The Tampa Bay Rays known for the arrest of the Louisville police officers involved in the deadly shooting of Breonna Taylor at a tweet Friday, hours prior to his opening day game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The tweet in the Rays official Twitter account early Friday morning :”Now is Opening Day, so it is a fantastic day to arrest the killers of Breonna Taylor.”
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The message has been followed with a secondary tweet announcing a $100,000 contribution to local associations battling against systemic racism.
“Systemic racism is real. Let us combine for positive change,” a different tweet read.
Taylor, a 26-year old EMT, was shot eight times as officials burst into her house on Springfield Drive, shooting 20 rounds, since they were running no-knock warrant related to a narcotics investigation on March 13.
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None of the officers involved in the shooting have been detained or charged. The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office is still investigating.
The Rays announcement comes a day after MLB players held a black ribbon and kneeled together in a minute honoring the Dark Lives Issue motion on Opening Day.
San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sam Coonrod was the sole player in both matches to not choose a knee, asserting that due to his religion”I can not kneel before anything apart from God.”
“I simply can not get on board with a few things I have read about Black Lives Issue, the way they lean towards Marxism,” Coonrod continued. “And… they said a few negative things about the family. I simply can not get on board .”
Coonrod did not elaborate about what he had been speaking to, but he did tell reporters he intended no”ill will” his gesture.
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The Rays will take about the Blue Jays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida Friday night in 6:40.