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Militant Atheist: What is it? An atheist has as much right to live as anyone else. We are not the souless, moral-less, demonic pieces of shit that Christians, Muslims and others have made us out to be. We are more moral, more human than they are if you come down to it. We atheists do not want to put to death Christians and Muslims because they believe in their god or practice their religion. We want to be left the fuck alone by these psychopathic Abrahamist freaks who want to harm us atheists, thinking they are morally superior to us, because they worship some god and follow some psychotic religion of bigotry, misogyny, hate, and vile evil. When you proclaim your religion is one of love and peace and non-judgment? And you seek to put atheists to death? Then you are a shitstain on the underwear of humanity and NO ATHEIST? SHOULD EVER LAY DOWN FOR YOU TO MURDER BY YOUR PSYCHOTIC RELIGIOUS BELIEFS. WE HAVE EVERY DAMN RIGHT TO DEFEND OURSELVES, OUR LOVED ONES AND OUR FELLOW ATHEISTS, AND OTHER FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS THAT COME UNDER VILE, EVIL, BIGOTED, HATEFUL, DISGUSTING ATTACKS BY PSYCHOTIC BRONZE AGE BELIEVING PSYCHOPATH RELIGIOUS BELIEVERS WHO SEEK TO KILL US, OR DO US ANY DAMN HARM. OR? ANY ONE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER. It is far past time? Atheists stop laying down for this shit. In 13 Muslim countries? Atheists among others? Have a death sentence punishment upon them. Christian majority countries do all they can to deny rights to atheists, including the right to hold office, the right to adopt children, the right to even hold a job. And there are many psychotic ChristoTaliban pastors and preachers of hate and death in the United States, psychopaths like Teddy Shoebat, Steven Anderson and others? Who constantly call for either a death penalty punishment of atheists or all our rights be taken away and we be sent to prison for life. FUCK THAT SHIT BOYS AND GIRLS AND IT IS FAR PAST TIME? WE ATHEISTS DROP OUR FUCKING NUTS AND STAND UP TO THIS SHIT TOOTH AND NAIL. Now? Myself personally? I do not give a flying fuck who you worship. I liken people worshiping gods to rocks. You can worship what ever damn rock you want to worship. You can worship multiple rocks if that is what floats your damn boat. Or? Hey, you can worship no damn rock at all. But if YOU take your damn rock and start to beat on another person with that rock, who either does not believe in your rock, or believes in another rock, or does not believe in any rocks? Then you should have done unto you as you do unto them, and reap back what the fuck you sow and get your own head beaten with your own rock. Christians, you all proclaim yourselves a follower of Jesus Christ. Yet? Even Jesus would reject 99% of you mental midget morons who DARE call yourselves Christians. His greatest commandment was that you were to love ALL your neighbors, and even more so? Those who YOU consider your enemy. And you all fucking fail miserably because even you who say you are not like this? REFUSE TO STAND UP TO THOSE SCUMBAG CHRISTOTALIBAN PASTORS OF HATE AND DEATH AND BY NOT DOING SO? YOU ARE JUST AS FUCKING GUILTY AS THEY ARE OF THE RESULTS OF THEIR BEING ALLOWED TO SPREAD HATE AND DEATH IN THE NAME OF CHRISTIANITY AND JESUS CHRIST. SO SUCK IT UP AND DEAL WITH IT CHRISTIANS. AND AS YOUR OWN BIBLE SAYS? THE RULES OF KARMA IS? AS YOU SOW? SO SHALL YOU REAP AND DO UNTO OTHERS? AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU. SO IF YOU PROCLAIM YOURSELF A CHRISTIAN AND SPREAD HATE AND DEATH? YOU WILL FIND THIS MILITANT ATHEISTS? ALL UP IN YOUR FOUL MOUTHED GRILL STANDING UP TO YOUR PUNK ASS WITHOUT ONE SHRED OF FEAR OF YOU, CAUSE ALL YOU ARE TO ME? IS A PUNK ASSED BULLY AND I USED TO KICK BULLIES ASSES ALL THE TIME WHEN I WAS A KID. AS FOR MUSLIMS? MOTHERFUCKERS!!! STOP MURDERING PEOPLE IN THE NAME OF YOUR FUCKING ALLAH, ESPECIALLY MY ATHEIST BROTHERS AND SISTERS. HOW FUCKING DARE YOU TELL ME THAT YOU ARE A RELIGION OF PEACE, LOVE AND NON-JUDGMENT AND THROW PEOPLE OFF OF BUILDINGS, BEHEAD THEM AND FUCKING STONE THEM TO DEATH. THIS IS NOT EXAMPLES OF PEACE, LOVE AND NON-JUDGMENT AND ANYONE TELLS YOU OTHERWISE? ARE FUCKING SHITSTAIN, GOAT FUCKING, PISS DRINKING LIARS. AND THE SAME GOES FOR YOU MUSLIMS WHO TELL ME WE ARE NOT ALL LIKE THEM. FUCK THAT SHIT, GO AND PUT A STOP TO YOUR EXTREMISTS AND GET SOME BALLS AND STAND UP TO THEM TOO. YOU OUTNUMBER THOSE ASSHOLES BY AT LEAST 1,000 TO 1. DROP YOUR FUCKING NUTS AND DO SOMETHING TO STOP YOUR TERRORIST EXTREMISTS TOO. OR BY YOUR OWN GOD'S NAME? YOU WILL NOT GET TO SEE ALLAH. LEAVE US ATHEISTS, US FREE-THINKERS AND ALL OTHERS ALONE. YOU WANT TO WORSHIP A ROCK? FINE, WORSHIP YOUR DAMN ROCK. BUT STOP TELLING ME THE ROCK YOU WORSHIP IS ONE OF LOVE, PEACE AND NON-JUDGMENT AND THEN TRY TO BEAT MY HEAD IN OR THE HEAD IN OF ANOTHER HUMAN BEING CAUSE THEY DO NOT WORSHIP YOUR FUCKING ROCK. AND GUESS WHAT ASSHOLES? WE ATHEISTS? LGBTS? WOMEN? ALL OTHERS? YOU ROCK WORSHIPING PSYCHOPATHIC FREAKS WHO WANT TO MURDER US ALL? FUCK YOU. CAUSE YOU ASSHOLES THINK YOU ARE TOP DOGS? YOU ARE NOT. YOU ARE PUNKS, BITCHES AND BULLIES, AND YOU WILL BE PUT DOWN LIKE THE LOW LIFE RABID DOGS THAT YOU ARE CAUSE THERE ARE IN FACT? MANY ATHEIST MILITANTS RISING, CAUSE WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF ESPECIALLY YOU PSYCHOPATHIC ABRAHAMISTS THROWING US OFF BUILDINGS, SHOOTING US IN THE HEADS, ETC. AND WE GOT AS MUCH FUCKING RIGHT TO DEFEND OUR LIVES, THE LIVES OF OUR LOVED ONES, FELLOW ATHEISTS AND OTHERS YOU PUNKS ATTACK? AS YOU PUNKS SAY YOU ALL DO. AND TRUST US.... THE DARK AGES ARE OVER MOTHERFUCKERS...TRY BURNING US NOW.

time to clean out the trash at atheist militants rising

Now that the Traitor Trump era is finally over and the beginning of a new way of an administration and government has begun under President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris with Chuck Schumer leading the Senate and Nancy Pelosi leading the House? Things just might finally get done around here.

All I know is? Each time we have a Republican administration and a Republican Congress? The shit hits the fan and things to straight to the proverbial hell in a handbasket.

And Atheist Militants Rising now wants to do what many people do to the TRASH in their lives. Clean out each and every thing that has to do with the treasonous scumbag known as Donald J Trump.

So today I am going to delete every single posting that has any reference to that sub-human being who brought a lot of pain and misery to us all. I started the cleaning out of Trumpturd by deleting all the memes and all the stories I have on my puter at home. Everything that had to deal with Trump is now completely and totally wiped off my drives and will never be there again.

I found the best thing to clean out the trash like Trump is to clean out everything about them and then? Forget they have ever even existed. To pay not one ounce of attention to that which caused us so much harm.

We have a new President, a new Vice President, the Democrats basically control Congress. Now we all gotta work together to fix all the things that needs to be fixed.

For Covid-19? We want to end that? Then be smart huh? Mask up, social distance, wash your hands. These are the three biggest things that have proven to stop the spread of this deadly virus rampaging our country. Get the vaccine as soon as it becomes available in your area and you are allowed to do so.

For the white supremacist, Trump people still holding onto hope and still holding onto Trump’s lies? Come back to earth. If YOU truly love this country as you say you do? Then you will work to make it better, not to keep tearing it apart and thinking that you are oh so special.

