A policeman killed a black girl who was about to stab another black girl. The media, activists, and LeBron James don’t care that this policeman saved the life of one of those girls. They only care about the narrative.
One of the themes of our live event last night about the Derek Chauvin verdict is that mob rule and threats to burn cities made it difficult if not impossible to get a truly fair and impartial jury. The video of the event will be posted in a few days.
The Chauvin jurors, knowing that cities would burn and they would be doxxed and attacked if they voted not guilty, had to have felt the pressure. Even if there was sufficient evidence to sustain the verdicts, the threat of violence hung over and tainted the entire proceeding.
We have another good example of mob rule. LeBron James, possibly the most famous athlete in the world, issued at threat against the police officer who shot and killed Ma’Khia Bryant as she was about to stab another girl.
BREAKING: here’s the police body camera video just released by Columbus OH police showing an officer shoot and killed a 16 year old girl this afternoon. The police chief released no further details Other than to say the officer took action to protect another girl in the community pic.twitter.com/WXEzKIJRQ7
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) April 21, 2021
As we covered yesterday, the media and activists immediately created a narrative of a racist cop killing an innocent black girl, but it was all a lie, as we covered in Ma’Khia Bryant Police Shooting: Media and Activists Try To Stoke Racial Tension With False Narrative. Like so many other narrative lies in so many other cases, including the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, once a narrative is set, the actual evidence is disregarded and the deaths are exploited for political purposes.
Here is an image of LeBron’s tweet (via Hot Air) which now has been deleted and which in the original showed the officer’s face:
LeBron isn’t apologizing for the threat, he’s playing the victim of the outrage he created:
A policeman killed a black girl who was about to stab another black girl. The media, activists, and LeBron James don’t care that this policeman saved the life of one of those girls. They only care about the narrative, and will use threats to get their way.
(added) Heather Mac Donald accurately assesses the state of mob rule hovering over cases of police use-of-force cases:
America’s cities did not burn last night. But the terrified preparations in Minneapolis and elsewhere in anticipation of the George Floyd verdict—the razor wire and barricades around government buildings, the activation of the National Guard, the declaration in Minnesota of a “peacetime emergency,” the fortified police presence, the curfews, the cancellation of school, the boarded up businesses—raise serious questions about the rule of law in the United States. Had the jury failed to convict Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on all three counts of murder and manslaughter, the ensuing riots would likely have made the conflagrations of 2020 look like a Girl Scout campfire.
This likely outcome was evident long before Congresswoman Maxine Waters encouraged such violence over the weekend. Last year’s precedent, the ensuing 12 months of wildly inaccurate rhetoric about white supremacy, and the recent looting in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, over a fatal police shooting made such rioting a virtual certainty. That inflammatory rhetoric poured forth from every institution in the country—from the presidency, Congress, corporations, law firms, banks, tech companies, academia, and the public school system. The mainstream media pounded home the narrative about unchanging black oppression. And even after the verdict, the White House (perhaps that name will be gone in another year) and the press have doubled down on the systemic racism conceit, despite the coordinated effort to convict among Minnesota’s public officials and the state’s most prestigious members of the private bar.
Going forward, it is an open question whether any police officer can receive a trial free from mob pressure, should he be prosecuted for use of lethal force.
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