Biden: Breonna Taylor indictment "does not answer" call for justice
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday addressed the grand jury decision not to charge the officers for the killing of Breonna Taylor, saying in a statement that the decision "does not answer" the call for equal justice.
The big picture: Biden called for reforms to address police use of force and no-knock warrants, while demanding a ban on chokeholds. He added that people "have a right to peacefully protest, but violence is never acceptable."
- "[W]e can express pain, grief, anger and disappointment at the way things are, but remain focused on rebuilding trust in our communities and delivering change that can be."
What he's saying: "In the wake of her tragic death, we mourn with her mother, family, and community and ask ourselves whether justice could be equally applied in America," Biden wrote.
- "I know for so many people today’s decision does not answer that call. A federal investigation remains ongoing, but we do not need to wait for the final judgment of that investigation to do more to deliver justice for Breonna."
- "We must continue to speak Breonna Taylor’s name, support her family still in grieving, and never give up on ensuring the full promise of America for every American."
The other side: President Trump welcomed Wednesday's decision, calling it "really brilliant."
- "Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is doing a fantastic job, I think he's a star," Trump said.