Even as I, a Native American, who has every justification to not do so, am willing to work together with white people, black people, brown people, yellow people, and will even work together with YOU Trumpsters to make the world a better place for all of us and for our kids and grand kids. Cause is that not what we all want?

I can now drop the hateful satire that I used to speak out against Trump and the evil that was going on. I tell you it is both physically and mentally and emotionally draining to take all the hate, all the bigotry all the violence of these people and use it and throw it back into their faces. It is true that if you look into the dark abyss of this shit for far too long it starts to infect who you are. Yet? If you talked to most people who know me personally? Who hang around with me? That know the true me? They will tell you I love to make people laugh, I love to do all kinds of outrageous, happy shit, and some of my biggest loves are my three children, my four grand children, my adopted grand daughter, my crazy furball, and my work as a nature photographer. I love sharing the beauty I find in nature and sharing it with others.

My sister will tell you I had to main habits growing up. Being the class clown and standing up to bullies. I stil love doing both. But most of all? I love being the class clown and making people crack up and laugh their asses off. My brothers and sisters from other mothers will tell you that they know if they are having a hard time or a bad time they can always come to me and I will make them laugh their asses off and make them feel better.

I’ve been known for my practical jokes in HS like going to the river, gathering huge sucker fishes and putting them into the girls bathroom toilets or in the girls locker room showers….and yes they were out on the field when I did this and had two look outs to make sure. Or the waterballon day where I brought a bunch of water ballons to school and we literally flooded the place and I scored a perfect hit on the head of the vice principle as he was coming up the stairs. He did not get pissed either, he laughed his ass off and knew I was the “menace with the water ballons” along with a couple of my buddies. Of course I went a little too far one day with the M-80’s but learned a very valuable lesson on the power of those beasties. And yeah I actually got expelled for that. Oppssss but no one got hurt luckily and I stayed away from those kinds of fireworks after that shit.

My work exposing the pedos and standing up to the ChristoFascist Reich-Wingers, the Allah worshiping MuslimFascist Talibans, or any other psychotic, theistic fascist Taliban group, or standing up for equal rights and justice for atheists, lgbts, women and others will never end on Atheist Militants Rising, but now is the time to take that Trumpturd and flush him down the toilet where he belongs and do the one thing we all know he hates the most. Ignore him, pay him no mind nor attention, treat him like he is one of those stenchy farts some buddy releases after drinking too much Budweiser and eating too many damn jalapenos that eventually leaves the room and we go on with things.

I would rather forget that scum and send him no energy ever again. But I sure did love sending the satire and hypocrisy right back at them.

So, ladies and gentlemen, Atheist Militants Rising will be spending the next day or two cleaning out all the TRUMP TRASH on this blog. And then get ready to meet the real me.

to president Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

Here is one President and one Vice-President who could actually fix this crap Trump and the Repugnants left us. And they are right, that we can do this if we ALL pull together and work together to do so.

So damn glad to have these two in the White House, a Senate and House taken control of by the Democrats. No more Mitch McConnell graveyard of bills, no more Repugnant bills for the rich and powerful. No more billion dollar tax give aways to the rich and the Megachurch pastors. True separation of church and state, working towards equality for all, not just the white skinned people.

Working towards doing something truly about Covid and the soon to hit half a million lost Americans, OF BOTH SIDES, due to Trump.

Joe and Kamala is right. This country has been through some shit. But if we get our acts together and work together? Americans can do anything they set their damn minds to and we have proven it time and time again.

AND TO PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AND VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS?

I NOW TO YOU BOTH
PRESENT ARMS!!!
ORDER ARMS!!!

Glad to have you both and you Joe as Commander in Chief.

Christians Invaded Native American Sacred Space to Pray Away “Dark Energy”

Christians Invaded Native American Sacred Space to Pray Away “Dark Energy”

From the link https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/12/22/christians-invaded-native-american-sacred-space-to-pray-away-dark-energy/

In Southern Ohio, there’s a Native American national historic site called Great Serpent Mound. It’s considered sacred by the tribes.

For right-wing Christian activist Dave Daubenmire, none of that matters. So on Sunday, the day of the Winter Solstice, members of his ministry went to the site to prayer against the “dark energy” that he claims is released there. That involved one member climbing onto the mound and essentially desecrating the site.

It led to a confrontation between the (mostly maskless) Christians and Philip Yenyo of the American Indian Movement of Ohio, who felt obligated to defend the space when he heard Daubenmire’s group was planning to go there. Yenyo said it was no different than if his group decided to perform a religious ceremony in Daubenmire’s church: You don’t desecrate someone else’s sacred space.

Over a few videos posted online, you can see that confrontation. Thankfully, the heat dies down, but not before it gets very tense, with Daubenmire’s group making absurd statements, as highlighted by the Cincinnati Enquirer.

“Don’t tell me to get out of the way on my own land,” Yenyo said. “It’s our birthright. It’s our sacred site.”

“It’s public land,” a member of the prayer group said. “This land will be taken in the name of Jesus.”

“This land was already taken a long time ago,” Yenyo said. “You people keep taking it.”

At one point, after Yenyo says he’s the executive director for the American Indian Movement of Ohio, one of the Christians responds, “Well, we’re an executive director for Jesus.” Whatever that’s supposed to mean.

No one was arrested, But it’s just the latest example of Daubenmire and his followers finding new ways to use their faith to hurt other people.

This scumbag piece of shit ChristoFascist Taliban “Pastor” Coach Dave Daubenmire would not like me. Because real soon? I am going to go to his “sacred space” and do exactly what he did to our sacred space, to his.

Far fucking past time these scumbag ChristoFascists like Coach Dave Daubenmire reap what he sows and have done exactly to him? As this piece of shit ChristoTaliban does to others and see just how the flying fuck he likes it.

This is a link to this ChristoFascist punk Dave Daubenmire website, full of his insane ChristoTaliban Fascist videos. Enjoy.

https://coachdavelive.video/

And now a personal message to this psychopathic ChristoTaliban named Coach Dave Daubenmire.

Hey Dave why don’t you come and attempt to invade my Native American sacred space and do the shit you just did here. But trust me, you go ahead and try. But before you do? Remember this warning.

YOU COME TO MY NATIVE SACRED SPACE AND ATTEMPT TO DESECRATE IT LIKE YOU DID TO THIS SACRED NATIVE SPACE? AND I WILL HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO FUCKING PROBLEM? GIVING YOU A FUCKING FULL FRONTAL LOBOTOMY WITH A 50 CAL DESERT EAGLE.

HOW YOU LIKE THOSE FOR APPLES. AND THIS IS A FUCKING THREAT THERE COACH FUCKSTAIN YOU CAN SURE COUNT ON. SO COME AND ATTEMPT TO INVADE MY SACRED NATIVE SPACE, AND ATTEMPT TO DESECRATE IT WITH YOUR EVIL CHRISTIAN BULLSHIT. JUST MAKE SURE BEFORE YOU FUCKING SHOW UP? YOU HAVE YOUR WILL WRITTEN OUT AND YOU HAVE KISSED GOODBYE TO YOUR INBRED LOVED ONES, AND GET YOUR FUNERAL ARRANGED TOO. CAUSE NEXT TIME YOUR INBRED CHRISTOTALIBAN LOVED ONES WILL SEE YOU? IS WHEN I SEND YOUR CORPSE BACK TO THEM, GIFT WRAPPED, IN A FUCKING BODY BAG.

Christian TV Host Rick Wiles Asks Trump To Use ‘Hollow-Point Bullets’ On Portland Protesters

Christian TV Host Rick Wiles Asks Trump To Use ‘Hollow-Point Bullets’ On Portland Protesters
By Michael Stone
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2020/07/christian-tv-host-asks-trump-to-use-hollow-point-bullets-on-portland-protesters/

ChristoTaliban Rick Wiles deserves to reap what he sows and have done unto them as he wants done unto the BLM protesters.

More Of That Christian Love: Christian TV host Rick Wiles asks President Donald Trump to use “hollow-point bullets” on protesters to “put down this communist revolution” in Portland, Oregon.

Hill Reporter reports:

Rick Wiles, pastor, radio host, and conspiracy theorist, believes that there is a secret stockpile of bullets hoarded under the Obama administration for the purpose of quelling an uprising. Now, he says, Donald Trump should put those two billion bullets to use in stopping the protests that are ongoing in Portland.

ChristoTaliban Rick Wiles
Hey, ChristoTaliban Rick Wiles, this is my 50 cal Desert Eagle, and I will use it to give YOU or any other scumbag Trumpturd ChristoTaliban a full frontal lobotomy should you try your shit with me or mine.

Wiles, appearing on a recent broadcast of his TruNews show, said:

Mr. [Mark] Meadows, please tell President Trump that he is now in possession of Obama bullets — 2 billion ‘Bama bullets. You’re in possession of them now. You got the ‘Bama bullets and you can put down the [insurrection] … you can put it down. You have the ‘Bama bullets in your hands.

