Because sometimes if it walks like a duck…

Stones,

Life in the United States at this time is distressing. Every time you turn on the News on log on to the internet there is something sickening going on. The issue we face now is that the line has clearly been drawn in the sand. There is no straddling the fence, you have to pick aside. Whichever side you choose, there is something that needs to be discussed.

Breonna Taylor

I honestly still don’t understand how this is controversial. I know there are typically grey areas in all things but this everything is perfectly clear. She was murdered. She was murdered in cold blood and due to incompetence. It’s sad, infuriating, exasperating, sickening, and almost confusing as to why her murders have not been jailed yet. Had Brett Hankison, Jon Mattingly, and Myles Cosgrove “accidentally” killed a white woman, the police coverage would have been extensive. Let’s be honest, had Breonna Taylor or her boyfriend Kenneth Walker been white, this situation would not have happened in the first place. Did I happen to mention that the people they were supposedly looking for in the first place were in custody? Yeah, nothing about this case makes sense.

I’m not a prosecutor though so it’s not my job to render a decision on who is guilty or not. I am but a lowly spectator watching the madness unfold. However, I do believe that we can no longer depend on the police to protect us. They have shown us time and time again that blue only protects the blue. And before anyone tries to defend #NotAllCops think for a second. If there are “good cops” then they would stop at nothing to discard the bad cops. But we all know from the George Floyd situation that that is not the case. People don’t like to make waves, the bystander effect exist, and mob mentality is a huge problem.

We need to keep the focus on getting her justice. We shouldn’t let the fire die down because as we can see once news coverage dies down everything is swept under the rug. Derek Chauvin wasn’t indicted with the murder of George Floyd. Kenneth Walker was freed but now that coverage has died down, nothing became of it. He got indicted for tax evasion before the murder of a human being. This cannot continue. We have to let our government know that we will not be silent. That we will let our voices be heard.

My Call to Action…

Keep the conversation going. Do not stop until real progress is made outside of the media. Make people care. Make people listen. Dismantle the system. Starting with Breonna Taylor.

Call 502.595.2300 and ask (demand) that they arrest the cops, Brett Hankison, Jonathan Mattingly, and Miles Cosgrove, who killed Breonna Taylor.

Until Next We Meet,

S.Hollisway

Scarred and Faceless

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