If you thought the Ahmaud Arbery murder was horrifying, the police murder of Breonna Taylor and the arrest of her licensed-gunowner boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who “stood his ground” when the police barged into their apartment in the middle of the night, may be even worse.
Breonna and Kenneth were asleep when, just before 1AM on March 13, three plainclothes officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department arrived to execute a no-knock search warrant in a drug case. Hearing the noise, Breonna and Kenneth believed their apartment was being broken into; Walker, who has a license to carry and kept firearms in the home, called 911, grabbed a gun, entered the living room and began firing at the intruders, shooting an officer in the leg.
The officers began "blindly firing" more than 20 shots into the apartment. Breonna Taylor, a former EMT worker, was shot eight times and died. Walker was arrested and charged with assault and attempted murder on a police officer.
This all happened because Louisville police officers, shown below, executed a no-knock search warrant on Taylor in a drug case involving a man who lived in a different part of the city … a different part of the city. Police claim that man was using Taylor’s apartment to receive mail, stash money or keep drugs, and claim that Taylor’s car was seen parked in front of a “drug house” connected to that man.
Breonna Taylor and Kenneth Walker had no criminal history or drug convictions, and no drugs were found in the apartment during the raid.
Better still, before the police busted into the Taylor-Walker home the very man they were looking for was already in custody.
And yet Breonna Taylor was murdered and Kenneth Walker was arrested in a ‘Stand Your Ground’ state … because they were sleeping while black?
Ask yourself what you would do, if you were sleeping in the middle of the night and heard someone trying to break into your home. If you had a gun would you use it? If you are white would the police just start shooting randomly into the house?
Or is that just Black Americans?