by James Lane
The Latest Excuse
Images of criminals violently attacking police like the one above have become a sad familiarity across the United States as independent journalists risk their lives to expose the lies of the mainstream media.
This exposure presents a sad new enemy to the American public. Just as the mafia once did decades ago, terror organizations such as ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter look for any excuse to hold hard-working American citizens hostage.
Their latest excuse to cause chaos? The death of Breonna Taylor.
What Actually Happened to Breonna Taylor?
In the midnight hours of March 13th, 2020, police entered the stairwell of the beige and bricked apartments at 3003 Springfield Drive in Louisville, Kentucky, and knocked loudly on the door of unit number four.
Identifying themselves loudly as "POLICE," the officers then proceeded to breach the apartment with a battering ram. In a report given by Breonna Taylor's boyfriend (Kenneth Walker), she yelled, "WHO IS IT?" as police were knocking, dispelling any misconception that Taylor was asleep in bed.
At this point, Walker grabs a loaded pistol and enters the hallway of their apartment with Taylor a step behind him. As police break down Taylor's door and enter the apartment, Taylor opens fire, and a police officer (Jonathan Mattingly) is struck in the leg and goes down.
Immediately after being fired upon, the remaining officers (Brett Hankison and Miles Cosgrove) responded with deadly force, missing Walker, but fatally wounding Taylor, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Who Was Breonna Taylor?
Breonna Taylor was a 26-year-old emergency room technician at the center of the shooting discussed above. Painted as a model citizen and aspiring nurse, the left would have you believe the cops hunted her down in cold blood. In fact, nothing is further from the truth.
You see, Breonna Taylor led a double life. On the one hand, she was a former EMT working as an emergency room technician who looked to be working towards her future goals. The truth is that she was being investigated for drug trafficking.
Taylor's had been seen multiple times transporting packages between known drug houses not limited to January 2nd and January 16th of 2020. Those houses were associated with Jamarcus Glover (Taylor's ex-boyfriend) and Adrian Walker.
This wasn't the first time Taylor had been involved in criminal activity. In 2016 Breonna Taylor rented a car for Glover, which was later found to contain the dead body of a man known as "Rambo."
He was riddled with bullets.
People have argued that Breonna Taylor was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but actually, her name was on the warrant.
The search warrant named Jamarcus Glover, Adrian Walker, and Breonna Taylor for some serious reasons. According to the warrant, police were there in search of:
"Marijuana, cocaine, heroin, meth, and all illegal narcotics or paraphernalia as described in violation of KRS 218A. Any monies that are proceeds from drug trafficking. Any safes that are used to store illegal narcotics or money. Any weapons that may be used to protect illegal narcotics or money. Any paperwork that may be a record of narcotics sales or that may indicate the transportation, concealment, or sales of narcotics. Any paper that may be evidence of individuals living in the residence. Any documents, to include mail matter, which may indicate financial activities stemming from illegal activity. Any electronic recording media, computers, software, cameras, or other such devices that may be used to hold or document illegal narcotics activities in violation of KRS 218A. Any items that may be evidence of other violations of the Kentucky Revised Statutes."
Even though police knocked and identified themselves, this was a "no-knock" warrant issued by Judge Mary Shaw. Not only did police unintentionally shoot and kill suspect Breonna Taylor, but police also found zero evidence in the apartment. There was plenty of reason to assume that evidence would be found, but in this case, there was nothing to find.
Knowing what we now know, did the police have the right to enter Breonna Taylor's home in the first place?
We look to the Fourth Amendment for guidance.
The Fourth Amendment
The Fourth Amendment was passed by Congress on September 25th, 1789, and ratified in 1791.
The Fourth Amendment protects and proclaims:
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
We have heard many argue that Taylor's Fourth Amendment rights were violated, yet there's a keyword people seem to be missing. That keyword is "probable cause."
In 1980, Payton V. New York, 445 U.S. 573, clarified that searches and seizures inside a home without a warrant are presumptively unreasonable, yet this is negated if there is probable cause to search and exigent circumstances.
Was there probable cause? A judge signed the warrant.
A Judge Signed the Warrant
Some allege that 30th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Mary Shaw violated Breonna Taylor's constitutional rights by signing the warrant that brought us to her death back in March. There are plenty of pages across the internet calling for her resignation, with some going as far as calling for her impeachment. This rash judgment from far-left extremist groups and ill-informed individuals goes entirely against the evidence at hand.
