Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I have some tea, it’s kinda sad and unfortunate that 87 people were arrested for a peaceful protest on why Breonna Taylor’s murderers were not held accountable.
Dozens of peaceful protesters in matching face masks and T-shirts on Tuesday afternoon chanted, “Breonna Taylor, say her name!”sitting on the green grass of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s front lawn.
Protestors and activists had come to demand Daniel Cameron who is a rising star in the Republican Party and the state’s first black attorney general, charge the three police officers who fatally shot Taylor, 26, inside her home while executing a no-knock warrant on March 13.
Cameron asked police to remove the protesters from his property, a Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman said in a statement.
When 87 demonstrators refused to leave, officers arrested them one by one, restraining their hands with zip ties and escorting them to police vehicles to be taken to the jail. Each one was charged with a felony and two misdemeanors.
The felony charge applies to people who use “physical force or a threat” to influence “the testimony, vote, decision, or opinion” of a participant in the legal process, like a victim, a witness or a judge. If convicted, the protesters could face a prison sentence of one to five years, according to Kentucky’s sentencing guidelines. The charge was recently leveled against a Kentucky woman who allegedly made threats to intimidate social workers during custody proceedings and a man who allegedly tried to interfere with an emergency protective order after he was arrested for strangling his girlfriend.
The 87 people arrested Tuesday included Minneapolis NAACP President Leslie Redmond, activist Linda Sarsour and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-star Porsha Williams.
The demonstrators on Cameron’s lawn, led by Until Freedom, the grassroots group founded by Sarsour, belted protest refrains from their seats as neighbors peeked out of their windows.
“We want you all to know that you may see us often in your neighborhood,”