An injustice has definitely been served to the Taylor family when the grand jury announced only one officer would be charged relating to Breonna’s neighbors, but no charges filed relating to the officers taking the young lady’s life. The announcement was met with widespread disdain from celebrities, politicians, activists, and millions across the country.
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Ben Crump, attorney who represents Taylor’s family called the ruling “heartbreaking and outrageous”. He then went on to say he believes that Walker had the right to defend his home. “I believe Kenneth Walker was absolutely within his right to defend his castle, have his Second Amendment rights because they always believed that these were intruders. You heard from the present tense on the 911 call. You could tell what his mentality is.”
With many celebrities expressing their outrage, Charles Barkley has a different viewpoint that he’s shared, saying it’s not the same as in other cases. On the TNT pregame show for the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets game four of the Western Conference Finals, Barkley stated, ”I don’t think this one was like Floyd or Arbery and things like that. I feel sad that this young lady lost her life,” he continued. “I think this one was — the no-knock warrant is something we need to get rid of … across the board. But I am worried to lump all these situations in together…
Charles Barkley says you can’t put the Breonna Taylor case in the same situation as George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery because her boyfriend shot at the police pic.twitter.com/8dMjVMZp39— gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 25, 2020
“But we do have to take into account that her boyfriend sh-t at the cops and sh-t a cop,” he went on. “So like I say, even though I am really sorry she lost her life, I just don’t think we can put this in the same situation as George or Ahmaud.”
The former NBA player received an immediate onset of backlash on social media after his comments from fans who believed his information was inaccurate, stating, no her boyfriend took aim at home intruders.