It really took the wind out of BLM’s sails this week when a terrified and coerced jury convicted former cop Derek Chauvin on charges of “murdering” overdose victim George Floyd. The jury did just as they had been ordered to by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Joe Biden, and countless idiot newscasters: Convict Chauvin or we will burn your homes down with you and your kids inside them. Great job, jury! Real brave. The mobs had to put their Molotov cocktails down in disappointment. But it didn’t take them long to select a new target for their outrage: A heroic cop in Columbus, Ohio.
The media is already selectively editing the video footage and the 911 call of this incident, which you’ve probably already seen. After watching the slow-motion version of the police body cam footage, it’s hard to view this as anything other than a justified shooting by an amazingly talented cop who showed incredible grace under pressure. But that’s not the story the media is telling. (Of course it isn’t.)
In an effort to gin up more riots that the Chauvin verdict denied them, the media is portraying the story as “White Cop Kills Sweet, Innocent Black Teenage Girl.”
Joy Reid on MSNBC is wondering why the cops even responded to this incident at all. Why can’t they just let black teenagers sort out their knife fights on their own? Girls will be girls! Reid claims that teachers used to break up knife fights all the time when she was in school, and they never had to use guns! (Spoiler alert: Those teachers didn’t have guns in Joy Reid’s school. Knives, by the way, kill more people than AR-15s every year by a country mile.)
LeBron James, one of the most privileged and wealthy people in America, immediately tweeted a picture of the heroic cop with the words, “You’re Next.” Thanks, LeBron. Shouldn’t you be licking China’s boots right about now?
When you watch the slowed-down version of the video, it’s hard to not be amazed at the incredible job that this police officer did (I’m not using his name here, but I probably will eventually if Ohio puts him on trial for “murdering” a psychopath with a butcher knife).
The police were responding to a domestic dispute call in which they were told that an attacker with a knife was trying to stab some girls in a foster home and trying to “put hands on” the elderly grandmother in the home. Responding. To. Knife. Attack. No ambiguity whatsoever.
The cops had just arrived on the scene when mayhem spills out onto the front lawn. A lard-butted psycho with a butcher knife knocks one girl to the ground and the cop in question draws his weapon. Some fatherless bum who obviously skipped Chivalry 101 in school suddenly kicks the girl on the ground in the face, as hard as he can. It looks like he was trying to kick a field goal with the girl’s head for some reason.
The heroic cop ignored that guy and kept his attention on the greater threat, which was the ham-hocked butcher knife girl. The psycho has turned her attention to the pretty-in-pink girl in the video who’s holding a puppy. So it’s obviously one of those butcher-knife-versus-puppy fights that cops are supposed to ignore?
Ms. Portly McStabs-a-Lot slams the pretty-in-pink girl into a car and then starts to swing the butcher knife at the girl. Her arm is in motion.
In less than half a second, the pretty-in-pink girl’s intestines were about to be on the sidewalk. But this heroic cop fired four shots – only after the knife was in motion to try to gut the pretty-in-pink girl – and only hits the perp. In the midst of all that chaos and noise, his professionalism and skill saved the life of a black teenage girl – and the perp got taken out.
That’s… amazing. I’ve never seen a more justified police shooting under pressure like that. Good for him!
Folks, I used to live in LA County. If that had happened and the LAPD had opened fire, the pretty-in-pink girl would have been dead along with two or three bystanders. The only person unharmed would have been the girl with the butcher knife. Their marksmanship is awful, to say the least. I’m not praising this Columbus cop like some Back the Blue fanboy – I’ve called out many stupid and reckless cops in these pages in the past.
But this was not a bad shoot. It was amazing. Even the pretty-in-pink girl admitted it, on body cam footage that the media hasn’t showed the public (and never will). As the intended victim is being escorted to safety by a black cop who was on the scene, she tells him, “She came after me with a knife and he got her.” Indeed he did. And he deserves a medal and a parade for it.
The media is now going to try to Chauvin-ize this cop. We shouldn’t let them get away with that again, because this is exactly the type of cop that cities like Columbus need the most right now.