You don’t have to tolerate this anymore. They were purchased for the purpose of putting down an insurrection. Well, you got one, so put the hollow-point bullets to good use and get out there and put down this communist revolution so the rest of us can live our lives peacefully.

Radical conspiracy theorist Rick Wiles tells Trump to take the billions of bullets that Obama supposedly stockpiled and put them “to good use” against protesters. pic.twitter.com/yESP8TriTy

— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) July 24, 2020

Wow. Can you feel the Christian love?

Commenting on all that alleged ammunition, the TruNews show notes that “the federal army and arsenal at President Trump’s disposal to quell the insurrection,” exists because of  “the billions of bullets Barack Hussein Obama hoarded to round up Christians and constitutionalists under a President Hillary Clinton.”

Wow. Can you feel the insanity?

Wiles is a popular but controversial conservative Christian leader prone to making outrageous and alarming claims. For example, before the 2018 midterm elections, Wiles warned his viewers that if Democrats won the election they would slaughter “tens of thousands of Christians.” Yet even though the Democrats did win the House in the midterm election, as of today, there have been no reports of Christians being slaughtered.

Previously the Christian TV host warned his followers that MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was preparing to lead a bloody coup to overthrow the Trump administration. 

Yet for those who want to dismiss Wiles as a lone lunatic, it is important to note that he is a popular conservative Christian broadcaster with a large audience, and White House press credentials

Bottom line: Christian TV host Rick Wiles asks President Donald Trump to use “hollow-point bullets” on protesters to “put down this communist revolution” in Portland, Oregon.

Christian Hate-Preacher Launches Dating Website to Help Bigots Meet Bigots

Christian Hate-Preacher Launches Dating Website to Help Bigots Meet Bigots
By Hemant Mehta
https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/07/17/christian-hate-preacher-launches-dating-website-to-help-bigots-meet-bigots/

Have you been searching for that special someone but want to make sure that person’s heart is full of utter contempt for LGBTQ people?

Well, you’re in luck.

New Independent Fundamentalist Baptist preacher Roger Jimenez just launched a dating website for fellow bigots. Jimenez is perhaps most famous for responding to the Pulse nightclub massacre (in which nearly 50 people were murdered) by telling his congregation that the real tragedy was “that more of them didn’t die.” He also longs for the government to round up all the gay people, “put them up against a firing wall, put a firing squad in front of them, and blow their brains out.”

That’s the guy who wants to play matchmaker. He just launched NewIFBSingles.com through his Verity Baptist Church ministry, and he says in the promo below that “it’s not a dating site” but rather “a place for you to be able to connect with other singles.”

Jimenez says he (or his team) will personally approve all profiles on the site. If you say you attend a certain church, they’ll contact your pastor. If you list your profession, they’re going to check if it’s a job that can support a family.

My favorite part? If you actually meet someone through the site, you won’t be able to chat with them in private. You can only chat through a public forum that will be monitored by the ministry.

And here’s the most NIFB aspect of the whole website…

As for education level, hobbies, personality traits, or anything else that might make you unique, they don’t bother asking about it because, of course, it doesn’t matter. (And you can bet that if they ever ask about your sexual preferences, the only multiple choice option will be “missionary.”) In this cult, they just want bodies who can produce more bodies.

Good luck to any couple that meets through here. You’re going to need it.

Breonna Taylor was alive after police shot her. But no one tried to treat her.

Breonna Taylor was alive after police shot her. But no one tried to treat her.
Tessa Duvall and Darcy Costello, Louisville Courier Journal
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/breonna-taylor-was-alive-after-police-shot-her-but-no-one-tried-to-treat-her/ar-BB16RyLK?li=BBnb7Kz

© Courtesy Tamika Palmer Breonna Taylor

Just after midnight March 13, three Louisville police officers fired more than 20 bullets into Breonna Taylor’s apartment, striking her five times.

But she didn’t die — not right away.

For at least five minutes, she struggled, coughing for breath, according to her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who told investigators she was alive as he called her mom and yelled for help.

“(Police are) yelling like, ‘Come out, come out,’ and I’m on the phone with her (mom). I’m still yelling help because she’s over here coughing and, like, I’m just freaking out,” Walker said in a recorded police interview 3 hours after the shooting.

For more than 20 minutes after she was fatally shot at approximately 12:43 a.m. by Louisville officers, Taylor, 26, lay where she fell in her hallway, receiving no medical attention, according to dispatch logs.

“Breonna, who was unarmed in her hallway, was struck by several rounds of gunfire. She was not killed immediately,” attorneys Sam Aguiar and Lonita Baker wrote in a revised lawsuit filed on behalf of Taylor’s family. “Rather, she lived for another five to six minutes before ultimately succumbing to her injuries on the floor of her home.”

Outside, officers shouted for Walker to exit and rushed to treat Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, putting a tourniquet on his thigh after Walker had shot him while he and two other plainclothes officers forced their way into Taylor’s South Louisville apartment while executing a “no-knock” search warrant.

No one went inside to try to help Taylor, records show.

What happened after Breonna Taylor was shot?

The Courier Journal reviewed multiple documents to recreate the minutes that followed Taylor’s shooting, looking at search warrants, arrest citations, Taylor’s death certificate and the coroner’s news release, dispatch logs and court filings, as well as recorded police interviews with Mattingly and Walker.

In the months since her death, Taylor’s name has become a rallying cry for protesters seeking racial justice in Louisville and around the nation, lifted up in the same breath as George Floyd and other Black Americans who died at the hands of police.

The records show that police didn’t take Walker into custody until more than 15 minutes after the shooting and didn’t radio in to dispatch about Taylor being inside the apartment until 1:10 a.m. — nearly a half-hour after she was shot by police.

“F (female) inside with gun kicked under the bed,” the dispatch log shows at 1:10 a.m.

Two minutes later: “F sup to be laying on ground in hallway.”

A copy of Taylor’s death certificate obtained by The Courier Journal lists her time of death as “approx. 0048.”

That time has since come into question by the coroner herself, however. Jefferson County Coroner Barbara Weakley-Jones told The New York Times this month that the 12:48 a.m. time was “an estimate,” even a “flip of the coin.” 

Weakley-Jones did not respond to The Courier Journal requests for interviews left at her office and by email. 

But she told the Times that the deputy who filled out the death certificate was untrained in reading autopsies, and claimed that Taylor’s injuries would’ve been lethal even had medical attention been given. 

She told the Times that Taylor likely would have died in “less than a minute.”

“Even if it had happened outside of an ER, we couldn’t have saved her,” Weakley-Jones said.

Taylor’s family has alleged in a court filing that for “more than five minutes,” she was still breathing and “fought for her life.”

That amended complaint argues that not only did Louisville police recklessly and needlessly break into her apartment while serving a search warrant with a no-knock clause as part of a narcotics investigation, they failed to give her medical assistance after repeatedly shooting her.

Taylor’s shooting is under investigation by the FBI and state attorney general, both of which are expected to evaluate whether criminal charges against police officers involved are warranted. 

Police haven’t said who fired the five shots that struck Taylor but have said the officers who fired their weapons were Mattingly, Detective Myles Cosgrove and Detective Brett Hankison.

© LMPD The three Louisville Metro Police officers who fired their guns that night — officer Brett Hankison, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and officer Myles Cosgrove

Spokeswoman Jessie Halladay declined to comment for this story, saying it’s “not proper to comment” while the case is under review by the state attorney general. 

Mattingly and Cosgrove are on administrative reassignment, while Hankison was fired in June and is appealing his termination. Attorneys for Taylor have alleged Hankison, who was outside the apartment and has been accused of firing “blindly,” fired at least one of the fatal shots. 

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has declined to say whether the scope of his investigation has expanded beyond Hankison, Mattingly and Cosgrove, but at least one other officer, Joshua Jaynes, who sought the no-knock warrants used in the investigation that night, has been administratively reassigned by the department.

To reconstruct a timeline of the aftermath of the fatal police shooting, The Courier Journal used timestamps from 911 calls, dispatch logs, police interviews and the amended complaint filed by Taylor’s family.

Here’s what they show happened in Taylor’s final moments:

Breonna Taylor ‘should be there alone’

Before Louisville Metro Police officers banged on Taylor’s door at 12:40 a.m., setting into motion the events that led to her death, Walker and Taylor were at home, in bed, watching the movie “Freedom Writers” on TV.

They’d gotten back about 9 p.m., after eating at Texas Roadhouse and giving a friend’s kids rides across town. It was Taylor’s first night off after a few consecutive days with 12-hour shifts as an ER technician, Walker told investigators in a recorded interview hours after the shooting.

She fell asleep as the movie was still playing, and Walker wasn’t far behind, he told police in that interview. 

