“The View” co-host Joy Behar has joined the litany of illogical leftists offering ridiculous, implausible, unrealistic hot takes in the wake of an Ohio police officer fatally shooting Ma’Khia Bryant, 16, to protect a black teenage girl from being stabbed to death, Daily Wire reported.
According to Behar, the police officer, who had only a split second to make a decision, should have fired his gun into the air instead of shooting Bryant, seemingly unaware of the fact that a stray bullet could potentially injure or kill an innocent person.
Behar was responding to a video from CNN’s Don Lemon, who surprisingly defended 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,” said Lemon.
“My feeling is, I don’t know if that’s true or not. I really can’t figure it out anymore,” Behar said showing her ignorance in response to Lemon.
Behar said that there is “something wrong” if the only solution to someone potentially killing 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 continued. “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 added, “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.”
Behar wasn’t the only one on the set demonstrating ignorance. Co-host Sunny Hostin agreed with Behar, arguing that Bryant’s death is yet-another example of systemic racism, Daily Wire reported.
“My question is, why is deadly force always the first order of business, and especially the first order of business when it comes to black and brown people in this country?” she asked.
Apparently Hostin thinks this incident occurred in a vacuum as if it were the only thing police did on the day of the shooting. She’s oblivious to the systemic non-compliant realities faced by officers everyday in the country without resorting to deadly force.
On Thursday, a neighbor of Bryant said he saw the chaotic events that led to the fatal incident — and that video from his security camera led him to believe the officer had no choice but to fire, Law Officer reported.
Donovan Brinson, who provided his security camera footage to investigators, said he believed that had police not taken immediate action, more people could have been killed.