We target Vox A LOT, but this could be their worst take yet, and that’s saying something. Did they not watch the same video we did?!?
“It is worth considering whether [Ma’Khia] Bryant might have still been alive today if a mental health expert — or someone else trained in nonviolent deescalation — had responded to the call,” says Merushka Bisetty. https://t.co/ceoI9fiuYF
— Vox (@voxdotcom) April 30, 2021
Why didn’t the cop offer to make the girls a sandwich? From Vox:
Inside the house, I did not yell, nor did I order the teens to drop their weapons. Instead, I asked whether they wanted something to eat. Confused and suddenly distracted by me, neither responded, but when I walked over to the kitchen and started making them food, they followed me.
As I made them sandwiches, I asked them to help me with tasks, such as working together to set the table. I initially had them talk directly to me and not to each other. After a few minutes, both teens had left their weapons on the counter and were helping. Once emotions were regulated, we talked through the initial issue and resolved it, making a plan with the foster mom and my clinical supervisor about what to do should this happen again in the future.
Bryant was literally swinging her knife at another girl. At what point could deescalation even happen?
No it isn’t. https://t.co/4ic1hWLnM5
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) April 30, 2021
Keep in mind, two deputies were just shot on a wellness check that Vox says we should send mental-health experts to:
Had that wellness check been done by two social workers, they’d both be dead. Instead, another cop gunned down. As a former LEO, I dont know how anybody would want to be a police officer in today’s world.
— Kevin Hitt (@Kevin_Hitt) April 29, 2021
What’s insane here is that the cop, again literally, saved the other girl’s life and the Left doesn’t even acknowledge it:
“Would you line to talk about it?” the counselor whispers as the teenager stabs the other teenager. https://t.co/LW5kI33szM
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) April 30, 2021
And what about the girl Ma’Khia was trying to stab? https://t.co/VNbzokysN1
— ConservativeNotCrazy (@IAMMGraham) April 30, 2021
It is worth considering whether Ma’Khia Bryant might have still been alive today if she HADN’T TRIED TO STAB SOMEONE. https://t.co/cfoI9MXvxq
— Ian Haworth (@ighaworth) April 30, 2021
Really, Vox, do better:
She was holding a knife, lunging, and screaming about stabbing another person – do you really think a mental health expert could have stopped her mid-stab? The time for mental health was WAY before the incident; like many other kids in this system, they failed her. https://t.co/t3U5HXPTJO
— The🐰FOO (@PolitiBunny) April 30, 2021
This is insane, and ignored the facts.
If someone is about to pull the trigger (or in this case, stab someone) there is no time for deescalation.
If you have time, sure… But this wasn’t one of those times. https://t.co/qQfF7UM0vo
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) April 30, 2021
Vox is coming for your dogs and cats to save the planet https://t.co/CfZ1MfyhAf
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 29, 2021