Fight for Breonna Taylor

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Breonna Taylor loved to help people.

Breonna Taylor was an award-winning EMT and first responder in Lousiville, KY, who loved helping her patients and her community. “She was an essential worker. She had to go to work,” her mother, Tamika Palmer said of her dedication to standing on the frontlines of this pandemic. “She didn’t have a problem with that.”

Breonna survived the frontlines of a pandemic that disproportionately kills Black people, only to have her life stolen by police.

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Breonna should be alive.

On the night of March 13th, the Louisville Metro Police executed a warrant, looking for drugs they never found, reportedly trafficked by a person who did not live with Breonna or in her complex-and whom they already had in custody.

They sprayed her home with 20 rounds, shooting Breonna 8 times, killing her in her bed.

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Breonna deserves accountability.

Justice for Breonna Taylor means transforming the systems that killed her. Leaders within the city, state, and country kicked and dragged their feet every step of the way. It is bigger than Mayor Fischer, Attorney General Daniel Cameron, LMPD, and Louisville Metro Council. It is everyone complicit and contributing to the system of white supremacy. They cannot give us justice. They are not capable. They have created a world around them that requires that they do the least possible for our freedom to preserve their power and profit.

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Louisville must meet our demands.

  1. Immediately fire and revoke the pensions of the officers that murdered Breonna.
  2. Divest from LMPD and Invest in community building.
  3. Immediate resignation (or impeachment) of Mayor Greg Fisher
  4. Metro Council ends use of force by Louisville Metro Police Department. Police shootings are gun violence.
  5. A local, civilian community police accountability council with investigation and discipline power that is independent from the Mayor’s Office and LMPD #CPAC
  6. Create policy for transparent investigation processes

Updated 10.10.20. By request of the family and local organizers, please do not add additional demands that have not been confirmed by the family.

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“Breonna, she was a great person.

You don’t like to call people perfect, but she really was perfect.

She did everything right as far as trying to be a kid coming into an adult life. She loved to help people, she loved to be around family. She loved life and she was just figuring hers out.

She was just getting started.”