I’m going to say something that isn’t going to be popular, but it needs to be said…
When it comes to assigning blame for Breonna Taylor’s death, it doesn’t fall on her boyfriend who fired at the police first, nor does if fall on the shoulders of the police that fired back. In the case of this tragic death, the blame falls SQUARELY on Taylor herself and her poor decision to help her drug-dealing ex-boyfriend.
Had she used her good sense, she never would have helped in the trafficking of illegal substances.
But she did, which is why she was under surveillance for months before the police decided to issue the warrant that brought them to her apartment that fateful night.
So, if people are looking for somebody to blame for Breonna Taylor’s death, they need look no further than Breonna herself.
However, with that said, it doesn’t mean her death ISN’T a tragedy – but it is a lesson for those that don’t seem to understand that there are consequences for your actions.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron levied his indictment of one of the officers involved (for negligence, because the officer fired into a neighbor’s home while returning fire), and Louisville exploded in riots, which unfortunately led to the shooting of two officers.
However, as angry as the verdict made people, it was a justified ruling.
The shooting was upheld by both Cameron, a grand jury, and droves of investigators who have gone through the details of that night with a fine-toothed comb.
The Biggest Issue: Misinformation
The problem with this case (and seemingly the problem with a lot of incidents these days), is that it was picked up by social media before legal steps were taken, and the court of public opinion made a judgment without knowing all the facts of the case.
It’s probably the aspect of today’s society that has proven to be the biggest divider between ideologies.
Social media has made suspects guilty until proven innocent, even when it works the opposite way in the court system, shrouding cases like this in anger and controversy.
We’ve got it backward, and it’s destroying our country.
See, what seems to happen is that these kinds of incidents get picked up by people that have the power to influence how the public views a case, and they give their opinions in an effort to appear woke. Celebrities, who are among the worst offenders, will start pushing narratives when they know absolutely NOTHING about the case…
And as far as Breonna Taylor goes, Kentucky AG Cameron has had enough.
KY AG Has Stern Words For Hollywood
In the press conference in which he detailed that the shooting death of Taylor was justifiable, he also said, “There will be celebrities, influencers, and activists who having never lived in Kentucky, will try to tell us how to feel, suggesting they understand the facts of this case and that they know our community and the commonwealth better than we do… but they don’t.”
Which is an absolute fact…
The BIGGEST point of contention about Taylor’s case, the execution of the no-knock warrant, was proven to be false. The officers DID both knock and identify themselves before entering the home.
But that hasn’t stopped celebrities like Oscar winner Viola Davis, talk show host Oprah Winfrey, and actor Jeffrey Wright from weighing in on Cameron’s decision.
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) September 23, 2020
Bulls— decision!!! BLACK LIVES MATTER!!! Cannot be said enough times. https://t.co/HOrDQzHJ0d
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) September 23, 2020
Maybe without murdering an innocent woman/first responder in her own home? Maybe? https://t.co/uGX6FRUSAh
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) September 23, 2020
The question is…
Do these people REALIZE the damage they’re doing to our country? Or are they simply too disconnected from reality to understand that their words and influence is hurting more than helping?
Regardless of the answer to these questions, do you think they even care?
Hopefully, they’ll listen to AG Cameron, but it’s doubtful. Celebrities need to feel important and feel like they can do something for their communities…
Even if it’s ripping it apart at the seams.
“Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.” – Emily Dickinson