“Literally, the night was over. If nobody knocked, we would’ve been asleep within 10 to 15 minutes,” he said. 

Meanwhile, about 10 p.m., Mattingly and other officers were being briefed on the plan to execute a search warrant on Taylor’s apartment as part of a larger narcotics investigation, Mattingly said in an interview after the shooting.

He said they were told that Taylor wasn’t believed to have children or animals, “but they weren’t sure.”

Taylor “should be there alone, because they knew where their target was,” Mattingly told investigators. 

A man named Jamarcus Glover, who was also named on the search warrant for Taylor’s apartment, was arrested the same night, 10 miles away at a house on Elliott Avenue in the Russell neighborhood.

At that interview, about two weeks after the shooting, an investigator asked Mattingly if he remembered the name of the search warrant’s target.

“Not offhand,” he responded. “We didn’t write it. We didn’t do any of the investigation. We did none of the background.”

Detective Joshua Jaynes, a member of a different unit in Mattingly’s division, had requested the warrant for Taylor’s apartment and done much of the surveillance and investigation himself, according to the affidavit.

Another officer was responsible for watching Taylor’s apartment earlier that night, Mattingly said.

The door ‘comes off its hinges’

At 12:40 a.m., police officers were in place outside of Taylor’s apartment. Mattingly said he began to bang on the front door.

Inside, Walker said he and Taylor were in her bedroom when they heard the knocking.

They called out, asking who it was, but got no response, Walker said. He said later he thought it might have been Taylor’s former boyfriend.

He didn’t suspect it could have been police, according to his interview hours later.

Outside, Mattingly heard no response and banged on the door again, later telling investigators: “At that point we start announcing ourselves ‘Police! Please come to the door. Police! We have a search warrant.'”

Mattingly estimated he banged on the door “six or seven different time periods,” which “seems like an eternity when you’re up at a doorway.”

The knocking lasted 45 seconds to a minute, he estimated, before police decided to use a battering ram to force their way into Taylor’s apartment.

An officer hit the door with the ram three times before it opened, Mattingly said.

Inside, Walker grabbed his gun, “scared to death,” as both pulled on clothes and went to answer the door. They left the bedroom and hadn’t made it down the hallway before the door “comes off its hinges,” he said. 

Walker told police he fired one shot as a warning, aimed at the ground, still unable to see and unclear on who was at the door.

“But you can’t see anybody, though, when the door comes off its hinges,” Walker told investigators. “It happened fast, like an explosion. Boom, one shot. Then all of the sudden, there’s a whole lot of shots. We both drop to the ground. But I just hear her (Breonna Taylor) screaming.”

Mattingly told investigators that while he was in the doorway, he saw a man and a woman in the hallway. Then, there was a shot

“And as I turned the doorway, he’s in a stretched-out position with his hands, with a gun,” Mattingly said. “And as soon as I clear, he fires. Boom.”

Mattingly felt a pain in his leg. He fired four times.

He went around the door and fired two more rounds.

A series of shots in the apartment

At 12:42 a.m., neighbors in the St. Anthony Garden Apartments start calling 911.

The first two calls were just one second apart, and the third came 24 seconds later, according to a dispatch log.

All three callers reported gunshots.

“In the apartment behind me, there was a lot of gunshots just now,” one neighbor told 911.

“It just came out of nowhere. And it almost sounded like somebody was shooting back but I’m not for sure.”

A dispatcher asked a different neighbor who called when she heard the gunshots.

“I called you as soon as I realized what it was,” the woman said.

At 12:43 a.m., the first call came into dispatch saying an officer had been shot.

Mattingly said he remembered Hankison yelling on the radio that an officer was in trouble.

“10-30,10-30! Officer down! 10-30! Officer shot on Springfield,” one officer called on the radio, according to a copy of the audio obtained by The Courier Journal. “Officer shot on Springfield. 10-30!”

Walker was later arrested and charged with assault and attempted murder of a police officer. Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine dismissed charges in late May and called for more investigation.

Breonna Taylor was alive after police shot her. But no one tried to treat her.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Just after midnight March 13, three Louisville police officers fired more than 20 bullets into Breonna Taylor’s apartment, striking her five times.

But she didn’t die — not right away.

For at least five minutes, she struggled, coughing for breath, according to her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who told investigators she was alive as he called her mom and yelled for help.

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“(Police are) yelling like, ‘Come out, come out,’ and I’m on the phone with her (mom). I’m still yelling help because she’s over here coughing and, like, I’m just freaking out,” Walker said in a recorded police interview 3 hours after the shooting.a woman sitting on a table: Breonna Taylor © Courtesy Tamika Palmer Breonna Taylor

For more than 20 minutes after she was fatally shot at approximately 12:43 a.m. by Louisville officers, Taylor, 26, lay where she fell in her hallway, receiving no medical attention, according to dispatch logs.

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“Breonna, who was unarmed in her hallway, was struck by several rounds of gunfire. She was not killed immediately,” attorneys Sam Aguiar and Lonita Baker wrote in a revised lawsuit filed on behalf of Taylor’s family. “Rather, she lived for another five to six minutes before ultimately succumbing to her injuries on the floor of her home.”

Outside, officers shouted for Walker to exit and rushed to treat Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, putting a tourniquet on his thigh after Walker had shot him while he and two other plainclothes officers forced their way into Taylor’s South Louisville apartment while executing a “no-knock” search warrant.

No one went inside to try to help Taylor, records show.

What happened after Breonna Taylor was shot?

The Courier Journal reviewed multiple documents to recreate the minutes that followed Taylor’s shooting, looking at search warrants, arrest citations, Taylor’s death certificate and the coroner’s news release, dispatch logs and court filings, as well as recorded police interviews with Mattingly and Walker.

In the months since her death, Taylor’s name has become a rallying cry for protesters seeking racial justice in Louisville and around the nation, lifted up in the same breath as George Floyd and other Black Americans who died at the hands of police.

The records show that police didn’t take Walker into custody until more than 15 minutes after the shooting and didn’t radio in to dispatch about Taylor being inside the apartment until 1:10 a.m. — nearly a half-hour after she was shot by police.

“F (female) inside with gun kicked under the bed,” the dispatch log shows at 1:10 a.m.

Two minutes later: “F sup to be laying on ground in hallway.”

A copy of Taylor’s death certificate obtained by The Courier Journal lists her time of death as “approx. 0048.”

That time has since come into question by the coroner herself, however. Jefferson County Coroner Barbara Weakley-Jones told The New York Times this month that the 12:48 a.m. time was “an estimate,” even a “flip of the coin.” 

Weakley-Jones did not respond to The Courier Journal requests for interviews left at her office and by email. 

But she told the Times that the deputy who filled out the death certificate was untrained in reading autopsies, and claimed that Taylor’s injuries would’ve been lethal even had medical attention been given. 

She told the Times that Taylor likely would have died in “less than a minute.”

“Even if it had happened outside of an ER, we couldn’t have saved her,” Weakley-Jones said.

Taylor’s family has alleged in a court filing that for “more than five minutes,” she was still breathing and “fought for her life.”

That amended complaint argues that not only did Louisville police recklessly and needlessly break into her apartment while serving a search warrant with a no-knock clause as part of a narcotics investigation, they failed to give her medical assistance after repeatedly shooting her.

Taylor’s shooting is under investigation by the FBI and state attorney general, both of which are expected to evaluate whether criminal charges against police officers involved are warranted. 

Police haven’t said who fired the five shots that struck Taylor but have said the officers who fired their weapons were Mattingly, Detective Myles Cosgrove and Detective Brett Hankison.Troy Barron et al. posing for the camera: The three Louisville Metro Police officers who fired their guns that night — officer Brett Hankison, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and officer Myles Cosgrove © LMPD The three Louisville Metro Police officers who fired their guns that night — officer Brett Hankison, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and officer Myles Cosgrove

Spokeswoman Jessie Halladay declined to comment for this story, saying it’s “not proper to comment” while the case is under review by the state attorney general. 

Mattingly and Cosgrove are on administrative reassignment, while Hankison was fired in June and is appealing his termination. Attorneys for Taylor have alleged Hankison, who was outside the apartment and has been accused of firing “blindly,” fired at least one of the fatal shots. 

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has declined to say whether the scope of his investigation has expanded beyond Hankison, Mattingly and Cosgrove, but at least one other officer, Joshua Jaynes, who sought the no-knock warrants used in the investigation that night, has been administratively reassigned by the department.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron: Still no timeline on Breonna Taylor investigation

To reconstruct a timeline of the aftermath of the fatal police shooting, The Courier Journal used timestamps from 911 calls, dispatch logs, police interviews and the amended complaint filed by Taylor’s family.

