Justice for Breonna Taylor (updated 9/28/20)

ACTION ONE: Contact Kentucky’s Attorney General to Demand Transcript Release

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron handed down a decison from the Grand Jury that indicted one of Breonna’s killers, not for her murder, but for firing into a neighbor’s apartment. https://wfpl.org/breonna-taylor-family-lawyer-to-cameron-release-the-transcript/

Demand that the Attorney General’s office release the transcript and let the community know who was interviewed, who testified, and what information was used to come to this outrageous decision exonerating the police officers who killed Breonna.

Call Attorney General Cameron’s office with this message:  Release the transcript of the investigation into Breonna Taylor’s death. Call 502 696-5300

Enter written comment using this form: https://ag.ky.gov/Contact-Us/Pages/default.aspx

ACTION TWO:  Contact Mayor to Fire Officers and Defund the Police

A core demand of Breonna’s family is that the officers who killed Breonna be fired. While one of the involved officers has lost his job, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer continues to refuse to fire the other police officers responsible for Breonna’s murder.

Call Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and tell him to fire the officers who killed Breonna Taylor and why this matters to you.  Call on him to shift funding from over policing Black and Brown communities to addressing community needs in Louisville like affordable housing, mental health services, youth programs and other efforts that are about life, not death. 502 574-2003 (between hours of 9am and 5pm EST to leave a message) or fill in this form for a public record of your concerns. https://louisvilleky.gov/government/mayor-greg-fischer/contact-mayors-office

ACTION THREE:  Stop Police Repression of Protests

The day after the Attorney General’s decision was released, the police targeted State Representative Attica Scott, http://atticascott4ky.com the only Black woman in the Kentucky State Legislature, and the lead sponsor of legislation to ban no knocks warrants, known as Breonna’s Law.  Police charged her, her 19 year old daughter Ashanti, Shameka Parrish Wright, and other leaders of the over 122 days of protest, with felony riot charges as they tried to assist other protesters seeking sanctuary in a church. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/09/25/breonna-taylor-protest-scott-arrest/

Contact County Attorney Mike O’Connell with this message:  Drop felony riot charges against Representative Scott and against leaders of the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression http://www.kentuckyalliance.org  Drop all charges against the over 400 people who have been arrested in Louisville as part of the Justice for Breonna movement.  Fill out this form to enter your comment into the public record. https://louisvilleky.wufoo.com/forms/contact-the-jefferson-county-attorney/

ACTION FOUR:  Help Pass Breonna’s Law

Support the passage of legislation to end No Knock Warrants, something issued by a judge and used by police to burst in on Breonna and her partner Kenneth Walker without alerting them, and resulting in her death. Read the law here  https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/21rs/prefiled/BR22.html

Sign on as a community sponsor, even if you do not live in Kentucky.  This is an issue of concern nationwide. http://atticascott4ky.com/breonnas-law/