Citizens of Louisville Kentucky, Cause an Uproar Over the Verdict of the Ones Guilty Over the Shooting of Breonna Taylor and People All Over the Country Want Justice


The New York Times

Alexandra Guerrero, Staff Reporter


The Black Lives Matter Movement in Louisville Kentucky has responded to the verdict decided on Breonna Taylor’s case six months later and they are “completely disgusted and outraged,” according to their website.. 

The day the verdict was decided many protesters in Louisville went into the streets to demand justice and accountability for Taylor’s death. Many feel as though the criminal justice system has failed Breonna Taylor, her loved ones, and that, it has ruined the nation. 

If anyone can get killed how Breonna got killed by the police, there’s no way we should live in a society where that’s possible, ” said Scoota Truth, a local entrepreneur who joined the protest. Many, like Truth,  refuse to surrender in this development. The decision made is one more frustration to the Black community. As Black Americans are #sickandtired of the absence of equity for police killings. 

Taylor’s family is devastated and will not stop until justice is served. 

“What he (Daniel Cameron)  helped me realize is that it will always be us against them…the system as a whole has failed her… You didn’t just rob me and my family, you robbed the world of a queen,” said Taylor’s sister, Ju’Niyah Palmer.

In addition the Black Lives Matter Movement responded to the charges by saying,” There is no question that Breonna Taylor was murdered inside of her apartment and there is also no question that there are three officers who walk free — with not one charge being brought against them. Today’s decision to charge one officer with wanton endangerment is completely disgraceful and unjustifiable. We have to ensure that the superior preferential treatment of police officers who commit crimes against Black lives are held accountable.” 

Protestors experience that their voices are not being heard. As they keep protesting as a cry for help and to demand progress and success for every Black lifestyle. People of color are being killed on a daily basis. The black lives matter movement is “expansive”. The development started to have a comprehensive and open network. 

“We also believe that in order to win and bring as many people with us along the way, we must move beyond the narrow nationalism that is all too prevalent in Black communities…We affirm our humanity, our contributions to this society, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression,” said a statement from the black lives matter movement. 

Protestors just want to ensure that they are building a movement that will include everyone. The fundamental objective is where Black lives are no longer focused for downfall.

On March 13, 2020 at 12:30 a.m. 26 year old Breonna Taylor was fatally shot in her own home as three police officers entered her home while executing a no knock search warrant. 

Three officers were there the night of her death. Brett Hankison, one of the three officers, is facing charges and is being charged with wanton endangerment. Wanton endangerment is when one engages in conduct which creates danger of death or serious physical injury to another person. 

The reason as to why he is being charged with this is because he continuously shot rounds of bullets which startled the neighbors and damaged their home. Luckily they were not harmed. 

In essence, no one is being charged with the bullets that hit Taylor.