Press sec. STUNS, blames 'systemic racism' for Ma'Khia Bryant's death

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On the latest episode of “The Rubin Report,” BlazeTV host Dave Rubin talked about White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s comments about the police-involved shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio.

Despite bodycam footage showing that the 16 year old was about to stab another person when the police officer shot her, Psaki blamed “systemic racism and implicit bias” before promising more “laws and legislation” for police departments around the country.

“The killing of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant by the Columbus Police is tragic. She was a child,” Psaki said during a press briefing. “We’re thinking of her friends and family and the communities that are hurting and grieving her loss.

“We know that police violence disproportionately impacts Black and Latino people in communities, and that Black women and girls, like Black men and boys, experience higher rates of police violence. We also know that there are particular vulnerabilities that children in foster care, like Ma’Khia, face. And her death came … just as America was hopeful of a step forward after the traumatic and exhausting trial of Derek Chauvin and the verdict that was reached. So our focus is on working to address systemic racism and implicit bias head on and, of course, to passing laws and legislation that will put much-needed reforms into place at police departments around the country,” she added.

“There’s no evidence this had anything to do with racism. That was an officer trying to make sure that one girl didn’t kill another girl. In a civil society, you’re not allowed to stab other people with knives,” Dave said before sharing a few statistics that seemingly refute the “police violence disproportionately impacts Black and Latino people” narrative.

Dave also discussed Lebron James‘ deleted tweet which doxxed the police officer involved, showed how NBC selectively edited their reporting to obscure that Ma’Khia Bryant was wielding a knife, and then did a special “ask me anything” question-and-answer session on a wide-ranging host of topics, answering questions from the Rubin Report Locals community.

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