Senior citizens hold Breonna Taylor protest on Kentucky attorney general’s lawn
One person was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing.
A group of senior citizens parked their foldable chairs on the lawn of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to demand justice for Breonna Taylor.
According to WLKY, on Thursday (Aug. 20), the group began a silent vigil at 10 am. At least one person was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing during the protest. The men and women also held signs which read, “Elders Demand Justice For Breonna.”
“Recent actions on the streets of Louisville present challenges to elders during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Long marches while chanting can be impossible and large, closely-knit groups aren’t advised for vulnerable people, such as elders,” the group said in a news release.
This is the second protest to take place at Cameron’s home. The first one, which was organized by Until Freedom, took place last month. More than 80 protesters were arrested and charged with felony and misdemeanor charges for trespassing and disorderly conduct.
Among those arrested and charged were rapper YBN Cordae, activist Tamika Mallory, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams and “Love and Hip Hop: New York” star Yandy Smith.
The felony charges were later dropped following backlash from the public. “While we do believe the LMPD had probable cause for the charge, in the interest of the justice and promotion of the free speech ideas, we will dismiss the charge for each protester arrested this past Tuesday,” Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell announced on July 17.
A few days ago, Cameron met with Taylor’s family for the first time since she was tragically killed by Louisville police officers. He reportedly gave the family his condolences and told them that the investigation is ongoing. None of the officers who were involved in the fatal shooting have been arrested or charged, but Tamika Palmer, Taylor’s mom, is hopeful that justice will be served.
“At the end of the day, we have to bridge the community and the police,” she told WAVE 3 News. “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.”
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
In a move to reshape the narrative of Black identity, REVOLT has launched an initiative this Black History Month that puts the storytelling power firmly in the hands of Black creators. Check them out!
From Kung Fu in the sewer to trash bag suits, Missy Elliott not only invigorated the modern music video, she put her thang down, flipped it and reversed it.
To infinity and beyond! Adidas’ new Crazy IIInfinity shoes updates a Kobe classic!
For our “Imagine If?” Black History Month campaign, check out the sci-fi story of Aaliyah Bennet, the astrophysicist and inventive space traveler.
“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” can be considered one of the greatest sitcoms of all time. More than 30 years after its pilot episode, REVOLT takes a look at what the cast is up to.
As the host of “While Black,” Darius Hicks is intent on getting to the nitty-gritty when discussing race. Check out this exclusive interview.
It appears as though he and the plaintiff Laura Helm have reached “an amicable resolution.”
The next time you’re looking for a caption for your perfectly curated Instagram, there’s a 95 percent chance that Drizzy’s got you!
“Eminem ain’t no bad person. He belongs in Hip Hop,” Benzino said in part.
“I think a lot of that stuff isn’t the stuff that should be aired out like that,” said Chris Spencer when discussing the no-holds-barred interview Mo’Nique did on “Club Shay Shay.”
“Y’all got me f**ked up!” he jokingly said on social media.
Her representative shared that the 44-year-old created the profile to show off her Savage X Fenty lingerie.