Here’s what they show happened in Taylor’s final moments:

Breonna Taylor ‘should be there alone’

Before Louisville Metro Police officers banged on Taylor’s door at 12:40 a.m., setting into motion the events that led to her death, Walker and Taylor were at home, in bed, watching the movie “Freedom Writers” on TV.

They’d gotten back about 9 p.m., after eating at Texas Roadhouse and giving a friend’s kids rides across town. It was Taylor’s first night off after a few consecutive days with 12-hour shifts as an ER technician, Walker told investigators in a recorded interview hours after the shooting.

She fell asleep as the movie was still playing, and Walker wasn’t far behind, he told police in that interview. 

“Literally, the night was over. If nobody knocked, we would’ve been asleep within 10 to 15 minutes,” he said. 

Meanwhile, about 10 p.m., Mattingly and other officers were being briefed on the plan to execute a search warrant on Taylor’s apartment as part of a larger narcotics investigation, Mattingly said in an interview after the shooting.

He said they were told that Taylor wasn’t believed to have children or animals, “but they weren’t sure.”

Taylor “should be there alone, because they knew where their target was,” Mattingly told investigators. 

A man named Jamarcus Glover, who was also named on the search warrant for Taylor’s apartment, was arrested the same night, 10 miles away at a house on Elliott Avenue in the Russell neighborhood.

At that interview, about two weeks after the shooting, an investigator asked Mattingly if he remembered the name of the search warrant’s target.

“Not offhand,” he responded. “We didn’t write it. We didn’t do any of the investigation. We did none of the background.”

Detective Joshua Jaynes, a member of a different unit in Mattingly’s division, had requested the warrant for Taylor’s apartment and done much of the surveillance and investigation himself, according to the affidavit.

Another officer was responsible for watching Taylor’s apartment earlier that night, Mattingly said.

Related: Breonna Taylor’s mother endures national spotlight to make sure Black women’s lives matter

The door ‘comes off its hinges’

At 12:40 a.m., police officers were in place outside of Taylor’s apartment. Mattingly said he began to bang on the front door.

Inside, Walker said he and Taylor were in her bedroom when they heard the knocking.

They called out, asking who it was, but got no response, Walker said. He said later he thought it might have been Taylor’s former boyfriend.

He didn’t suspect it could have been police, according to his interview hours later.

Outside, Mattingly heard no response and banged on the door again, later telling investigators: “At that point we start announcing ourselves ‘Police! Please come to the door. Police! We have a search warrant.'”

Mattingly estimated he banged on the door “six or seven different time periods,” which “seems like an eternity when you’re up at a doorway.”

The knocking lasted 45 seconds to a minute, he estimated, before police decided to use a battering ram to force their way into Taylor’s apartment.

An officer hit the door with the ram three times before it opened, Mattingly said.

Inside, Walker grabbed his gun, “scared to death,” as both pulled on clothes and went to answer the door. They left the bedroom and hadn’t made it down the hallway before the door “comes off its hinges,” he said. 

Walker told police he fired one shot as a warning, aimed at the ground, still unable to see and unclear on who was at the door.

“But you can’t see anybody, though, when the door comes off its hinges,” Walker told investigators. “It happened fast, like an explosion. Boom, one shot. Then all of the sudden, there’s a whole lot of shots. We both drop to the ground. But I just hear her (Breonna Taylor) screaming.”

Mattingly told investigators that while he was in the doorway, he saw a man and a woman in the hallway. Then, there was a shot

“And as I turned the doorway, he’s in a stretched-out position with his hands, with a gun,” Mattingly said. “And as soon as I clear, he fires. Boom.”

Mattingly felt a pain in his leg. He fired four times.

He went around the door and fired two more rounds.

‘No-knock’ searches vs. ‘stand your ground’ laws: A deadly duo in Breonna Taylor shooting

A series of shots in the apartment

At 12:42 a.m., neighbors in the St. Anthony Garden Apartments start calling 911.

The first two calls were just one second apart, and the third came 24 seconds later, according to a dispatch log.

All three callers reported gunshots.

“In the apartment behind me, there was a lot of gunshots just now,” one neighbor told 911.

“It just came out of nowhere. And it almost sounded like somebody was shooting back but I’m not for sure.”

A dispatcher asked a different neighbor who called when she heard the gunshots.

“I called you as soon as I realized what it was,” the woman said.

At 12:43 a.m., the first call came into dispatch saying an officer had been shot.

Mattingly said he remembered Hankison yelling on the radio that an officer was in trouble.

“10-30,10-30! Officer down! 10-30! Officer shot on Springfield,” one officer called on the radio, according to a copy of the audio obtained by The Courier Journal. “Officer shot on Springfield. 10-30!”

Walker was later arrested and charged with assault and attempted murder of a police officer. Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine dismissed charges in late May and called for more investigation.

‘Somebody come help her!’ Kenneth Walker yells

Events moved quickly as the calls came in:

12:44 a.m.: Police call in that they need EMS now and that SWAT is needed at Taylor’s apartment on Springfield Drive.

12:45 a.m.: “Subj is still inside with AR,” a dispatch log said. A recording of calls radioed in, without time markers, included a report apparently from an officer that, “Officers encountered rifle fire.” He adds: “Officer down!”

12:47 a.m.: Walker hears people outside and screams.

© Special to the Courier Journal Kenneth Walker has been charged with attempted murder of a police officer after officers burst into his girlfriend’s apartment on a search warrant. Walker says he thought intruders were breaking in and he acted in self-defense.

“Somebody come help her!” he said. After waiting a few minutes to no avail, Walker calls his mom, and she tells him to, ‘call 911 right now.’

Walker does at 12:47 a.m.

“I don’t know what is happening,” Walker, 28, told a dispatcher. “Somebody kicked in the door and shot my girlfriend.”

The dispatcher asked Walker where Taylor was shot.

“I don’t know,” Walker responded, crying. “She’s on the ground right now. I don’t know.”

The dispatcher asked if Taylor is awake and able to speak.

“No, she’s not,” Walker said, then shouted: “Bre!”

The dispatcher asked if Walker could turn her over and see where she was shot.

Walker described seeing blood, and cried out again, “Oh my God!”

Then he hung up. Dispatch tried to call back, but there was no answer. The entire conversation and call back took less than 3 minutes.

‘Come out, come out,’ police tell Kenneth Walker

With police officers descending on Taylor’s apartment complex, Walker stayed inside and called Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer. That’s when, he said, he heard her still coughing.

“When I was on the phone with her, that’s when I kind of realized that it was the police because now they’re yelling, like, ‘Come out, come out,'” Walker told investigators.

He added: “What really made not realize it was the police was because nobody was like rushing in after all this happened. They all like stayed outside, so I’m like, what the heck was that?”

12:47 a.m.: “Any unit to Spring Field need rifels (sic),” a dispatcher logged.

12:48 a.m.: One of Taylor’s neighbors called 911, saying shots were fired next door. Some bullets went into her apartment and shattered her glass door, though no one was injured. The dispatcher told her to stay inside.

12:48 a.m.: The approximate time Taylor died, according to the coroner’s news release and her death certificate.

What does Breonna Taylor’s death certificate say?

Attorneys for Taylor initially claimed she was “shot at least eight times,” according to an April lawsuit, but the death certificate lists her cause of death as five gunshot wounds to the body.

The manner of death checked is “homicide.” 

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Just after midnight March 13, three Louisville police officers fired more than 20 bullets into Breonna Taylor’s apartment, striking her five times.

But she didn’t die — not right away.

For at least five minutes, she struggled, coughing for breath, according to her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who told investigators she was alive as he called her mom and yelled for help.

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“(Police are) yelling like, ‘Come out, come out,’ and I’m on the phone with her (mom). I’m still yelling help because she’s over here coughing and, like, I’m just freaking out,” Walker said in a recorded police interview 3 hours after the shooting.a woman sitting on a table: Breonna Taylor © Courtesy Tamika Palmer Breonna Taylor

For more than 20 minutes after she was fatally shot at approximately 12:43 a.m. by Louisville officers, Taylor, 26, lay where she fell in her hallway, receiving no medical attention, according to dispatch logs.

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“Breonna, who was unarmed in her hallway, was struck by several rounds of gunfire. She was not killed immediately,” attorneys Sam Aguiar and Lonita Baker wrote in a revised lawsuit filed on behalf of Taylor’s family. “Rather, she lived for another five to six minutes before ultimately succumbing to her injuries on the floor of her home.”

Outside, officers shouted for Walker to exit and rushed to treat Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, putting a tourniquet on his thigh after Walker had shot him while he and two other plainclothes officers forced their way into Taylor’s South Louisville apartment while executing a “no-knock” search warrant.

No one went inside to try to help Taylor, records show.

What happened after Breonna Taylor was shot?

