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The Insanity of the Left’s ‘Let the Kids Have Their Knife Fghts’ Argument

John Kass, Tribune Content Agency on

Reason didn’t stop NBA star LeBron James from tweeting the officer’s photo with an ominous warning “YOU’RE NEXT” that James later deleted. James targeted the officer to all of his nearly 50 million followers. I wonder if that cop ever cheered James, an Ohio native, as he dunked like some basketball god. Does that matter, now?

Many of you have seen the Columbus police videos and one from a garage camera across the street. Bryant was lunging at another young woman, knife in hand, screaming before she was shot by the cop.

“The video doesn’t lie,” said Donovan Brinson, the neighbor with the garage camera.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, another neighbor down the street, Ira Graham III, also watched the police video.

“I believe in truth and facts. Video doesn’t lie,” Graham said. “She was in full attack mode. ... (Bryant) was literally aiming a knife at this young lady. She needed to be stopped at that point. That young lady’s life was at stake.”

Another fact: The Bryant police shooting happened just shortly after Nyaira Givens, 13, was killed in a fight with another 13-year-old girl armed with a pocketknife in Winton Hills, Ohio. The attacker cut Nyaira in the neck and she died.


“I won’t be able to see my baby,” said the mother, Ashley Givens, who said her daughter had been the victim of bullying from the girl with the knife. “I can’t see that smile.”

The other girl, also 13, has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of felonious assault, according to reports.

That’s not fantasy. That’s one life ended and another destroyed with no racial politics to be exploited among them.

“West Side Story,” the musical based on “Romeo and Juliet,” is fantasy. With an amazing score by Leonard Bernstein, and choreography by Jerome Robbins, it is perhaps America’s greatest musical. And there’s that knife fight between the “Sharks” and the “Jets” that is a ballet.


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