It wasn’t the biggest protest over the shooting of Breonna Taylor in the country, nor was there any notable violence. But the dozens of people who formed an automobile caravan in Baltimore this weekend had their opportunity to speak and address the media, making one thing clear. They have no intention of ending the marches and protests until there is “justice” for Taylor, presumably in the form of the arrest and imprisonment of the officers involved. But listening to the comments from the protest organizers as given to the local CBS News outlet, one has to wonder if they’ve actually been paying attention to the details.
Dozens marched in downtown Saturday afternoon as a part of a community car caravan. The protest ended in McKeldin Square with demonstrators vowing to continue to demonstrate until there’s justice.
Protestors filled the streets of Baltimore joining the many people across the country frustrated and angered by a grand jury’s decision not to charge three police officers with murder after the death of Breonna Taylor.
“We’re just speechless really. It’s a speechless moment that everybody knows that Breonna Taylor was shot to death by the police officers,” said Sharon Black of the People’s Power Assembly.
Alexander Pope is frequently – and incorrectly – credited with coining the phrase, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. (Pope actually wrote “learning” instead of knowledge.) What we’re seeing playing out in Baltimore, Louisville and many other cities around the country is turning out to be a literal example of this phenomenon, and it’s growing more dangerous by the day.