Everything You Need to Know to Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor

Carla Harmon
June 6, 2020

On Friday, she took to social media on what would have been Breonna Taylor's 27th birthday to demand justice for the slain EMT who died during a "no-knock" police raid.

Taylor's name has become a familiar refrain during the almost two weeks of protests in every USA state against police brutality and the police-involved killings of black and brown men and women, including the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Another crowd was seen standing in the rain at Domino Park in Williamsburg for a 27-minute moment of silence in her memory - also sending off pink balloons to celebrate the health worker's birthday. The same age I am. In mid-March this year, the emergency medical technician from Louisville, Kentucky, was killed by police after they forcefully entered her home on a drug warrant, striking her more than eight times with gunfire after her boyfriend, fearing for their safety, shot at one of the officer's legs.

To mark Taylor's birthday, Young and many others are asking people to send birthday cards to Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron to demand that he lay charges on the officers who ended her life.

"We're just coping with it. It's a smack in the face, actually, to know that these officers are still being paid to do a job that they failed at", said Taylor's mother Tamika Palmer in an interview Friday with The 19th.

Walker was arrested and charged for attempted murder, but the charges were dismissed in late May, according to Rolling Stone. I don't think they should still be on payroll.

When it comes to interactions with police, the same racial biases that apply to black men apply to black women, Ritchie said.

Right now the FBI is investigating Taylor's death.

In April, Taylor's family filed a lawsuit that accused the officers of wrongful death, excessive force, and gross negligence.

Donate to the official GoFundMe for Breonna Taylor, set up by her family.

"We're not trying to compete with Floyd's story; we're trying to complete the story", said Ritchie, who is also the author of "Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color".

In the wake of the fatal police shootings of Breonna Taylor and David McAtee, the collective call for justice has become a unifying cry through seven days of protests that have drawn thousands of people to the city's streets.

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