Campus Response: Breonna Taylor
By Dominique Jeter (TheLorian)
Many people are in awe at the ruling of Breonna’s Taylor’s case. The police officer in this case was only charged with three felony counts of wanton endangerment. In case you are not aware, Breonna Taylor, a black essential medical worker, was fatally shot in her own home in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 13. A search warrant was issued by the Louisville Metro Police Department which allowed them to search that apartment in which Taylor was shot and killed in. Due to her death, Louisville officials have banned the use of no-knock warrants and there are many other states that are naming streets, building, and other thing in remembrance of her.
Our staff and students here on campus have reacted the same way regarding the ruling of Breonna Taylor.
“I expected this to happen as it has always happened this way. I am disappointed that we fall and accept the same things. Taylor was innocent and they are dragging her name through the mud as though she deserved any of this. As a campus we have not done enough to bring awareness to black women in general yet alone Breonna Taylor,” said security guard Darrian Hugger.
“There has been so much hurt and pain within the black community that the verdict adds so much more frustration to it,” said junior Marion Edwards, a media studies major.
Numerous protests have once again occurred due the revealing of Taylor’s verdict as people are still upset and dissatisfied with the work of our criminal justice system.
“We’ve seen too many people get by with warnings or not everyone not fully punished for their actions,” Edwards also said.
If you would like to participate in facilitated conversation/dialogue please take a look at the organizations on campus called Forward Thinking and Black Student Union for other information and events.