Texans' Kenny Stills Released from Jail, Calls for Arrest of Police Who Killed Breonna Taylor

Brandon Scott
July 15, 2020 - 6:55 am

Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills was released after being arrested during a protest seeking justice for Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky on Tuesday.

Stills posted to his Instagram story a photo of himself with a Breonna Taylor t-shirt, a mask bearing her name, and a hashtag calling for the arrest of the police officers who killed her earlier this year.

Stills, 28, was part of a group who marched to the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to demand action against the police officers who shot and killed Taylor inside of her home in March.

The killing was part of a "no-knock" warrant officers were serving at the home.
Stills was among 87 protesters arrested at the protest.

Stills was charged with intimidating a participant in the legal process, a felony, and misdemeanor disorderly conduct and criminal trespass, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports.

Charges against Stills mirror those of 86 others who were arrested Tuesday, according to the Courier-Journal.

Stills' agent Ryan Williams said on Twitter that the wide receiver stood on a lawn, asked for justice and was arrested.

"(Stills) has officially spent more time in jail fighting for justice than the known killers who killed Breonna Taylor," Williams tweeted.

Stills' teammates and players around the league have also been vocal on Twitter, expressing the same sentiment as Williams.

Texans offensive lineman Tytus Howard tweeted "SMH they arresting the wrong ppl!"

Cornerback Lonnie Johnson Jr. said "stand for something or fall for anything" in support of Stills.

Wide receiver Randall Cobb, who was signed this offseason, said "Imagine your daughter/sister/friend being murdered because the police raided the WRONG place. Not one person being held accountable THEN arresting protesters for said CRIME. #ArrestTheKillersOfBreonnaTaylor."

Outside linebacker Jacob Martin said "Our Justice system is a freaking joke... Please explain to me how you can arrest and charge 87 people with felonies but not Arrest the cops that killed Breonna Taylor... #Blasphemous #ThisIsAmerica" then added "#FREEKENNYSTILLS."

Safety Michael Thomas called Stills a true hero and encouraged him to keep leading.

A Louisville police spokesperson said in a statement that Cameron requested the protesters on his property be charged with trespassing and all of them were given the opportunity to leave before being arrested.

Stills has been a vocal and visible activist since he was with the Miami Dolphins in 2017, when he took a knee during the national anthem in protest of racism and police brutality.

He continued his demonstrations after being traded to the Texans in 2019.

On Monday, Stills tweeted the "looking eyes" emoji promoting the protest in Louisville.

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