No Justice for Breonna | TISOT Ep. 2
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:
- 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.”
- 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.”
- 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:
- “I would like to say the Breonna Taylor verdict is unbelievable, but sadly it’s not unbelievable, which makes it doubly sad.”
- “It feels like the trauma never ends.”
- “Clearly sleeping while Black is also a crime.”
- “Brett Hankinson was charged for the shots that missed Breonna Taylor. #makeitmakesense”
- “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?
- Timeline: Inside the investigation of Breonna Taylor’s killing and its aftermath
- Louisville agrees to pay Breonna Taylor’s family $12 million and enact police reforms in historic settlement
- Ex-Louisville police Officer Brett Hankison charged with wanton endangerment in Breonna Taylor case
- Our devilish, racist system made it impossible to get justice for Breonna Taylor
- Breonna Taylor Received No Justice Because Black Women’s Lives Aren’t Valued
- Trevor Noah addresses the Breonna Taylor verdict: ‘Nobody is winning”
- Tired of the Hashtags of Death, by Sharon Hurley Hall
- Police in the U.S. killed 164 Black people in the first 8 months of 2020. These are their names. (Part I: January-April)
- Police in the U.S. killed 164 Black people in the first 8 months of 2020. These are their names. (Part II: May-August)
- Black people have been 28% of those killed by police in 2020 despite being only 13% of the population.
- There Have Only Been 3 Days Since George Floyd’s Death Where Police Did Not Kill Someone
- Father of a 5-year-old boy killed in North Carolina says the suspect was a neighbor for 8 years
- What’s Next For Policy Inspired By The Breonna Taylor Movement?
- What Comes After the Breonna Taylor Announcement?
- I Just Wanna Live by Keedron Bryant