“It’s in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.”
– Nelson Mandela
Can’t believe 4th of July is already almost here and normally, I would be so excited to celebrate and have my stars and stripes outfit made already; yet there’s a part of me that is unsure on how I feel about celebrating freedom and independence in a country where my African American brothers and sister are still being killed and murdered unarmed or in other cases while asleep. Therefore, I’ve decided to dedicate on selling a BLM Mask donating 100% of the proceeds to Justice For Breonna Taylor
Nearly six months ago, a division of the Louisville Police Department performed an illegal, unannounced drug raid on her home. Not one single officer announced themselves before ramming down her door and firing 22 shots, shooting Breonna 8 times and killing her.
Not only were the police at the wrong house, but the man they were looking for had already been arrested earlier that day.
She was an award-winning EMT and model citizen. She loved her family and community, working at two hospitals as an essential worker during the pandemic.
Because of the protests about Breonna Taylor, one of the officers who murdered Breonna was fired from the force. Brett Hankison, one of three officers who stormed Bre’s home and murdered her in her sleep, was announced fired today by Mayor Greg Fischer on June 19, 2020.
This is a step in the right direction, but we know this is not what justice looks like and we refuse to settle for it. There are still two other officers, Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove, on the force who were involved in Breonna’s murder. Mayor Fischer must fire ALL of them.
Also, Louisville voted to ban “no-knock” warrants, the warrant that was used the morning Breonna Taylor was murdered while in bed on June 11, 2020. So for all the people that think that protests do no good, they’re wrong! They make a difference.
If you cannot join any protest, sign a petition calling for justice for Breonna Taylor here.
Sign another one here.
Donate to a fundraiser for Breonna Taylor’s family, supporting their fight for her justice, here.
Buy a mask now and join me on fighting for justice and saying her name and making awareness of her sudden unlawful death!