The View hosts slam Don Lemon as 'wrong' after he says we 'need to be honest' about Ma'Khia Bryant shooting
THE VIEW slammed Don Lemon as “wrong” on Thursday after the CNN host claimed we “need to be honest” about the police shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant.
Lemon claimed on his sthow on Wednesday night that Americans need to “acknowledge that police have jobs to do” as he urged caution in jumping to conclusions.
“Friends often disagree,” The View host Sunny Hostin said.
“And Don is wrong here,” she insisted.
“Why is deadly force the first order of business and especially the first order of business with black and brown people in this country?
“Why is it ok? We shouldn’t live in a country where it’s acceptable to shoot a 16-year-old four times in the chest over a fight," Hostin continued.
"It goes from zero to execution very, very quickly when threre is a black and brown person involved and that is just the truth."
Hostin also criticized Lemon for comparing Bryant’s shooting with the death of George Floyd.
The host listed a number of white teens who had been brought into custody safely after shooting people dead as she claimed that Lemon needed to compare “apples with apples.”
On his Wednesday night show, Lemon had spoken out over the ourage surrounding Bryant's death.
“People are anguished watching another video like this," he said.
"And I get it.
"But even in our anguish, we cannot abandon the responsibility we have to be fair," the host argued.
"And even while our hearts are hurting, we have to judge each incident based on what we see and the facts we know."
Cops have said that Bryant was wielding a knife and was attacking another person when she was fatally shot by white police officer Nicholas Reardon.
Her family as claimed that she was the person to call the cops as she was being abused in her foster home.
Bryant's foster mother said she was not at home at the time of the shooting.
Police released bodycam footage of the incident hours after it happened in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday afternoon as protests erupted.
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