CBC Chair Beatty: 'Can't Say' the Person Bryant Was Trying to Stab Would Have Died, 'Appalling' that Police Always Shoot Center Mass

CBC Chair Beatty: 'Can't Say' the Person Bryant Was Trying to Stab Would Have Died, 'Appalling' that Police Always Shoot Center Mass


On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) stated that “it’s appalling” that police officers are trained to always shoot for the center of the body, and if Ma’Khia Bryant “had a water gun, if she had a sandwich, if she had keys, if she had a cell phone, and it looks like she was going to hit or harm someone,” the police would have shot her. Beatty also argued that we don’t know whether Bryant’s intention was to kill the person she was attacking with a knife and we can’t say whether the person Bryant was attacking would have been killed.

Beatty said, “Well, I think we have to be in a better position to say that we should be saving all lives. We can’t say that the lady in the pink would have been killed. Here’s what I believe: You see in

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