Breonna Taylor has become a rallying point for organizing riots and uprisings on the left, but the media’s story, that motivates the left, about how the police in Lousiville Kentucky acted the night they served a warrant on the home where she lived and ended up in a gun battle at the residence, does not jibe with the video footage below.
The left has created an industry around the idea that Louisville police officers entered a residence of an innocent Black woman, with guns blazing and killed her for no reason. Media outlets have pushed that message to people who then take their vengeance to the streets to get what they feel is justice, by striking “back” at the police.
The following video footage, from the actual officer who was shot, shows that an officer was shot with injury after announcing the warrant, that there was so much noise and attention on the scene before the officers entered the apartment that officers can be heard telling people to get back in their apartments and that the officers had to remove the injured officer so that they could clear the scene, and then enter the apartment of Taylor and her boyfriend, who had been the one to shoot at officers first.
According to the their site, Blue Lives Matter posted:
“Bodycam video was released on Thursday of the first officers to arrive on the scene after Louisville Metropolitan Police Department (LMPD) Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly was shot during the warrant service at Breonna Taylor’s apartment in March (video below).
Sgt. Mattingly was shot when officers served a search warrant at Taylor’s apartment just after midnight on March 13. The bodycam video was released by the sergeant’s attorney, Todd McMurtry, WAVE reported.”
“They called him a ‘murderer,’ when all he did was defend himself,” McMurtry said. “This is the raw video of Louisville officer Sgt. John Mattingly shortly after Kenneth Walker shot him.”
An investigation by the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office revealed that, despite the fact the officers had a “no knock” warrant the night Taylor was shot, police announced themselves before they attempted to enter the residence.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said that an independent civilian witness had confirmed having heard the officers announce themselves.
In the video below is an unfolding scene of confusion and adrenelin.
Blues Lives Matter wrote,”When officers were advised the ambulance was still 15 minutes out, they loaded Sgt. Mattingly onto the back of a police car to get him out of the area, and then transported him to the hospital in a police vehicle.”
The officers responding to the scene surrounded the vehicle and covered the sergeant as they took him out of the area.
The attorney general said it was after that clear, from the video, that with that announcement that police busted through the door and saw a man and woman at the end of the hallway.”
So after Mattingly was removed the scene was cleared and the officers entered the apartment. That is not what the media is reporting to angry people.
In the video is heard a confusing set of exchanges, with a number of officers who are struggling to save Mattingly on the ground, they are pulling open medical equipment, talking about emergency medical services being on the way, “Get into your apartment” someone yells in the background.
Officers are heard talking to the victim, saying “pressure”, and “EMS is on standby, where are they”, numerous radios are going off with codes and signals.
“I have a hole right here”, and “someone get a light, get a light, here is light.”
“Trying to see if he has another wound.” Sirens are heard in the background.
“We got you closed off, John, you are going to be ok. You got in the thigh. Let’s move him. Tight as you can.”
“We are moving him to EMS,” as officers were trying to figure out how many times he had been hit and trying to move him into the trunk of a car.
This video should be carried by the media so the public can evaluate for themselves if the circumstances unfolded as we are being told they did.
That might stop the rioting.
The Breonna Taylor case is being pushed on Americans and propagandized for political power by the Democrats, who post about the case and the circumstances and encourage the lawlessness that is ongoing in Lousiville.
Numerous riots have been started around the country, in other states, on the basis that the Police are killing innocent Black people at will, with the Breonna Taylor case being a foundational issue for them, but like this video, it does not seem to be the case that Police are attacking innocent people on a whim.
The information is out there, and the media is ignoring it to push a lie that they believe will benefit the Democrats in their demands to end law enforcement in America.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Cultural Marxism, grassroots activism, music, IndyCar racing and political campaigns. @Saorsa1776