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People are mad that the Kentucky attorney general name-checked Breonna Taylor

A lot of people noted charges haven't been brought up against the cops that killed Breonna Taylor.

 

Libby Cohen

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Published Aug 26, 2020

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron mentioned Breonna Taylor during his Republican National Convention (RNC) speech last night, and people were quick to point out that he is in charge of the investigation into the cops that killed her.

Taylor was shot and killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky in March. Her death ignited a national campaign to arrest the cops who killed her, and that continued as Cameron name-dropped Taylor on Tuesday night.

The police killings of Taylor, George Floyd, and others have become a rallying cry of Black Lives Matter protests across the country against police brutality and racism.

Unlike the officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck causing his death, the officers who shot and killed Taylor have not been charged.

“In fact, it was general Dwight Eisenhower, a future Republican president, who said democracy is a system that recognizes the equality of humans before the law,” Cameron said in his speech. “Whether you are the family of Breonna Taylor or David Dorn, these are the ideals that will heal our nation’s wounds.”

David Dorn was a Black police officer killed during Missouri protests in June.

But Cameron saying Taylor’s name while criminal charges have not yet been filed as part of the investigation he is leading was too much for people online. Cameron recently said he was waiting for ballistic tests results.

“Keep Breonna Taylor’s name out your mouth bitch @kyoag,” one person tweeted.

“Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, whose job it is to decide if there should be charges brought against the officers who killed Breonna Taylor, is speaking at the Republican National Convention. Make of that what you will,” Atlantic writer Jemele Hill tweeted.

“Ohh so the Kentucky AG has time to speak at the RNC but no time to arrest the cops that killed Breonna Taylor. Cool, cool, cool.” another one added.

There were several others. Many of the tweets seemed perplexed Cameron would say her name while still not charging the officers.

Cameron was elected in 2019 as the first Black attorney general of Kentucky. He pledged his vote to President Donald Trump last night.

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*First Published: Aug 26, 2020, 11:10 am CDT