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Protests Continue over Impunity in Breonna Taylor’s Case as Her Family Speaks Out

HeadlineSep 28, 2020

In Louisville, Kentucky, over two dozen protesters were arrested Saturday as demonstrations continue over a grand jury decision last week clearing police officers of shooting and killing Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African American EMT, in her own home in March. On Friday, Taylor’s family spoke publicly for the first time since the grand jury’s decision. Bianca Austin, Taylor’s aunt, read a statement written by Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer.

Bianca Austin: “When I speak on it, I’m considered an angry Black woman. But know this: I am an angry Black woman. I am not angry for the reasons that you would like me to be — I’m sorry — but angry because our Black women keep dying at the hands of police officers, and Black men.”

This comes as new bodycam footage obtained by Vice News shows police officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s killing breaking several department policies, raising questions about the integrity of the crime scene and the investigation that followed. We’ll have more on this later in the broadcast.

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