Breonna Taylor’s death is creating chaos in the entire country in the US as police cops who were on to a narcotics raid accidentally killed her.
Breonna was a 26-years old young, black nurse whose death at the hands of white cops have yet inflamed the BLM protests. The murder of George Floyd had already created a fiasco as nationwide protests erupted. People from all over the globe are demanding justice for Geroge Floyd by convicting the cops involved as murderers. This case was not yet solved in the best way so far, yet another tragic incident with another black person took place.
Why did the cops raid Breconna’s house in the first place?
On 13th March, a group of cops swamped Breconna’s house in search of narcotics. They suspected her boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, who is a convicted drug dealer in a narcotics-related deal. Breonna was in bed with her boyfriend when she heard a banging on the door.
A judge gave the cops warrants to carry an investigation at her place because her boyfriend was using her address to receive packages. Whereas, Breonna herself did not have any criminal history. The officers also had a ‘no-knock’ permission to enter the property without getting permission from the owner first.
When the cops arrived, the guard thought it was Glover. He opened fire hitting a cop’s leg owing to which he got the surgery.
How did Breonna die?
When the guard shot a cop, the police officers shot back and it was a total of 32 rounds. Breonna got up from the bed and she was going to somewhere safe when a bullet hit her. She died on her way to the hallway floor.
Mr. Cameron, a Republican and also the first black attorney general of the state, said the cops had no such warrant. He also said that they decided not to search the house after the shooting.
The involved cops also made errors like they mentioned they did not use any force in opening the door. Whereas, the fact is they used battering ram. They also said Ms. Taylor did not receive any injury whereas she died at the moment.
What did are the court’s decisions so far?
The Metro Police Department fired Mr. Hankinson in June over wanton and blindly opening 10 fire rounds. Meanwhile, they reassigned Mr. Mattingly and Mr. Cosgrove from their duties. According to the reports, the police department is interviewing 6 cops in relation to the incident.
Mr. Mattingly wrote an email to 1000 colleagues mentioning how the authorities are mishandling the case. He wrote that the criminals are autonomous and they demonize the good cops.
The jury in the court, however, has given its verdict. And according to it, they are charging Mr.Hankinson only with ‘wanton endangerment’ and not the murder of Ms. Taylor. The jury did not charge the other two officers who also had involvement.
Wanton Endangerment is the lowest felony charge according to which, the criminal will serve 5-years in prison per count. The jury charged Mr.Hankinson with 3 counts which means he will stay 15 years in prison.
What is the public’s reaction?
This decision of the jury is enraging the public and nationwide protests are erupting. The city administration has applied a state of emergency throughout the city and national guards are coming to protect the citizens.
The whole nation believes that the court did not serve justice to Ms. Taylor. As per public sentiments, the court should charge cops with murder charges.
However, Mr. Cameron says that mob justice is not justice and violence is not justice as well rather it becomes revenge.
What do you think of this verdict of the court guys? Do you think the court served the justice to Ms. Taylor?