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!”

4 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

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