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Today’s Decision is Emblematic of a Rotten System
(Washington, DC) – Moments ago, Attorney General of Kentucky, Daniel Cameron (R-KY), announced the Jefferson County Grand Jury’s decision to forgo any criminal charges against all officers involved in the March 13th killing of Breonna Taylor while executing a “No-Knock” warrant at the wrong home. The grand jury, however, indicted former officer, Det. Brett Hankison for “wanton endangerment” in the first degree as it relates to the neighboring residents.
In response, Rachel Fleischer, Executive Director for Young Invincibles, issued the following statement:
“Breonna Taylor was murdered in her sleep by three Louisville police officers, none of which were held accountable today by the grand jury decision. While deeply saddened, we are not surprised by this decision. It is beyond clear that the policing and justice system was never set up to value Black lives, and we will continue to see decisions like this until the system is dramatically reformed.
Let’s be clear – the single charge announced today does not provide any justice for her killing. Police officers all across this nation continue to practice extrajudicial executions with impunity. Today, the outcome is another reminder of this grotesque injustice – enabled by entrenched and pervasive white supremacy and systemic racism – that endangers and stains our society.
Black lives are worthy of protection and justice.
Black lives matter. Breonna Taylor’s life mattered.”