Thursday, September 24, 2020

Here we go again: No charges filed in the Breonna Taylor murder case

 Ye scribe woke up this morning to radio accounts of protests, not only in Louisville, but across the country, after a grand jury, predictably, indicted one Louisville police officer, not with murder, but with "wanton endangerment" for shooting not into the home of Breonna Taylor, but neighboring houses, and none of the officers involved in the case are facing charges.

Nothing like "good ol' boy" Southern injustice.

You would think the grand jury that convened had paid attention to what had happened earlier this year, after protests sprouted in the wake of George Floyd's death on Memorial Day in Minnesota. Unlike Floyd, who was in the process of being arrested himself, Breonna Taylor was a paramedic that some of those same officers might've worked with in the past. That she was killed in her sleep only made the case that much more disgusting.

Ring of Fire's Farron Cousins explains:

On my lunch break, I happened to be on a bus headed out on a shopping trip, and saw a couple of folks with Black Lives Matter signs in front of Russell Sage College. No violent confrontations. The people here knew what was coming. So did protesters in Seattle, New York, etc., already fed up with justice not only turning a blind eye against an African-American, but turning its head away.

And so the cycle continues.

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