Clooney: I’m ‘Ashamed’ of Grand Jury’s Breonna Taylor Decision

Clooney: I’m ‘Ashamed’ of Grand Jury’s Breonna Taylor Decision

September 24, 2020

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, actor/activist George Clooney said he is “ashamed” of the grand jury decision to not bring murder charges against police involved in the Breonna Taylor case.

Earlier the same day, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who is black, warned “celebrities, influencers, and activists who having never lived in Kentucky” against trying “to tell us how to feel, suggesting they understand the facts of this case and that they know our community and the commonwealth better than we do. But they don’t.”

Clooney disagreed. “I was born and raised in Kentucky. Cut tobacco on the farms of Kentucky. Both my parents and my sister live in Kentucky. I own a home in Kentucky, and I was there last month. The justice system I was raised to believe in holds people responsible for their actions. Her name was Breonna Taylor and she was shot to death in her bed by 3 white police officers, who will not be charged with any crime for her death.”

“I’m ashamed of this decision,” he concluded. What he should be ashamed of is furthering a false narrative. Taylor was not shot in bed by racist cops. She was with her drug-dealing boyfriend who opened fire on the cops after they knocked on his door with a warrant.

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