I was expecting this. The system is the problem. So you can't fix the problem using the system.
Get rid of no-knock warrants and have rules about shooting at all when in a dense living situation (apartments, condos, townhouses,etc), for starters. As long as these things are allowed, no police officer is going to be indicted for doing these things.
I’m also livid about what an armed militia (white supremacists) might do tonight, may no more lives be lost.
I understand. There is actual video of theseI’m just so sad, outraged and at a loss. I’m also livid about what an armed militia (white supremacists) might do tonight, may no more lives be lost.
If you push into someone's house without knocking (rather than knocking and having them let you in) when it's the middle of the night and the people who live there are asleep, even if you say "Police" on your way in, there is no way anyone is going to be able to make sense of what is happening. Saying "oh we announced ourselves" is just CYA. A no-knock warrant is, by its nature, unannounceable.there is some dispute about whether they announced themselves).
Because they have been videod piggy backing off the BLM protests and causing mayhem. Remember umbrella man? Stop pinning the violence on one side.What? What does this have to do with alleged "armed militia" (white supremacists)?? It's BLM activists and crazy, spoiled, leftist Marxists that are rioting, burning, looting.
The mother verified when she met with the officers the guns they were referring to were BB guns.Before the officers walked up to Linden’s house, one of the three officers present, a woman, is heard questioning whether they should approach the house if no one else inside is in danger, and even suggests calling their sergeant and getting another opinion on how department policy calls for handling the situation.
“If it’s a psych problem and (the mom) is out of the house, I don’t see why we should even approach, in my opinion. ... I’m not about to get in a shooting because (the boy) is upset, sorry,” the officer is heard saying on her body camera.
“Especially when he hates cops,” an officer replies.
“Yeah, if no one is in the house, no one is in danger ... sorry, I’m not about to get in a shooting. Especially if he’s fleeing from us and throwing guns out the window,” she said.
The "witnesses" all said that the police did not announce themselves. Now one has changed his story, and all of a sudden, oops way after their initial statements, they are saying they did.
How is this relevant?
Because the left-wing media is reporting and repeating lies and distortions to fan the flames.
What happened to Taylor is unacceptable and tragic, but it's not an excuse for lies.
The police knocked. Two investigations and Walker himself confirm this. Yet many in the media keep reporting the myth that they did not.
Cops are being shot at protests in the name of Breonna Taylor. Yet many media outlets are reporting these as peaceful or mostly peaceful
“But because of what happened to two police officers I am going to give it a pass”
The police officers put themselves in danger by executing a no-knock warrant that they were told not to execute and did so anyway. One person hearing one person announce themselves using the word “police” is not an announcement. Twelve other neighbors heard nothing. That is insufficient. They put themselves in danger by executing a warrant for an individual that they already had in custody. They put themselves in danger by firing 32 shots blindly into an apartment(s), one of those bullets narrowly missing a f*cking furnace that could have potentially killed everyone in the building. I, for one, am not going to pat those officers on the back for reckless behavior. If you can justify all of that in your mind, that’s on you. I could go on, but it’s too early in the morning. And let’s be clear. There’s no way that LMPD would have paid a $12 million settlement if they didn’t know that what they did was wrong. Frankly, I think they paid it hoping to stop the digging and investigating, in order to placate citizens of Louisville and the rest of the country. And now they’ve got the National Guard down there because they knew those people would lose their minds when the grand jury findings were announced. I don’t condone violence, but what did you guys think was going to happen? As a black woman, as a former first responder, I’m horrified by all of this. That could have been me, my sister, or anyone I know.Absolutely not. I stand with Rand Paul and others in demanding a ban on no-knock warrants (regardless of whether one was used here). I applaud the Louisville police for firing the police chief, requiring body cameras, and banning no-knock warrants. Police throughout the country must adopt these same reforms so that this never happens again.
I won't join the bandwagon condemning the police officers whose lives were recklessly put into clear and immediate danger. People want them to go to prison for defending their lives (because blue lives don't matter, and all cops deserve to die, according to some in the Democratic party).
I also won't stand by and let this tragedy turn into left wing propaganda and excuses for violence and shooting police at "peaceful protests."
So a sleeping woman deserved what she got because her boyfriend. That’s a new level of misogyny right there.
One sad and unfortunate lesson that I have learned recently is that if you haven’t had the Supreme Court decide whether you have the same rights as others, you have privilege. And there are people with privilege who will say and do anything to justify and keep it. I feel like that is one of my biggest life’s lessons in the last 4 years. It is sad, but true. And then we have people who don’t have privilege but align themselves with people who have it just so that they can acquire it.So a sleeping woman deserved what she got because her boyfriend. That’s a new level of misogyny right there.