Officer Juan Williams do to save the lady’s life in pink?”

“I guess I would shoot the gun, not necessarily at somebody, but maybe shoot the gun and maybe run at the person and try to disarm them, like I don’t know,” Williams replied.

“So wait, wait, wait. You would shoot the gun in the air like a warning shot?” Watters pushed back.

“Ah, well, hopefully to distract her and tried to stall or something so I could get — or my partner could get the knife away,” Williams continued. “Policing is tough work. But all I’m saying is, you know, I think that that woman with a knife is a danger to society and certainly a danger to the other person and we want her to stop and be disarmed. I just also think killing a human is pretty radical. I don’t think that’s a good thing.”

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The shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant will act as a warning to everybody that wielding a knife in an offensive manner in front of a policeman, will get you shot dead.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Neo. | April 23, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Ma’Khia Bryant is an example of evolution in action, society is better off without her, and also others with similar traits.

      No she is an example of bad parenting, and a media teaching people that if a police officer tells you to stop for the love of god keep on what your doing.

    Ben Kent in reply to Neo. | April 23, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    TWO INCOMPATIBLE CULTURES

    The dividing like just got real clear. You either believe “knife fights among kids are okay” or you don’t.

    Some left-wing nutty media people are saying kids should just be left to have knife fights without worry of police intervention.

    They can go live in a different country. In my country, it is unacceptable to stab someone. period. I do not want my country to ever condone stabbing or any other type of serious bodily injury.

    We live in a time when no one wants to criticize other people or other cultures. Well that has to stop. We will never have an American culture if we cannot stand up and say what is acceptable behavior and what is not.

    I’m not very old – but in the last 22 years I have seen huge decline in educational standards, moral standards, public behavior, tribalism and a degradation of culture that sets this country back by decades.

    It’s because people in power have done everything they can to beat down the middle class and to remove cultural ties that binds us as Americans. They focus on what divides us. Part of this includes 30+ million illegal immigrants – almost all from just a handful of countries and all of whom have different culture and language. Allowing that many immigrants from ONE RACE is RACIST. Imagine if someone proposed that American allow only whites from Poland and Lativa to “jump the line” and come to America. 30+ million of them. There would be an uproar. BLM would burn cities down. But the Dems have actually done such a thing AND would allow another 30+ million into the USA if the can. Damn, if they could make the USA 51% Mexican they would be happy to do it. They are at war with America as it existed pre-2020..

    I hope it’s not too late – but it feels like getting America back is now nearly impossible.

      GWB in reply to Ben Kent. | April 23, 2021 at 2:49 pm

      but in the last 22 years I have seen huge decline in educational standards, moral standards, public behavior, tribalism and a degradation of culture that sets this country back by decades
      From someone who is older, trust me, it goes further back than that. I’d put it at at least 40 years.

    n.n in reply to Neo. | April 23, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    Not merely in an “offensive manner”, which would present alternative choices to mitigate progress. The assailant did not present a probable, or even an imminent, but an immediate, affirmative threat to the life of the unarmed girl. The officer only had one chance to mitigate her progress and save the life of her intended victim. Separately, there was the man helping the other girl to take a knee, and while that was vicious assault, it was unlikely to threaten her viability.

    FiftycalTX2 in reply to Neo. | April 24, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    If IQ was converted to money, those two could not buy a stick of gum between them. Fake news CBS just had a police “de-escalation” trainer on the “news”. i’d love to ask them how to “de-escalate” the situation of that girl about to stab the other 2.

    JohnC in reply to Neo. | April 24, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    The basic message I keep hearing coming from the Left: Let black kids kill one another. It’s none of your business.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to JohnC. | April 24, 2021 at 11:01 pm

      This problem is not just about bad parenting, it is also about all the problems which go with low IQ. Low IQ parents may well lack the capacity to properly raise a child.

      Chuckin Houston in reply to JohnC. | April 28, 2021 at 11:33 am

      This may be the reason that the left doesn’t give a rat’s ass about all the gang-related violence in Chicago, Baltimore, St. Louis, etc.. It’s just Black kids killing other Black kids plus some occasional, but acceptable, collateral damage like a 6 year old sleeping in her bed.

We are living in tremendously stupid times.

    Paddy M in reply to f2000. | April 23, 2021 at 9:50 am

    I say that to my wife all the time.

    Neo in reply to f2000. | April 23, 2021 at 10:32 am

    You just might call this “systemic stupidity”

    alaskabob in reply to f2000. | April 23, 2021 at 11:14 am

    Apples-oranges….M4 versus handgun. I could care less about his rifle qualifications. He demonstrated very good shooting in a stressful split second (as usual) confrontstion. The handgun has a laser but this was pure marksmanship where the laser couldn’t be used. As for the comments by the illustrious dual…they are fully detachd from reality.

