Hollywood Celebs Erupt over Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Decision: ‘Bulls**t BLACK LIVES MATTER!!! Cannot Be Said Enough Times’

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Hollywood celebrities fired off social media screeds, shrieking “State-sanctioned murders” and “bullshit decision” after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced Wednesday that no police officers would be charged directly in the death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville during a March raid.

“Bulls— decision!!! BLACK LIVES MATTER!!! Cannot be said enough times,” Suicide Squad and How to Get Away with Murder star Viola Davis wrote on Twitter Wednesday.

State-sanctioned murders. Expect the worst. That’s all we’re gonna get. #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor #SayHerName #BlackLivesMatter,” said TBS’ Animal Kingdom star Ellen Barkin. 

Cameron announced during his press conference on Wednesday that a grand jury started considering the evidence in the case on Monday. “Evidence shows that officers both knocked and announced their presence at the apartment,” Cameron said of the March 13, 2020 incident that saw Louisville Metro Police Department officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove execute a search warrant at the apartment of Breonna Taylor, a 26 year old emergency medical technician.

Cameron said the grand jury indicted one officer, Brett Hankison, for wanton endangerment. Hankison allegedly fired his gun into neighboring apartments. He was also fired from the Louisville Metro PD. The two other officers, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, were not charged. Cameron also said while the officers had a “no knock” warrant, a witness said police knocked before entering Taylor’s boyfriend’s apartment.

Taylor was shot six times and was killed in the crossfire after her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, opened fire on the police officers first, according to an investigation that involved the FBI.

Within minutes of Cameron’s remarks, celebrities were trashing the grand jury’s decision and urging their followers to vote.

“I would like to know how this judge/jury would feel if their daughter was shot and killed in her home while she slept. Would this look like justice to them?” actress-comedian Sarah Silverman asked.

Rapper-actor Common shared a video featuring Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) talking about the details of the Taylor case.

No Time to Die and Westworld actor Jeffrey Wright said “No charges for killing her. Change the laws!”

Rapper-actor Snoop Dogg shared a meme to his Instagram that said “Breonna, I’m so sorry.”

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“There is something wrong with the Law.” said actress Bette Midler.

Actress-comedian Wanda Sykes sounded a similar alarm, saying “Yeah, I’m pissed! And I’m sick and tired of feeling like this. VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!!!!”

Movie director Ava DuVernay trashed the grand jury decision.

TBS late-night talk show host declared Taylor’s death a “murder.”

Actress Lori Petty lashed out, saying “Devastating. The United States is one filthy racist, sexist lie.”

Singer Richard Marx said “#BreonnaTaylor is not the right color person to receive justice in this America.”

Jerome Hudson is Breitbart News Entertainment Editor and author of the forthcoming book 50 Things They Don’t Want You to Know About Trump. Order your copy today. Follow Jerome Hudson on Twitter @jeromeehudson

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