The Columbus police chief held a press conference the other day concerning the shooting death of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, and reporters asked why police couldn’t be trained to shoot violent people in the leg. This comes straight from the top: Last June, candidate Joe Biden said he wanted police to shoot an “unarmed person coming at ’em with a knife” in the leg, a sentiment he repeated during an ABC News town hall in October.
The ladies on “The View” tackled the Bryant shooting, and Joy Behar said she’d watched the video several times and just couldn’t figure it out — couldn’t the police just shoot into the air?
BODYCAM FOOTAGE OF MA’KHIA BRYANT SHOOTING RELEASED: Another police-related death was caught on bodycam in Columbus, Ohio when 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant was fatally shot by police— @JoyVBehar, @Sunny Hostin and @MeghanMcCain react. https://t.co/BxC0qOlZXu pic.twitter.com/c8hSQmros1
— The View (@TheView) April 22, 2021
The National Fraternal Order of Police tried to give Behar an education on policing in violent situations:
.@joyvbehar, if you’re going to comment on police matters, have the decency to educate yourself first. You owe it to your viewers. Warning shots are prohibited by every agency in this country. Also, you might want to take a physics lesson… what goes up, must come down. https://t.co/8yBmBBuVPq
— National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) (@GLFOP) April 22, 2021
— Ryan (@futbolking_10) April 22, 2021
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) April 22, 2021
— Greg Laxton (@GregLaxton) April 22, 2021
These are the kind of delusional people polluting the minds of the masses on a daily basis. All these so called “news” stations and talk shows are full of people talking about topics they have no education of.
— Jacob C. (@jcupapplet) April 22, 2021
Everyone's an armchair expert or critic.
— rgaillimhe QPM (@rgaillimhe) April 22, 2021
She comes from the Joe Biden school of self defense. https://t.co/whveREdx78
— Toast (@toast_chicago) April 22, 2021
A bunch of bleeding heart liberals commenting on something they know nothing about. When was the last time you commented in support of a police officer that was shot and killed while trying to do his job. You're digusting.
— John Mitchell Photo (@FotomanJohn) April 22, 2021
You know what's wrong, Joy? A 16-year-old kid trying to kill another kid with a knife in front of police and other adults. THAT is what's wrong. But you won't talk about that, will you? You are a vacuous bag of hair.
— C. Smith (@channing865) April 22, 2021
If @JoyVBehar is ever attacked, I guess she wants the police to fire warning shots, not stop the attack. ?♀️
— Angel (@abmoore1) April 22, 2021
I am glad you are speaking out. Thank you.
— Aru Kidnme (@AKidnme) April 22, 2021
— Billsfanatic21?? (@billsfanatic1) April 22, 2021
Go after Juan Williams, too. He suggested the same thing. LOL
— DocStockie (@DocStockie) April 22, 2021
It seems like everybody in the media needs to go on a ride-along for a day.
Columbus PD chief explains to reporter why cops aren’t trained to ‘shoot somewhere that would not result in a fatal wound’ https://t.co/QapHNfaOHo
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 21, 2021