Bryant fue asesinada a tiros por un oficial de policía el martes cuando se abalanzó sobre otra niña con un cuchillo, en un incidente capturado en el video de la cámara corporal. A pesar de la aparente necesidad de evitar un apuñalamiento, some media figures and liberal activists have seized on the shooting as another example of police misconduct against Blacks.
Civil rights attorney Cornell Brooks told CNN’s Jake Tapper Tuesday the question had to be asked if it was appropriate for the officer to shoot Bryant given the situation, which he described as merely a “schoolyard fight.”
“What if were your daughter? … In essentially a teenage fight, a schoolyard fight,” él dijo. “Ciertamente, the facts will emerge, but we are right to ask, ‘Why can’t we put the accent on preserving life, childen’s lives,’ as opposed to simply assuming, the best we can do is simply kill another child.”
Tapper said “Si” as Brooks spoke and ended the segment there.
Los miércoles “Nuevo día,” Brianna Keilar hosted left-wing writer and activist Ibram Kendi, who said he believed a police officer would have acted differently if Bryant had been rich and White.
“I look at that video and ask if that were my child or if my child were the child in pink who was so close to Ma’Khia when she was shot, what would have happened?” Keilar asked. “I think a lot of people are asking that.”
Kendi discussed his recent article for The Atlantic, where he said he believes that even if he complies fully with police directives when pulled over, he’s not sure he will survive the encounter. Keilar didn’t retort.
Keilar moved to CNN’s “Nuevo día” this week after a daytime stint where she often editorialized on the hard news program. Tapper has hosted “The Lead” for CNN since 2013.
In spite of the release of bodycam footage that showed the officer stopping a potentially fatal stabbing, media outlets have largely focused on the races of those involved while downplaying that Bryant had a knife, even selectively editing video of the incident.