Floyd Attorney Ben Crump refers to knife wielding teen who was shot by police as “unarmed”

Tuesday, George Floyd attorney Ben Crump tweeted “As we breathed a collective sigh of relief today, a community in Columbus felt the sting of another police shooting as @ColumbusPolice killed an unarmed 15yo Black girl named Makiyah Bryant. Another child lost! Another hashtag. #JusticeForMakiyahBryant”

Many Twitter users replied that the term “unarmed” is not accurate and Bryant appeared to be ready to kill or seriously injure another woman.

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Meanwhile, NBA star LeBron James is also under fire after tweeting “YOU’RE NEXT” along with a photo of the police officer who shot and killed a teenager who police say had a knife and was about to stab someone.

LeBron later admitted deleting the tweet.

Per NBC News “Body camera video appears to show a fight when the officer arrives. Two females are in a confrontation, and one falls to the ground in front of the officer. The girl who was later shot appears to move toward another person near a car, and the officer appears to repeat, “get down” before firing four times.”