City to pay $12M to family of Breonna Taylor

Breonna Taylor family will get $12 million for the city of Louisville. Two months of protest and struggle finally turned Breonna Taylor’s name had turned into a country slogan. Authorities have decided to give Breonna Taylor family $12 million. More attempts made to avoid deaths by officers in the future.

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The final agreement was made on Tuesday. Breonna Taylor was a 26-year-old, African-American emergency medical technician. She had a very unpeaceful death. She was shot by a  Louisville Metro Police Department officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove on March 13, 2020. Activists, her family and hundreds of people fought for her. Her name always came up in all anti-racism protest. Lonita Baker is the lawyer representing her family.  The lawyer claims the agreement is just the first later of justice. As a result, the police will be reformed.

Ms Baker makes a strong claim at a press conference on Tuesday alongside Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, “Justice for Breonna is multi-layered,”. Humanity can agree with Lonita Baker when she says, that the agreement is “tremendous, but only a portion”. This injustice has been going on for centuries and now is the time to make things right. “Today what we did here was to do what we could do to bring a little bit of police reform and it’s just a start,” added Ms Baker. Police brutality is one of the important issues to solve in 2020. Although, this an issue that people should have talked about a long time back.

So far the African American community have come a long way. People should keep in mind that this community has a lot to achieve. “But we finished the first mile in the marathon and we’ve got a lot more miles to go to until we achieve and cross that finish line.” says Lonita Baker, trying to set a goal for the community. 

 

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