Breonna Taylor Shooting: One of Moms Demand Action’s buddies is the chief of police
Updated: May 31, 2020
We’ve all heard the story by now:
The shooting death of Breonna Taylor, 26, by police during a raid at her home in Louisville, Kentucky, has sparked outrage around the country and a demand for answers.
On Thursday, the city's mayor and police chief asked the U.S. Justice Department and the FBI to review the police department's internal investigation into the shooting. The Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron also announced that he was asked to serve as a special prosecutor.
Breonna Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, were asleep in their apartment when just before 1 a.m. on March 13 three plainclothes officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department arrived to execute a search warrant in a drug case.
The two believed their apartment was being broken into when police busted through the door, according to a lawsuit by Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer.
Walker called 911, grabbed a gun and fired, shooting an officer in the leg. He had a license to carry and kept firearms in the home, and Taylor was unarmed.
According to The Courier-Journal in Louisville, a judge had approved a "no-knock" search warrant, meaning police could enter the home without identifying themselves
Asleep at 1am and a no-knock Raid. Anyone would grab their gun and prepare to defend themselves. This was a reckless and stupid decision by the Louisville Metro PD. So, who’s the Chief of Police?
At what point is Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer going to say that enough is enough and finally admit he made a huge mistake eight years ago when he brought Steve Conrad back to Louisville and named him police chief.
It’s been a never-ending cycle of drama and skyrocketing murder rates ever since Conrad returned to the city where he began his career in 1980.
The death of Breonna Taylor should be the last straw.
Look who Chief Conrad is buddies with (be sure to watch the video in the link):
On Thursday, Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad joined Metro Council members and the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to discuss local efforts to solve the problem.
I love the thumbnail image of that article.
And goes without saying that he supports gun control (unless his own department commits “gun violence“):
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Police Chief Steve Conrad voiced support for local gun legislation, Conrad noting the approach to gun violence should be “multifaceted.”
The department as a whole?
On June 7, 2019, the Louisville Police joined Moms Demand Action to rally against our right to bear arms. Perhaps this will be a learning moment for the readers of this article.
When I reached out for comment from Louisville Metro, I asked the following questions: “A post you all made showing that one o