In a bizarre altercation, California police shot a seventeen year old girl.
Body camera footage paints the picture of regret as the girl repeatedly apologizes.
This is the sad reality leftism created. Liberals teach our children to defy authority, especially the police. In fact, those gunned down become urban legends, celebrated as heroes. When the truth of the matter 99% of the time is when police shoot, it’s an act of last resort.
According to the Daily Mail:
Oxnard Police Chief Scott Whitney described the May 3 confrontation in an edited video package posted online by his department.
An officer responding to reports of a girl causing a disturbance found her behind a Carl Jr’s fast food restaurant on North Rose Avenue with a 12-inch kitchen knife in her pocket, Whitney says.
The officer in the video repeatedly orders the young woman to discard the knife, but each time she refuses.
Officer Timothy Roberts’ camera records him warning the girl not to reach for the weapon.
Why, what happens if I reach for it?’ asks the girl, who’s wearing a red shirt, blue shorts and sneakers.
‘Then something bad is going to happen,’ Roberts says.
The camera shows him backing away from the teen in a parking lot while ordering her to drop the knife. The girl ignores his commands and keeps walking toward him.’Come on, shoot me,’ she tells the officer standing at a distance with his gun drawn. ‘I’ve been waiting all day.’
‘Drop it,’ the officer orders.
‘No,’ the teen replies.
When she suddenly begins running at Roberts with the knife in her right hand, he shoots her multiple times and she collapses.
Now here’s the part that really tugs at me as both a mother and a citizen. While the teenager is laying there bleeding, the police attempt to administer first aid to her. As she sobs her apologies over and over, the officer is actually heard telling her “that’s ok.”
He didn’t curse her stupidity. Or let her lie there bleeding to death. Officer Roberts protected and served both the community and the criminal at the same time. Think for just a moment how difficult that must be, to face a death threat, ward it off, the save the very person who just threatened your life. It’s the kind of stuff they make Lifetime Movies out of.
The Officer was immediately placed on mandatory administrative leave while the investigation is completed. But it should be an open shut case.
Daily Mail continues:
According to a press release from the police, their investigation has revealed that multiple 911 calls that were made that morning reporting a disturbed woman armed with a knife came from the teen’s own phone, leading them to believe that she ‘deliberately intended to be shot by an officer.’
Clearly this young girl is deeply disturbed. It seems her intention was either to commit suicide via the police, or to become a tragic victim. It’s nearly impossible to fathom what she was thinking. But I do know one thing for sure. This poor officer will be put through the ringer before he returns to duty. Some vile leftist will shift the blame from the deranged teenager to the officer sworn to protect the community.
And who can we think for that reaction? Obama!
Obama Egged on the War Against Police
When I first joined the staff of The Black Sphere, I could not believe how often the war against the police graced my desk. It seems each week a new story showed up.
I recall a story in which two officers responded to a traffic accident. Only, there was no accident. It was an ambush. They showed up to help. Instead, they were shot. One was critically wounded, the other was dead. I wish I could say “that’s California for you,” but sadly it happens all over the country.
As my colleague, Miranda Dawson, pointed out: “The Left may claim that Obama calmed the nation with his sermon-like eloquence, however his actions as president paint a different picture.”
In fact, last year our team put together “Bleeding Blue,” a film dedicated to the dangers of police work.
If you haven’t seen it, you definitely should. Click here to find out how. Sadly, until we remove the infection of leftism from our community, these senseless tragedies will continue.