There's an accusation that Judge Shaw signed five warrants in twelve minutes, which is absolute nonsense as Shaw's reputation speaks for itself. All warrants are presented with a written affidavit and presentation of evidence, and a judge must carefully review this before placing their name upon the legal document.
All evidence shows that Judge Shaw did just that.
Upon reviewing all of the information provided with the warrant, Judge Shaw did her job and made the careful judgment that probable cause for this search did, in fact, exist.
Problems on Both Sides
With police entering the apartment upon the conditions of a search warrant and probable cause and Breonna Taylor's boyfriend firing the first shot at the officers, this case becomes a sticky situation.
Did the police find any evidence? No. Did the police have evidence of Taylor's involvement and the possibility of drugs moving from location to location? Yes.
Did a police officer get shot? Yes. Does that merit return fire? Yes. Do police have an obligation to return fire in the safest manner possible? Yes.
The result was the death of Breonna Taylor, with dozens of rounds being discharged. Some of those bullets went through the wall of the apartment while surprisingly, the shooter, Taylor's boyfriend, was unharmed. The evidence seems to show a panicked firefight as opposed to the narrative of racist murder. In this panic, the suspect listed on the warrant was unintentionally caught in the crossfire.
A Family Compensated
In response to the unintentional shooting death of Breonna Taylor, the city of Louisville settled with the Taylor family for twelve million dollars. Not only did the Taylor family receive a considerable settlement, not only were the police fired, but the city also agreed to make substantial reforms to the way it polices its residents. Some of the changes include:
Hiring social workers
Encouraging community service among officers
Mandatory EMS response for all search warrants
With the accidental nature of the shooting, the substantial settlement received by the Taylor's, and the implemented policy reforms, logic tells us that this incident should have been over.
Instead of things calming down, they were just heating up.
The Case Against the Cops
We have already established the facts of this case. A legal warrant is issued, the cops serve the warrant, a cop is shot, the cops return fire, Breonna Taylor is killed, bullets go through the wall.
That's the gist of it.
In most states, when someone shoots at the police, this ensures that the police will not be charged if they shoot back, and in Kentucky, this stands true.
Is it possible Walker believed a burglar was breaking in? Sure. Did he have to shoot first? No. Because of this, along with the fact that the police had a legal warrant, no criminal charges were made in the case of Breonna Taylor's death.
In Kentucky, the law shows us that endangering the neighbors with reckless return fire justifiably warrants three counts of "wanton endangerment." That was the only charge against one officer (Brett Hankison).
After the September 23rd court decision to charge Hankison with three first-degree felonies of wanton endangerment, the far left and its terror organizations (Antifa and Black Lives Matter) quickly mobilized violent riots across the United States.
In Seattle, a police officer was struck from behind with a metal bat while in Los Angeles, people were ripped from their cars. Two police officers were shot in Louisville the night of the decision, and riots broke out in both Oakland and San Diego. On Friday, rioters in Portland three a Molotov cocktail at police.
As the Proudboys gather in Portland Oregan to counter-protest the violent leftist organizations, the Governor declares a state of emergency.
So Who's Actually at Fault?
The simple answer to this question isn't one you are expecting. You see, the police aren't at fault, nor is anyone involved with the case. The judge didn't mess up when she signed the warrants, and the cops didn't do anything wrong when the fired back at Walker. The real bad guys here are the far-left terror groups Black Lives Matter and Antifa, coupled with the mainstream media's divisive reporting tactics.
Think about what happened here.
This is a woman involved with the drug dealer lifestyle who got mixed up with the wrong people. It doesn't matter that she was African American. This woman had done enough drug dealer-ish things to have her name on a warrant.
Has your name ever been on a warrant?
Would you shoot at the police?
So the police do their job and defend themselves, and unfortunately, Breonna Taylor dies. Remember, this is after her boyfriend shoots one of the cops. The boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, got Breonna Taylor killed by shooting a cop when he was legally serving a warrant with his team.
Kenneth Walker is lucky to be alive.
In response to this, the left seizes upon every opportunity to manipulate the public by creating civil unrest and division, stoking the flames between the rich and the poor while pretending that a race war is brewing.
Black Lives Matter and Antifa call for unrest and chaos, terrorizing citizens and destroying parts of major cities across the united states. Instead of reporting the truth to the American public, the mainstream media creates their own narrative, purposely skewing the facts and manipulating the data.
The fact of the matter is that the Breonna Taylor case is relatively cut and dry, and judgment has been determined.
If the left wasn't desperately seeking to regain power in an election year, this unfortunate incident would have already been forgotten.
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