NBC “Nightly News” deceptively edited the 911 call and footage of a fatal police-involved shooting in its Wednesday night segment to conceal that the teenage girl who was shot and killed was charging another girl with a knife.
In the original body camera video released shortly after the shooting, 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant is shown running at another girl with the deadly weapon. The officer responding to the scene can be heard calling for everyone to get down several times before he fired off four shots directed at Bryant.
The audio featured on one of NBC’s most popular shows, however, omitted parts of the 911 call featuring frantic cries for help from people who claimed a girl was “trying to stab us.” Instead, NBC chose a quick audio clipping of someone saying, “We need a police officer here now.” — Source (Read More)
In stark contrast, CBS Evening News showed the important part of the 911 call. "These grown girls over here trying to fight us, trying to stab us," the caller says.
They also slow down the video and zoom in on the knife in the attacker's hand. pic.twitter.com/izvXaUH6Ki
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) April 22, 2021