Oprah Buys Breonna Taylor Billboards Demanding Justice.
Oprah Winfrey is amping up the pressure to get justice for Breonna Taylor by blanketing Louisville with billboards demanding the arrest of the cops who shot her.
Oprah purchased dozens of billboards Thursday in Breonna's hometown -- her latest push for justice in the case.
The new billboards will also feature the Until Freedom website, a social justice org whose mission is to address systemic and racial injustice. This same group organized a rally outside of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's home, which resulted in 87 arrests. Their stories -- dubbed the "Louisville 87" -- are featured on Until Freedom's site.
There will be a total of 26 billboards across the city -- one for every year of Breonna's life. They're expected to be completed by Monday.
Remember, Det. Brett Hankison -- one of the 3 Louisville cops who fired their weapons during the deadly March 13 raid at Breonna's home -- has been fired but not charged.
The other 2 officers involved -- Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Det. Myles Cosgrove -- were placed on administrative leave, but that's it.
The family has also claimed Breonna's home was targeted by cops as part of the city's gentrification plan.
As we reported ... Breonna posthumously made history last week when she landed on the cover of Oprah's magazine, the first time EVER in the magazine's 20-year history O herself was not front and center.
Oprah's cover declared, "If you turn a blind eye to racism, you become an accomplice to it." These same words are also on all 26 billboards.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||Last Tuesday at 6:29 PM|
And if the cop who shot Taylor had been Black?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||08/07/2020|
Maybe Oprah should go into the Chicago projects and try to figure out why so many nameless/faceless people are dying. But that wouldn't give her any publicity, would it?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||08/07/2020|
I think Oprah would be less angry if she went on a diet. Rich, fat people are THE WORST.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||08/07/2020|
That's way too many words for a billboard.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||08/07/2020|
The laws need to be changed. There was no good reason for the cops to kick down a door in the middle of the night.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||08/07/2020|
This is the final nail in the coffin for any regard I once held for Oprah . Jumping on the racism train when she wouldnt have her billions if not for white people is either astoundingly hypocritical or smacks of desperation to stay in the public eye . Oh and by the way Okrah,your ass is still fat,always has been fat and always will be fat .
|by Anonymous||reply 7||08/07/2020|
Hopefully, her billions will help console her for the loss of your affection, R7.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||08/07/2020|
Louisville reaches $12 million lawsuit settlement with family of Breonna Taylor, lawyer says
Six months after emergency medical worker Breonna Taylor was shot dead by police in her home, the city of Louisville has agreed to a major settlement with Taylor's family in a wrongful death lawsuit, an attorney representing her family tells CBS News. Sam Aguiar, a lawyer for the family, confirmed the settlement includes a $12 million payout for the family along with police reforms.
The death of the 26-year-old Black woman was among several police shootings across the country that have galvanized the Black Lives Matter movement and a nationwide push for police reform and racial justice.
more at link
|by Anonymous||reply 10||Last Tuesday at 10:41 AM|
Good, this case was bullshit. Now the city is going to pay her family $12 million. So the tax payers get the responsibility of paying for this cops murder, while the cop remains employed and hasn't been charged. Great job Louisville! These protests aren't going to stop until justice is served.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||Last Tuesday at 10:46 AM|
Lynch that fucking pig. Put the entire city of Louisville on alert that unless the pig dies, the city will burn to the ground.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||Last Tuesday at 10:50 AM|
She was a drug trafficking criminal. Read up on her.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||Last Tuesday at 10:53 AM|
Drugs should be not only legal but mandatory.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||Last Tuesday at 10:54 AM|
$12 mil is a healthy investment in the drug and weapon trafficking ring she was involved in. So the taxpayers get to pay that and for all the damage that the degenerates did to the city.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||Last Tuesday at 10:56 AM|
If only R15's mother knew the proper use of a coat hanger, the world would be a much better place.
One less degenerate to answer, one less egg to fry.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||Last Tuesday at 10:59 AM|
R15: She was a businesswoman trying to make a living.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||Last Tuesday at 11:02 AM|
Breonna makes me cry. Why has no cop been arrested for that murder. The city gave her family $12 million, that is nothing. I would like to see some justice. Or it will happen again.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||Last Tuesday at 11:08 AM|
Did the police chief resign? These stupid cops need to be charged...of course the white jury would not convict them.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||Last Tuesday at 11:13 AM|
Breanna was not a drug trafficker, that a smear by law enforcement. Exactly why people do not respect the police, respect is earned not given.
And Oprah did a great job with the billboards in Louisville Kentucky.
R7 You are trash. Oprah said a few years ago, that during her talk show run at the end of every month, she received the demographic breakdown repoets of who was watching her talk show. Oprah said that the demographics of black women watching her show were just as high and at times higher than white women watching her show in the suburbs.
So black women are just as responsible for Oprah's Billionaire status as suburban white women are. No Billionaire becomes a Billionaire appealing to one demographic of people, remember that.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||Last Tuesday at 11:21 AM|
What specific law did the cops break? What would they be prosecuted for?
That's the thing with no-knock raids. They're completely legal, and the circumstances of being fired upon and then firing back make what happened, from a legal perspective, an acceptable use of force.
The cops should be fired for various events that led up to the raid and what they did after to try to cover their asses, but Taylor's death, in itself, is unprosecutable.
If these activists, including Oprah, were at all sensible, they would be demanding an end to no-knock raids and would be supporting the Justice for Breonna Taylor Act, but apparently they would rather spin their wheels, demanding a prosecution that will simply never happen. Although I wonder if that's the point -- set an impossible standard for justice in this case so they can continue the performative outrage.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||Last Tuesday at 11:34 AM|
R23 Kentucky just ended the no knock raids. It's called Breannas law.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||Last Tuesday at 11:36 AM|
People ARE pushing for police reform. It's even mentioned as part of the settlement. It's INSANE that un-uniformed and unannounced police could just enter your home without even a knock. You KNOW if the boyfriend had shot one of the cops, he'd be on a fast track for death row, even though he just shot some dude who burst into his apartment
|by Anonymous||reply 25||Last Tuesday at 11:44 AM|
I would love to read an unbiased article about what exactly happened and why. As far as the police go, does a warrant not have to go from police, to the DA and a judge has to sign off and then the police execute the warrant?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||Last Tuesday at 11:52 AM|
[quote] Lynch that fucking pig.
Wasn’t it more than one or are you referring to Oprah?!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||Last Tuesday at 12:03 PM|
I am not referring to Oprah, though I can understand the source of confusion.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||Last Tuesday at 12:04 PM|
R26, that is exactly how it goes. The judge also has to specifically allow a no-knock warrant, upon proper justification.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||Last Tuesday at 5:30 PM|
Meanwhile, the tax payers have already spent $100K plus to protect these pig asshole cops who killed Ms Taylor.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||Last Tuesday at 6:29 PM|