A Case Of Two Wrongful Death Settlements

 

First, the Breonna Taylor ‘wrongful death settlement’ that has been heralded as the largest settlement of its kind in the history of Louisville, Kentucky; $12 million.

Breonna Taylor’s Family Historic Settlement a Good Start … But We Demand Full Justice!!!

 

Mohamed Noor shot Justine Damond because he ‘claimed’ to have heard a noise and fired his gun, thus killing Justine Damond as she stood by his patrol car after she had called the police on a suspected sexual assault occurring outside in the alleyway behind her home. Noor and another officer responded. Neither exited the patrol car and Damond walked up to it and was shot by Noor.

The whites in Damond’s upper class south Minneapolis neighborhood went the fuck off, demanding justice for Damond and calling for the heads of several city employees including the chief of police and the mayor, which they received since the mayor, Betsy Hodges is mayor no more and the police chief was forced out as well. No one had to protest or lift a finger really because justice was going to be served FOR Miss Australian Justine ‘goldilocks’ Damond. The ‘wall of blue’ that usually surrounds kops that go on murdering sprees was nowhere to be found in this case since Noor is behind bars even though he claimed the usual that gets ALL white kops off, “I feared for my partner’s life and so I fired my gun.” The partner, who was white, was quite in shock and said so because it was his contention that he did not ‘fear for his life’ and so did not know why former officer Noor fired his gun. But be that as it may, why does Justine Damond’s wrongful death settlement garner a $20 million dollar payout while Breonna Taylor’s garners a $12 million dollar payout? Notice any glaring difference? I’ll give you a hint.

 

Now, take into consideration that Justine Damond CHOSE to come to this shithole. Former Somali cop Mohamed Noor CHOSE to come to this shithole. Who did not? Breonna Taylor and so why did IMMIGRANT Justine Damond’s family received $20 million dollars when her ass would still be alive if she had not IMMIGRATED to this shithole from Australia? Not only that, but IMMIGRANT Mohamed Noor would not be sitting up in prison for killing Damond if his ass had remained in Somalia. Both had passports and yet, both were involved in a similar case as Breonna Taylor’s and yet, Breonna Taylor’s murderers have NOT been brought to justice. No charges have been filed and Breonna’s estate is to receive $12 million, minus attorney’s fees, of course. And as you can see in the above quotes, the attorney on the Justine Damond case received more in attorney’s fees than any of Justine Damond’s loved ones. But the same is going to happen in the case of Breonna Taylor’s settlement. Ben Crump will make out like the bandit he is, while Breonna Taylor’s estate will receive the crumbs he doles out.

Not to mention, what police reforms were put in place in Minnesota to stop the senseless murder of unarmed innocent citizens because even though Philando Castile had a gun when he was pulled over, he had a permit to carry that gun and yet, what did he receive for his actions of complying with the kop that murdered him? Dead. That’s what he got and the wrongful death settlement reached on behalf of his estate? A three million dollar settlement. That’s justice, right?

Again I ask, where were the police reforms after Philando Castile was murdered in 2016? Where were the police reforms after Justine Damond was murdered in 2017? And so why are we then to suppose that there will be police reforms after the murder of Breonna Taylor in 2020 especially seeing as how there were mass protests, worldwide with the murder of George Floyd in May of this year? Where are the police reforms? Who needs or wants to hear more lies from mayors and police chiefs and police unions about reform of the criminal justice system which needs to be dismantled, nationwide? How many more people need to lose their lives at the hands of the state before the people take action and put paid to those murdering animals for good because make no mistake, kops are going to go on killing mostly American descendants of slavery and no amount of protesting is going to make that shit stop. No amount of payoffs is going to stop that because taxpayers are footing the bill for those settlements.

The citizens of this country need to take a leadership stance and demand that the entire racist criminal justice system be completely dismantled because it is mostly made up of members of hate groups and what’s more, that shit is well known by police departments all across this shithole. Mohamed Noor was made to pay for the killing of Justine Damond because he was not really one of the ‘boys in blue’ which are code words for ‘white supremacy’ groups. And make no mistake, the only reason Derek Chauvin is sitting behind bars is because who the fuck couldn’t see that he deliberately and with malice aforethought and with intent to kill, did indeed, kill George Floyd and now want to blame George Floyd’s death on Fentanyl. We ALL know that fentanyl did not kill George Floyd, Derek Chauvin and the rest of the ‘boyz in blue’ killed him and so, I ask, yet AGAIN, where are the promised POLICE REFORMS? Because they are certainly non-existent in Minneapolis and they will be just as non-existent in Louisville, Kentucky. But now that Breonna Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, can take her $3 million dollar cut from the whopping $12 million dollar insult to Breonna, all’s well that ends well until another high profile case makes the headlines and all over it like flies on shit, Ben Crump will be and he will have the protesters to thank for doing his job for him, but they will receive from him, nothing but useless thanks because he damn sure as hell will not use his substantial dirty money to represent them or bail them out of jail.

