Bringing a gun to a knife fight

Not so sweet 16

About that 16-year-old girl named Ma’Khia who tried to stab to death another black teenage girl in Columbus OH Tuesday 04-20-21. Ah, the good ol’ days. Philip Klein in National Review remembers how he spent his benighted childhood:

Fridays were idyllic: We’d play some football, try a little Super Mario Bros, have a quick knife fight, and then fire up some frozen pizza before bed. And now law enforcement is getting involved? 

O.K., mouth breathers. That was SATIRE! But Klein isolates a trope of the guilty liberal media. The dead gang banger was really good at heart. A VICTIM, actually, of our racist society. (Show graduation cap and gown.) So much promise — why were her needs unmet? So CNN (of course) “reports”:

Ma’Khia Bryant’s mother doesn’t want her daughter to be remembered by the incident that ended her life. 

Must not actually describe said “incident.” That being her attempt to stab to death another human being. CNN resumes:

“I want the world to know that Ma’Khia Bryant was a very loving 16-year-old girl. She was my daughter, my baby. I loved her. She was very talented and smart. She was funny. Her favorite color was blue,” Paula Bryant told CNN’s Chris Cuomo. [Who else?]

That’s some special loving!

Not until three-fourths of the way into a 621-word article do we learn of a police video “during which Ma’Khia lunges at another young woman with a knife outside the house.”

Within inches, actually. But why be specific (“Outside the house.”) Never mentioned is the panicked call for police by one of the potential victims, whose lives were spared by the officer’s quick thinking and accurate aim. CNN reports baby daughter’s favorite color but not her choice in knives. Wusthof? Zwilling, Chicago Cutlery?  

This is typical journalistic malpractice, dancing around the hard questions that might help future Ma’Khias from a) being shot dead by a police officer or b) being convicted of murder in the first degree if the officer had not shot her dead first. Hard questions like: Mommy Dearest, why loving daughter’s violent rage to kill another fellow human being? Sexual molestation? Drugs? Parental neglect? Taught victimhood and entitlement? Disputed cell phone?

“Teenagers have been having fights including fights involving knives for eons. And now people are calling the cops on them? …We do not need police to address these situations by showing up to the scene & using a weapon.”  — Black filmmaker and “activist” Bree Newsome.

Venmo them some kowtowing

To the same extent that a Madison school board president gets mau-maued, so does our news media. Avoid tough questions, scapegoat convenient villains (such as institutional racism), and you will be spared. The local gendarmes will not blast bullhorns on your front lawn at midnight. The possession arrow these days points the other way: Fake a hate crime and get a bullhorn at the next Blame the Cops rally.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: How would Columbus OH have played out if a mental health worker had been summoned, instead?

Do mental health workers get to blow a siren?

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14 Responses to Bringing a gun to a knife fight

  1. Bill says:

    Let’s play the game of what if:

    What if the Police Officer was a Black person and all the other persons involved in the incident were white? What if the Black Police Officer had to shoot a white 16 year old girl who was in the act of trying to stab to death another white 16 year old girl? What would the news media say then?

    Not one damn thing!

    HYPOCRITES all of them!


  2. Rittmann Robert says:

    “They bring a knife, … you bring a gun.” Boyo, boy, that heated hyperbole would escalate any situation and incite a riot and insurrection, but where have I heard that sage political advice before? Wait, … wait, … don’t tell me. Oh, yeah, … now I remember. Wasn’t that said by the historic, but butt-nekkid Emperor “Let Them Eat Hope” Urkel, the First?

    Why wasn’t he ever reprimanded by the PC police?
    Don’t answer, that was a rhetorical question.

    Didn’t BHO, (pronounced ‘bee-hoe’) also say, “The police acted stupidly.” during the Henry Gates case? Of course, that led to the happy historic “Beer Summit” with then VP Zhou Bai-Din.


  3. Larry says:

    Deep thinking alder Tag Evers blames the police.
    “Black lives are still being taken by the police — to wit the fatal shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant on Tuesday in Columbus .. “


  4. A Voice in the Wilderness says:

    Nobody knows or can prove that Ma-khia’s intention was to kill. A taser could have been used to subdue this violent teenager.


