It seems as though Kentucky was prepared to deliver the unjust ruling of the case of Breonna Taylor.
Ahead of the decision, all week, Louisville was declared in a “state of emergency.” Interim LMPD Chief of Police Robert Schroeder wrote in a memo, “To ensure we have the appropriate level of staffing to provide for public safety services and our policing functions, effective immediately the LMPD will operate under the emergency staffing and reporting guidelines as outlined in the Standard Operating Procedures, Emergency Response Plan and collective bargaining agreements until further notice.”
None of the officers were charged for murdering Breonna. Only one out of the three officers faced charges. Former Louisville Detective Brett Hankison was indicted for three counts of wanton endangerment. This charge is for putting the neighbors at risk when the multiple shots were fired, nothing to do with Breonna. He also has a bond set at $15,000 cash. Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove were not indicted by the grand jury.
Social media was heartbroken and frustrated by the news. Black lives matter advocate Tamika Mallory offered advice on what the next steps should be.
Celebrities like Kehlani, Rapsody, Common, Snoop Dogg, and more shared their thoughts on the ruling. Take a look:
burn. it. down.
— Kehlani (@Kehlani) September 23, 2020
Breonna Taylor is not listed as a victim in this idictment. The wanton endangerment is for the bullets entering other peoples apartments through the walls. The initials of the victims listed did not include BT.
This indictment ignores the murder of #BreonnaTaylor.
— Gregg Housh (@GreggHoush) September 23, 2020
JUSTICE. FOR. BREONNA. TAYLOR. https://t.co/Tc82SZ9QRO
— COMMON (@common) September 23, 2020
What is most insulting is that the recommended charges aren't even in response to the MURDER of Breonna Taylor, but to the POTENTIAL injury of other people in the apartment…..
— Yara shahidi (@YaraShahidi) September 23, 2020
Don’t Be A Fool This Decision On Not Charging The Officers (In My Opinion) Was Intentionally Put Out At This Time To Influence The Election!! U Waited This Long Why Not Wait Until After The Election!!!!! U Hoping It Cause Violence So It Can Be Used As A Political Tool!!!
— Plies (@plies) September 23, 2020