Breonna Taylor – What Now?
Breonna Taylor was a twenty six year old black woman. She was fatally shot by officers of the Louisville Metro Department on March 13th while in her home. Beyond the settlement and police reform, the actual officers who shot her were not indicted for her death, sparking outrage and protests across the country this week.
Elle magazine went ahead and compiled a list of actions that you as a citizen can take to bring justice to the killing of Breonna Taylor. We share this out of respect for the family of Breonna Taylor, the writers of the Elle post, and our own disturb and distress that we feel as women, men and citizens. We want to empower our readers with actionable tools to help. And we share this in order to bring consistent information on this case to our community. A very special thank you to the team at Elle for writing such a thorough, and poignant, constructive, informative piece. We hope to share more of your work in more pleasant circumstances.
Here are some things that you can do to help. Because Black Lives Matter.
You Can donate to the GoFundMe for Taylor’s family.
Help Support The Protestors
There is a Louisville Community Bail Fund here which supports protestors on the ground.
Put Your Thoughts Down By Writing
Send an email to the Kentucky Attorney General, Mayor, and Governor using the links provided here.
Send a letter to the Kentucky Attorney General and Louisville Mayor. You can find their mailing addresses here.
Visit The Taylor Family Website
Follow The Bill And Show Support To Ban No Knock Warrants
The Marshall Project reports U.S. House Democrats approved a bill that would ban no-knock warrants in federal law enforcement and take away funding from local police departments that did not do the same. Sen. Rand Paul has proposed a similar bill in the Senate. Contact your local representatives and ask them to support this legislation.
Get A Better Understanding Of Police Power
Learn about the history and power of police unions. Start with this Voxexplainer.
According to the Courier-Journal, Louisville Metro Council member Bill Hollander said he has received thousands of messages to his email and that his voicemail fills up multiple times a day with people asking to fire and charge the officers involved. Governor Beshear has also reportedly received thousands of emails, voice messages, and cards.
You can read the full Elle Article Here