Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old health worker, was shot by police with several gunshots during a raid on 13 March. After Taylor’s death, many people, including celebrities, protested this situation. Making a statement on this situation, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron warned the celebrities who do not live in Kentucky to not to give suggestions for their community.
On Wednesday Cameron said that:
“There will be celebrities, influencers, and activists who have never lived in Kentucky who try 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 do note.”
Cameron also announced that the police who opened fire and killed Taylor were not punished. The only accusation against them was the ‘endangerment for no reason’ three times due to fire on neighboring apartments.
George Clooney, who grew up in Kentucky, responded to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron after his statement. Expressing that he was ashamed of the decision and Cameron’s statements, Clooney said that Kentucky, where he grew up, was a fair place.
Here’s what he said:
“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.”
Clooney, who wrote for The Guardian earlier this year, is among the celebrities who argued for new reforms on racism and the need for police reform.
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