On Wednesday, it was announced that the officers who shot Breonna Taylor were not charged in her death. Instead, a grand jury indicted former Louisville police detective Brett Hankison on three counts of "wanton endangerment," saying he had threatened three people's lives by firing bullets that traveled through Taylor's apartment and into theirs.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr heard the news right before a Zoom call with media following the team's first day of mini-camp.
"I just heard right at the end of practice," Kerr said. "It's just so demoralizing. It's so discouraging. I just keep thinking about the generation of American kids of any color; is this the way we want to raise them? Is this the country we want to live in?"
He continued, "There's just so much violence, and it's demoralizing when we can't be accountable or hold anyone to account for it... This long history of racism that we have in our country continues, and it continues in the form of this kind of violence, state-sanctioned violence over and over again that we're seeing, and it's devastating."