The 26-second video captured by a garage camera across the street from the scene of the shooting shows Bryant walking down a driveway toward other people as a police car pulls up and the officer exits the vehicle.
Ma’Khia eventually charges at another woman and screams, “I’m going to stab the f**k out of you, b**ch,” before being shot multiple times.
New angle of the attempted stabbing released pic.twitter.com/xaaWiZNwx0
— Peace Promoter Poso (@JackPosobiec) April 22, 2021
Police bodycam footage released after the shooting also appeared to show Ma’Khia attacking two people with a knife, but BLM Apologists still questioned the use of lethal force by the officer, who has been identified as Nicholas Rearden and is now under investigation.
Bryant Neighbor Released New Footage
Neighbor Donovan Brinson released the new footage to police and has said he believes it proves Rearden had no choice but to shoot.
Brinson told Fox News on Thursday:
“He could have either not fired and the young lady in pink could have been stabbed in the neck and brutally or fatally injured and then he could shoot [Bryant] and we could have had two [young women] dead – or he could have responded in the way that he did and one young lady lost her life,”
In a Thursday statement, Bryant’s family demanded “justice” for the teenager.
“While we remain encouraged by public support and all of the prayers shared with us; at the end of the day, we know nothing will bring back our beloved Ma’Khia. We respectfully request justice for Ma’Khia Bryant,”
Ma’Khia Bryant Gave Police No Other Options
Bryant’s death prompted protests against supposed police brutality and condemnation from Black Lives Matter activists.
But many took to social media to argue the new footage contradicts the BLM/LeBron James agenda that Ma’Khia was a victim of a racist Police force.
this video appears to disprove entirely the family members who said Bryant "grabbed a knife to defend herself" and that she was "fending off a physical assault when police arrived." https://t.co/08cfQj0giv
— tsar becket adams (@BecketAdams) April 22, 2021
Wow… this footage (especially with audio) *should* shame everyone who prejudged the officer as guilty.
Including the illiterate clown @KingJames.
She makes an overt threat to kill then proceeds to act on it. The officer is a HERO!!! https://t.co/tAzHZFEX1I
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) April 22, 2021
Appears the officer attempted to stop her with nonlethal but ultimately was given no choice.
Lives were saved. https://t.co/CYBHhjK8Dj
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) April 22, 2021