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Is Daniel Cameron a sell-out Negro? Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory weighs in

Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory, 40, is not a big fan of Daniel Cameron, 34. She recently likened him to African-Americans who helped white slave traders.

Mallory is one of the protesters still seeking justice for Breonna Taylor, who was killed on March 13, 2020 when her apartment was raided by Louisville Metro Police Department officers on Jonathan Mattingly, 47, Brett Hankison, 44, and Myles Cosgrove, 42. As the Kentucky attorney general, Cameron announced the grand jury’s decision on the three cops on September 23, 2020.

Hankison was indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment for threatening the lives of Taylor’s neighbors. However, he, Mattingly and Cosgrove were not charged directly with her death.

“My role as the special prosecutor in this case is to set aside everything in pursuit of the truth,” the Louisville Courier Journal quoted Cameron as saying. “My job is to present the facts to the grand jury, and the grand jury then applies those facts to the law. If we simply act on emotion or outrage, there is no justice.”

Unsatisfied with the grand jury’s decision, Taylor’s family is demanding Cameron to release transcripts from the proceedings. Mallory joined the family’s lawyers during a recent news conference in Louisville.

“Daniel Cameron is no different than the sell-out Negroes that sold our people into slavery and helped white men capture our people to abuse them and to traffic them,” Fox News quoted Mallory as saying during the conference. “That is who you are, Daniel Cameron.”

“You are a sell-out and you were used by the system to harm your own mama, your own black mama,” Mallory continued. “We have no respect for you, no respect for your Black skin because all of our skinfolk ain’t our kinfolk and you do not belong to Black people at all.”

 

Cameron became Kentucky’s first African-American attorney general after defeating Greg Stumbo in the general election in November 2019. The former is also the state’s first independently elected statewide officer, second African-American statewide officer and first Republican attorney general since Eldon S. Dummit, who served from 1944 to 1948.

Born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Cameron is an alumnus of the University of Louisville. On the other hand, Mallory was born in Harlem, New York City, New York, USA.

Mallory attended the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, New York. Along with Bob Bland, 37, Carmen Perez, 43, and Linda Sarsour, 40, Mallory organized the Women’s March, a worldwide protest a day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th U.S. president on January 20, 2017.

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