Until next time because make no mistake, there will be a next time. If you cannot count on anything else, you can count on that. Yet you want whites to understand that Black Lives Matter. The lives of Black women don’t count for shit to these racists in Amerikkka and what’s more our lives never will. A $12 million dollar payout is an insult to the memory of Breonna Taylor and her mother should be ashamed of herself for making such a big deal over hush money and an attorney that is a criminal his damn self and who is certainly NO friend to American descendants of slavery. This fiasco just pisses me off to no end when people were out on the streets getting arrested and some more shit and yet these fools want to laud the city of Louisville KY like its done something. AGAIN, no one has been arrested or charged with murdering Breonna Taylor and what’s more, no one will be and not a damn thing is going to be reformed. You can believe that bullshit if you want, but the shit continuing like it always does will disabuse you of any beliefs that there will be changes; that there will be reforms. No whites are trying to ‘reform’ this shit. What the hell for? The criminal injustice system is doing exactly what it was designed to do; send ADOS to the grave!

Today, Breonna Taylor Would Have Been Celebrating Her 27th Birthday, But She Was Killed By Kops. Her Mother Wants To Know, “Where Is The Outrage Over The Murder Of Breonna?”

Breonna Taylor, her life mattered. All Black Lives Matter, including the lives of Black women! We are no less than Black men and you’d better believe it! We are why your Black male asses are getting some sort of justice while we get none!

 

 

George Floyd’s name is on everyone’s lips, and rightly so as is Ahmaud Arbery and even Christian Cooper, who was the bird watcher in Central Park in New York who had kops called on him for asking a white woman to observe the leash laws, but where is the outrage over the senseless and needless murder of a Black woman whose name happens to be Breonna Taylor?

Breonna Taylor’s Mom Mourns Daughter on What Would’ve Been Her 27th Birthday: She ‘Mattered’

Breonna Taylor’s mother is urging people to remember her late daughter’s legacy and call for justice on what would’ve been her 27th birthday.

Breonna Taylor, an African American aspiring nurse working as an EMT, was fatally shot eight times by police officers while [ASLEEP] in her own home in Louisville, Kentucky on March 13.

A civil lawsuit, which was filed by her family on April 27, alleges police entered the residence unannounced and were actually looking for a man who lived in Taylor’s building but not her apartment.

“In that brief moment, where people forgot about her for two months at a time, people need to know that Breonna Taylor mattered and that Breonna Taylor was great,” Tamika Palmer, Breonna’s mother said.

Before Breonna Taylor was murdered in her sleep by racist kops, who have not been charged with any crimes, Breonna was on the frontlines of a pandemic carting COVID-19 infected patients to the hospital, while at the same time, she was studying to become a nurse. She had no criminal record, which whites love to bring up about ALL Black people who have been murdered by kops. She was a fine, upstanding citizen and even as Breonna lay dead inside her apartment, the kops were busy looking for drugs, which they did NOT find. But then of course, according to whites, ALL Black people are using some type of ‘illegal substance’ when those parasites know that their medicine cabinet is loaded down with percocet, valium and xanax. Breonna Taylor’s background was clean as a whistle and yet, she’s dead; murdered by racists in blue uniforms and though there have been arrests and charges brought against those who are responsible for why George Floyd and  Ahmaud Arbery are no longer here with us, no kop has even been arrested for murdering Breonna Taylor.

Why do Black women getting murdered by racist kops not matter? If Black Lives Matter, then that should include ALL Black Lives and not just the lives of Black men. Black women no more deserve to be senselessly murdered by racist kops than Black men deserve to be murdered by racist kops. But where are the Black men when it comes to protesting or marching and shouting “No justice! No peace! Stop the racist police!” when it comes to those racists in blue uniforms murdering their mothers, sisters, nieces, aunts, grandmothers, cousins, wives and girlfriends? Not ALL of you Black men are incarcerated and so I don’t want to hear your shit!

Here, a lone Black mother of her’ murdered by kop’ daughter’, has to take to going on a morning talk show to get people to understand that her daughter was murdered in her home in Louisville, Kentucky on March 13 and that her life mattered. And as of today, on her daughter’s birthday, not one of those damn thugs in blue uniforms has been charged with a crime despite a formal investigation into Breonna’s death, launched by the FBI Louisville office on May 21. Yeah! Good luck with that!

Where are ALL of the so-called ‘Black warriors’ out there that’s always whooping and hollering about how macho they are and how they are going to protect their Black queens? Where the fuck are you? In hiding? Chasing booty? Where the fuck are you? Black women can ALWAYS be found, front and center when it comes to ‘caping’ for your Black ass, but when it comes to you standing up for us, where the fuck are you??!! Inquiring minds want to know, goddamn it!

I know damn well that I am on MY own because I don’t look for no damn body to stir up some shit on my behalf because most folks ain’t about shit! I have never heard about so many projects, all of a sudden like, started up by Black men in all my born days right when the shit was about to hit the fan. I guess y’all motherfuckers ran off like some of the whites; took to the mountains and the fucking desert to make sure your asses were okay and left the rest of us to rot. But now that you see that some of us are still kicking up a bit, you’ve come out of fucking hiding and now want to pretend like you were doing some extra stuff. I’m not fooled by y’all motherfuckers scared ass ways.

