Justice is being demanded for Ma’Khia Bryant, a black 16-year-old girl who was fatally shot by Ohio police Tuesday afternoon. Before the verdict was read in the Derek Chauvin trial another innocent black person was killed at the hands of a racist police officer.
Reports are stating that Ma’Khia called police to help her as she was being approached to fight a group of girls. Body cam footage shows Ma’Khia Bryant holding a knife during the fight, police are using her holding a knife as their defense in killing her.
According to the New York Times, this incident occurred at the southeast Columbus at around 4:45 p.m. local time. “We know based on this footage, the officer took action to protect another young girl in our community,” Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said at the news conference. “But a family is grieving tonight and this young 15-year-old girl will never be coming home.”
This story is still developing.