We all saw and heard Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announce to the world that there would be no charges against the cops who went to the Home of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor to serve a no-knock warrant, and ended up putting eight (8) bullets in her.
The only officer to face any charge at all in the case, has been an endangerment charge against Detective Brett Hankison formerly of the Louisville Police Department.
Hankison was fired as protest erupted surrounding the case.
Here is the skin-folk Attorney General detailing the sequence of events as the Police reported to him, not as an independent investigator whose duty it is to get to the truth, to do due diligence on behalf of the public.
Attorney-General Cameron’s statements immediately drew criticisms, condemnation, and ridicule at the time.
Without assuming too much from the sequence of events, Attorney-General Cameron appears to be acting on behalf of the cops who killed Ms. Taylor, rather than in the interest of justice.
Judge for yourselves from the video below, whether Attorney General Daniel Cameron appeared to be an independent investigator, or whether he is a bought and paid for tool of the Louisville police?
According to fresh Reporting from NBC, A grand juror who heard evidence in the Breonna Taylor probe said Tuesday that the grand jury didn’t agree that her death was justified, a disclosure that came after a Kentucky judge ordered records in the proceedings released to show if “publicly elected officials are being honest.”
In a statement, “Grand Juror #1,” as the person has been identified by lawyer Kevin Glogower, said that the only charge presented during the proceedings was wanton endangerment.
Daniel Cameron wanted no charges against the officers, so he presented no indictable evidence to the grand jury.
In essence, Daniel Cameron used up the time, purporting to be running an investigation, supposedly hoping for tensions to die down, then presented a bogus case for indictment on minor endangerment charges against Hankinson.
The reporting detailed that In a statement, the grand juror said that homicide laws were not explained during the proceedings, even though the panel asked about them.
“Questions were asked about the additional charges and the grand jury was told there would be none because the prosecutors didn’t feel they could make them stick,” the statement said. “The grand jury didn’t agree that certain actions were justified, nor did it decide the indictment should be the only charges in the Breonna Taylor case.”
The grand juror added that self-defense and justification laws were not explained either.
Cameron has said that he disagrees with the Judge’s ruling but will not appeal it. Grand juries are closed events, they act on whatever information prosecutors give to them to consider.
African-Americans have always complained that prosecutors use the grand jury process to protect killer cops from being brought to justice.
We saw that on full display after Erica Garner was murdered by NYPD thugs in broad daylight on camera.
Cameron argues that as a special prosecutor, it was his decision to ask for an indictment on charges that could be proven under Kentucky law. Adding that he remained confident in the presentation made to the grand jury.
The fact is that Cameron’s arguments sound plausible enough, nevertheless, much of what he told the public in the video above is at odds with what the grand juror has been saying.
Whether or not Daniel Cameron’s statements are true that he could not prove a single charge against the officers who killed Ms. Taylor is open to speculation and may even be true.
However, at the same time all across America people of color continue to suffer at the hands of corrupt police, prosecutors judges, and an entire system that continues to coalesce in perpetuating the cancer of injustice, robbing the people of their rights, dignity, and their very existence.
Mike Beckles is a former police Detective corporal, businessman, freelance writer, he is a black achiever honoree, and publisher of the blog mikebeckles.com.
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