On Saturday (July 25), a Black militia marched in Louisville, Kentucky, demanding justice for Breonna Taylor at a protest.
John “Grandmaster Jay” Johnson, the leader of the Black militia dubbed NFAC, called on officials to take an initiative regarding the investigation of the late 26-year-old. “If you don’t tell us nothing, we’re going to think you ain’t doing nothing,” he said during a speech at the event. Later that day, news broke that three members of the group were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after a weapon was “accidentally charged,” according to police.
This isn’t the first time that the NFAC has shown their support for a cause. Earlier this month, the group arrived in Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta, demanding for the removal of the confederate rock carving.
Following Taylor’s police brutality-related death in March, many have used their platforms to speak out on the incident, including hip hop’s most outspoken critic T.I. and Beyoncé. More recently, LeBron James used a post-scrimmage press conference to bring awareness to the matter.
“First of all, I want to continue to shed light on justice for Breonna Taylor and to her family and everything that’s going on with that situation,” the Los Angeles Lakers player said.
“We want the cops arrested who committed that crime. In the state of Kentucky — what’s going on down there — I know a lot of people are feeling the same,” he continued. “Us as the NBA and [as] players — me as one of the leaders of this league — I want her family to know and I want the state of Kentucky to know that we feel for her and we want justice. That’s what it’s all about. What’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong.”
Take a look at the Black militia marching in Louisville below.