Breonna Taylor, a Black medical worker who was shot and killed by Louisville police officers in March during a botched raid on her apartment, led to wide-scale demonstrations in the spring and summer as the case drew more attention.
In September 2020 a grand jury indicted a former Louisville police officer for wanton endangerment. No one was charged for causing Ms. Taylor's death.
"Five years ago, we began #SayHerName but it was 58 years ago that Malcolm X declared with pertinence that the most disrespected person in America was the Black woman, the most unprotected person in America was the Black woman, and the most neglected person in America was the Black woman. And while it feels trite to point to a moment so pivotal that most could never forget it, it also feels negligent not to revisit it during the tumultuous times we’re in. Because in addition to the death and devastation brought upon thousands globally amid the COVID-19 pandemic, if there’s one thing that 2020 has shown us, it’s that not much as changed at all: amid society, amid the “justice” system, the conservation of Black women’s lives remains to be seen at large." - Stephanie Long, Refinery20
SamCol by Hicks is committed to making a change by donating ALL of the proceeds from the "Charge the Cops" lapel pins to the Louisville Community Bail Funds and Until Freedom. If you want to donate directly to these organization, please visit Louisville Community Bail Funds or Until Freedom.
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