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Ma’Khia Bryant's time in foster care started with her grandmother's eviction

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Ma'Khia Bryant case shines light on 'adultification' of Black girls - ABC News

Ma'Khia Bryant's family blamed foster care for her death. Experts agree she shouldn't have been left home unsupervised.

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)

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Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, endured a turbulent journey through the foster care system, which had cycled her through at least five placements in two years, before her tragic death.

Younger sister remembers Ma'Khia Bryant: 'She wanted to grow up and be great'

Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, endured a turbulent journey through the foster care system, which had cycled her through at least five placements in two years, before her tragic death.

Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, endured a turbulent journey through the foster care system, which had cycled her through at least five placements in two years, before her tragic death.

Ma'Khia Bryant's Journey Through Foster Care Ended With an Officer's Bullet (New York Times)

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THREAD: The sister of Ma'Khia Bryant called 911 a few weeks before Bryant's fatal shooting by a Columbus, Ohio, police officer, saying the girls had been fighting and she wanted to leave their foster home, according to records obtained by @AP .

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.

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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.

I fueled the wrong conversation about Ma’Khia Bryant and I owe it to her and this movement to change it. Thank you @FabiolaCineas  for educating us about Ma’Khia and her story and why this needs to be about her.     #sayhername  #Blacklivesmatter 

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.

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Ohio cop who fatally shot Ma'Khia Bryant is military-trained marksman: report

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“That cop who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt was totally justified because she was in the middle of committing a crime.” “That cop who shot and killed Ma'Khia Bryant while she was attempting to stab a Black woman should be prosecuted.” - the same people

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?”

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