ICYMI: Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih, Executive Director at the Partnership, shared a statement reflecting on her first week. It was filled with moments of mourning over the police murder of Ma’ Khia Bryant, learning from each of our teams & strategizing together for the future. (1/2)
Younger sister remembers Ma'Khia Bryant: 'She wanted to grow up and be great'
Since Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, was fatally shot by a police officer in Columbus, Ohio while holding a knife, her siblings have spoken out about her life in the foster care system, which ignored efforts by their grandmother to reunite the family.
On Tuesday, a Columbus Division of Police officer fatally shot 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant. Police accountability data shows the shooting wasn’t an anomaly. Bryant is the fifth Black child killed by @ColumbusPolice since 2016.
Ma'Khia Bryant was 16 years old and had her entire life ahead of her. For the second time in less than a week, we are collectively mourning a child killed by the police. We'll say it again — a system that kills children with impunity cannot be reformed.
Ohio cop who fatally shot Ma'Khia Bryant is military-trained marksman: report
It takes until paragraph 8 of this Washington Post writeup about the shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant for the Post to actually get to the part where Bryant was trying to stab another girl
“Are y’all gonna kill me like Ma’Khia Bryant?” OFFICER: “Are you gonna stab somebody like her?”