On March 13, 26-year-old Breonna Taylor was executed in her home by the Louisville police. Three disguised cops utilized a battering ram to enter Taylor’s condo unannounced, with a “no-thump” warrant, searching for a presumed street pharmacist in a progressing opiates examination, as indicated by CNN.
Taylor and her sweetheart, Kenneth Walker, 27, were resting when the police entered. Walker thought somebody was breaking into their home and shot one projectile out of self-preservation, as indicated by the Courier Journal. The police shot in any event 22 adjusts, hitting and executing Taylor with at any rate eight. The shots additionally flew into a neighbor’s home, where a pregnant mother and her 5-year-old were sleeping.
Upon further examination, the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) found that the speculated street pharmacist didn’t live at Taylor’s loft and was at that point in police care at the hour of Taylor’s demise.
Taylor’s passing is one of numerous treacherous killings of Black individuals by the police, among them, all the more as of late, George Floyd, 46, and Tony McDade, 38.
Taylor was a fundamental medicinal services laborer, working at the bleeding edges of neighborhood clinics during the coronavirus pandemic. She was an honor winning crisis clinical professional, and she wanted to one day become a medical attendant. Taylor’s birthday is June 5, and this year, she would have turned 27.
Cate Young, an independent author, made the #BirthdayForBreonna crusade to utilize Taylor’s up and coming birthday as a chance to rouse individuals to respect Taylor and battle for the equity she merits.
“Over and over again, the Black ladies who are survivors of police fierceness assume a lower priority in relation to the men who endure the equivalent,” Young tells Bustle. “It stung that her passing was not seen as basic enough for individuals to rampage, and inclusion of the fights has not named her.”