One of the billboards that Oprah Winfrey erected to demand justice for the late Breonna Taylor has been vandalized. The billboard featured an image of Taylor and on Tuesday morning (Aug. 18), local residents witnessed red paint splattered across her forehead, reports the Courier Journal.
REVOLT previously reported that Winfrey purchased 26 billboard across Louisville to demand justice for Taylor. Each billboard represented a year that she was alive before she was fatally shot by Louisville police officers.
Aside from the image of Taylor, each advertisement featured a call to action that reads, “Demand that the police involved in killing Breonna Taylor be arrested and charged. Visit UntilFreedom.com.” There is also a quote from Winfrey that reads, “If you turn a blind eye to racism, you become an accomplice to it.”
Back in March, Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was shot and killed after cops entered her home under a “no-knock” warrant. She was in bed with her boyfriend when the officers powered through her door. Her boyfriend fired a warning shot — after believing that the officers were intruders. They returned fire and Taylor was shot multiple times. She died shortly after.
None of the officers involved in the shooting have been arrested or charged for her death. Last week, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron met with Taylor’s aunt, sister and mother Tamika Palmer.
Not much is known about the details of the assembly, but Cameron did reportedly give his condolences to the family and told them that the investigation is ongoing. Following the meeting, Palmer spoke to WAVE 3 News and said that she feels “confident” the truth will come out.
“At the end of the day, we have to bridge the community and the police,” she said. “That starts with the truth and justice. And we have to make real changes to keep this from happening to anyone else. The attorney general didn’t say which direction he’s pointing to, and I could be wrong, but after meeting him today I’m more confident that the truth will come out and that justice will be served.”