People Are Calling Out Hypocrisy of Kenny Stills' Arrest at Protest Demanding Justice for Breonna Taylor
Stills was one of the 87 people arrested outside of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's house, where peaceful protesters had gathered.
Image via Getty/Wesley Hitt
Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills was arrested on Tuesday, after he attended a protest in Louisville, Kentucky calling for the prosecution of the officers responsible for the death of Breonna Taylor.
Stills was one of the 87 people arrested outside of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's house, where peaceful protesters gathered to put pressure on local authorities. He was charged with Intimidating a Participant in a Legal Process, Disorderly Conduct 2nd Degree, and Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree," the Louisville Metro Police confirmed. The police officers who employed a "no-knock warrant" and fatally shot Breonna Taylor, however, have yet to face any action for their role in her death.
Stills and many of the other protesters have since been released from jail on Wednesday, and people on Twitter are rallying behind the Texans player due to the hypocrisy over the lack of action regarding Taylor's killers. YBN Cordae, Trae Tha Truth, and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams were also arrested during the protest.
Upon his release on Wednesday, Stills shared his mugshot. "Arrested for peacefully protesting. While Breonna Taylor's murderers are still out on the street," he wrote alongside the mugshot, which features him wearing a t-shirt that reads, "Breonna Taylor's killers are still police."
Officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankinson, and Myles Cosgrove used a battering ram to force open the door to Taylor's apartment, where her boyfriend Kenneth Walker also resided. When police broke down the door, Walker, a registered gun owner, fired at the officers after yelling "Who is it?" multiple times. He received no response, and believed that someone was breaking in. Walker struck an officer in the leg, and they fired over 20 rounds in response. Breonna Taylor was sleeping at the time, and was shot at least eight times. She was pronounced dead at the scene. None of the officers have faced any charges thus far.
See reactions to Stills' arrest below.