In Lancaster, PA, officers were responding to a domestic disturbance call. As they approached the residence where the complaint was made, 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz came out and lunged at the officers with a knife. He was killed when officers shot him in response.
Some might consider this to be assaulting a police officer with a deadly weapon. Some might say that an officer has the right to defend himself with deadly force against an assailant with a deadly weapon. Some might call this “suicide by cop.”
To the Left, however, any and all shootings of a black man, no matter what the situation is, is an example of a police officer committing a criminal act. It doesn’t matter if they are defending their lives or protecting the lives of others. It doesn’t matter if the black man is engaged in felonious behavior, resisting arrest, or trying to steal the officers’ weapons. Any and all instances of a black man killed in a police involved shooting is grounds to loot and riot for the Marxist organization known as Black Lives Matter.
Leftists have said, “Why didn’t the officer shoot the knife out of the suspect’s hands?” or “Why didn’t the officer try tasering the suspect first?” or “Why didn’t the officer try talking to the suspect first?” All of these scenarios are silly as the body cam footage shows the officer had a split second to make a decision as the knife-wielding assailant was charging him. As an officer, you don’t get minutes to decide what the best course of action is.
Almost as if they are predicting the future, if Black Lives Matter were to get their way, comedian duo Key and Peele provided a skit of what a world would look like if officers were to act according to the Left’s demands:
(Caution: The video is funny but does contain a little bit of salty language. Viewer discretion is advised)