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"The Breakfast Club" co-host Rashawn "DJ Envy" Casey is under attack for comments he made regarding the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant.

Ma'Khia was gunned down by a Columbus, Ohio police officer on April 20 when she attempted to stab a woman during a fight over an unmade bed at a foster group home.

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DJ Envy chose the side of reason and facts during a debate with co-host Charlamagne the god, who allowed anger to rule his emotions.

After the show, Black Twitter went into a frenzy, attacking DJ Envy and calling him a sellout.

"I understand people are upset and they have the right to be — but what I don't like is this cancel culture, when they try to cancel somebody for an opinion," DJ Envy tells Page Six.

"It doesn't hurt me ... because people are mad about what's going on and I'm mad and upset as well. But I know who's on my side and who's not. I know who tries to help the community and who doesn't. We sit here and raise money every year for organizations that fight against this. I help our community with financial freedom and learning about buying their own homes, and their own investment properties. So people can have financial freedom so they can use their own money."

"Every case is different," Envy told Page Six. "And in this case, if I pull up to a scene and see a girl chasing another girl about to stab a girl, my job as a police officer is to make sure that girl doesn't get killed. And the law allows me to stop that killing or that stabbing by any means necessary. That's what the law allows me to do, on both sides.

"The whole situation is tragic and it's sad because that system failed that young lady. The fact that she's out there fighting at 16 with a grown woman. The fact that the older man seen in the video would rather kick the girl on the ground and join the fight instead of stopping the fight, all these things come together and the system failed that girl and it is sad."

He added, "Everybody's saying [the police] shoot first, but he possibly saved that [other girl's] life ... if she would've stabbed her who knows if she would've lived. She could have got cut in the throat, in the face, we just don’t know what could happen."

DJ Envy is the son of a retired NYPD cop, and a victim of police harassment. He said he "has experienced with both sides of the spectrum."

Watch video of DJ Envy and Charlamagne's debate below.
 

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DJ Envy and Charlamagne tha god got into a heated exchange Friday over the shooting death of Ma'Khia Bryant at the hands of Columbus police.

The Breakfast Club co-hosts disagreed whether the shooting was justified.

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"I stand on the fact that I think [the four shots] was excessive, and I do not think that young girl should be dead today," said Charlamagne. "Even if this is one that's legally justified, sadly it doesn't mean it's right. Because police have shown us over and over that when it comes to Black people, the only way they deal with us is fatal force."

But his co-host DJ Envy disagreed. Envy argued that the cop had seconds to react when he saw a woman armed with a knife lunging at an unarmed woman.

"If they would'a shot her in the foot, who's to say that she still couldn't stab the young girl," Envy said.

DJ Envy also disagreed with Charlamagne that four shots were excessive.

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"Everybody sees one side," DJ Envy said, "but now think about the other side. Think about, that was your daughter about to be stabbed. You want them to dead... and stop the person from doing that."

But Charlamagne referred to previous cases of excessive force as examples that cops have an agenda to kill Black people.

However, DJ Envy reoriented Charlamagne to the reality that hundreds of thousands of incidents occur annually between police and Black people that don't end in bloodshed.

Watch the video below.
 

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The foster mom to Ma'Khia Bryant revealed the reason behind the fight before the teen was gunned down by a police officer.

Bryant, 16, was shot four times by Columbus Officer Nick Reardon as she raised a knife to stab a woman during a fight on Tuesday.

Angela Moore said the fight started over an unmade bed. "It was over keeping the house clean," she told CNN. "The older one told them to clean up the house because 'Mom doesn't like the house dirty.' So that's how it all started."

Moore said the 16-year-old and two other girls brawled before police were called. Moore said she received a frantic phone call from a former foster daughter who is seen wearing pink and carrying a small dog in police body cam video.

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Officer Reardon shot Bryant as she lunged to stab the woman. The teen was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The foster mother told CNN she started to pray and received text messages from people sending their condolences before she arrived at the group home.

Bryant's mother Paula said she was a good girl who loved music, cooking and making TikTok videos. Bryant and her younger sister lived in the group home with other girls.

Neighbor Donavon Brinson who turned over home surveillance video to police said the shooting was justified.

Another neighbor, Ira Graham III, said he believes the police body cam footage shows Bryant was in "full attack mode" and "needed to be stopped."

