Breonna Taylor should be alive today. Almost two years after her murder, the four officers responsible for her death finally received federal charges, which include lying to obtain the warrant that was used to search her home, the use of excessive force, and staging a coverup. While there is no action that can right this wrong, this is a step toward justice for her untimely death at the hands of the Louisville, Kentucky police.
While Breonna Taylor’s death served to activate police brutality protests in 2020, her life will be remembered and celebrated. We are grateful that those responsible are now being held accountable for their actions and hope this sets the precedent for future proceedings. NOW continues to stand by Taylor’s family and those who have suffered from police brutality. We will continue to condemn our justice system culture that was built to actively disregard Black women and continues to put their lives at risk every day. Justice will be served!
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