Beyoncé demands justice for Breonna Taylor

Jessica Davis
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Beyoncé has penned an open letter urging Kentucky’s attorney general to bring about justice for Breonna Taylor.

The singer wrote to Daniel Cameron and urged him to use his power to charge the officers who fatally shot Taylor in her apartment earlier this year.

She called for the attorney general to “commit to transparency in the investigation and prosecution of these officers’ criminal conduct” and investigate the police department’s reaction to the murder.

“Your office has both the power and the responsibility to bring justice to Breonna Taylor, and demonstrate the value of a Black woman’s life,” she wrote.

“Don’t let this case fall into the pattern of no action after a terrible tragedy. With every death of a Black person at the hands of the police, there are two real tragedies: the death itself, and the inaction and delays that follow it. This is your chance to end that pattern. Take swift and decisive action in charging the officers. The next months cannot look like the last three.”

Beyoncé urged her fans to sign petitions that demands justice for Taylor.

SIGN #JUSTICEFORBRE

SIGN STAND WITH BREONNA

Last month, the artist was one of many celebrities that demanded justice for George Floyd, whose death sparked worldwide protests against police brutality and racism.

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“We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight. We’re broken and we’re disgusted,” she said in a video.

“We cannot normalise this pain. I’m not only speaking to people of colour. If you’re white, Black, Brown, or anything in-between, I’m sure you feel hopeless about the racism going on in America right now.”

“No more senseless killings of human beings. No more seeing people of colour as less than human. We can no longer look away.”

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