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Sheltering-in-Place: Day 78

The text on the image is the important part. It reads, Breonna Taylor, Say Her Name, Black Lives Matter. A talk bubble surrounds the name Breonna Taylor and is being spoken by a white lady, me, in a green skirt with pink flowers an a black tank top.

The text on the image reads

Breonna Taylor
Say Her Name
Black Lives Matter

If this middle aged white lady can honor her memory and say her name, then so can you. Breonna Taylor.

Today should have been Breonna Taylor's 27th Birthday. 

There are news articles everywhere about what happened to her. NPR does a good job of staying neutral with their news reports; here's a link to theirs. I'm not as good at staying neutral. I care a lot. So, please, read the article.

The short version is that she was at home. Plain clothes police officers executed a no-knock warrant. When the police broke into her home—in plain clothes, remember—Breonna Taylor's boyfriend thought they were being robbed and took actions that are legal in their state under the circumstance of home invasion/robbery as far as I am aware. I am not an expert in any of this. Breonna Taylor was shot to death in her home by those plain clothes police officers.

Part of the protest movement in Louisville, Kentucky, where this happened, is to change the law regarding no-knock warrants. There are serious reasons for these protests. There are serious changes that need to happen.

(Yes, that skirt is one of my personal self-empowerment items of clothing. I'm drawing strength from anywhere, as per usual.)