All along, the BLM crowd has been screaming that Breonna Taylor was an innocent person who was gunned down illegally by police during a no-knock raid on the wrong home. I believed them, and this was one of the few times that I saw eye to eye with them.
Until this morning, when I ran across this story from Blue Lives Matter.
I was facing a conundrum- I had two narratives from two different sources, both with reasons to spin the story. So I went to local news sources. Reading this, it appears like Breonna Taylor was involved heavily in the drug trade.
In fact, the car that contained this murder victim was rented by Breonna Taylor. The victim had been shot to death before crashing into a telephone pole.
The mayor of Louisville is angry that the documents were leaked, claiming that the police must have leaked them to sway public opinion and influence the investigation. So what? The mayor himself has attempted to sway the investigation and hurt the police. It’s about time that the cops get to tell their side of things. Note that the mayor doesn’t deny that the documents are truthful, he merely questions the timing of their release.
The Louisville Urban League, who has been leading the protests proclaiming that Taylor was an innocent woman gunned down by police, had this to say:
“What we want to say back is it doesn’t justify her death.”
The fact that they lied about her innocence tells me that there is more to this story. If you have the truth on your side, why lie?
Breonna Taylor was involved in the illegal distribution of drugs, and is involved in some way with at least one murder. Her ex-boyfriend was driving her car while buying and selling drugs. She was handling large amounts of drug money- at least $29,000 in cash.
Did she deserve to die? No.
Was she tied to the illegal narcotics trade? Yes.
Was she most likely a criminal? Yes.
Were the police to blame for her death? No. That distinction goes to Taylor and her criminal activities.