According to a report from The Daily Wire, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday that four officers, current and former, that work on the Louisville Metro Police Department, have now been given federal charges for their part in the raid on the apartment of Breonna Taylor that led to her death.
Back in September 2020, Kentucky GOP Attorney General Daniel Cameron made the announcement that none of the officers involved in the Taylor raid would be indicted for murder. The death of the 26-year-old woman led to a slew of racially motivated protests and violent riots.
“Garland announced Joshua Jaynes, Brett Hankison, Kelly Goodlett, and Kyle Meany had been slapped with charges for several alleged crimes, including lying to obtain a warrant that was used to search the home, the New York Times reported,” the Daily Wire reported.
Garland went on to say that by allegedly lying, some of the officers involved, “violated federal civil rights laws, and that those violations resulted in Ms. Taylor’s death.”
After federal law enforcement authorities began to investigate the incident, Garland went on to say that three of the now-charged officers misled investigators, with two of them apparently agreeing to “tell investigators a false story.”
Taylor was killed by shots fired from the weapons of plainclothes officers who raided her home in Louisville, Kentucky in March 2020.
The Daily Wire said, “Though the mainstream narrative surrounding Taylor’s death initially promoted the idea that she was killed when officers raided her home without knocking, media reports, testimony, and a statement from AG Cameron indicate that officers involved did knock before the raid.”
The raid was a tragic incident, but it is clearly being used by the left as a means of justifying hatred and distrust of police officers. Leftists have been pushing that particular narrative for quite some time, well before Obama left office.
Why are they doing so?
Well, there’s a lot of speculation as to why this might be part of their plan to push the radical progressive agenda down on Americans.
One line of reasoning is that the radical left is trying to so squash police officers under their thumbs by ruining their reputations, that at some point later down the road, law enforcement officers will be willing to do whatever they are told to do, even if what they are told to do is in violation of the people’s rights, in order to not be targeted by hate and vitriol.
The other is that the left is afraid police will actually stand up and protect the people and their rights and disobey their orders to enforce unconstitutional laws, therefore, they are trying to justify stripping cops of their funding and removing them as a means of getting them out of the way.
All of this is pure speculation, but you can guarantee this narrative exists for a reason and whatever the left has in mind, it isn’t good.
Therefore, support your local law enforcement department. Let them know you appreciate the hard work they do every day to protect you and your family.