On Friday, Missouri Representative Cori Bush stated that while at Congressional orientation, several Republican leaders had mistaken her to be Breonna Taylor.
While explaining that it was shocking that so many leaders didn’t know who she was, despite protests and national news coverage, she also stated, “I am Breonna Taylor as far as I could be a Black woman murdered in my bed tonight, you know? But I am not Breonna Taylor,” Bush expressed. “This Breonna Taylor [points to mask] was murdered in her bed at night and she does not have justice– murdered by the police.”
Bush, the first Black woman to be elected to Congress from Missouri, also stated “it hurts,” but she’s “glad they’ll come to know her name and story because of my presence here.”
Most recently, former officer Jonathan Mattingly who was involved in the Breonna Taylor case told “Good Morning America” co-anchor Michael Strahan that he felt “mostly frustration” as he watched months of protests across the country in reaction to Breonna Taylor’s death.
“There was so much misinformation out, all these false narratives,” Jonathan Mattingly said, explaining the public backlash surrounding him firing his weapon six times the night Breonna Taylor died from multiple gunshot wounds back in March.
As you recall, Breonna Taylor’s life was taken on March 13th, while serving a no-knock search warrant. No officers were charged for her murder. Brett Hankison, one of three officers who was involved in the Breonna Taylor case, has been charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for bullets that went into a neighboring occupied apartment.
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