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Former President Donald Trump called out LeBron James for his "racist rant" about the Columbus officer who shot a troubled teenager.

Ma'Khia Barnes, 16, was shot four times by Officer Nick Reardon as she raised a knife to stab a woman during a fight outside a foster care group home on Tuesday.

The shooting occurred about an hour before former cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty in the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.

James posted a photo of Officer Reardon and tweeted "YOU'RE NEXT" with the hashtag "ACCOUNTABILITY".

15 minutes later, James deleted the tweet and explained that he wrote the tweet out of anger.

Trump issued a statement on Thursday calling out James for inciting violence with his tweet.

"LeBron James should focus on basketball rather than presiding over the destruction of the NBA," Trump said in a statement. "His RACIST rants are divisive, nasty, insulting, and demeaning," he continued. "He may be a great basketball player, but he is doing nothing to bring our Country together!"

Trump was among a plethora of celebrities, professional athletes, and politicians who called James out for his tweet.

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The Columbus police officer who fatally shot Ma'Khia Bryant is a military-trained marksman and son of a basic training sergeant.

Bryant, 16, was shot four times as she raised a knife to stab a woman outside a foster group home.

Audio of 911 calls released Wednesday included a female voice saying people are "trying to stab us, trying to put their hands on our grandma."

"We need a police officer over here now," the woman is heard saying. "We need a crisis officer over here now!"

One of the arriving officers was later identified as Nicholas "Nick" Reardon, a U.S. Air National Guardsman who received an expert marksman badge with an M4 Carbine.

Reardon yelled "What's going on?" as Bryant tried to stab a woman wearing a pink jumpsuit and holding a small dog.

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The officer shouted "Get down! Get down!" before firing four shots at Bryant.

Bryant collapsed to the ground and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

A Twitter post, dated May 14, 2020, mentioned that a Sgt. Ed Reardon with 32 years in law enforcement was retiring after training 700 recruits at Columbus PD's Academy.

A commenter noted that "One of his son's [sic] is currently a Columbus Police recruit," referring to Officer Reardon.

Franklin County Children Services confirmed that Bryant was a foster child living in a foster home under the care of Franklin County Children Services.

Her aunt, Hazel Bryant, told The Dispatch that Bryant "got into an altercation with someone else at the home." Hazel said that Bryant dropped the knife before she was shot.

Prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump tweeted that Bryant was "unarmed" when she was shot.

However, after reviewing the police body cam video, police and city officials determined the shooting was justified.

"It's a tragic day in the city of Columbus. It's a horrible, heartbreaking situation," Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said Tuesday night. "The city of Columbus lost a [16-year-old] girl today. We know based on this footage, the officer took action to protect another young girl in our community. But a family is grieving tonight. And this young [16-year-old] girl will never be coming home."

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is handling the investigation into Reardon's use of deadly force. Reardon has been taken off the streets while the investigation is ongoing.

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LeBron James is accused of inciting violence against the Ohio police officer who saved the life of a woman by killing her attacker.

James deleted a tweet targeting the officer who shot 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant as she raised a knife to stab another female on Tuesday.

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The officer shot Bryant four times after she ignored his commands. She collapsed to the ground and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The shooting occurred on Tuesday, April 20, about an hour before the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict was announced in Minnesota.

As protests erupted in Ohio, the Los Angeles Lakers star and Ohio native posted a photo of the officer and tweeted "YOU'RE NEXT". He added the hashtag "ACCOUNTABILITY".

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Franklin County Children Services confirmed that Bryant, 16, was a foster child living in a foster home under the care of Franklin County Children Services.

Her aunt, Hazel Bryant, told The Dispatch that Bryant "got into an altercation with someone else at the home." Hazel said that Bryant dropped the knife before she was shot.

Prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump tweeted that Bryant was "unarmed" when she was shot.

"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 15 [year old] Black girl named Makiyah Bryant. Another child lost!," Crump tweeted hours after the shooting.

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However, after reviewing the police body cam video, police and city officials determined the shooting was justified.

"It's a tragic day in the city of Columbus. It's a horrible, heartbreaking situation," Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said Tuesday night. "The city of Columbus lost a [16-year-old] girl today. We know based on this footage, the officer took action to protect another young girl in our community. But a family is grieving tonight. And this young [16-year-old] girl will never be coming home."