- The Washington Times - Friday, September 25, 2020

Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory on Friday smeared Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron as no different than “the sellout negroes” who sold their ancestors into slavery.

Speaking at a press conference held by Benjamin Crump, an attorney representing the family of Breonna Taylor, Ms. Mallory slammed Mr. Cameron, a Black Republican, as being complicit in White supremacy following his announcement Wednesday that a Jefferson County grand jury declined to indict any of the three Louisville police officers in the March fatal shooting of Taylor.

Ms. Mallory told reporters, “I thought about the ships that went into Fort Monroe and Jamestown with our people on them over 400 years ago and how there were also Black men on those ships that were responsible for bringing our people over here.

“Daniel Cameron is no different than the sellout negroes that sold our people into slavery and helped White men to capture our people, to abuse them, and to traffic them while our women were raped, while our men were raped by savages,” she continued. “That is who you are, Daniel Cameron. You are a coward. You are a sellout. And you were used by the system to harm your own mama, your own Black mama. We have no respect for you, no respect for your Black skin because all of our skin folk ain’t our kinfolk. And you do not belong to Black people at all.”

Ms. Mallory, a leading organizer of the 2017 and 2019 Women’s Marches, resigned from the organization in September 2019 amid allegations of anti-Semitism within the group’s leadership.

Ms. Mallory’s ties to Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan, described by the Anti-Defamation League as “America’s leading anti-Semite,” came under the harshest scrutiny, though the organization said it had nothing to do with her departure. She now leads the group Until Freedom, which is helping to organize protests in Louisville, The Courier Journal reported. 

Taylor’s aunt Bianca Austin also spoke at Friday’s news conference, reading a statement from Taylor’s mother Tamika Palmer that said she “never had faith in Daniel Cameron to begin with.”

“I knew he had already chosen to be on the wrong side of the law,” Ms. Austin read.

Elizabeth Kuhn, a spokesperson for Mr. Cameron, responded to the press conference with a statement saying the attorney general “understands that the family of Ms. Breonna Taylor is in an incredible amount of pain and anguish, and he also understands that the outcome of the Grand Jury proceedings was not what they had hoped.

“Regarding today’s statements at the press conference, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but prosecutors and grand jury members are bound by the facts and by the law,” the statement read. “Attorney General Cameron is committed to doing everything he can to ensure the integrity of the prosecution before him and continue fulfilling his ethical obligations both as a prosecutor and as a partner in the ongoing federal investigation.”

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