Who was Breonna Taylor?

Taylor, 26, was an ER technician who had worked at two area hospitals, her mother, Tamika Palmer, told The Courier Journal. Taylor had previously worked as a certified EMT, and aspired to further her career in health care…

“She had a whole plan on becoming a nurse and buying a house and then starting a family. Breonna had her head on straight, and she was a very decent person,” Palmer said. “She didn’t deserve this. She wasn’t that type of person.”…

Family members said that she was kind, hardworking and honest and that they were angry she was dead at age 26

A…lawsuit against the LMPD officers and sergeant involved claims the officers weren’t looking for Taylor or her boyfriend. And no drugs were found in her home.

A defense attorney for Kenneth Walker, Taylor’s boyfriend, has claimed in court filings that Walker fired in self-defense, believing the home was being broken into because police didn’t announce themselves.

The Louisville, Kentucky, police department said, “Blah, blah, blah, blah!”

8 thoughts on “Who was Breonna Taylor?

  1. Suburban Housewife™️ says:

    (CBS News 8/28/20) “Protesters confront Rand Paul outside White House after Republican convention” https://www.cbsnews.com/news/protesters-confront-rand-paul-breonna-taylor-rnc/
    “Video posted on social media showed dozens of people confronting Paul and his wife, who were flanked by Metro Police, in a Washington street after midnight.
    Protesters could be heard shouting “No Justice No Peace” and “Say Her Name” before one appears to briefly clash with an officer, pushing him and his bike backward, sending the officer into Paul’s shoulder.
    It was not clear whether any protesters made physical contact with Paul. The senator and his wife kept walking and did not appear to have suffered any injuries.”

    (Fox News 8/28/20) “Rand Paul calls for FBI arrests, investigation into ‘mob’ he believes ‘would have killed us,’ if not for police : ‘It was horrific,’ the GOP senator tells ‘Fox & Friends’ https://www.foxnews.com/politics/rand-paul-attack-police-arrest-investigation-white-house-rnc-protests

    “You’ve seen the pictures of what they do to you. If the police are not there, if you defund the police, if we become Portland, if America becomes Portland, what’s going to happen is people are going to be pummeled and kicked in the head and left senseless on the curb,” Senator Paul said. “That would have happened to us, I promise you, had we not had the D.C. Police to support us, we are thankful we have police, and we’ve got to wake up. We can’t have the whole country, we can’t have Joe Biden rule the country and have no police. I mean, we can’t walk down the street in D.C. safely now. That’s how bad it is.”

  2. Epilogue says:

    “The city of Louisville, Kentucky, has settled a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old EMT killed by police six months ago.
    A source told CNN Tuesday the agreement was a multimillion dollar settlement.
    Taylor’s family sued the city after Louisville Metro Police officers broke down the door to her apartment and fatally shot Taylor while executing a late-night, “no-knock” warrant in a narcotics investigation on March 13.
    The mayor of Louisville is expected to announce the settlement later Tuesday in a joint press conference with the Taylor family attorneys.
    Attorney Sam Aguilar confirmed to CNN there is a settlement in the case.” https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/15/us/breonna-taylor-louisville-settlement/index.html

    • p/s says:

      The city of Louisville will pay $12 million to the mother of Breonna Taylor and reform police practices as part of a lawsuit settlement months after Taylor’s slaying by police thrust the Black woman’s name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race.
      None of the three officers involved in the flawed raid has been charged with a crime. One officer, Brett Hankinson, was fired in late June for “wantonly and blindly” firing 10 rounds into her apartment. https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/15/us/breonna-taylor-louisville-settlement/index.html

  3. "...with liberty and justice for all" says:

    “Just days after a grand jury issued no charges against the Louisville officers who fatally shot Breonna Taylor, evidence from the case is leaking out on social media and digital news sites, raising questions about the investigation into her death.” https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/09/28/body-cam-video-breonna-taylor-case-leaks-onto-social-media/3558987001/
    “New details in Breonna Taylor case: Ballistics report, bodycam video raise questions in shooting” (CBS News) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNxFMjtTeHs
    “Footage and documents obtained by VICE News depict Louisville police officers apparently violating department policies and cast doubt on the integrity of the crime scene and the investigation.” https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/v7gwyy/new-body-cam-footage-raises-questions-about-breonna-taylor-death-investigation “Hours of body camera footage from Louisville Metro Police Department officers and SWAT team members paint a telling picture of the immediate aftermath of the police raid in which Breonna Taylor was killed.”

    • Update says:

      A juror in the Breonna Taylor case contends that the Kentucky attorney general misrepresented the grand jury’s deliberations and failed to offer the panel the option of indicting the two officers who fatally shot the young woman, according to the juror’s lawyer.
      The unnamed juror filed a court motion on Monday seeking the release of last week’s transcripts and permission from a judge to speak publicly to set the record straight. Hours later, the office of Attorney General Daniel Cameron granted both requests, saying that the juror is free to speak and that recordings of the session will be made public.
      The juror’s lawyer said she came to him last week in a state of turmoil after Mr. Cameron repeatedly said at a news conference that the law did not permit him to charge Sgt. Jon Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove, the two white officers who shot Ms. Taylor, a Black woman, after one officer was shot by her boyfriend — and that the jury had agreed with him. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/28/us/breonna-taylor-grand-jury.html
      “Read what Daniel Cameron said about the grand jury’s findings in the Breonna Taylor case” https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/breonna-taylor/2020/09/23/breonna-taylor-decision-kentucky-ag-daniel-cameron/3507419001/

  4. Déjà vu says:

    ‘This could have been a Breonna Taylor:’ Police stormed a Black student’s dorm after a false report” https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/09/29/sfa-black-student-police-false-report/
    “Christin Evans was suddenly awakened in the early hours of Sept. 14 by the sound of campus police storming into her dorm room at Stephen F. Austin State University with guns drawn and bright lights shining into her eyes.
    A resident adviser had called campus police after a group of students, who included Evans’s three White roommates, said Evans, who is Black, had threatened them, her lawyer, Randall Kallinen, said at a news conference on Monday.
    But soon after the 3 a.m. raid, police said the accusation against 17-year-old Evans was made up.
    Two weeks later, Evans’s family members said they are frustrated that the investigation is still ongoing and have called for the university in Nacogdoches, Tex., to take action against the students who made the false report, which they believe was racially motivated.”

    Re: ‘Swatting’ see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swatting

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