Warriors coach Steve Kerr reacts to Breonna Taylor news
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is upset that no officers were charged in the killing of Breonna Taylor.
While former officer Brett Hankison has been indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment, he wasn’t charged for Taylor’s death.
As expected, Kerr reacted strongly to the news, via Mark Medina of USA TODAY Sports:
“It’s so demoralizing,” the Warriors coach said. “Its so discouraging. I just keep thinking about the generation of American kids of any color. Is this way the way we want to raise them? Is this the country we want to live in?”
Breonna Taylor was sleeping in her Louisville home when officers broke down her door while executing a “no-knock” warrant. The police were conducting a narcotics investigation that involved Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker III.
Steve Kerr has been a strong advocate of the Black Lives Matter movement. Previously, the Warriors’ tactician acknowledged how important it is for a white person like him in a position of power to empathize with the Black community since the NBA is mostly made up of African Americans.
The Warriors, who had the worst record in the NBA in 2019-20 before games were suspended in March due to COVID-19, have begun their in-market bubble. While basketball is back for the team, it is clear that it won’t stop Kerr in fighting against racism, police brutality and social injustices that have plagued the nation for years now.