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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Ruling is In: One Officer Indicted on Wanton Endangerment (But Not for Breonna's Death), Other Officers Not Charged ...


A wanton endangerment charge - *for the bullet that landed in her neighbor's apartment - NOT for Breonna's death.*

"(1)A person is guilty of wanton endangerment in the first degree when, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, he wantonly engages in conduct which creates a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person. 
(2) Wanton endangerment in the first degree is a Class D felony."

Okay, being that we have friends that are cops and friends who are people of color - and friends who are cops of color - I have tried every which way in the world to make sense of this ruling, looking at it from both sides.

However, the fact is -  this ruling just doesn't make any sense.

Because if the reason they were shooting at Kenneth - who shot first, thinking they were her ex-boyfriend barging in - was self-defense - then why make any charges at all?

And you're telling me the stray bullet in the neighbor's apartment is legally considered wanton endangerment, but shooting Breonna 5 times, while she lay unarmed in bed, isn't wanton endangerment?

Erm - did y'all not read the legal definition of wanton endangerment, according to Kentucky law?!?

Dohkay, Daniel "Uncle Tom" Cameron.

Seriously - there is no way to look at this ruling that makes any sense at all.

I at least expected the charges related to her death, and at the very least, a charge of manslaughter?!?

But her death as the result of stray bullets fired at Kenneth isn't even legally wanton endangerment - just the bullet that went into the neighbor's door??

No other charges were made, to include the other officers who participated in the "no-knock" raid.

And again, may I remind you that this was a wrongful raid - Breonna's ex-boyfriend was using her address, to have packages delivered to her address, that he picked up, without her knowledge. 

This isn't enough, and really, it makes no sense - and I know it won't be enough to stop protests and rioting.

Louisville may be set on fire, later tonight. We shall see.

God, help us :(



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