If you’re wondering whether to expect riots in your city over the death of Breonna Taylor, you probably should. Today just one of the three officers involved in the 26-year old’s death was charged with three counts of "wanton endangerment."
However, Officer Brett Hankison wasn’t charged for the killing of Breonna Taylor.
He was charged for firing wildly and shooting through walls into other apartments, endangering other innocent lives.
So why did this happen?
Why did a grand jury decide this?
And, why did the Black attorney general of Kentucky, Daniel Cameron, stand with their decision today?
Well, today we learned that Breonna’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, knowingly fired first at police as they busted down the door executing a search warrant at a property suspected to be used for moving large quantities of illegal drugs.
The one bullet Kenneth Walker fired, hit an officer in the leg severing his femoral artery.
He’s lucky to be alive. This is critical information in this case.
The narrative until Wednesday afternoon was that Walker, who was legally armed, shot first not knowing police were at the door. We were led to believe it was a "no knock" warrant and police did not identify themselves even as Taylor and Walker screamed "Who is it?!"
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s investigation disproved this theory.
Officer’s did identify themselves, it was confirmed by a corroborating witness, likely a neighbor in the apartment complex wondering what all the noise was in the middle of the night.
The moral of the story is, if anyone is responsible for the death of Breonna Taylor, it is her boyfriend Kenneth Walker.
The lesson to be learned: don’t shoot a police officer in the leg when they’re executing a search warrant.
Regardless of whether or not Breonna Taylor was involved in her ex-boyfriend’s drug dealing, she did not deserve to die that night in March.
Had her current boyfriend not opened fire, none of this would’ve happened.
None of this will matter to BLM and Antifa though.
They didn’t care about the details of the Jacob Blake police shooting. They will not care about the details of this grand jury’s findings.
Yet again, their feelings don’t care about the facts.
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