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May 13, 2020 AM
Say her name, Breonna Taylor. Say her name one more painful time, Breonna Taylor.
She was a conscientious, youthful, empathetic, beautifully made, “Black Woman”. She was loved by many and shot to death while sleep by a few. A few people in law enforcement.
This time it’s the case of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, who was killed by police in her Louisville home during a narcotics bust in the early hours of March 13.
Police said they returned fire after someone in the apartment shot at them, injuring an officer, according to the Associated Press.
However, Rob Eggert, a defense attorney for Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, said in court filings that the police team — which included two officers and one sergeant — didn’t knock or announce themselves when entering the apartment, the Courier Journal reported.
“For weeks, the city treated Breonna like she was a criminal, calling her a ‘suspect’ before finally admitting that she was an innocent, crimeless victim,” the petition says. “She had no drugs. She committed no crime. Yet, she is dead, and the perpetrators are facing no charges.”
This was a purge killing. African-Americans find themselves yet again being killed with the white perpetrators not being held accountable.