Louisville – a grand jury that met in secret decided to hold NO ONE accountable for the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.
We agree with her family and their lawyer who called this a sham.
We will publish the letter below, and send copies to relevant law enforcement agencies, to Ms Taylor’s family’s attorney, to local media, to relevant elected officials.
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We the undersigned members of One Pulse for America are appalled and angry that a Kentucky Grand Jury ruled no one is guilty for the death of Breonna Taylor, shot multiple times in her own home during a late-night raid which should never have been authorized in the first place.
One Pulse for America is an 81,000-strong gun law reform group formed by actor and activist George Takei following the massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub.
We agree with Ms Taylor’s family that these were ‘sham proceedings’.
We agree with lawyer Ben Crump who said “nothing seems to say Breonna mattered,” adding that the Kentucky grand jury carried-out a “sham proceeding that did nothing to give Breonna Taylor a voice.”
We understand FBI findings as to her death were disregarded. We welcome the FBI’s findings and will be watching closely.
We demand that the officers and those who planned this raid be charged appropriately; this has not happened.
We demand that recruitment and training be immediately upgraded.
We demand law enforcement agencies actively seek out and expel anyone who espouses racist, bigoted views: they cannot ‘protect and serve’.
We demand an immediate end to ‘no knock’ and ‘dawn’ raids as they cannot be conducted without innocent people being hurt or killed as we have seen before now.
Finally, we express our sincere sympathy to all of Breonna’s family, friends, colleagues – and to all those who are suffering because of her death.
We reaffirm our call to reform America’s gun laws.