The deafening silence from the Democratic politicians has been going on for months, and it has only resulted in more terrible consequences the longer it continues.
This time, two police officers in Louisville were shot in the line of duty on Wednesday night. Both officers are currently alive. One of them had to be taken into surgery immediately, but the other officer who was shot in the thigh is in stable condition.
A day after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that no police officer would directly face criminal charges over Breonna Taylor’s death, tense protests erupted in Louisville and across the country.
Breonna Taylor is an African-American woman who was shot dead by police in April after officers executed a no-knock search warrant on her apartment in connection with a drug investigation. Authorities ended up not finding any drugs in the apartment.
According to the Courier-Journal, the two LMPD police offers were shot in downtown Louisville just 8 hours after an indictment was returned in the Breonna Taylor case.
The police had arrested dozens of individuals in Louisville on Wednesday. Interim LMPD chief Robert Schroeder had also said on Wednesday that a suspect was already taken into custody, but did not identify him immediately. On Thursday morning, the suspect was identified as Larynzo Johnson of Louisville.
President Trump has once again shown how tuned in he is to the news. He immediately reacted to the incident on Twitter and sent his prayers for the two police officers. He also promised to work with Kentucky’s governor.
Just one hour after that tweet, Trump immediately followed it up with another tweet calling for law and order in the country.
On Thursday, President Trump also offered his sympathy to Breonna Taylor’s family. “I think it‘s a sad thing, and I give my regards to the family of Breonna. I also think it‘s so sad what is happening with everything about that case — including [to] law enforcement.“ He said this outside the White House before heading to a campaign event.