    Then again, as the nightly score card of black on black shooting increases without any concertn, what’s a little one-sided knife attack? Kids being kids…

      dmacleo in reply to alaskabob. | April 23, 2021 at 2:57 pm

      MP (as was reported he was) has to also qualify with handgun.
      I was MP in germany in mid to late 80’s expert in M16 as well as M1911 .45.

        alaskabob in reply to dmacleo. | April 24, 2021 at 12:48 am

        very good. Took a defensive handgun course along with a cop… former MP… Picked up some very good pointers from him. In the final course test… I beat everyone… but him. Cool customer.

        As the late Jeff Cooper said… if anyone deserved to get shot , they deserved getting shot with a 1911.

        Up here, one of the female MPs from JBER gives courses for women (only) in handguns. Great courses.

    n.n in reply to f2000. | April 23, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    Interesting times h/t Chinese Progressive times, really. Witch hunts, warlock judgments, diversity [dogma], and a Rainbow of inclusive exclusion. The philosophy and science of plausible. The Twilight Fringe, Pro-Choice religion, and liberal ideology. Our capital occupied by a military junta. When we can abort the baby, cannibalize her profitable parts, sequester her carbon pollutants, and have her, too. One step forward, two steps backward.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to f2000. | April 23, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    Only because we are putting up with tremendously dumb people who feel entitled. Mostly non productive people who are parasites, living off the rest of us.

    Halcyon Daze in reply to f2000. | April 23, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    The intense studio lighting quickly lobotomizes those exposed to it.

nordic_prince | April 23, 2021 at 9:14 am

Gotta love all these armchair cops like Behar and Williams who know exactly what to do in these types of situations. Why aren’t THEY the ones conducting police academy training, for gosh sakes?

The Friendly Grizzly | April 23, 2021 at 9:48 am

Wrong. He should have shot the knife out of her hand.

/must I?

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | April 23, 2021 at 10:17 am

    Yes, I read he earned an expert marksmanship badge with the M4 Carbine while in the military. So, of course that would be well within his capability, I mean, at least with an M4, which he should have been carrying to whip out a hip shot to harmlessly disarm the deranged knife wielding attacker.

    (Note to readers with no military history – military marksmanship badges, even expert badges, ain’t that tough to get especially if you try. It’s not a sniper qualification which even then does not give you the skill to hip shot a knife out of someone’s hand even at rest, much less in full swing motion to violently stab someone. Lastly, the use of a firearm is the use of deadly force, and deadly results should be expected – so do not place yourself in a position in which deadly force is the last reasonable action someone can take to prevent you from inflicted death or serious bodily harm upon another human being, and do not use a firearm unless it is the last resort and other reasonable options exist to prevent serious bodily harm or death to yourself or another human being from an attacker, and that means no warning shots, because all shots must be presumed to be an application of deadly force.)

    On another note, where do these idiots think “warning shots” end up landing? Actually, no one knows, which is the reason you do not do them.

    It truly amazes me how it seems people have lost the ability to think cogently. Certainly COVID seems to cause a mental disorder, but the rise in imbecility long predates COVID.

    The level of rationality diminishes daily in America it seems.

      where do these idiots think “warning shots” end up landing?
      Well, that’s why you shoot them down into the ground, right? So you know exactly where they will land!
      /sarc

      Of course, the real reason these folks don’t understand all this is Hollywood. But it goes deeper, as an inability to discern fantasy from reality at all levels. They think that’s the way it should be. So, that’s how reality must be.

    johnny dollar in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | April 23, 2021 at 10:49 am

    I’ve seen Matt Dillon do that a thousand times. So I totally agree:

    Totally agree!

    Anyone who’s seen old 1950’s cop or western movies/series knows that the Good Guy never, ever (well, mostly!) actually shoots the Bad Guy.

    Usually the Good Guy can just whip out his trusty six-shooter (Hollywood-variety; cylinder only holds 6 bullets, but you can usually shoot at least a dozen times before stopping to put in one fresh cartridge and then firing off another 4 or 5 shots) and shoot-from the hip…..and hit the Bad Guy’s gun, knocking it out of his hand. Every. Single. Time.

    Easy, peasy, right?

    In Liberal-Land Fantasy Galaxy — far, far away, I suppose.

One of the things the instructors hammered on in the academy was that we cops don’t do warning shots.

Bryant forfeited her right to live once she decided to try to stab an unarmed woman. That’s the breaks. Good riddance.

Arm-chair cops are the worst cops of all.

At least one of the people mortally wounded as a result of firing a gun into the air, had to have been black.

It hasn’t been a “thing” precisely because NONE OF THOSE SHOTS FIRED INTO THE AIR WERE BY COPS.

