Valerie Jarrett blames officer who shot knife wielding teen

Wednesday, Valerie Jarrett tweeted “A Black teenage girl named Ma’Khia Bryant was killed because a police officer immediately decided to shoot her multiple times in order to break up a knife fight. Demand accountability. Fight for justice. #BlackLivesMatter.”

She then added “Just because an officer can use deadly force does not mean the officer should. Let’s spend more time responsibly training them to de-escalate violent situations, and if force is required, use the minimum force necessary.”

Many fired back at Jarrett.

One Twitter user replied “Please, listen to what the girl who didn’t get stabbed today had to say about the use of lethal force:”

Another asked “How would you propose they de-esclate things in the 5 seconds they had between stepping out of their car and seeing this.”

Another Twitter user replied “He had no time at all to deescalate the situation. No time at all. You get out there and handle this if you think you could do better. Minimum force you say? Maybe police should bring their water guns next time. Would that make you happy, if someone was coming at you with a knife”