It was pretty satisfying to hear a politician tell the defund-the-police crowd to ‘call a crack head’ the next time they find themselves in trouble or immediate danger. The comments came from Lousianna Sen. John Kennedy Monday. His slam was in response to the left’s explosive reaction to the officer-involved shooting death of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant who was shot while attempting to stab another teen, according to police bodycam footage.
“I’ve said it before, if you hate cops just because they’re cops, feel free to call a criminal, call a meth head the next time you get in trouble,” Kennedy said.
“I just do not accept, nor do I think most Americans accept, that most cops are bad people or racist,” he went on to say. “They don’t get up every day and go into work hoping they can hurt somebody. Most of them get up every day and hope they can themselves come back home alive.”
Earlier in the interview, Kennedy noted that police officers “have about 60 million encounters with Americans every year,” the vast majority of which end without insult or injury.
Kennedy listed off the reasons why the left’s spin to make this shooting a racial issue is rediculous:
“Number one, most cops, many of whom happen to be Black, do not get up every day and go to work hoping for the opportunity to hurt a person of color,” the senator said.
“Number two, cops are necessary,” he argued. “If you support defunding the police, you have tested positive for stupid.”
“Number three, it is immeasurably foolish to resist arrest,” Kennedy continued. “It is going to end badly even if no one is hurt.”
Lastly — in reference to the recent police shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio — Kennedy requested, “If you are a cop and you see someone about to stab me, I would personally appreciate it if you would stop them. Shoot them if you have to, I don’t care who they are.”
Kennedy urged the media to go back to using ‘common sense and to stop jumping to conclusions before investigations can even be launched. Like the Washington Post, many news outlets echoed Braynt’s aunt’s statement where she claimed that the teen dropped the knife before being shot. We now know that’s not true based on the police’s footage- but did anyone print a retraction?