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George Clooney Says He's 'Ashamed' After No Cops Were Charged with Breonna Taylor's Death

George Clooney is speaking out after there were no police officers charged in the killing of Breonna Taylor.

On Wednesday (September 23), former police detective Brett Hankinson was indicted by a Kentucky grand jury on three charges of first-degree wanton endangerment for his involvement in the fatal shooting of Breonna in March. He was not brought up on any murder charges.

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove – who were both there the night Breonna was fatally shot – were not criminally charged.

Following the grand jury’s decision, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron released a statement about the ruling.

There will be celebrities, influencers and activists who have never lived in Kentucky who try to tell us how to feel, suggesting they understand the facts of this case, and that they know our community and the commonwealth better than we do,” Cameron said. “But they do not.”

Shortly afterward, George – a Kentucky native – released a statement saying he’s “ashamed” of the grand jury’s decision.

“I was born and raised in Kentucky. Cut tobacco on the farms of Kentucky. Both my parents and my sister live in Kentucky. I own a home in Kentucky, and I was there last month,” George shared in a statement with E! News.

“The justice system I was raised to believe in holds people responsible for their actions,” George continued. “Her name was Breonna Taylor and she was shot to death in her bed by 3 white police officers, who will not be charged with any crime for her death. I know the community. I know the commonwealth. And I was taught in the schools and churches of Kentucky what is right and what is wrong.”

George concluded, “I’m ashamed of this decision.”

George isn’t the only celebrity to speak out against the ruling. You can read more reactions here.

Celebrities React to Breonna Taylor Ruling

Celebrities are reacting to the Breonna Taylor ruling today that has caused an uproar for the lack of justice for her murder.

“A grand jury announced that Officer Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment in connection to the police raid on the night of March 13. Neither the grand jury nor the presiding judge elaborated on the charges,” AP reported. The officer in question was not brought up on murder charges.

A social media campaign has been going on for months to get the officers involved arrested on murder charges.

For those unfamiliar with the case, a summary of the fatal incident, via AP: “Taylor, an emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by officers who entered her home using a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation. The warrant used to search her home was connected to a suspect who did not live there, and no drugs were found inside. The use of no-knock warrants has since been banned by Louisville’s Metro Council…Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, opened fire when police burst in, hitting Mattingly. Walker was charged with attempted murder of a police officer, but prosecutors later dropped the charge. Walker told police he heard knocking but didn’t know who was coming into the home and fired in self-defense.”

Celebrities have been taking to Twitter to react to this ruling today.

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One Officer Indicted by Grand Jury in Breonna Taylor Killing

One officer involving in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor has been indicted by a Kentucky grand jury, AP reported on Wednesday (September 23).

The jury did not move forward with charges against any officers for their role in her death, the outlet adds.

“A grand jury announced that Officer Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment in connection to the police raid on the night of March 13. Neither the grand jury nor the presiding judge elaborated on the charges,” AP reported.

State Attorney General Daniel Cameron scheduled a news conference in the capital to discuss the grand jury’s decision.

Protesters around the world, including many celebrities, have called for the attorney general to charge the police who killed Breonna Taylor.

For those unfamiliar with the case, a summary of the fatal incident, via AP: “Taylor, an emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by officers who entered her home using a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation. The warrant used to search her home was connected to a suspect who did not live there, and no drugs were found inside. The use of no-knock warrants has since been banned by Louisville’s Metro Council…Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, opened fire when police burst in, hitting Mattingly. Walker was charged with attempted murder of a police officer, but prosecutors later dropped the charge. Walker told police he heard knocking but didn’t know who was coming into the home and fired in self-defense.”

Before charges were brought, Brett Hankison was fired from the city’s police department on June 23. Sgt. Johnathan Mattingly, Officer Myles Cosgrove and the detective who sought the warrant, Joshua Jaynes, were placed on administrative reassignment after the shooting.

