Porsha Williams & Yandy Smith Released After Being Arrested During Breonna Taylor Protest
Update #2 (July 15th): Porsha Williams and Yandy Smith have been released from jail after being arrested during a protest outside of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s home.
Their mugshots and arrest dockets have gone public, detailing that they were arrested for intimidating a participant in legal process, criminal trespass in the 3rd degree, and disorderly conduct in the 2nd degree.
They were released from jail shortly after.
Activist Tamika D. Mallory, who was also arrested, revealed they were charged with felonies because of the peaceful protest, stating that Daniel Cameron felt threatened.
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@ybncordae and @kstills has still not been release along with many others. This is unacceptable for a peaceful protest. And they have charged us with a FELONY for a peaceful protest because @danieljaycameron feels intimidated. But the murdering cops are still free. . . . we are at the jail and have not left. And will not leave until every single protestor is free. We will also be bailing everyone out who has a bond. . . Please start blowing up their phones now Louisville Metro Department of Corrections ?+1 (502) 574-8477? Tell them to free all the protestors and drop the charges #freeUsUntilTheyFreeUs #justiceforbreonnataylor @untilfreedom
She also stated they would stay there until everyone who was arrested is released. She wrote,
“Our lawyers are working with everyone arrested as part of our action. @Grassrootslaw @Leemerrittesq and the legal observer team are tracking the release of all participants and his team will receive any complaints of abuse or misconduct. Our whole team will be here until everyone is free.”
Original Story: Reality stars Porsha Williams and Yandy Smith along with activist Tamika Mallory were among many others arrested at a peaceful protest in Louisville to demand justice for Breonna Taylor.
Porsha, Yandy, and Tamika went down to Louisville, Kentucky to join in the efforts of getting the officers involved in the murder of Breonna Taylor arrested. The officers have yet to be arrested and charged in relation to the shooting that took the young EMT’s life. All three ladies posted the flyer on their respective social media pages, letting their followers know that they will be involved in getting Breonna’s murderers arrested.
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#breonnataylor can’t go home so we invited ourselves to your house attorney general @danieljaycameron Just like the cops did when they murdered her. #sayhername We don’t plan on letting up until you arrest the cops. . . UPDATE- Over 100 people arrested including @tamikadmallory @porsha4real @untilfreedom @mysonnenygeneral @moniqueidlett @lsarsour and @yandysmith head to @untilfreedom and donate to the emergency bail fund. Family members of above can contact @bonded4ever for updates
Protestors sat on Attorney General Cameron’s lawn but officers asked for everyone to move down the street. Those that remained on the lawn were arrested and those that followed the officer’s orders were cited. There is a clip of Porsha Williams being arrested below. Tamika and Yandy were also arrested.
— theJasmineBRAND (@thejasminebrand) July 15, 2020
Over 100 people arrested including #tamikamallory porshawilliams yandysmith & more while protesting for #breonnataylor. They protested at attorney general #danieljaycameron’s home. Visit #untilfreedom 2 donate to emergency bail fund. @TamikaDMallory @yandysmith @Porsha4real pic.twitter.com/SWNWV2Zyb0
— theJasmineBRAND (@thejasminebrand) July 14, 2020
Porsha has been very involved in the protests not only for Breonna Taylor but other victims such as George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Elijah McClain. She recently wrote a post for the Today show commemorating Juneteenth,
“To me, this day means that people can right their wrongs and change can be made. What has gone on in America is not acceptable. But hopefully one day it can be corrected. Maybe that one day will be in my lifetime, or maybe it will be in my daughter’s lifetime. The protests over the past few weeks have shown that we all hope this country is headed towards reform. We have come together as a nation in a way we never have before. The injustice that has been ignored for decades is being recognized and supported worldwide. Juneteenth is a chance to keep that momentum going and a chance for people who haven’t celebrated the day in the past to do so.”
Tamika Mallory is a well known activist in the movement for black lives and has been very vocal about getting justice for Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, George Floyd, and other victims of police brutality.
What are your thoughts on Porsha Williams, Tamika Mallory, and Yandy Smith being arrested at the peaceful protest for Breonna Taylor? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.