A young, black, single mother Korryn Gaines, a Baltimore woman, died in a 7-hour armed standoff with police, barricading herself in her apartment with a gun and her 5-year-old son.
She picked up anger in her life, justified it with learned false beliefs about “racism.” She also attempted to pass down anti-police thinking to her son.
Back Story of Korryn Gaines Versus Police
Police originally pulled her over for driving without a license plate. In place of a tag, she put a cardboard sign with a handwritten message warning government officials not to compromise her right to travel.
Korryn Gaines’s Fatal Incident
On her final day of life, she barricaded herself in her apartment with her son and a gun.
Authorities wanted Korryn Gaines on failure to appear in court for traffic charges, as well as disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
In the course of the standoff, a black man left her in the apartment, 39-year-old Kareem Courtney, wanted on an assault filed by Korryn Gaines herself in a “domestic violence” incident.
During the standoff, 23-year-old Gaines tried to live-stream the event on Facebook Live, and posted videos to Instagram. Police said they asked Facebook to shut down her accounts.
In one Instagram video, Korryn Gaines talks to her five-year-old son, who gives hesitant answers, making it sound like she’d taught him to answer that way, according to CNN.
In the midst of the standoff, this woman’s social media followers urged her NOT to follow police orders.
Police killed Korryn Gaines after she pointed a weapon and fired at officers. Her son suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Aftermath & Reaction to Korryn Gaines’s death
Unfortunately, many blacks, rushed to judge the police and cry “racism”:
Berenice King tweeted, “The question is simple. The answer is clear. Are black lives treated more callously & violently than white lives in the U.S.? #KorrynGaines”
Black Power Ranger tweeted, “#JamesHolmes KILLED 12 PPL & injured 70 PPL! Deadly movie shooting! Guest what? was apprehended SAFELY #KorrynGaines”
Preston Mitchum tweeted, “Say what you will about #KorrynGaines but when SWAT shows up, it is her being hunted. Period. She still matters. Always will.”
But some disagreed with the women:
One person “Jodi” tweeted, “This mother endangered her child by pointing a loaded gun at cops & threatening to kill them while w her child. Not a martyr. #KorrynGaines”
See in the posted video from The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show how she talked to her son.