“Jefferson County Grand Jury indicts former ofc. Brett Hankison with 3 counts of Wanton Endangerment in 1st Degree for bullets that went into other apartments but NOTHING for the murder of Breonna Taylor. This is outrageous and offensive!” trial lawyer Ben Crump later wrote.

It was just announced that a docuseries about the case is in the works.

City of Louisville Reaches Settlement With Breonna Taylor's Family

  • The City of Louisville has reached a settlement with Breonna Taylor‘s family in its wrongful death suit. – TMZ
  • YouTube is launching a new feature! – Just Jared Jr
  • This was a success for Kate Middleton! – Celebitchy
  • This is a Bachelorette shocker. – TooFab
  • Everyone is talking about Skai Jackson. – Popsugar
  • Addison Rae was spotted doing this! – Just Jared Jr

Naomi Osaka Wears Trayvon Martin Mask to U.S. Open

Naomi Osaka is powerfully speaking out – even without saying anything.

The 22-year-old tennis star entered Arthur Ashe Stadium for the U.S. Open on Sunday (September 6) wearing a black face mask that read “Trayvon Martin,” drawing attention to the unarmed Black teenage who was murdered by a neighborhood watchman back in 2012.

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Naomi has worn different masks bearing different names throughout the tennis tournament, and says she has one for all seven rounds if she continues to win.

“I remember Trayvon’s death clearly. I remember being a kid and just feeling scared, irreverent info but I actually didn’t wear hoodies for years cause I wanted to decrease the odds of ‘looking suspicious’. I know his death wasn’t the first, but for me it was the one that opened my eyes to what was going on,” she wrote on Instagram.

“I remember watching the events unfold on tv and wondering what was taking so long, why was justice not being served. To see the same things happening over and over still is sad. Things have to change,” she continued.

She also wore a mask bearing Breonna Taylor‘s name in round one, and a mask with Ahmaud Arbery‘s name as well afterward.

“I actually have seven [masks], and it’s quite sad that seven masks isn’t enough for the amount of names, so hopefully I’ll get to the finals and you can see all of them,” she said after the first win.

“None of these deaths had to happen. I just want everyone to know the names,” she told reporters.

There was a shocking disqualification at the U.S. Open over the weekend.

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Celebs Mark 150 Days Since Breonna Taylor's Murder by Supporting T-Shirt Campaign

It has been 150 days since Breonna Taylor was killed and a t-shirt campaign was started to support the fight for justice as her killers have not been charged.

Tons of celebs are posting photos of themselves wearing the t-shirt, which says “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.”

“It’s been 150 days since Breonna Taylor was murdered in her home by Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove—and her killers have not been charged. Too often Black women who die from police violence are forgotten. Let’s stay loud, keep demanding justice for Breonna and her family, and SAY HER NAME. Proud to stand with WNBA players in joining this campaign, created by @phenomenal in partnership with the Breonna Taylor Foundation, to which all profits from tees will be donated,” the brand Phenomenal posted on Instagram.

Some of the celebs that have shared photos in the shirt are Jessica Alba, Mandy Moore, Regina King, Sarah Silverman, Niecy Nash, Danielle Brooks, Amy Schumer, Busy Philipps, Nikki Reed, and more.

You can order the t-shirt right now for $45.00 and all profits will be donated to the Breonna Taylor Foundation.

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Oprah Winfrey Buys Dozens of Billboards Demanding Justice for Breonna Taylor

  • Oprah Winfrey bought over two dozen billboards demanding justice for Breonna Taylor. – TMZ
  • Selena Gomez would love to collaborate with her one day. – Just Jared Jr
  • Prince Harry has become… – Celebitchy
  • Megan Thee Stallion felt betrayed by her friends for this. – TooFab
  • This Emmy-nominated episode of Black-ish is important. – Popsugar
  • Liam Payne is getting close with Maya Henry! – Just Jared Jr