On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing black women and girls who have been killed by police or have died in police custody. On March 13, police shot and killed Breonna Taylor, an EMT from Louisville, Kentucky while she was sleeping in her home. The officers have not been arrested or charged. The case is now under investigation by the FBI. Breonna Taylor would have turned 27 years old on June 5th.
People taking to the streets across the country are raising awareness about #SayHerName, a campaign focusing on black women and girls who have been killed by police or have experienced police violence. Breonna Taylor is among countless others who have been killed, including Reika Boyd, Mya Hall, and Korryn Gaines.
Eva Lewis, Chicago-based writer, organizer, and artist
Teen Vogue, Eva Lewis: Breonna Taylor’s Family and Friends Remember Her Greatness
ABC News, Christina Carrega: After Breonna Taylor's death, a look at other black women killed during police encounters
African American Policy Forum: #SayHerName Campaign