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.

Neither the Louisville Metro Police nor Mayor Greg Fischer have given her mother any answers. “Not one person has talked to me. Not one person has explained anything to me,” Tamika Palmer, Taylor’s mother, said in an interview. “I want justice for her. I want them to say her name. There’s no reason Breonna should be dead at all.”

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Louisville must meet our demands.

  1. Demand the Mayor and City Council address the use of force by LMPD.
  2. Fire and revoke the pensions of the officers that murdered Breonna. Arrest, charge, and convict them for this crime. Ensure the newly requested special prosecutor, State AG Daniel Cameron,seeks full transparency and accountability.
  3. Provide all necessary information to a local, independent civilian community police accountability council #CPAC.
  4. Create policy for transparent investigation process due to law enforcement misconduct.
  5. Drop all charges for Kenneth Walker, Breonna’s boyfriend, who attempted to defend them and their home. [Demand Met]
  6. Release the 911 call to the public for accountability. [Demand Met]
  7. Eliminate No Knock Warrants.

Updated 6.4.20. 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.”