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What actually happened to Breonna Taylor? And who is this Jake Gardner? Well, both people died in tragic ways but the difference is in the details, which you have likely yet been presented by the media. Here are the facts, they lead to the truth. Enjoy!
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Taylor, 26, an emergency medical worker, was shot five times by the officers after they entered her home during a drug investigation on March 13.
Police had obtained warrants for multiple locations linked to Jamarcus Glover, an alleged crack cocaine dealer. One of them included Taylor’s apartment, where she lived with her younger sister. Law enforcement believed Glover was using Taylor’s apartment as his current address and had been receiving mail and packages there.
No drugs found
This is irrelevant
The judge who signed the warrant agreed there was sufficient evidence to search the residence. This is not no the police.
Glover was already in custody. The warrant was for evidence, not Glover.
Taylor and her boyfriend (Kenneth Walker) we in bed watching a movie.
Police knock and announce
“Our intent was to give her give plenty of time to come to the door because they said she was probably there alone,” said Mattingly, who was one of the three officers who discharged their weapons inside Taylor’s home.
“The Louisville police officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death ‘knocked and announced’ themselves — and did not execute a ‘no-knock warrant’ as previously believed, Kentucky’s attorney general said Wednesday,” per the New York Post. “At a press conference, AG Daniel Cameron said a neighbor corroborated cops’ claims that they knocked on Taylor’s apartment door and announced themselves as police in the early hours of March 13.”
They walk down hallway toward door, gun in Walker’s hand.
Walker shot Mattingly in the leg, severing his femoral artery.
Says he though they were intruders
Three cops returned fire, shooting more than 20 rounds into Taylor’s apartment.
Two officers involved in the shooting, Sgt. John Mattingly and Det. Myles Cosgrove, were not charged, despite FBI ballistics evidence showing that Cosgrove fired the bullet that ultimately killed Breonna Taylor. Cameron noted that, based on the evidence, Walker, not Cosgrove, fired first, setting off a tragic chain of events.
“Our investigation found that Mattingly and Cosgrove were justified in their use of force after having been fired on by Kenneth Walker,”
Hankinson fired for "blindly" firing 10 rounds into Taylor's apartment
“A person is guilty of wanton endangerment in the first degree when, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, he wantonly engages in conduct which creates a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person,” the statute reads.
This relates to the people in the adjacent apartment
“A neighbor filed a lawsuit against the officers involved in the raid. The lawsuit claims, among other things, that a man was nearly shot, that law enforcement "spray[ed] gunfire into Chelsey Napper's apartment with a total disregard for the value of human life" and "A bullet that was shot from the defendant police officers' gun flew inches past Cody Etherton's head while he was in the hallway of Chelsey Napper's apartment". The man is unidentified; Napper is understood to be a pregnant woman and Etherton is understood to be a child.
5 through a window
At least 5 through sliding glass door
Shit ton of casings outside door and in parking lot
Jake Gardner: Omaha Bar owner
wreck-less driving and 3rd degree assault
CCW charge was dropped
James Scurlock: guy who attacked bar owner
arrested for robbery and use of a firearm to commit a felony during a HOME INVASION where a group of black males entered the location and threatened four residents with handguns.
Scurlock's charges were later amended to burglary, moving from a Class 2 to a Class 3 felony, and he was sentenced to 3-5 years in prison beginning Sept. 22nd, 2015. Scurlock served less than a year of his sentence, being released on Aug. 12th of 2016. Scurlock was also found guilty of assault and battery charges in January of 2019, for which he served one day in jail. Additionally, Scurlock plead guilty to third degree domestic assault this past February, serving a 90-day jail sentence.
“I certainly understand the pain that has been brought about by the tragic loss of Ms. Taylor,” he said. “I understand that as a Black man — how painful this is, which is why it was so incredibly important to make sure that we did everything we possibly could to uncover every fact.”
“Our reaction to the truth is the society we want to be,” Cameron continued. “Do we really want the truth? Or do we want a truth that fits our narrative? Do we want the facts? Are we content to blindly accept our own version of events? We, as a community, must make this decision.”
“There will be celebrities, influencers, and activists who having never lived in Kentucky, will try to tell us how to feel, suggesting they understood the facts of this case and that they know our community and the commonwealth better than we do,” he concluded. “They don’t.”
Do we want the truth? Or do we just want to feel justified in our childish emotional tantrums? The mainstream media keeps telling us, “it’s ok, you should be angry, the whole system is out to get you. Go ahead, smash some windows, throw a few bricks at the cops, (whisper) maybe even shoot a few. You have a right to be mad!!” BLM continues to provide false narratives absent actual facts or evidence or understanding of the law. White liberals feel guilty if they don’t go along so they do.
People are dying. Good people. Innocent people on behalf of the criminals many in our society has chosen to defend.
Tragedy happens. It doesn’t always have to be about race.
“The truth shall set us free, and maybe that’s why so many people don’t want to find it. “
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