The Grand Jury in the criminal indictment of three law enforcement officers who were first in the door at Breonna Taylor’s house the night she died has been announced.
If you are unfamiliar with this case, the police responded to her apartment with a no-knock warrant, believing her old boyfriend lived there because he was on the lease and had bank statements coming to that address. Once inside, her new boyfriend started firing his gun and police responded with an avalanche of bullets that killed Breonna Taylor, but not her new boyfriend, also a drug dealer and possible part of the old boyfriend’s posse.
You may remember Taylor’s family selling her as a very nice EMT who just loved helping people. She did love helping people and you can see that in the expression on her face in pictures. Apparently that even meant drug dealers, and btw, she hadn’t been an EMT for 2 years; listed as unhirable in future.
In documents released later by police, it turns out that Ms. Taylor was likely heavily involved in her former beau’s drug business, collecting money for him and receiving packages as well. Obviously none of that means she deserved to die, but it does explain why police were there, thought they were legitimate with policy and law, and why things went down the way they did.
Nevertheless, no knock warrants are the devil’s own evil in my opinion, but not illegal at the time of the incident. Neither were the police the first to fire a weapon, rendering them not really responsible in a legal sense. But you know, Crump is on this case, so he’s had BLM agitators in Louisville for months and I’ve watched as the city my mother and I were both born in erupt and burn in a slow, controlled burn.
Only one of three was indicted, and he on three charges of felony wanton endangerment for firing into the home of the adjacent apartment, not for killing Ms. Taylor. The residents of that apartment promptly filed suit immediately following the announcement.
This is a motherfucking shit show, just like so many of the others, and Louisville, KY will burn tonight, even though justice was served.