On Friday, March, 13, 2020, in Louisville, KY, an incident occurred that helped to fan the flames of a growing racial conflagration that arose from the smoldering embers of past racial conflicts that would add to the turmoil that is 2020. Breonna Taylor, a former EMT worker, was supposedly gunned down while she peacefully slept in her apartment by three white officers who just burst through her door and indiscriminately proceeded to sprinkle the dwelling with pepper. Breonna was hit several times (some accounts say she was hit either five, six, or eight times) and would die within minutes, supposedly while the police victoriously stood over her body and denying her any medical help.
Fast-forward to September 25, 2020 and the three officers “responsible” for Breonna’s tragic demise were acquitted after months of social unrest, rioting, and folks exclaiming “Say her name!” One officer was charged with discharging his weapon into an occupied dwelling, albeit it wasn’t connected to Breonna’s death. Of course, the followers of the Apostles of Blackness were having none of it. Three white officers had murdered one of their own and they should have hung for it!
Breonna’s incident would become another charcoal briquette that would be added to the pile getting ready to be lit to start the fires of marching against “racial injustice.” In other words, it was time to riot, loot, set businesses on fire, all while attacking random people on the street who had nothing whatsoever to do with the social injustice they were whining about. Of course, the whole racial barbecue was set off by the death of George Floyd, but I digress.
Anyway, before I delve any further, I want to make one thing clear: I am sick and tired of this same dog and pony show! Another “innocent” black person gets killed by the police and those of us with high concentrations of melanin lose our ever-loving freaking minds! We never sit back to wait for the evidence of the situation to make itself known, but, instead, we jump to conclusions based on the assumption that “this would never happen to white folks!”
I myself have grown weary of the “No justice, no peace!” mantra, because for the most part, the folks chanting it have no idea what they’re talking about. A lot of protestors respond with their feelings in lieu of simple common sense and many take advantage of the “protests” to engage in all sorts of devilment that have absolutely nothing to do with the object of the protests. What’s worse are folks who should know better who choose to ignore the chaos to make stupid statements like “You all care more about personal property than you do about a black person’s life!” In other words, they’re saying “It’s okay for us to commit acts of crime and terrorism since we’re doing it in protest of a life that’s been taken!” Moreover, many of these people identify as Christians which leads me to ask the question “Do you think God approves of the rioting, looting, and wanton destruction of businesses and homes?”
One final note before I redirect from my detour into a random tangent, I have no sympathy for so-called peaceful protesters, because I feel they are part of the problem. I rarely see these protesters excoriating their violent colleagues or telling them to dial their passions down a bit. Instead, they make excuses for them or blame the violence on infiltrators who aim to cheapen their protests.
Okay, rant over.
Check out this report and tell me if Breonna Taylor was as pristine as many would have you to believe.
FACT: Sister-girl wasn’t an EMT worker at the time of her demise. She was forced to resign (or fired) from her job as such four years ago (2016) when she was discovered driving a rental car which also contained the body of a homicide victim.
FACT: The black “queen” was seen on several occasions travelling to and from a trap house that was under surveillance.
FACT: This strong, black woman wasn’t asleep in bed when her life was ended tragically.
FACT: Her then-boyfriend admitted to firing the first shot and hitting a cop in the leg.
FACT: Girlfriend’s name was on the warrant the police were serving.
By the way, how does the boyfriend fire first, yet remains unscathed while his girlfriend gets hit several times? Moreover, her getting shot is proof she wasn’t asleep.
So, here we go again, more rioting, looting, and destruction in protest of the death of a person who wasn’t as innocent as one would have you believe. This will continue as long the black community continues to absolve itself from personal responsibility.
On a final note, there is a lesson to be learned here and that lesson is to beware of the company you keep. Breonna Taylor would probably be alive today were it not for the choices and I really do not want to cheapen the tragic circumstance of her death. Losing her life at such a young age (26) is tragic beyond measure because no mother should have to bury a child. However, her life was sadly cut short because of the choices she made that led to her death. I will never understand these young ladies who always fall for these hood-thug types instead of those who would truly care and respect them. As the old saying goes, “Beware of the company you keep.”
Be not deceived: Evil communications corrupt good manners. I Corinthians 15:33
You all have a good day and I’ll see you on the rebound.