And when the “warning shot” bullets struck a bystander or someone else two or three blocks over, they’d be the first ones calling for the cop to be charged with reckless endangerment. These two are fools and don’t deserve the time of day, much less being taken seriously about anything.

Hmmm. I wonder what these “specialists” would have said if it was a white girl that was about to be shanked? Or a black cop shot the stabbing girl?

For that matter, would we even have heard about it? That is a rhetorical question.

Dems Finally Defend Unborn Babies’ Lives After They Start Wielding Knives
https://twitter.com/TheBabylonBee/status/1385315174840561664

    n.n in reply to Neo. | April 23, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    A woman’s rite to wield a scalpel to abort a “burden” h/t Obama will not be infringed. That said, the man attacking the girl on the ground should be recognized for standing up for women’s rites. Progressives are so Pro-Choice, and liberals came tumbling after.

This is 85 IQ talk.

Q: How do you best demonstrate Joy Behar to be a blithering idiot?
A: Quote her.

The Joyless Bray-er never ceases to amaze.

The officer interfered with the miscarriage of Planned Pedestrian (PP), thereby saving the lives of two “burdens”. Was diversity (e.g. racism) a motive?

He should have shot the perp in the head – where it would have done the least damage.

Buf what does Bruce Jenner say?

The left is trying to turn this into the next “Floyd” but we can see it’s not working. The country as a whole pretty much sees this was justified now that the video is out. That the officer saved that girl and while it sucks that Bryant is dead she’s responsible for her own death.

You can see it’s bumming them out. 🙂

    henrybowman in reply to TheOldZombie. | April 23, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    Although that’s true of the vast bulk of the American public, I think you are underestimating the capability of our malicious press to amplify the idiocy of low information agitators. After all, that’s precisely how we got where we are now.

I don’t own any firearms so I am by no means an expert. I have however grasped the concept of bullets being a rather solid projectile that can cause grave damage to a human being. So I am sure those advocating for gun control most be thrilled to learn of a bullet that disintegrates when shot in a vertical direction. No doubt the developers took advantage of the technology first used in creating early air guitars.

When you are even stupider than Don Lemon …

Lucifer Morningstar | April 23, 2021 at 1:14 pm

Whatever. When this officer arrived and saw that it was simply a group of blacks having a social get together he should have turned around and left them to their own devices. He wouldn’t be any worse off and might be in a better situation at this point if he did. No use in taking the risk of being the lone white officer dealing with a group of blacks. Of course, when the black woman was stabbed and killed the howls of outrage from the usual suspects would have been deafening. But then you can’t win them all.

Why white law enforcement officers continue to deal with blacks and their criminal behavior is beyond me. It never seems to end well for the officers these days.

A warning shot would have done nothing. It takes gun off target and likely would have just made the attacker lunge even faster. She was raging mad and was not subject to reason.

ScottTheEngineer | April 23, 2021 at 1:25 pm

I take issue with everyone saying the woman in pink was unarmed. She clearly had a dog in her left hand. Looked like a chihuahua. That’s both an offensive and defensive weapon. Cuddly too.

Fat_Freddys_Cat | April 23, 2021 at 1:36 pm

Heck, if the officer had tasered the girl and somehow successfully stopped the attack (which I think is unlikely) they’d be complaining about that. “OMG using ELECTRIC SHOCK on a child! So barbaric! Why didn’t he clap his hands and put her in a timeout?”

smalltownoklahoman | April 23, 2021 at 1:39 pm

Warning shots: Hey Juan, how far does a bullet fired from a standard police issue firearm (usually a 9mm) have to travel before it loses enough momentum and energy to no longer deliver a fatal injury? What is the statistical likelihood of said bullet actually traveling that far if fired in an urban or suburban area without hitting either a person or object? If an officer fires their gun and misses their intended target should said officer be held liable for any collateral damage their shots cause? What if the person/persons an officer is trying to dissuade from bad actions with a warning shot is either deaf or somehow incapable of hearing the shots?

“There’s something wrong with the way these things are being conducted.”

Hey Joy, instead of wondering about the conduct of the police, how about wondering why is a 16 child attempting to murder other people with a knife? Or wondering why a 13 year old girl, did murder another 13 year old girl with a knife. Or wondering, why is a 15 year out at 3:00 AM in the morning with a gun?

Why don’t we examine why these encounters happen in the first place?

Maybe, if we spent more time instilling good values into more kids there would be fewer fatal interactions with the police.

Behar said, “I really can’t figure it out anymore.”
Well, I think that’s a long-term condition….

LukeHandCool | April 23, 2021 at 3:23 pm

It’s illegal to fire into the air within city limits. Every year, at least in Los Angeles, officers are on the lookout for people firing into the air on New Year’s Eve.

Bullets do not go into orbit. They come down and they kill.