The Courier Journal reviewed multiple documents to recreate the minutes that followed Taylor’s shooting, looking at search warrants, arrest citations, Taylor’s death certificate and the coroner’s news release, dispatch logs and court filings, as well as recorded police interviews with Mattingly and Walker.

In the months since her death, Taylor’s name has become a rallying cry for protesters seeking racial justice in Louisville and around the nation, lifted up in the same breath as George Floyd and other Black Americans who died at the hands of police.

The records show that police didn’t take Walker into custody until more than 15 minutes after the shooting and didn’t radio in to dispatch about Taylor being inside the apartment until 1:10 a.m. — nearly a half-hour after she was shot by police.

“F (female) inside with gun kicked under the bed,” the dispatch log shows at 1:10 a.m.

Two minutes later: “F sup to be laying on ground in hallway.”

A copy of Taylor’s death certificate obtained by The Courier Journal lists her time of death as “approx. 0048.”

That time has since come into question by the coroner herself, however. Jefferson County Coroner Barbara Weakley-Jones told The New York Times this month that the 12:48 a.m. time was “an estimate,” even a “flip of the coin.” 

Weakley-Jones did not respond to The Courier Journal requests for interviews left at her office and by email. 

But she told the Times that the deputy who filled out the death certificate was untrained in reading autopsies, and claimed that Taylor’s injuries would’ve been lethal even had medical attention been given. 

She told the Times that Taylor likely would have died in “less than a minute.”

“Even if it had happened outside of an ER, we couldn’t have saved her,” Weakley-Jones said.

Taylor’s family has alleged in a court filing that for “more than five minutes,” she was still breathing and “fought for her life.”

That amended complaint argues that not only did Louisville police recklessly and needlessly break into her apartment while serving a search warrant with a no-knock clause as part of a narcotics investigation, they failed to give her medical assistance after repeatedly shooting her.

Taylor’s shooting is under investigation by the FBI and state attorney general, both of which are expected to evaluate whether criminal charges against police officers involved are warranted. 

Police haven’t said who fired the five shots that struck Taylor but have said the officers who fired their weapons were Mattingly, Detective Myles Cosgrove and Detective Brett Hankison.Troy Barron et al. posing for the camera: The three Louisville Metro Police officers who fired their guns that night — officer Brett Hankison, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and officer Myles Cosgrove © LMPD The three Louisville Metro Police officers who fired their guns that night — officer Brett Hankison, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and officer Myles Cosgrove

Spokeswoman Jessie Halladay declined to comment for this story, saying it’s “not proper to comment” while the case is under review by the state attorney general. 

Mattingly and Cosgrove are on administrative reassignment, while Hankison was fired in June and is appealing his termination. Attorneys for Taylor have alleged Hankison, who was outside the apartment and has been accused of firing “blindly,” fired at least one of the fatal shots. 

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has declined to say whether the scope of his investigation has expanded beyond Hankison, Mattingly and Cosgrove, but at least one other officer, Joshua Jaynes, who sought the no-knock warrants used in the investigation that night, has been administratively reassigned by the department.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron: Still no timeline on Breonna Taylor investigation

To reconstruct a timeline of the aftermath of the fatal police shooting, The Courier Journal used timestamps from 911 calls, dispatch logs, police interviews and the amended complaint filed by Taylor’s family.

Here’s what they show happened in Taylor’s final moments:

Breonna Taylor ‘should be there alone’

Before Louisville Metro Police officers banged on Taylor’s door at 12:40 a.m., setting into motion the events that led to her death, Walker and Taylor were at home, in bed, watching the movie “Freedom Writers” on TV.

They’d gotten back about 9 p.m., after eating at Texas Roadhouse and giving a friend’s kids rides across town. It was Taylor’s first night off after a few consecutive days with 12-hour shifts as an ER technician, Walker told investigators in a recorded interview hours after the shooting.

She fell asleep as the movie was still playing, and Walker wasn’t far behind, he told police in that interview. 

“Literally, the night was over. If nobody knocked, we would’ve been asleep within 10 to 15 minutes,” he said. 

Meanwhile, about 10 p.m., Mattingly and other officers were being briefed on the plan to execute a search warrant on Taylor’s apartment as part of a larger narcotics investigation, Mattingly said in an interview after the shooting.

He said they were told that Taylor wasn’t believed to have children or animals, “but they weren’t sure.”

Taylor “should be there alone, because they knew where their target was,” Mattingly told investigators. 

A man named Jamarcus Glover, who was also named on the search warrant for Taylor’s apartment, was arrested the same night, 10 miles away at a house on Elliott Avenue in the Russell neighborhood.

At that interview, about two weeks after the shooting, an investigator asked Mattingly if he remembered the name of the search warrant’s target.

“Not offhand,” he responded. “We didn’t write it. We didn’t do any of the investigation. We did none of the background.”

Detective Joshua Jaynes, a member of a different unit in Mattingly’s division, had requested the warrant for Taylor’s apartment and done much of the surveillance and investigation himself, according to the affidavit.

Another officer was responsible for watching Taylor’s apartment earlier that night, Mattingly said.

Related: Breonna Taylor’s mother endures national spotlight to make sure Black women’s lives matter

The door ‘comes off its hinges’

At 12:40 a.m., police officers were in place outside of Taylor’s apartment. Mattingly said he began to bang on the front door.

Inside, Walker said he and Taylor were in her bedroom when they heard the knocking.

They called out, asking who it was, but got no response, Walker said. He said later he thought it might have been Taylor’s former boyfriend.

He didn’t suspect it could have been police, according to his interview hours later.

Outside, Mattingly heard no response and banged on the door again, later telling investigators: “At that point we start announcing ourselves ‘Police! Please come to the door. Police! We have a search warrant.'”

Mattingly estimated he banged on the door “six or seven different time periods,” which “seems like an eternity when you’re up at a doorway.”

The knocking lasted 45 seconds to a minute, he estimated, before police decided to use a battering ram to force their way into Taylor’s apartment.

An officer hit the door with the ram three times before it opened, Mattingly said.

Inside, Walker grabbed his gun, “scared to death,” as both pulled on clothes and went to answer the door. They left the bedroom and hadn’t made it down the hallway before the door “comes off its hinges,” he said. 

Walker told police he fired one shot as a warning, aimed at the ground, still unable to see and unclear on who was at the door.

“But you can’t see anybody, though, when the door comes off its hinges,” Walker told investigators. “It happened fast, like an explosion. Boom, one shot. Then all of the sudden, there’s a whole lot of shots. We both drop to the ground. But I just hear her (Breonna Taylor) screaming.”

Mattingly told investigators that while he was in the doorway, he saw a man and a woman in the hallway. Then, there was a shot

“And as I turned the doorway, he’s in a stretched-out position with his hands, with a gun,” Mattingly said. “And as soon as I clear, he fires. Boom.”

Mattingly felt a pain in his leg. He fired four times.

He went around the door and fired two more rounds.

‘No-knock’ searches vs. ‘stand your ground’ laws: A deadly duo in Breonna Taylor shooting

A series of shots in the apartment

At 12:42 a.m., neighbors in the St. Anthony Garden Apartments start calling 911.

The first two calls were just one second apart, and the third came 24 seconds later, according to a dispatch log.

All three callers reported gunshots.

“In the apartment behind me, there was a lot of gunshots just now,” one neighbor told 911.

“It just came out of nowhere. And it almost sounded like somebody was shooting back but I’m not for sure.”

A dispatcher asked a different neighbor who called when she heard the gunshots.

“I called you as soon as I realized what it was,” the woman said.

At 12:43 a.m., the first call came into dispatch saying an officer had been shot.

Mattingly said he remembered Hankison yelling on the radio that an officer was in trouble.

“10-30,10-30! Officer down! 10-30! Officer shot on Springfield,” one officer called on the radio, according to a copy of the audio obtained by The Courier Journal. “Officer shot on Springfield. 10-30!”

Walker was later arrested and charged with assault and attempted murder of a police officer. Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine dismissed charges in late May and called for more investigation.

‘Somebody come help her!’ Kenneth Walker yells

Events moved quickly as the calls came in:

12:44 a.m.: Police call in that they need EMS now and that SWAT is needed at Taylor’s apartment on Springfield Drive.

12:45 a.m.: “Subj is still inside with AR,” a dispatch log said. A recording of calls radioed in, without time markers, included a report apparently from an officer that, “Officers encountered rifle fire.” He adds: “Officer down!”

12:47 a.m.: Walker hears people outside and screams.Marcus Cromartie wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a building: Kenneth Walker has been charged with attempted murder of a police officer after officers burst into his girlfriend's apartment on a search warrant. Walker says he thought intruders were breaking in and he acted in self-defense. © Special to the Courier Journal Kenneth Walker has been charged with attempted murder of a police officer after officers burst into his girlfriend’s apartment on a search warrant. Walker says he thought intruders were breaking in and he acted in self-defense.

