Have they finally opened their eyes?
CNN hosts Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo recently went opposite of what many thought and stated that the fatal shooting of teenager Ma’Khia Bryant was tragic, but that the police did the right thing.
Lemon told Cuomo, “We have to be fair about what happens when police arrive at scenes. It is tragic that it’s a 16-year-old girl. Just as it is tragic that it’s a 13-year-old in Chicago. When police are chasing people, they don’t know how old they are. And they don’t run and say, ‘How old are you?’ ‘Oh, I’m 13.’ You don’t know that. Or, ‘I’m 16.'”
“When they roll up on the scene, they see people tussling around. Someone has a knife. And their job is to protect and serve. Every life on that scene. And if they see someone who is in the process of taking a life, what is that decision, what decision do they have to make?”
Cuomo also added, “I feel for the officer. You can hear it in his voice. When he said – the man on the side was saying, ‘You shot my baby, you shot my baby.’ And he said, ‘She had a knife. She went right at her.’ You know, this is something that he’s going to have to live with also.”
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