Commonwealth Policy Center

The facts are in from a Louisville Grand Jury in the Breonna Taylor case. They exonerated police in her tragic death and said the use of force was justified self-defense after they were fired upon by Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend. The Grand Jury verdict disappointed some but Kentucky’s Attorney General Daniel Cameron said “If we simply act on emotion or outrage, there is no justice. Mob justice is not justice. Justice sought by violence is not justice. It just becomes revenge.” Cameron is spot on. The Grand Jury’s job is to consider how the law applies to the evidence. And through this lengthy process which involves citizens, justice is arrived at. And in this case, the evidence overruled what the mob demanded.