In Taylor case, limits of law overcome calls for justice
September 23, 2020
"Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor" became a rallying cry this summer, emblazoned on T-shirts worn by celebrities and sports stars while protesters filled the streets demanding police accountability. In the end, none of the officers were charged with Taylor's killing, although one was indicted for wildly shooting into neighboring apartments.
The outcome demonstrates the vast disconnect between widespread public expectation of justice and the limits of the law when police use deadly force.
"Criminal law is not meant to respond to every sorrow and grief," Attorney General Daniel Came...