Candice King had come up with a powerful, demanding Instagram post. The American actress shared a photo of herself in a Black t-shirt demanding justice for Breonna Taylor. The 26-year-old Black medical worker was shot and killed inside her Louisville apartment by police officers who forcefully entered the residence on March 13, after obtaining a “no-knock” search warrant during an investigation.
“It’s been 6 months since Breonna Taylor was murdered in her home by Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove—and her killers have not been charged. Too often Black women who die from police violence are forgotten. Let’s stay loud, keep demanding justice for Breonna and her family, and SAY HER NAME. This tee was created by @phenomenal in partnership with the Breonna Taylor Foundation, to which all profits are donated.”-the actress wrote.
The officers from the Louisville Metro Police Department, Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove are responsible for the death of Breonna. These officers shoot her to death. Among this only Hankinson has been fired. The three officers obtained a “no-knock” search warrant during an investigation of two men they believed were selling drugs out of a home far from Breonna’s residence. A judge signed off on the search warrant because authorities believed the men were using Breonna’s home address to receive packages.
Earlier in May George Floyd’s death also received national attention and boosted up the ongoing Black lives Matter movement. After her death, Breonna was also featured as the cover image of ‘O’ magazine.
Earlier many athletes including Naomi Osaka, have used their platforms to demand justice in the death of both Breonna and George, among other Black individuals who were victims of police brutality and social injustice.