Ann Coulter says Breonna Taylor was knee-deep in 'criminal enterprise', Internet says 'it's racist, horse face'
'It seems that Breonna Taylor was knee-deep in the criminal enterprise of her sometime-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, who was running a massive drug operation'
Conservative pundit Ann Coulter was slammed by a number of critics and Black Lives Matter supporters on social media after she published a column on her website in which she claimed to crack the real story behind Breonna Taylor's death.
Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American woman, was fatally shot in her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment on March 13, 2020, when Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove of the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) allegedly forced into the apartment as part of an investigation into drug dealing operations. Officers were apparently serving a "no-knock" warrant and although they said that they had announced themselves before entering her home, Taylor's boyfriend Kenneth Walker, who was inside the apartment with her, said they did not hear any announcement. As a result, he thought the officers were intruders and fired a warning shot at them. There was return fire and Taylor was hit by six bullets and died.
Numerous protests erupted across US against police brutality and racism after Tylor's death. When a grand jury did not indict the officers for her death, further civil unrest ensued. In her column, titled, 'Breonna Taylor: The True Story of a BLM Hero,' Coulter pointed out that several facts about the Taylor case had been inaccurately reported. One of the first claims that Coulter attempted to debunk was the report that police officers served the warrant at the wrong house. "Contrary to the repeated claim that the police 'had the wrong address and the wrong person and the person was in custody' — as the Rev. Al Sharpton put it — the police were not at the wrong house at all. It seems that Breonna Taylor was knee-deep in the criminal enterprise of her sometime-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, who was running a massive drug operation, selling crack cocaine and fentanyl to the citizens of Louisville," Coulter wrote in her column.
Without mentioning where she got the information from, Coulter claimed that in a police-recorded phone call, Glover told his baby mama on the morning after Breonna was killed, “This is what you got to understand, don’t take it wrong, but Bre been handling all my money, she been handling my money… She been handling sh*t for me and Cuz, it ain’t just me.” He then went into the details of his monetary dealings as allegedly handled by Taylor when an unnamed male got on the line. “Tell Cuz, Bre got down like $15 (grand), she had the $8 (grand) I gave her the other day and she picked up another $6 (grand)," Glover said, according to Coulter.
Coulter claimed that the media did not highlight Taylor's relationship with Glover as much as they should have. "In addition to 'handling sh*t' for Jamarcus, Breonna had bailed Jamarcus out of jail, driven with him to a 'trap house' (where the drugs were sold), and allowed him to use her address — the site of the raid — for his mail, phone bills, a bank account and jail bookings. All this in 2020," she wrote, adding that "he had called her from jail dozens of times since they had allegedly broken up." Apparently, "police had photos of Jamarcus picking up USPS packages at Breonna’s apartment as recently as January 16, 2020, then taking them directly to a trap house," she claimed. She also claimed that back in 2016, Taylor had rented a car for Glover and police found a dead body in the trunk of that car after showing up at her door.
Coulter then went on to allege without proper evidence that "the police did knock and announce themselves at Breonna’s apartment. The officers say so, and at least one brave neighbor broke with 'the community' to admit he heard the police announce themselves." She also pointed out that in the commotion following the shootout, "the officers never executed the search warrant" and after that Glover confirmed in jailhouse recordings that his money was still at Breonna’s house.
"It was there, it was there, it was there … They didn’t do nothing though that’s the problem … [Breonna’s boyfriend] said ain’t none of that go on... He said Homicide came straight on the scene and they went to packaging Bre and they left," Coulter claimed Glover was heard saying. Coulter also floated the theory of Taylor not being asleep at the time of her death. "She was standing in the hallway right next to her boyfriend … who, again, was shooting at the police. He ducked, she didn’t," she wrote, explaining why Walker was spared from the bullets.
A number of people called Coulter's column out, pointing out the lack of evidence to back up her claims. "The real story behind Ann Coulter; The Man Behind the Mask... and very confused on where to put the tampon," one of them mocked while another wrote, "That’s one busy chick if she’s doing all that *and* was gainfully employed at two hospitals and somehow also managed to not have a record." A third quipped, "Citation needed ghoul." One more noted, "The depths of your need to be loathed surpasses understanding."
The next commented, "Not very innocent as the popular low information protester try to make it. In it up to her eyeballs." One user remarked, "What is it like living inside your head @anncoulter?" One more wrote, "Smearing a dead person is so you." Another said, "Ah....you 'found' the facts, did you?" A commenter tweeted, "@AttorneyCrump ..can you sue this witch ??" Another remarked, "Sounds about White, horse face."One more asked, "Where is the evidence. This means nothing." "Comic Relief!" said another. One user stated, "This is racist." And another wrote, "@AnnCoulter lies like a rug! Hallelujah! Glory!"
The real story behind Ann Coulter; The Man Behind the Mask... and very confused on where to put the tampon.— Bill Garland-I'm so blue the color is jealous (@billg18211) December 17, 2020
That’s one busy chick if she’s doing all that *and* was gainfully employed at two hospitals and somehow also managed to not have a record🙄— 🎄StuffbyStef📯🔔 (@StephanieBumpus) December 16, 2020
Citation needed ghoul.— Phil (@LeftSydePhil) December 17, 2020
The depths of your need to be loathed surpasses understanding.— Max Burbank (@max_burbank) December 17, 2020
Not very innocent as the popular low information protester try to make it. In it up to her eyeballs— Jim Haines (@JimHaines) December 16, 2020
What is it like living inside your head @anncoulter?— Kathleen Gage (@kathleengage) December 17, 2020
Smearing a dead person is so you.— 😷 Machine Queen 🐾 (@Crusadersky) December 17, 2020
Ah....you "found" the facts, did you?😂— Michael Novack (@KainSeth) December 17, 2020
Sounds about White, horse face.— Desert Democrat 🇺🇸 (@votebluealways) December 17, 2020
Where is the evidence. This means nothing.— granof4 (@tutnan710) December 16, 2020
Comic Relief!— Martin Guerra (@45isatool) December 17, 2020
Facts are not your strong suit, Annie.— Emily Graves (@emilygraves1) December 17, 2020
This is racist— (((ShortArmOtheLaw)) (@ShortArmOtheLaw) December 17, 2020