Former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison charged by grand jury in Louisville, KY.— Cheryl Preheim (@CherylPreheim) September 23, 2020
Wonton endangerment in the first degree. (Class D felony)
1-5 years prison is sentencing range; no mandatory prison if convicted.
Bond set at $15,000 all cash. #BreonnaTaylor #11Alive
Kentucky AG Cameron: “According to Kentucky law, the use of force by Mattingly and Cosgrove was justified to protect themselves. This justification bars us from pursuing criminal charges in Ms. Breonna Taylor’s death.” pic.twitter.com/K6txNi9qyr— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 23, 2020
AG confirms that the officers knocked and that an independent witness corroborates their story – “this was not a no-knock warrant” pic.twitter.com/4YGparhI6n— Brett MacDonald (@TweetBrettMac) September 23, 2020
New: LMPD Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly (who is being investigated as part of Breonna Taylor’s case) sent an email to around 1,000 officers at 2am that calls protestors thugs, complains about the government enforcing civil rights violations, and claims this is “good versus evil” pic.twitter.com/VcuyPDP790— Roberto Aram Ferdman (@robferdman) September 22, 2020
This is a sad day for America and for justice.— Martin Luther King III (@OfficialMLK3) September 23, 2020
Today, no one was truly charged for Breonna Taylor’s murder, and her family deserves much better.
This is again why elections matter, not just for president. We must vote up and down the ballot by November 3rd.
Black Lives Matter.
If we thought the problem and the solution to the tragedy of Breonna Taylor was simply prosecuting these cops, then we’re not understanding the broader systemic conditions that allow for the kind of policing that disproportionately imperils Black Americans…— Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks) September 23, 2020
These are historical and structural problems. And now, even the effort to understand this sort of structural racism is being imperiled by people like President Trump, who is trying to eliminate anti-racism discourse…— Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks) September 23, 2020
The problem with racism is not that people know it exists and are being trained on how to do better. The problem with racism is racism. And today, tragically, makes that all the more clear.— Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks) September 23, 2020
Meanwhile in the 21st century, the grand jury in the Breonna Taylor case has charged one cop with three counts of wanton endangerment while allowing the other two cops to walk without charges. In anticipation of “mostly peaceful protests,” Louisville has declared a State of Emergency.
“LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A Jefferson County grand jury charged former Louisville police Det. Brett Hankison with three felony counts of wanton endangerment on Wednesday for shooting into three apartments during the raid on Breonna Taylor’s home in March.
He was the only officer indicted. No charges were filed against the other officers who fired their weapons, Sgt. Jon Mattingly and Det. Miles Cosgrove.
Hankison was assigned a $15,000 cash bond and a warrant for his arrest. He was charged with firing into three units and accused of “extreme indifference to human life,” the grand jury concluded. He was not charged in connection with shots fired into Taylor’s apartment. …”
As you can probably imagine, this isn’t good enough to satisfy the BLM and Antifa mob. It is just the latest example of “white supremacy” and “systemic racism.”
More of the Uhaul riot shield transport. May be more efficient than the Black Lives Matter Snack Van, higher capacity & fewer windows at risk of being smashed #Louisville #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/3RX8PNDy1b— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) September 23, 2020
A man in Louisville tries to pull a gun as the charges against the officer that shot Breonna Taylor are announced.— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 23, 2020
He is subdued by the crowd
Protesters are blocking traffic running up to cars with long guns forcing them to turn around, lovely. Why is anybody out in Louisville?? ?? pic.twitter.com/NIyJIPg7iG— CIA-Simulation Warlord ????? (@zerosum24) September 23, 2020
It should be an interesting night in Louisville.
I’ve been busy researching the origins of all of this. It feels like we are watching the conclusion of these values playing out in the present. Woodrow Wilson didn’t deport enough “radical aliens.”