This is why Black Amerikkka is on life support with the fucking plug being pulled because ain’t no goddamn Black man of today like ANY of those who made up the REAL and TRUE Black Panther Party and Movement. Those Black men were the REAL deal and all we’ve got to work with now are some weak ass, punk bitches! And you fucking know who you are and don’t even bother getting offended because you know I don’t give a shit!

Those Black ‘men’ who stood around and taped George Floyd getting the life kneed out of him should have bum rushed those damn namby pamby, shit their pants, racist kops and did the damn thing! Black people, back in the day, knew that in order to make a better world for those who would come after them, that they had to be willing to give up their lives, and they did. They gave up their freedom and they gave up their lives in the hopes that we would have it better than they did. But what they failed to consider is the fact that what would come after them wouldn’t even be close to what they were in terms of TRUE and REAL warriors and heroes who were selfless. Malcolm X knew he was a dead man walking as did Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and yet they continued to do what they felt they needed to do. The sad part is that what they did was ALL in vain because look around you at what we have to work with today; not a goddamn thing worth mentioning.

Black preachers are in pulpits all across this shithole spouting nonsense and fake ass prayers that’s doing not a goddamn gnat’s ass worth of anything when it comes to making things better for American descendants of slavery. Each and every single time some shit goes down, who do the whites want to sit down and talk with over a cup of fucking tea about the shit? Why…..those goddamn, useless, no account Black preachers, that’s who and Al Sharpton’s relaxed curl, pushead ass! They damn sure as hell don’t want to sit down and talk with me about a goddamn thing because I’d as soon as shoot their asses before partaking of even so much as a cup of tea with my mortal enemy.

But everybody thinks that some shit’s changed because of some so-called ‘world wide’ protests over the kops killing George Floyd; delusional, much? Because you’ve got to be really, really stupid if you think any damn thing is going to be different. Hell! The kops are upping the ante as I type this and have decided that if they can’t fuck shit up, they’d rather quit. And 57 of them did just that because of a couple of kops getting disciplined because they knocked down and injured the head of a 75-year old white man. This occurred in Buffalo, NY.

Just so you know, those thugs in blue and brown uniforms are in it for the long haul so long as they can continue busting heads and killing Black people and that includes Black WOMEN.

Black women, I understand that the Black men who are being murdered by kops are your sons, husbands, brothers, uncles, cousins, nephews, etc., but you also need to understand that Black women are also the victims of these crimes and Black men are hardly in evidence when it comes to taking on the system on our behalf. We’ve done the best we can by our Black men. It is time for them to do the same for us. And Breonna Taylor’s mother should not be sitting somewhere on “Good Morning America,” bemoaning the fact that hardly anyone remembers that her daughter was murdered, shot 8 times in her sleep by white kops who had no business busting down her door in the first place and not one of them has been charged with a crime. There have been charges filed against those who murdered George Floyd. There have been charges filed against those who murdered  Ahmaud Arbery because there were mass protests for both men. And Black women were front and center throughout it all! So, where the fuck are you, BLACK MEN??!!! Breonna Taylor’s mother would like to know! And so would I!! Only Louisville seems to have been protesting the kops murdering Breonna Taylor, thus why her mother is mourning the loss of her daughter on “Good Morning America” and wondering why no one believes that her daughter’s life mattered.

This is exactly why I did NOT get my cape out, put it on and go a marching through the streets because the double standards are outrageous! I’ll take to the goddamn streets when the kops come fucking MY Black ass up! But I damn sure ain’t caping for Black men who ain’t out there doing shit that makes a fucking bit of difference when the shit hits the fan for Black women. I got two pairs of shoes and I am NOT wearing them out on your behalf, Black men!

Mrs. Palmer, your daughter’s life mattered to me. I wish that there was something concrete that I could do to show you that your daughter’s life mattered, I really do.

In memory of Breonna Taylor, a poem for her mother

She had the most beautiful smile
and they said she looked like me
She was so loving and giving
that’s why she became an EMT.

But that wasn’t enough for her,
she wanted to heal the sick.
Learning came easy to her;
she picked it up quick.

During a pandemic,
I worried about her safety.
But she just laughed it off
and said, “Mom, I’m not eighty.”

My little girl’s gone now,
she was shot in her sleep.
The pastor prayed with me,
but justice I still seek.

Remember my little girl.
She was murdered too.
Her life mattered.
All Black Lives Matter! All have value!

 

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland

©2020 Shelby I. Courtland

BREONNA TAYLOR! SAY HER NAME! Say that Black woman’s name! BREONNA TAYLOR! She would have been 27 years old today! But she’s dead, see? Murdered by racist kops in blue uniforms, who have NOT been charged with ANY crime! Yeah! But things is getting better! Really??!!! Seriously???!!!

   

 

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