Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett Blasts Police for Deadly Shooting of Knife-Wielding Ma’Khia Bryant, Forgets What Barack Said About Knives and Guns in a Fight

Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett weighed in Wednesday on the police deadly shooting of a knife wielding Black teen girl, Ma’Khia Bryant, in Columbus, Ohio Tuesday afternoon, blasting police for shooting Bryant to “break up a knife fight.” Jarrett appears to have forgotten what Barack Obama once infamously said knives and guns in a fight.

“A Black teenage girl named Ma’Khia Bryant was killed because a police officer immediately decided to shoot her multiple times in order to break up a knife fight. Demand accountability. Fight for justice. #BlackLivesMatter.”

On June 13, 2008 as he ran for president, then Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) said at a campaign donor event in Philadelohia (source: Wall Street Journal), “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun. Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”

As previously reported by TGP, leading Democrats, the NAACP Columbus Branch and leading liberals are attacking police for shooting a Black teen girl as she was in the act of attempting to murder another Black teen girl with a knife.

The video for those who haven’t seen it and a screen image showing Bryant about to stab a teen girl right in front of a police officer.

Bryant was in foster care at the time of the incident that led to her death.

UPDATE: Jarrett dug in deeper Wednesday afternoon, “Just because an officer can use deadly force does not mean the officer should. Let’s spend more time responsibly training them to de-escalate violent situations, and if force is required, use the minimum force necessary.”

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