In New York City, police brutality protesters paid tribute Friday to a black EMT’s Brona Taylor, who was murdered by police at her home in Kentucky – mourning her 27th birthday at the memorials in Brooklyn and Manhattan. .
Taylor, 26, was found sleeping with her boyfriend in Louisville on March 13 when three normal cops didn’t hear her knocking on her door; She was accidentally shot eight times.
Despite being placed on administrative leave, none of the officers involved in the shooting have been arrested. The FBI said it was investigating the May shooting “because of multiple media demands.”
Steve Conrad, the former head of the Louisville Metro Police Department, has been fired after he killed a black man named Louisville resident David McCarty.
“It’s very frustrating, it’s heartbreaking. It’s a smile on the face to know that these officers are still getting paid to do a failed job, ”said Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer In an interview on Friday the 19th.
A large crowd gathered at the Old Barley Post Office to sing Taylor’s “Happy Birthday” – a name that has become a part of the Black Lives Matter protest since the deaths of Ahmed Arberry and George Floyd.
Another crowd was standing in the rain to honor the 27-minute silence at Domino Park in Williamsburg – and also sent pink balloons to celebrate the health worker’s birthday.
“Tell her her name!” An organizer chanted in a megaphone.
“Brona Taylor!” The crowd chanted again.