Tamika Mallory, co-founder of Women’s March, calls Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron a “sellout” and tells him she has “no respect for your black skin.”
- Tamika Mallory made the remarks at a news conference in Louisville on Friday
- Likened Cameron to “sold out n ** roes” who facilitated the slave trade
- Cameron is Kentucky’s first black attorney general and a rising star in the GOP
- Mallory told Cameron that she “has no respect for your black skin”.
Tamika Mallory, the co-founder of the Women’s March, has sharply criticized Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and compared him to “sold out N ** roes” who participated in the transatlantic slave trade.
Mallory spoke at a news conference in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday where she beat Cameron over a grand jury’s decision not to indict officers directly for the murder of Breonna Taylor.
“Daniel Cameron is no different from the sold-out n ** roes who sold our people into slavery and helped white men catch our people to abuse and perturb,” she said. “You are, Daniel Cameron.
“You are sold out and you have been used by the system to harm your own mother, your own black mother,” she continued. “We have no respect for you, no respect for your black skin, because all of our skin people are not our relatives and you are not black at all.”
“Daniel Cameron is no different from the sold out n ** roes our people sold into slavery,” said Tamika Mallory, co-founder of Women’s March, at a news conference on Friday
Cameron is Kentucky’s first black attorney general and is considered a rising star in the Republican Party. He was shortlisted for potential Supreme Court candidates by President Donald Trump and praised by the President, who said he handled the Taylor case “very well”.
On Wednesday, Cameron announced the grand jury’s findings in Taylor’s March 13th death. She was fatally shot by police during a drug attack after police returned fire when her boyfriend shot and beat a police officer.
Cameron presented the evidence to a state grand jury who found Taylor’s death justified. The grand jury sued one of the three officers who had opened fire for wanton endangerment, for allegedly wild shots that got into a neighboring apartment.
Mallory noted that Cameron announced the grand jury’s finding on September 23, the day an all-white jury acquitted two defendants in 1955 for the murder of Emmett Till, a black boy lynched in Mississippi.
On Wednesday, Cameron announced the grand jury’s findings in Taylor’s March 13th death. The grand jury did not directly accuse the officers of their murder
“Now I don’t know if it’s just that Daniel Cameron is stupid or that he is very, very, very clear about the story and decided to wait six months and get this announcement out, this rubbish that we’re exactly received the same day that Emmett Till’s family received the same results, ”she said.
A spokesman for Cameron’s office said he understood that the outcome of the grand jury trial was not what protesters had hoped.
“Regarding today’s statements at the press conference, everyone has a right to their opinion, but prosecutors and members of the grand jury are bound by facts and the law,” the spokesman said in a statement.
“Attorney General Cameron is committed to doing everything possible to ensure the integrity of the prosecution before him and to continue to fulfill his ethical obligations both as a prosecutor and as a partner in the ongoing federal investigation.”