    • David Blaska says:

      Her intention was to stab. Death may have ensued, intentional or not. Tasers work — sometimes.

      Liked by 2 people

      • georgessson says:

        Not only that, but 1. Tasers are NOT carried by every officer, and more important, 2. This was a life-threatening situation that developed in a mere NINE seconds from his arrival. That officer wasn’t at a drive-thru @ Mickee D’s decidin’ FRIES or HASH BROWNS…


    • Bill says:

      A Voice in the Wilderness,

      You have to ask yourself this one question: Would you want to be on the receiving end of that knife and the Police Officer only used a Taser?

      Just today there was a French Police Officer that was killed in a knife attack.

      It is easy to be a bystander and looking in from the outside say that the Police Officer reacting to that type of situation should have done differently. I challenge anyone to put themselves in that situation and confronted with the possibility of another person being murdered right in front of you; do you do nothing, do you sing Kumbaya my Lord, do you tase the person, or do you shoot to stop the threat of the person with the knife?

      I hope and pray to God that I never have to take the life of another person. I’m just glad that I’m not in an everyday position that I might have to make such a decision.

      Sometimes, in these situations, the Police Officer is literally left with making the decision to fire or not to fire in 5 or 6 tenths of a SECOND!

      Could you honestly say that you would be up to that challenge?

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      • A Voice in the Wilderness says:

        At least with tasing there is the possibility that another life is not added to the death count. Certainly policing is a deadly serious responsibility, which is to be respected. I choose my friends carefully, so am not likely to be confronted with a knife fight or discover if I am “up to the challenge.” And I am not the Kumbaya type.


        • pANTIFArts says:

          Voice, you are a good- hearted person. I, on the other hand, just tend to see things as they are, not as I WISH they were.

          This person was shot, NOT because she had a knife, but because she attempted to bury it in another person. Her intent is irrelevant. If she was “just kidding around” — no one else got the joke.

          This Is The Cold, Hard Reality–

          If you present with a weapon (knife, sword, club, crowbar, chainsaw, etc., etc…..), you will be told to put it on the ground and move away from it. At that point you are a POTENTIAL threat. (NOTE- the rules for guns, spears, bows, etc., are slightly different due to “stand-off” capabilities)

          If you advance on a target with that weapon, you may be tased (time and space permitting) You are now an IMMINENT threat.

          If you close with your target, deploying that weapon, you are now an ACTIVE IMMEDIATE threat. At this point the likelihood of serious injury or death is at critical level. The only question is – to who?

          This girl ended her day (and life) with a series of very bad decisions. She had lots of options, but left the officer none.

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  5. White Hills says:

    Well, losers gonna loser


  6. Balboa says:

    Best advice, turn off, tune out and only vote republican forever.

    The country is now run by media and social networking oligarchs

    Welcome to serfdom.


  7. Good Dog, Happy Man says:

    “So have I got this right? This was the week we learned that knife-fighting is just a typical rite of passage for youth today, and the police should just stay out of it. Occam’s Razor would suggest this is idiocy, but I guess a knife beats even Occam’s blade, though I am surprised some nitwit hasn’t suggested that police officers deploy rocks, since rocks beat scissors, and I’m sure there’s a [proglobotic]. pusillanimous postmodern paper explaining the transitive properties of rocks to knives in The Journal of Woke Policing. (H/T: Steve Hayward @Powerline).

    Just wing ’em, Dano. Voofda!

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  8. Good Dog, Happy Man says:

    Proglibocrats must be channeling their inner Jagger/Richards’ “Sympathy For The Devil”, “Every cop is a criminal, … and all the sinners saints.”

    Just because some Lefties call good “evil”, … and evil “good”, it doesn’t make it so. If some wannabe gangbanger thugbuggerist is about to stab me, I hereby give permission and indemnification for any policeperson to shoot him. FYEE: for your enjoyment and edification:


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