A guest on MSNBC blasted Kentucky Attorney General Dan Cameron, saying that the Black Republican is “skin folk, not kin folk” and should be ashamed of himself in reaction to news of charges brought in connection to the death of Breonna Taylor.
As reported, Louisville Metro Police Department Detective Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for his part in a botched drug raid that led to the shooting death of Breonna Taylor. Officials have not charged him or any other officer with a homicide.
In announcing the charges, Cameron spoke of the role that criminal justice plays in our society:
“If we simply act on emotion or outrage, there is no justice. Mob justice is not justice. Justice sought by violence is not justice. It just becomes revenge and in our system, criminal justice isn’t the quest for revenge.”Kentucky Attorney General Dan Cameron
To discuss the legal and political fallout of this news, MSNBC invited on commentator Cheryl Dorsey, a retired LAPD sergeant. Dorsey proceeded to dress down Kentucky’s Attorney General, who is black, for his decision not to bring any homicide charges.
Here is what Dorsey said.
Reaction on the Twitters was strong in condemning Dorsey’s statement.
There is no much wrong in so few words. First off, Dan Cameron is not speaking for black people or even for himself. He is the duly elected Attorney General of the State of Kentucky. He is doing his job.
Second, Dorsey is trying to weaponize race to shout out dissenting voices. Dorsey is saying that Cameron isn’t really Black if he doesn’t think in lock step with her. That’s ludicrous. There must be room for debate and dissent in every strata of society. That’s how we grow!
Dorsey might be forgiven for thinking this way because this is how politicians have treated Black communities for years – as a monolith. Democrats in particular take for granted that within minority groups, there can be diversity of background, of thought and of opinion. But instead of doing the work to come up with properly tailored solutions, you get Joe Biden dancing to Despacito.
The more we point out race-baiting buffoons like Dorsey, the closer we get to stop seeing what divides us, and start concentrating on what unites us.