Anyone who makes it harder to vote should ask themselves if they have any bad ideas.
In an article mourning the death of Ma’Khia Bryant, a teenager from Columbus, Ohio, Black Lives Matter claimed that police “wereted no time in taking another black child unnecessarily.” . Bryant was fatally shot by police officer Nicholas Reardon after accusing two women with a knife and attempting to stab them. Many nearby witnesses, after watching video footage of the incident, concluded that the cop had no choice but to open fire to end the threat against the other parties. “Together, we will raise, center and honor this black child for what she loved: combing her hair, making TikToks and being a teenager,” commented Black Lives Matter. The Black Lives Matter page on Bryant continues: “Columbus Police Officer Nicholas Reardon arrived and shot this 16-year-old at point blank range within seconds. The message also claimed that Bryant made the 911 call which drew officers to the scene. While Bryant’s family members said she made the call, police declined to identify the caller, although they released an audio recording of the call in which the caller can being heard say that an unidentified person is “trying to stab us”. Bryant’s death closely followed the release of the guilty verdict of Officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of second degree murder, third degree murder and manslaughter of George Floyd. “Another black life stolen without regard,” the organization wrote. “Ma’Khia Bryant’s life mattered.”