“Somebody come help her!” he said. After waiting a few minutes to no avail, Walker calls his mom, and she tells him to, ‘call 911 right now.’

Walker does at 12:47 a.m.

“I don’t know what is happening,” Walker, 28, told a dispatcher. “Somebody kicked in the door and shot my girlfriend.”

The dispatcher asked Walker where Taylor was shot.

“I don’t know,” Walker responded, crying. “She’s on the ground right now. I don’t know.”

The dispatcher asked if Taylor is awake and able to speak.

“No, she’s not,” Walker said, then shouted: “Bre!”

The dispatcher asked if Walker could turn her over and see where she was shot.

Walker described seeing blood, and cried out again, “Oh my God!”

Then he hung up. Dispatch tried to call back, but there was no answer. The entire conversation and call back took less than 3 minutes.

Read more: What to know about the investigations into the police shooting of Breonna Taylor

‘Come out, come out,’ police tell Kenneth Walker

With police officers descending on Taylor’s apartment complex, Walker stayed inside and called Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer. That’s when, he said, he heard her still coughing.

“When I was on the phone with her, that’s when I kind of realized that it was the police because now they’re yelling, like, ‘Come out, come out,'” Walker told investigators.

He added: “What really made not realize it was the police was because nobody was like rushing in after all this happened. They all like stayed outside, so I’m like, what the heck was that?”

12:47 a.m.: “Any unit to Spring Field need rifels (sic),” a dispatcher logged.

12:48 a.m.: One of Taylor’s neighbors called 911, saying shots were fired next door. Some bullets went into her apartment and shattered her glass door, though no one was injured. The dispatcher told her to stay inside.

12:48 a.m.: The approximate time Taylor died, according to the coroner’s news release and her death certificate.

What does Breonna Taylor’s death certificate say?

Attorneys for Taylor initially claimed she was “shot at least eight times,” according to an April lawsuit, but the death certificate lists her cause of death as five gunshot wounds to the body.

The manner of death checked is “homicide.” 

The death certificate notes that an autopsy was performed and that its findings were available to determine the cause of death. It does not say where on Taylor’s body she was struck.

The Courier Journal requested a copy of Taylor’s autopsy report, but the coroner’s office denied the request. The news organization has appealed the denial to the attorney general’s office.

12:54 a.m.: EMS left Springfield with Sgt. Mattingly.

A patient care report released by the Pleasure Ridge Park Fire Protection District, which responded to Springfield Drive, states that they were dispatched “to back up” another unit. When PRP Fire arrived, that unit was “backing out of the scene and had (redacted) in their ambulance.”

Two paramedics from PRP Fire got into the Louisville Metro EMS ambulance with Mattingly, according to the report’s narrative, and rode with them to the hospital. Several additional lines are redacted.

Louisville Metro EMS has refused to release similar reports.

12:54 a.m.: Walker prepares to leave the apartment.

12:57 a.m.: “Calling subj out,” according to the dispatch log.

A video taken by one of Taylor’s neighbors showed multiple officers, including several with guns drawn, giving Walker directions.

Walker can be heard crying as officers tell him to “keep walking backwards” and “walk straight down the steps.”

As he got closer, an officer shouted: “Get on your knees!”

1 a.m.: Walker was arrested. 

He tells police investigators hours later that officers on-scene to arrest him said he was going to jail for the rest of his life and that a dog was going to be let loose on him. 

“They had the dog right there, right behind me, barking. I’m out there with no shoes on, clearly nothing, walking in water and stuff, backwards. And he’s like, ‘I’m going to let this dog on you. You’re going to jail for the rest of your life.’ Look at my record, I don’t even get in trouble. Not violent or anything,” Walker told investigators.

“(An officer) asked me, ‘Were you hit by any bullets?’ I said no. He said, ‘That’s unfortunate,'” Walker adds.

1:10 a.m.: Once in the apartment, roughly 27 minutes after Taylor was shot, police tell dispatch there’s a “F (female) inside with gun kicked under the bed.”

The Courier Journal has requested all dispatch audio relating to the shooting, but Louisville Metro Emergency Services has denied the records, citing an ongoing investigation. The news organization is appealing to the attorney general.

At the same time, records note: “1st Div – family headed to hospital.”

It’s not clear whether it was Taylor’s or Mattingly’s family.

Palmer, Taylor’s mother, has previously said that when she arrived at the apartment, an officer told her an ambulance had already taken a young woman who was hurt to the hospital. Palmer waited at a local hospital for hours but was told Taylor wasn’t there and there was no record of her being transported there. 

She drove back to Taylor’s apartment on Springfield Drive and waited hours longer until a detective asked her if Taylor had any enemies or if she and Walker had been having problems. 

1:12 a.m.: Two minutes later, Taylor is reported to be “laying on (the) ground in hallway,” according to dispatch. Police request crime-scene tape.

1:46 a.m.: EMS received permission to leave Taylor’s apartment.

3:35 a.m.: Police returned with a second search warrant for Taylor’s apartment.

Inside, they found shell casings and bullets. There was no rifle of any kind located — just Walker’s Glock 43x handgun and a holster on his pants.

Police recovered no drugs.

3:53 a.m.: Walker’s interview with Public Integrity Unit investigators — which would later be used as evidence in the criminal case against him — begins, roughly two hours and ten minutes after he watched his girlfriend’s death. 

Mattingly was interviewed 12 days later.

The long-awaited results of the internal investigation examining the officers’ conduct is now in the hands of Attorney General Cameron and the FBI, which will present its findings to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The charges against Walker have since been dismissed. But it is up to Cameron and federal prosecutors to decide what, if any, charges police officers may face in Taylor’s death.

Neither has given any indication when a decision will be made.

Customs and Border Patrol fires 4, suspends dozens over racist, violent Facebook groups

CBP fires 4, suspends dozens over racist, violent Facebook groups
By Daniella Silva
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/cbp-fires-4-suspends-dozens-over-racist-violent-facebook-groups/ar-BB16S5Hd?li=BBnb7Kz

Customs and Border Protection fired four employees and suspended more than three dozen others without pay after a year-long investigation into their involvement in Facebook groups featuring violent, sexist and racist posts against migrants and Latino members of Congress.

CBP said in a statement to NBC News on Friday that after an investigation into 138 cases of “inappropriate social media activity,” four employees were removed from service, 38 were suspended without pay, 33 were disciplined with reprimands or counseling and 63 of the allegations were unsubstantiated. The Los Angeles Times first reported news of the firings on Thursday.

As of July 15, six of the cases remain open, CBP said in the statement.

A year ago, officials initially announced 70 current and former CBP employees were under investigation for participating in a secret Facebook group in which users joked about dead migrants and made sexist, derogatory comments about Latino lawmakers.

The group, which at one point had roughly 9,500 members, shared comments about member of Congress, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, ProPublica reported last year. The group was called “I’m 10-15,” the code used by Border Patrol for migrants in custody.

Escobar said on Twitter the secret Facebook page mocked the deaths of migrants, “vulnerable people dehumanized by a broken system.”

She said she was one of the Latina members of Congress targeted by the “hateful attacks” in the group and never received the investigation results from the agency.

“The posts shouldn’t have just triggered firings but also an investigation into why other members never reported it,” she wrote in the post.

“Facebook is a cesspool,” she added.

Ocasio-Cortez did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A CBP spokesperson confirmed the data in their statement represented investigations related to Facebook pages revealed last year.

Rep. Joaquín Castro, D-Texas, chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, said in a statement to NBC News, for “far too long, there has been a rancid culture and systemic problems within Customs and Border Protection.”

“Firing four border patrol officers for racist and sexist posts against immigrants and members of Congress is a step in the right direction to demonstrate that federal law enforcement agents cannot act with impunity,” he said in the statement.

Castro said the caucus would be requesting more information from the Department of Homeland Security, of which CBP is a part of, on why “so few individuals were terminated and held fully accountable.”

KristoTaliban Pastor Robert Jeffress: We Allowed Atheists and Infidels to “Pervert Our Constitution”

KristoTaliban Pastor Robert Jeffress: We Allowed Atheists and Infidels to “Pervert Our Constitution”
By Beth Stoneburner
https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/07/16/robert-jeffress-we-allowed-atheists-and-infidels-to-pervert-our-constitution/

Not only is America a Christian country, but the Constitution has been perverted by infidels and atheists, according to MAGA cultist and Trump sycophant Pastor Robert Jeffress.

He made the comments on his “Pathway to Victory” broadcast during a series of episodes earlier this month promoting the Christian Nation myth. In the excerpt below, he was complaining about Supreme Court decisions that removed mandatory Bible readings from public schools.

