Dear 100 Hour Board,
Can you share your thoughts and feelings about the outcome of the grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor?
Dear Sacred Rage,
I was gonna write up something but I can't even express words at this point.
The only thing I will add is how sickening it is that some people are digging into Breonna's past to try and justify her death. It's akin to saying we're okay with the police killing anyone they want for any reason, as long as they can find something - anything - negative in their past after the fact to justify their death.
-guppy of doom
Am I surprised? Absolutely not. Of all of the recent killings by police officers this is the one that I thought would least likely result in a conviction because even though the police entered unannounced on a warrant for someone who was already arrested, they had a warrant and police officers get insane amounts of protection in the USA.
Am I furious? Absolutely. It is crazy that the police basically get to do whatever they want and face no consequences.
I am also sickened by the people who defend the cops and talk about their due process. Due processes? Where was that for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tamir Rice, Elijah McClain, Jacob Blake, and more? Innocent people who were killed based on suspicion. I am sickened by people that reach into the past of people like George Floyd to try and explain why we don't need to feel bad for the murdered Black person. A past criminal record does not warrant the death penalty without jury. The cops had The US Justice system has shown time and time again that being Black in this country is suspicious and punishable by death.
If our justice system doesn't change drastically and fast then more innocent lives will continue to be taken. I am sad and heartbroken for America but especially for the family of Breonna Taylor.