No Justice for Breonna | TISOT Ep. 2

No Justice for Breonna | TISOT Ep. 2

Episode Summary:

After 6 months, the Breonna Taylor case finally reached a resolution. In their second TIS Off-Topic episode, the sisters attempt to process the miscarriage of justice in the case, and discuss where we can all go from here.

3 Big Takeaways:

  1. Black Lives may never Matter: “The entire case underlines the fact that Black people’s and Black women’s lives do not matter to the system. The system does not care about Black women, and about Black people in general.”
  2. The U.S. is essentially a police state: “The U.S. police can shoot you with impunity. There are no consequences. There are no repercussions. There is zero accountability.”
  3. The work continues regardless: “This makes me more determined to keep using my work to fight racism…We can’t stop writing, fighting, protesting, and making our voices heard.”

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5 Key Quotes: 

  1. “I would like to say the Breonna Taylor verdict is unbelievable, but sadly it’s not unbelievable, which makes it doubly sad.”
  2. “It feels like the trauma never ends.”
  3. “Clearly sleeping while Black is also a crime.”
  4. “Brett Hankinson was charged for the shots that missed Breonna Taylor. #makeitmakesense”
  5. “As a Black woman in America, you just feel so entirely uncared-about and unprotected, as if at any moment, no matter what you do or don’t do, your life could just be snuffed out.”  

By The Numbers:

  • 1:40 – The sisters check in with each other to see how they’re both feeling after hearing the verdict.
  • 4:42 – Overview of the Breonna Taylor case.
  • 20:40 – What now?