    What if his warning shot was so accurate it came down and killed the knife Wielding girl. Now that would be a storybook tale that everyone would love.

If it were Texas, he could have lassoed the knife from a safe distance. But he had to shoot the crazy girl to save a life.

I don’t own a gun, but I did take a gun safety & target shooting class last summer. I learned several things relevant to this situation. One, you don’t do warning shots; you shoot to STOP the assailant. Two, you aim for the body mass because you have the greatest chance of hitting it (legs and arms are in motion and are small targets, plus you have a good chance of missing and, in this case, hitting the person whose life you are trying to save). Three, you keep firing until the target is DOWN and no longer a threat.

I think that Joy Behar and Juan Williams need to spend a few nights in a high-crime area without their security guards and experience the real world and then come back and opine about how the police ought to do their jobs. Oh, and take a gun safety course and see how difficult it is to hit a target when you/it are moving. .

    iowan2 in reply to RG37205. | April 23, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    Yes, never point a gun at a person you don’t intend to kill. Thats what dad taught us when we got our BB gun.
    Which is a big cause of the anti gun idiocy. precious few people grew up with guns. When I was in highschool, probably 10% of the guys had a rifle or shotgun in their cars we drove to school.

Opinions are like sphincters, everybody has one, and most of them stink.

I really like Waters calling out the idiocy of “knife fight” . One person with a knife is attempted murder, not a knife fight.

Warning shot? Where are you going to fire a warning shot that doesn’t represent danger of harm or death to bystanders? The cop did exactly the right thing, take down the aggressor.

“I just also think killing a human is pretty radical. I don’t think that’s a good thing.”

We agree. And that’s precisely why the person who was doing that got shot.

Char Char Binks | April 23, 2021 at 7:51 pm

Let them knife each other. Why should we care? They obviously don’t.

One of the sows had to die, and it makes no difference to me which.

Char Char Binks | April 23, 2021 at 8:48 pm

“I can’t explain it any better than that.”

I can.

You wish no black would ever suffer, no matter how stupid his decisions, or how reckless, criminal, or vicious his actions. I wish I had a silver unicorn that shits gold coins.

    MajorWood in reply to Char Char Binks. | April 24, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    About 20 years ago an NYC cop shot a gun out of a person’s hand with mini-14. For those who know the weapon, the joke which circulated afterwards was that he was aiming at the head.

    A friend said that he he couldn’t get any ht/bodyweight stats on Makhia. I thought at the time she was pushing 200 lbs. That is freight train inertia.

    So my response to anyone who says “say her name” will be “Makhia, put down the knife.” I carry a sharpie at all times in case this needs to be added to any signs to make sure the complete story is told.

Actually, blm, antifa, the democrat party, pelosi, harris, biden – they have all fired warning shots. The Crying Boehners just don’t listen.

Too bad Ahsley Babbit (excuse spelling) didn’t get this much coverage.

The only viable option for the policeman in the Ma’Khia shooting, and for policemen everywhere, is to become bystanders. Don’t get involved, just clean up the mess when the miscreants finish in injuring each other and destroying property.

Law-abiding citizens will be less safe, but that’s the point, isn’t it?

Real American | April 26, 2021 at 1:24 pm

Black Lies Matter

Please stop posting anything from these morons and their like thinkers. They offer nothing but shock value and thinking Americans pay them no attention.

One time years ago, some conservatives said something nice about Juan Williams and ruined his leftist reputation. Since then, Williams has carefully espoused leftist views even if the views make no sense whatsoever. Now he’s given a place at the conservative table and he stupidly parrots the daily announcements from the Democratic People’s Republic of Washington, D.C. He’s Baghdad Bob in a better suit.

“All right, first of all, it’s not a knife fight when only one person has a knife, that’s a butcher shop,” co-host Jesse Watters began, asking Williams what he might do if he were the VICTIM in a similar situation. ”

… You see mayhem, there’s a guy that’s kicking a girl down to the ground and another woman lunging at YOU like this with a sharp blade eager to slice you open like a fish, THE COP has seconds to react. She doesn’t put the knife down when THE COP warns her,” Watters said. “What does VICTIM JUAN do, What should the Officer do to save the JUANS life in pink?”

“Shoot her ass!” cried Juan.

FIF Them

Please check out this letter from a state representative regarding Columbus Police shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant.

https://ohiohouse.gov/members/erica-c-crawley/news/rep-crawley-statement-on-police-involved-shooting-death-of-16-year-old-columbus-resident-makhia-bryant-106173

surfcitylawyer | April 29, 2021 at 12:24 am

1. From the TV show Adam 12. “They pull a knife, you cancel their ticket.”
2. Police fire too many shots that are, in effect, warning shots. That is how the manager of a Trader Joe’s was killed. Too many times it is: Tens of shots fired, no one hurt.

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