The Breonna Taylor Indictment Has Arrived: Will Louisville Burn?

Please respect our republishing guidelines - Click Here A Kentucky grand jury indicted former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment on Wednesday, September 23. The charges were for Hankison’s shots fired during the search warrant raid on Breonna Taylor’s apartment, but not for killing Taylor. Instead, Mr. Hankison was indicted for the gunshots he recklessly fired into neighboring apartments. Two other officers involved in the March 13 incident, Myles Cosgrove and Jonathan Mattingly, were not charged. Say Her Name Taylor family attorney Benjamin Crump was quick to tweet, “Jefferson County Grand Jury indicts former ofc. Brett Hankison with 3 counts of Wanton Endangerment in 1st Degree for bullets that went into other apartments but NOTHING for the murder of Breonna Taylor. This is outrageous and offensive!” Crump is so upset because the Grand Jury’s decision means that the shot that killed Ms. Taylor was legally fired. Kentucky’s Attorney General announced the grand jury’s decision. Daniel Cameron, a Republican and black man, acted as a special prosecutor in the case and revealed some key facts surrounding the raid and Taylor’s death. She was killed by a shot fired by Detective Myles Cosgrove. Cosgrove’s shot was legal because he was returning fire from Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. In short, Ms. Taylor was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and so her death – while tragic – was not the result of a crime committed by Cosgrove. Cosgrove’s and Mattingly’s shots were legally justified. Not No Knock Police did knock and announce themselves before breaking down Taylor’s door. That was a point of contention about the raid, and something focused on by Crump and his comrades. Attorney General Cameron announced his team found independent corroboration from a civilian witness that the police knocked and announced their presence. This point is vital because it informs whether Ms. Taylor and Mr. Walker thought police or others were invading the apartment. Cameron said his team conducted the review “from scratch,” pieced together from ballistics, interviews, and 911 calls. He used his connections with the FBI to have their lab examine the ballistics data available. It was the FBI, not state labs, that identified Cosgrove as the killer. Hankinson fired blindly into several apartments and recklessly endangered Taylor’s neighbors. A wanton endangerment charge is a class D felony and carries a penalty of one to five years in prison. Ben Crump’s reaction is a bellwether for unrest and tumult. In anticipation of Cameron’s announcement, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer invoked a 72-hour curfew, effective Wednesday night, from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. ~ Read more from Scott D. Cosenza. 

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Breonna Taylor riots will have little to do with Breonna Taylor

In saner days, reactions to a so-called “light” indictment of former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison would likely have included protests (actual peaceful protest), editorials, vigils, and calls by politicians for action. 2020 has not been made up of sane days since February at the latest, so we can expect the news about Breonna Taylor’s alleged killer’s charges to bring rioting, demands to defund police, severe racial tension, and calls by politicians for extreme measures. That’s what 2020 has devolved into. But lost in the narrative about no-knock warrants and a citizen’s right to defend themselves will be the real reason for all the chaos that is about to ensue. Breonna Taylor’s death was tragic and likely avoidable, but she isn’t the real reason for the riots. She’s just another excuse to riot presented by Neo-Marxist agitators who have been actively trying to burn down cities across America for months. These agitators don’t care about Breonna Taylor or no-knock warrants. They don’t even really care about police brutality or systemic racism despite pretending to be fighting both. Their only interest is using this tragedy to spark hatred, anarchy, and the long-awaited revolution they’ve been trying to initiate for years. This is the tag from the U-Haul in Louisville where BLM/Antifa are offloading their riot gear. Looks like 788A13, not sure which state. ⁦@DonaldJTrumpJr⁩ ⁦@ElijahSchaffer⁩ ⁦@stillgray⁩ ⁦@MrAndyNgo⁩ ⁦@TaylerUSA⁩ ⁦@johncardillo⁩ ⁦⁦@FBI⁩ — Eric Matheny? (@EricMMatheny) September 23, 2020 Black Lives Matter will be at the forefront and Antifa will grab some headlines, but the people representing them on the streets are just pawns. Even most of the agitators are pawns to a higher and much more nefarious force. The agitators may know more about the plan than the useful idiots who will be the tip of the rioting spear, but only negligibly. They believe they are starting a revolution to bring about anarcho-communism and to take down hegemonic authority in all its forms. They are being misled. The revolution they’re really starting on the orders of their puppetmasters is one designed to destroy America, all of it, and all of their agitators’ goals will be tossed to the wayside if they’re successful. Again, they’re just pawns. To the Neo-Marxist puppetmasters, Breonna Taylor is George Floyd. She’s Jacob Blake. She’s every person of color whose death has sparked wanton destruction and inner-city chaos in Democratic-controlled areas across the nation. She’s someone who can be used to fan the flames of their growing insurrection. The circumstances of both her life and death are irrelevant to the evil people at the top of the revolutionary food chain. She, too, is just a pawn to them, even in death. Especially in death. This is a moment when Americans, our representatives in government, and the leaders within the criminal justice system should be talking about the efficacy of no-knock warrants for drug-related crimes. The story being told about the circumstances the night Breonna Taylor was killed tells us two things. First, no-knock warrants are dangerous when done as a half-measure. Reports indicate they did, indeed, knock and attempt to identify themselves rather than simply busting down the door first. If they had initiated the no-knock warrant as it’s supposed to be initiated, it’s unlikely Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, would have been able to retrieve his legal firearm to fire at the police officers. If they had knocked and waited to issue the warrant without going in, they likely also would have avoided confrontation. But by knocking, waiting, and then coming in, they created a circumstance that led to tragedy. The second thing to understand is that no-knock warrants are dangerous, even when initiated properly, and therefore should not be used for crimes short of kidnapping or threats of violence. It’s understandable to use a no-knock warrant if lives may be in danger, but drug-related no-knock warrants are designed to help law enforcement collect evidence before it’s discarded or destroyed. That’s simply not worth the risk. A standard warrant should be enough to make the majority of proper drug busts and for those who are able to discard their drugs before law enforcement can enter, it’s incumbent on law enforcement to work harder to collect evidence otherwise. Risking the lives of those in their home, whether they’re drug dealers or not, is inappropriate. In fact, it can be deadly. But none of that matters today, at least not as far as the Black Lives Matter and Antifa “activists” are concerned. They aren’t interested in reforms. They want police to be eliminated by budget cuts, violence, intimidation, or a combination of the three. We should be making things better for this nation by learning from how poorly the situation was handled, a situation that led to an unnecessary death. Instead, the “activists” who will be destroying lives and property tonight and in the future only want us to learn one thing: Fear. Justice has NOT been served. Rise UP. All across this country. Everywhere. Rise up for #BreonnaTaylor — Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) September 23, 2020 The anarchy that will rise surrounding Breonna Taylor’s killing will not make law enforcement better. It will not make anyone safer. It will not bring about positive change. Breonna Taylor’s death will be used to spark the revolution Neo-Marxists have planned for a long time. COVID-19 may take down an independent news outlet Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat. 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