The day after race riots left at least two Louisville police officers critically wounded and dozens of businesses ruined, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stoked the mob’s resentment over the grand jury’s decision in Breonna Taylor‘s case, calling her death “murder.”
“Breonna Taylor’s death was murder,” he said at a press conference on Thursday.
“People were outraged. Yes, Because it’s outrageous,” he continued. “If a person was murdered, then there was a murderer, right? That’s how it works. And, the underlying police action should never have happened in the first place.”
Antifa and Black Lives Matter terrorists have used the grand jury’s decision as a pretext for riots in Louisville and in many other cities around the country.
Cuomo disregarded the findings of the investigation and the grand jury’s decision in reaching his conclusion about Taylor’s death.
The Kentucky grand jury did not charge any of the police officers with murder who were involved in executing the search warrant that resulted in Taylor’s death.
They did, however, press three charges for wanton endangerment against one of the three officers involved in the shooting, Officer Brett Hankison, because he discharged 10 rounds, a number deemed excessive, in the confrontation with the assailant.
The jury found that Hankison’s bullets did not kill Taylor, but they traveled into an adjacent apartment and endangered the lives of four people: a woman and her baby in utero, her husband, and their 5-year-old child, the New York Times reported.
Contrary to the narrative established by BLM, the corporate media, and the Democratic Party, Kentucky Attorney Daniel Cameron said the police officers did not serve a no-knock warrant.
Cuomo also claimed during his press conference that police violence against black people is systematic, echoing another leftist trope.
“This is not Breonna Taylor or George Floyd,” he said. “It has been going on for decades and decades. You may have reached the point of boiling where people are just saying I’m not going to take it anymore. But it has been going on for decades. It’s not going to go away on its own.”