by Dean Garrison, DC Clothesline:
When Breonna Taylor died on March 13, Black Lives Matter (BLM) “protesters” were quick to portray her as an innocent victim. New photos, however, not only show that she was often in the presence of dangerous people, but that she was also fond of guns and was possibly a drug dealer herself, like her boyfriend Kenneth Walker.
Taylor bragged about guns and sold drugs
On Wednesday, Oct. 7, the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) released the contents of its internal investigation on the death of Taylor. Included in this document were photos of her brandishing guns and text messages suggesting that Walker sold drugs.
The files cover over 4,000-pages worth of documents including “investigative reports, interview summaries and evidence reports,” as well as 251 videos and hundreds of photos.
Taylor’s death amid the gunfire between Walker and the police officers led to protests throughout the country. The document dump follows a contested grand jury ruling where no officers were directly charged in Taylor’s death.
Walker was a licensed gun owner and he can legally carry in Kentucky. However, he wasn’t named in the search warrant used to enter Taylor’s home.
Additionally, Walker wasn’t a target in the drug investigation of Taylor’s ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, that led to the raid on her apartment.
Taylor and Walker, “partners in crime”
A photo retrieved from Walker’s phone showed Taylor posing with him. The latter can be seen holding a silver and black Glock 9mm similar to the one he used to fire on police during the raid. Walker also brandished a “pistol-style” Springfield Saint AR-15. The photo was captioned “Partners in crime,” with a cartoon image of a pair of handcuffs.
Text messages reveal that Walker purchased the Glock from a “white boy.” The gun wasn’t registered to him, but he acquired a bill of sale. In another text message to Walker, Taylor sent an image of herself posing with the AR-15. (Related: Know the facts and think for yourself: Who is Breonna Taylor?)
Other messages on the phone included conversations with over two dozen apparent customers, starting from the fall of 2019 to March 2020, just before the raid on Taylor’s home. According to the documents, in one group chat, Walker talked about robbing someone. He even asked how much “bread” the target had, to which someone said the target had at least $25,000.
Another person in the group chat asked if this was an easy target, with Walker claiming that he “does his homework on every mission.”
Walker claims he fired in fear of Taylor’s ex
According to Walker, he and Taylor were “scared to the death” when they heard banging on the door. He claimed that they believed that it was Glover, Taylor’s drug-dealing ex-boyfriend.
More importantly, Walker claimed that he only heard knocking and never head the police identify themselves. He said that this is why he opened fire as their door was breached — he feared that Glover was attacking the apartment.
But the documents show that the police knocked and announced themselves. Even though they had a “no-knock” warrant, the police officers conducting the raid knocked and announced themselves, since Taylor’s home was considered a low-risk location.
As a result of Walker opening fire, the officers fired back, unfortunately killing Taylor.