Joy Behar, co-host of “The View”, has hopped onto the bandwagon again with a large group of leftists putting forward unrealistic, ridiculous, and unrealistic hot takes in the aftermath of an Ohio police officer fatally shooting 16-year-old Ma’khia Bryant in order to protect another black teenage girl from being fatally stabbed.
Following what was said by Behar, the police officer involved should have fired his weapon into the air as a warning instead of shooting Bryant, blatantly ignoring or seemingly unaware of the possibility that the stray bullet could harm or even kill an innocent bystander. Behar made her statements in response to a video statement issues by CNN’s Don Lemon, who issued a defense for the officer’s use of deadly force.
“When I look at this video, I see police responding to a dangerous incident where someone is armed with a knife. Police have walked up on a situation, and they need to figure out what’s happening. Other lives are in danger. If we’re gonna discuss this case, we need to be honest and use our common sense. We cannot have a double standard. We have to acknowledge that police have jobs to do,” stated Lemon.
“My feeling is, I don’t know if that’s true or not. I really can’t figure it out anymore,” Behar stated as a response to Don Lemon’s statement.
Behar went on to say that there is “something wrong” if the only solution to someone attempting to murder another human is to use deadly force.
“I mean, it seems to me in a situation — this is what it looked to me. And I looked at the tape and still can’t figure it out,” she went on to say. “Shoot the gun in the air as a warning. Tase a person. Shoot them in the leg. Shoot them in the behind. Stop them somehow. But if the only solution is to kill a teenager, there’s something wrong with this. There’s something very, very wrong with the way these things are being conducted. Even if the cop had to do it, there’s something wrong with it. I can’t explain it any better than that.”
She continued, “We keep talking about this over and over again, and kids still keep getting shot. It’s like the gun issue in this country. People keep getting shot, and nothing ever gets done about it. It’s [a] very frustrating conversation to have. I can’t add much to it.”
BODYCAM FOOTAGE OF MA’KHIA BRYANT SHOOTING RELEASED: Another police-related death was caught on bodycam in Columbus, Ohio when 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant was fatally shot by police— @JoyVBehar, @Sunny Hostin and @MeghanMcCain react. https://t.co/BxC0qOlZXu pic.twitter.com/c8hSQmros1
— The View (@TheView) April 22, 2021
Sunny Hostin, a co-host of The View, voiced her agreement with Behar by arguing Bryant’s death is just another example of systemic racism.