Oprah Winfrey Demands Justice For Breonna Taylor With 26 Kentucky Billboards
Written by Black Voices on August 7, 2020
Oprah Winfrey and her O journal group are utilizing 26 billboards to demand that the officers accountable for the loss of life of Breonna Taylor be arrested.
The 66-year-old enterprise mogul erected one billboard for yearly of Taylor’s life round Louisville, Kentucky, the place the emergency room technician lived, in line with WLKY.
Taylor was shot and killed by cops in her own residence in March after they used a no-knock warrant to enter amid a narcotics investigation. Their warrant was to go looking a suspect who didn’t reside there and no medication had been discovered inside Taylor’s house. Her loss of life, alongside the deaths of different victims of police killings akin to George Floyd in Minneapolis, has helped spark a nationwide motion to reckon with racial inequality and police brutality in America.
The officers concerned in Taylor’s loss of life — Detective Brett Hankison, Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove — haven’t been charged; Hankison was fired, whereas Mattingly and Cosgrove had been merely positioned on administrative go away.
Winfrey’s billboards, which started going up on Thursday and are scheduled to all be in place by Monday, learn: “Demand that the police concerned in killing Breonna Taylor be arrested and charged. Go to UntilFreedom.com.”
United Freedom, an “intersectional social justice group rooted within the management of numerous individuals of colour to handle systemic and racial injustice,” is actively engaged on bringing justice to Taylor’s household and had been the organizers of a rally final month exterior Kentucky Lawyer Common Daniel Cameron’s house.
“She was identical to me,” Winfrey wrote on the publication’s web site. “She was identical to you. And like everybody who dies unexpectedly, she had plans. Plans for a future full of accountability and work and mates and laughter.”
The previous discuss present host defined why she selected to characteristic Taylor on the web site and on social media: “Think about if three unidentified males burst into your house when you had been sleeping and your accomplice fired a gun to guard you. After which mayhem … We will’t be silent. We’ve to make use of no matter megaphone we now have to cry for justice. And that’s the reason Breonna Taylor is on the duvet of O journal. I cry for justice in her title.”
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