Kentucky AG Daniel Camerly slammed for hosting alleged engagement party as Breonna Taylor's family awaits justice
The origin of the photos of the alleged engagement party first is unclear but has since gone viral on social media, being shared by Tina Knowles on Instagram.
As photos of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's alleged engagement party surfaced, many including Beyonce Knowles' mother, Tina Knowles and actress and comedian, Tiffany Haddish took to criticizing Cameron over his handling of the Breonna Taylor case. The 26-year-old African-American woman died in March after officers entered her home with a no-knock warrant and shot her eight times. None of the officers -- Brett Hankison, Jonathan Mattingly, and Myles Cosgrove -- have been fired or arrested for their involvement in her death.
Daniel Cameron made history last year when he became Kentucky’s first-ever African American attorney general and the first Republican to hold the office since 1948.
The origin of the photos of the alleged engagement party are unclear but have since gone viral on social media, being shared by Tina Knowles on Instagram as she captioned the post, "I was shocked to learn that the attorney general for Kentucky is a 34-year-old black man. When Breonna’s Mother Tamika asked to speak with him, he had someone else call her! where are their masks?"
In a letter posted to her website on June 14, Beyonce wrote to Cameron seeking justice for Breonna Taylor. She wrote, “Don’t let this case fall into the pattern of no action after a terrible tragedy. With every death of a Black person at the hands of the police, there are two real tragedies: the death itself, and the inaction and delays that follow it. This is your chance to end that pattern.”
“Take swift and decisive action in charging the officers,” she added. “The next months cannot look like the last three.
The photos were also shared on the Instagram page of Black Girls Do Law, captioned, "AGAIN -- Today is another good day to arrest her murderers. #BreonnaTaylor // We’re not going to forget. We won’t be distracted." In a reply to the post, comedian Tiffany Haddish wrote, "This looks like a scene from the movie get out."
Many took to social media to criticize Cameron over allegedly holding an engagement party while Taylor's family awaits charges being brought against the three officers responsible for her death. One user wrote, "Hey Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron... I heard about the engagement...congratulations! The perfect gift you can get your fiancée is to ARREST THE COPS WHO MURDERED #BreonnaTaylor." Another shared, "Well congratu f*ckin lations Daniel Cameron. But you know who won't get to experience a f*ckin engagement party??? #BreonnaTaylor Get your ass back to work and charge her murderers. NOW!!!"
A user shared, "So Daniel Cameron spent the weekend celebrating his engagement to YOU-KNOW-EXACTLY-WHAT instead of charging the officers who killed #BreonnaTaylor. @kyoag you’re more transparent than your fiancee in fluorescent lighting. Shame you on you." Another shared, "Makes sense! His outward appearance, the melanin has nothing to do with his heart towards the fight. This is nauseating and very much indicative of some black men who believe they have “arrived” got eh degree, the stature just to benefit their selfish image. What does it have to take for #breonnataylor to get the justice she so deserves? To hold those who carelessly took her life accountable? What will it take Lord? What?"
Many also criticized Cameron over the lack of social distancing guidelines followed during the alleged engagement party. One user wrote, "Also no one is social distancing or wearing PPE... we are still in a pandemic y’all...."