And here’s the question: What has changed? What has changed? In these 150 years​, has the Constitution changed and nobody told us? Is that what happened? Of course not. What has happened is we have allowed the secularists, the humanists, the atheists, the infidels, to pervert our Constitution into something our Founding Fathers never intended. And it is time for Americans to stand up and say ‘Enough! We’re not going to allow this in our Christian country anymore.’ It is time to put an end to this.

It’s been said before, but conservative Christians like Jeffress always mistake religious equality for persecution because they’re so used to receiving special treatment.

It’s time to once again reiterate that the Bible says far more about welcoming the immigrant and serving the poor and marginalized than anything about abortion or LGBTQ issues — which Jeffress also brought up elsewhere in his episodes. (Interestingly enough, helping the poor would also result in fewer abortions, a fact Jeffress never seems to care about.)

Pretending we live in a Christian Nation doesn’t make it true. Lying about the past won’t change reality either. The fact remains if our government treated atheism or Islam the way we’ve historically treated Christianity, Jeffress would never stop whining about it.

KristoKracker Krazies

A few stories of the KristoKracker Krazies who want to kill their followers.

Evangelist Joshua Feuerstein, Back on Facebook, Mocks People Wearing Face Masks

Christian evangelist and hate-preacher Joshua Feuerstein was temporarily banned from Facebook but made his unceremonious return this week, cranking out a fresh dose of insanity to his 2.6 million followers.

Take, for instance, this video condemning face mask mandates as something only “sheep” would follow.

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/07/15/evangelist-joshua-feuerstein-back-on-facebook-mocks-people-wearing-face-masks/

‘Not Asking for Permission’: Hundreds of California Churches Plan to Open May 31

Nearly 500 California pastors are preparing to open their doors on Sunday, May 31st – whether or not they have guidance from the state. 

“The churches are not asking for permission,” said Bob Tyler, a religious freedom attorney advising the pastors. “The governor is sitting here as a dictator, trumping the Constitution and is kind of hanging on to this state of emergency for as long as he can hold it.”

Tyler says the pastors, including Jack Hibbs of Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills, Matt Brown of Sandals Church in Riverside, and Danny Carroll of Water of Life Community Church in Fontana, have signed a petition and plan to advise Gov. Gavin Newsom of their plans which include social distancing. 

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2020/may/not-asking-for-permission-hundreds-of-california-churches-plan-to-open-may-31

Evangelical Churches Sue California Governor Over Ban On Singing During Services

Gavin Newsom is violating religious liberty rights by prohibiting singing and chanting at worship services as the state tries to curb COVID-19, the suit says.

The evangelical congregations insist Newsom is infringing on their religious liberty by forcing them to stop singing and chanting during indoor services, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Sacramento.

“To prohibit group singing and chanting is to effectively prohibit corporate Christian worship,” the complaint states.

California’s health department updated its guidelines for houses of worship on July 1, adding new restrictions on singing and chanting. The guidelines explain that these activities “negate the risk reduction achieved through six feet of physical distancing” since there is a greater chance that COVID-19 will spread through “contaminated exhaled droplets.” 

But the Northern California churches ― Calvary Chapel of Ukiah, Calvary Chapel of Fort Bragg and River of Life Church in Oroville ― don’t appreciate the government telling them how to worship. The churches are seeking an injunction against the health department’s ban in a lawsuit that names Newsom and three health officials as defendants

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/california-churches-sue-gavin-newsom_n_5f10b3d8c5b6d14c3364ffed.

190 pastors in Nevada demand churches be allowed in-person services

Pastors and other religious leaders from around that state are demanding that restrictions on in-person services be lifted immediately, reports KTNV in Las Vegas. Some 190 of them signed a letter objecting to Gov. Steve Sisolak’s emergency order limiting gatherings to 10 people, including in churches. They say it is unnecessary.

David Oberg, pastor of Faith Alive Christian Center in Reno, summed it up in a press release: “We simply ask for him to reconsider that decision and allow us the freedom of religion and to peacefully assemble again.”

https://christianaction.org/top-stories-of-the-day/190-pastors-in-nevada-demand-churches-be-allowed-in-person-services/

Christian leaders rally in Raleigh demanding reopening of churches

Churchgoers from across the state gathered in downtown Raleigh Thursday to rally against Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-at-home order and demand the right to hold services inside their buildings.

The group leading the charge, Return America, is led by pastors and Christian educators. During the rally, the group announced that they had filed a lawsuit against Cooper over not allowing indoor assemblies at churches.

Berean Baptist Church, Pastor of the church and Return America President Ronnie Baity and People’s Baptist Church filed the federal lawsuit to block enforcement of rules covering religious services. Those filing the suit say the state’s restrictions violate the First Amendment and treat churches differently from retailers.

https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/christian-leaders-rally-in-raleigh-demanding-reopening-of-churches/19097741/

‘The governor is a servant of the state. I am a servant of God’: 3 pastors defend why they’re leading the charge to reopen churches

Diego Mesa was driving in Southern California on Thursday evening when he passed shops selling donuts, clothes, and cannabis.

It boggles his mind that these businesses were marked as essential and permitted to reopen on May 8, as Gov. Gavin Newsom’s reopening plan moved into its second stage. Churches, however, were shelved until the plan’s third phase — lumped in with personal care, exercise, and entertainment facilities.

“Our ideals differ in what we view as essential,” Mesa told Business Insider. “When we are deemed as non-essential, there’s an agenda there.”

As the pastor of the Abundant Living Family Church in Rancho Cucamonga, Mesa is among more than 1,200 religious leaders in California who’ve signed a Declaration of Essentiality for Churches, vowing to host in-person services on May 31, Pentecost Sunday, with or without Newsom’s blessing. 

https://www.businessinsider.com/pastors-leading-charge-reopen-churches-coronavirus-first-amendment-2020-5?op=1

Entitlement may lead to chronic disappointment

Entitlement may lead to chronic disappointment
Case Western Reserve University
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160913134442.htm

Entitlement — a personality trait driven by exaggerated feelings of deservingness and superiority — may lead to chronic disappointment, unmet expectations and a habitual, self-reinforcing cycle of behavior with dire psychological and social costs, according to new research.

Entitlement — a personality trait driven by exaggerated feelings of deservingness and superiority — may lead to chronic disappointment, unmet expectations and a habitual, self-reinforcing cycle of behavior with dire psychological and social costs, according to new research by Case Western Reserve University.

In a new theoretical model, researchers have mapped how entitled personality traits may lead to a perpetual loop of distress, in a literature review published in the Psychological Bulletin.

“At extreme levels, entitlement is a toxic narcissistic trait, repeatedly exposing people to the risk of feeling frustrated, unhappy and disappointed with life,” said Joshua Grubbs, the primary author of the paper and a recent PhD graduate in psychology from Case Western Reserve.

“Often times, life, health, aging and the social world don’t treat us as well as we’d like. Confronting these limitations is especially threatening to an entitled person because it violates their worldview of self-superiority,” said Grubbs, now a clinical psychology professor at Bowling Green State University.

Reacting to perceived injustices, entitled people may direct their anger outward, blaming others, while reassuring themselves of their own specialness — thus beginning the cycle again.

The study — based on a review of more than 170 academic papers — outlines the cycle as a three-stage process:

• First, entitlement creates a constant vulnerability to unmet expectations.

• Unmet expectations then lead to dissatisfaction and other volatile emotions.

• Emotional distress demands a remedy, leading to the reinforcement of superiority.

“Reassurance stemming from entitlement can provide temporary relief from the very distress caused by entitlement,” said Julie Exline, co-author of the study and a professor of psychological sciences at Case Western Reserve.

But these benefits are short-lived; long-term consequences associated with entitled behavior include poor relationships, interpersonal conflicts and depression.

“The entire mindset pits someone against other people,” Exline said. “When people think that they should have everything they want — often for nothing — it comes at the cost of relationships with others and, ultimately, their own happiness.”

Previous studies show entitlement is on the rise — so-called “millennials” see themselves as generally more entitled than previous generations; entitled traits have an especially fertile breeding ground in the strong current of individualism valued by American society and culture, Exline says, though pinning blame for the phenomenon is difficult.

And while there is no clear path for a person to break out of the cycle of entitled behavior, previous research shows that traits of humility and gratitude can protect against the distress associated with entitlement.

By creating a sense of safety and security, psychologists have helped entitled people feel more connected to others by finding common ground in the limitations and suffering present in all human lives.

“Yet, this may be too much to ask,” Grubbs said. “It’s often unacceptable for entitled people to consider they are not the exception to the rule.”

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Joshua B. Grubbs, Julie J. Exline. Trait Entitlement: A Cognitive-Personality Source of Vulnerability to Psychological Distress.. Psychological Bulletin, 2016; DOI: 10.1037/bul0000063

Case Western Reserve University. “Entitlement may lead to chronic disappointment.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 13 September 2016.