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@instagram On March 13, Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by police in her home in Louisville, Kentucky. On Wednesday, none of the officers were found responsible for her death.⁣ ⁣ Journalist Elaine Welteroth (@elainewelteroth) shares her reaction.⁣ ⁣ 🖤⁣ ⁣ “Breonna liked to write down her goals on sticky notes that she posted on the walls of her home. This was going to be HER year.⁣ ⁣ Breonna had plans to buy a home, to get engaged, to have a baby, to get matching motorcycles with her mom. She had just bought herself a new car, a 2019 Dodge Charger (her mom says it was her baby).⁣ ⁣ Breonna was an essential worker — she worked to sustain lives. She was an EMT and she worked in the ER. Her dream was to become a nurse.⁣ ⁣ Breonna was an old soul (like me); she loved to sing the blues with her grandma. Her mom called her the glue of their family: ‘She don’t care what is happening, she is going to make sure we get together and have a game night or have a cookout or have something.’⁣ ⁣ Breonna is not a meme or a headline or a hashtag… she was someone’s daughter, grandbaby, friend and future fiancée.⁣ ⁣ Her humanity is our humanity. Her justice is our justice. That’s why [Wednesday’s] rulings feel like a gut punch. And the collective trauma fatigue is only heightening by the day. To equate her murder with a petty crime exacerbates why #BlackLivesMatter is our rallying cry and why it will continue until the pain stops.⁣ ⁣ Today, I choose to celebrate Breonna — no matter what despair may say. I choose to lift up her humanity. To show her face and tell her story. Because even if it was hard to believe in better, with history as our teacher — she deserved so much better than this. #SayHerName #BreonnaTaylor ”⁣ ⁣ 🖤⁣ ⁣ Rest in power.
@elainewelteroth #BlackLivesMatter #SayHerName #BreonnaTaylor
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