The anti-police brutality protesters in New York paid homage to Breonna Taylor, who was shot deadly by police in her Kentucky home on Friday – those mourning at monuments in Brooklyn and Manhattan about her 27th birthday.
26-year-old Taylor was sleeping with his boyfriend on March 13 in Louisville, when three plainclothes police broke into his house on the orders of shooting. it was accidentally shot eight times.
None of the officers involved in the shooting was arrested, but they were left on administrative leave. The FBI said it was investigating the shooting in May, “due to a series of media demands.”
Steve Conrad, the former chief of the Louisville Metro Police Department, was later fired after the police killed another Louisville resident, David McAtee, a black man who led a popular barbecue business frequently guarded by local law enforcement.
“It’s very frustrating, heartbreaking. In fact, it is a spank to know that these officers are paid to do a job they still fail, ”said Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer. In an interview with Friday the 19th.
At the Old Farley Post Office, a large crowd gathered to sing “Happy Birthday” to Taylor, whose name became a fixture because Black Lives Matter protesters demanded justice after the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd.
Another crowd standing in the rain at Domino Park in Williamsburg for a 27-minute moment of silence in his memory – he also sends pink balloons to celebrate the healthcareer’s birthday.
“Tell me your name!” one organizer spoke through the megaphone.
“Breonna Taylor!” the crowd chanted back.