Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory calls Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron a ‘sellout’ and tells him she ‘has no respect for your black skin’
- Tamika Mallory made the comments at a news conference in Louisville on Friday
- Compared 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 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, likening him to “ sold out N ** roes ” participating in the transatlantic slave trade.
Mallory spoke at a news conference in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday, where she lashed out at Cameron about a grand jury’s decision not to directly charge officers for the murder of Breonna Taylor.
“Daniel Cameron is no different from the sold out N ** rees who sold our people into slaves and helped white men capture our people to abuse and trade them,” she said. That’s who you are, Daniel Cameron.
“You’re sold out, and you were used by the system to hurt 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 folk are not our family and you don’t belong to black people at all.”
“Daniel Cameron is no different from the sold-out N ** roes that our people sold into slaves,” Tamika Mallory, co-founder of Women’s March, said 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 by President Donald Trump with potential Supreme Court candidates 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 death on March 13. She was fatally shot by the police during a drug attack, after the police fired back when her friend shot and beat an officer.
Cameron presented the evidence to a grand jury, which found Taylor’s death warranted. The grand jury charged one of the three officers who opened fire for willful danger, for alleged wild shots that entered a neighboring apartment.
Mallory pointed out that Cameron announced the grand jury’s finding on Sept. 23, the same date that in 1955 an all-white jury acquitted two defendants in the murder of Emmett Till, a black boy who was lynched in Mississippi.
On Wednesday, Cameron announced the grand jury’s findings in Taylor’s death on March 13. The grand jury did not directly charge officers with her murder
Now I don’t know if it’s just that Daniel Cameron is stupid or if he’s very, very, very clear about history and made a decision to wait six months and come up with this announcement, this shit that we the very same day that Emmett Till’s family received the same results, ”she said.
A spokesman for Cameron’s office said he understands the outcome of the grand jury procedure was not what protesters had hoped for.
“As for 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 the law,” the spokesman said in a statement.
“Attorney General Cameron is determined to do everything he can to ensure the prosecution’s integrity for him and to continue to honor his ethical obligations, both as a prosecutor and as a partner in the ongoing federal investigation.”