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Rihanna and others descend on Daniel Cameron after he posts Black History Month video

Francis Akhalbey | Content Manager

Francis Akhalbey February 02, 2021 at 10:00 am

February 02, 2021 at 10:00 am | News

Rihanna and others called out Daniel Cameron for his handling of the Breonna Taylor case after he posted a video to commemorate Black History Month -- Left Photo Credit: DoD News Features | Right Photo Credit: WAVE 3 News

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron faced a barrage of criticisms on social media on the first day of Black History Month when he was once again called out for his handling of the Breonna Taylor case.

After the 35-year-old shared a video on his Twitter account on Monday to commemorate the annual month-long observance, a section of people – including Rihanna – reminded him justice had allegedly still not been served in Taylor’s case.

The musician cum fashion designer went straight to the point with her response to his post, tweeting, “Sup n***a?”, before adding the popular hashtag, #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor. The Umbrella singer’s post has since been retweeted over 30,000 times.

Others on the popular social media platform also followed the pop star’s cue and lashed out at Cameron.

Taylor was fatally shot several times in her home while sleeping with her boyfriend in a botched narcotics raid by the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department on March 13. The three officers who fired the shots – Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove – were not charged in Taylor’s death by a grand jury on September 23.

Only Hankison, who was fired in the aftermath of the incident, was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree for firing into the apartments of Taylor’s neighbors.

The decision to not bring any criminal charges against the officers involved in the shooting was criticized by Taylor’s family as well as activists and members of the public, with some of the grand jurors involved in the case calling out Cameron for not giving them the option to consider homicide charges. One of the grand jurors also accused Cameron of making misleading statements to the public about the grand jury proceedings following the announcement.

Last month, three of the grand jurors who were involved in the case filed a petition to the Kentucky Legislature seeking Cameron’s impeachment on a slew of allegations.

According to CNN, the former grand jurors are among the “concerned Kentucky citizens” demanding Cameron’s impeachment for alleged “breach of public trust and failure to comply with duties for misrepresenting to the nation the findings of the Grand Jury” as well as “abuse of office and breach of duties of professional responsibility and ethics.” Both allegations are related to Cameron’s failure to bring charges against the Louisville police officers who were involved in the fatal botched raid that left Taylor dead. The petition was filed on Friday, January 22.

The petition also charges Cameron with incitement of insurrection for his alleged involvement in the January 6 U.S. Capitol riots that left five people dead, with the petitioners accusing him of “financing, directing, and/or permitting radical robocalls that flooded the United States Capitol with rioters.”

Cameron is also accused of misspending taxpayer funds after he joined his Republican lawyer colleagues in filing a lawsuit to challenge the Pennsylvania election results.

The call for his impeachment by the petitioners was welcomed by the lawyer for Taylor’s family, Ben Crump.

“We encourage the House committee to seriously review this petition and hold AG Cameron accountable for his role in misleading the public and the grand jurors, and denying justice for Breonna Taylor and her family,” Crump said.

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