Rihanna had a strong message for Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who announced the decision of a Louisville grand jury to indict former officer Brett Hankison on Wednesday, September 23. Hankison has been charged with three counts of gratuitous first-degree endangerment for firing shots at Breonna Taylor and neighboring apartments on the night of her death.
On Thursday, September 24, Rihanna joined much of the public in expressing her frustration and disappointment at the accusations. While Hankison was charged with potentially injuring Taylor’s neighbors or damaging apartments, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove – the latter whose gunfire actually killed Taylor – have not been charged at all.
To express her disapproval, RiRi took to Twitter to isolate AG Cameron with a specific message.
“I’m just going to let that get into your hollow skull @DanielCameronAG,” she tweeted alongside a poster that read, “Cop shot black woman and was only charged for misses . ”
Other celebrities – like LeBron James – have shared similar reactions to the grand jury’s decision. On Twitter, the Los Angeles Lakers star said he was “devastated” by the lack of charges.
“I’m lost for words today!” he wrote. “I am devastated, hurt, sad, crazy! We want justice for Breonna, but justice was served for the walls of her neighbors’ apartments and not for her good life. Was I surprised at the verdict. Absolutely not but damn, I was and still am hurt and heavy hearted! I send my love to Breonna’s mother, family and friends! I am sorry! I am sorry! I am sorry!!”
Offline, protests continued for the second night of Thursday in cities such as Louisville, New York, Portland, Atlanta and more. As REVOLT reports, Louisville police arrested more than 100 protesters on Wednesday and 24 more on Thursday night – including Kentucky State Representative Attica Scott, who drafted the Legislature for Breonna’s Law.
On the creative side, Rihanna recently announced that her Savage x Fenty clothing line will soon feature men’s clothing. See his tweet below.