“Say her name… Breonna Taylor. Say her name… Breonna Taylor.” You can hear the chants echoing above the crowd. It has been nearly 8 months since the senseless death of Breonna Taylor, and still not justice has been served on her behalf. Her killers continue to roam free, as her family fights to convict the police that murdered her.
It was on March 13 that the 26-year-old aspiring nurse was shot by police in her own home, after an alleged “botched raid.” Law enforcement barged into her apartment as she slept, firing multiple rounds. Her death has since then erupted civil unrest all over the nation.
Recently, the city of Louisville, Kentucky, agreed to pay Taylor’s family nearly $12million dollars, in addition to implementing several police reforms to settle the family’s wrongful death lawsuit.
Earlier this week, Taylor’s mother, Tanika Palmer and attorney held a press conference where Palmer made brief remarks. Calling the day “significant,” she continued to say that “there is still much to be done in order to get justice for her daughter.” She urged the public, “not to lose focus and to redirect efforts to pressing criminal charges.” She finished by reminding the audience of Breonna’s “beautiful spirit and personality that is working through everyone in this fight.” She also stressed the need for sympathizers and protesters alike to “remember her name.”
How would you honor Breonna Taylor with $12 million dollars? Is $12 million equivalent to a lie? Be sure to tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.