Breonna Taylor's neighbors sue three Louisville Metro police officers

Lawrence Kim
June 6, 2020

"A lovely soul, taken from her family & friends due to negligent police work & a killer squad of officers in Louisville who simply had the wrong house".

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.

Taylor, 26, had been sleeping with her boyfriend on March 13 in Louisville when three plainclothes cops burst into her home on a no-knock warrant; she was accidentally shot eight times. "Instead today we are in still in deep mourning because your life was taken from you prematurely at the hands of the Louisville Metro Police Department & 3 of its incompetent officers who entered your home with malicious intent serving a "no knock warrant" when the people the police were looking for were already in custody", The Game writes in the IG caption. The police returned with a hail of gunfire that killed Taylor.

Still, Taylor's case remains largely disconnected with the broader national conversation that's happening around George Floyd's death - no celebrities have offered to pay for her funeral or taken out full-page newspaper ads dedicated to her.

"People are ready for things to radically change", said Jones.

"We're just coping with it. In the depths of our soul and humanity, we know that this is not right".

Demonstrators say they're ready to vote for change. I turned around & you asked for a picture & after you said "Thank you so much, we have the same last name & tell little Cali I said hi".

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

"I encourage you to speak to your family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and really listen to black voices as to what we want", Jones said.

Right now the FBI is investigating Taylor's death.

The starlet has been active on social media recently expressing her support of the Black Lives Matter movement, particularly Breonna Taylor.

Louisville police said they were investigating two men who they believed were selling drugs out of a house far from Taylor's home when they barged into Taylor's apartment at midnight, according to the Louisville Courier Journal.

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