We shouldn’t be screaming ‘racism’ when an African American prosecutor investigates a police incident and determines it was a tragedy but not a crime.
Oprah Winfrey is going to hate me for what I’m about to say. After all, she paid for billboards demanding that “the police involved in killing Breonna Taylor be arrested and charged.” And being a die-hard Democrat, I’m going to hate myself for praising a rising star in Republican politics — Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron.
Cameron announced last week that charges would not be brought against the two officers who entered Taylor’s house and shot her while they served a search warrant. It was the right decision. And given the aggressive demands for murder charges from celebrities, politicians and a powder keg public, it was a brave decision to follow the law despite certain public blowback.
The decision to decline charges does not diminish the
The parliamentary factions will have to agree on a new candidate to take over negotiations.
Lebanon is reeling from an ongoing economic collapse that was made worse by a disastrous port explosion in August. The blast, caused by improperly stored ammonium nitrate, killed nearly 200 people and brought about the collapse of the previous government.
But efforts by the relatively unknown Adib to broker an agreement over the distribution of the ministerial portfolio stalled amid factional fighting. Among the sticking points, the country’s leading Shiite Muslim groups, Amal and the armed militant group Hezbollah insisted on controlling the Finance Ministry.
Adib, who had tried to persuade political leaders to rally around a slate of independent experts to tackle the country’s economic crisis, said he was unable to broker the impasse.
“I present my honest apologies to the Lebanese people, who have suffered and are suffering,” Adib said.
Adib, a Sunni