In Gallatin, TN, a Sheriff's Deputy was attacked by a woman with an axe while helping carry our an eviction from a local public housing complex. A responding Gallatin officer was then set upon by this same woman as he exited his car. She charged at him and ignored his commands to stop and he took action to protect himself. Watch the video here and see how fast it unfolded. Note that he retreated while trying to give her commands but she kept coming.
Heart-stopping video shows the moment police officer fatally shot ax-wielding woman
The woman, identified as Laronda Sweatt, was shot twice and assumed room temperature shortly afterwards.
Predictably, her momma and other ran to the news to condemn the police officer and defend this "good woman".
Ella Sweatt is Laronda's mother and told WKRN: 'Laronda was a very sweet, caring person until you pushed her.' (Translation: "push her" and she stops being sweet.)
'Laronda wasn't violent unless you made her violent.' (Translation: She got violent.)
'Her and I had our ups and downs, but...' (Translation: Even Momma couldn't handle her at times. But...)
Ella Sweatt also said: 'Laronda didn't like to fight. (Translation: She fought.)
'All through school the child had to fight. They picked on her because she was small. (Translation: She fought a lot.)
'She was my only child out of five...' Can't even translate that.
'She died a beautiful lady. And I'm not gonna be satisfied until I get the truth.' (Translation: I want the cop in jail and I want a pail of cash.)
Henry Apple, Sweatt's cousin, was among numerous family and friends who gathered at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin on Wednesday.
“She was a good person,” Apple said. “It could have been avoided, him killing her and shooting her in the chest like that. It could have been avoided.”
Apple said Sweatt had "a mental problem". (Translation: "She was nuts and we all knew it, and she was hitting folks with an axe, but that don't matter now because police shot her.")
Bottom line is, at the end of the day, all of the police officers and innocent bystanders went home safe and sound, and one less unstable axe-murderer wanna-be is out of circulation. Still, I'm sure that the #BlackLivesMatter-but-only-if-white-police-are-involved racists will be along shortly to protest this and loot some local businesses in her honor.
Watch the shooting video again. Fast, huh? If you carry as an officer or civilian, are you ready for something like that?