Following the arrests made in relation to the death of George Floyd, Justin Timberlake, Selena Gomez and several other stars are reminding fans to not forget about Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was gunned down by police conducting a “no-knock warrant” in her own home on March 13th.
Taylor’s birthday was June 5th; she would have turned 27.
The no-knock warrant issued by police included Taylor’s house because, according to a police affidavit for a search warrant for the raid, authorities suspected a man involved in a drug ring was receiving packages of drugs at her home.
Demi Lovato noted that Taylor’s favorite colors were blue and purple, that Kevin Gates was one of her favorite artists and that she was an EMT on the frontlines of battling the COVID-19 pandemic. She urged people to send cards to Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron in Taylor’s honor.
Lizzo noted: “Today would’ve been #breonnataylor birthday. She should be here. Instead she was murdered by police in what they’re calling a “clerical error”. They barged into her home without knocking and shot her in her sleep. She worked for us during the covid pandemic, she was an innocent civilian. SAY HER NAME. DEMAND JUSTICE ON HER BIRTHDAY. NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE. @govandybeshear @senatemajldr @drrandpaul @danieljaycameron MAKE THIS RIGHT. Post by @ju.niyah 🌸”
Selena Gomez said: “Breonna Taylor would’ve been 27 years old today. The same age I am. But she was shot 8 times. Please join me in signing this petition and let’s get #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor.”
Timberlake urged his followers to not forget about Breonna. Alongside a post containing the websites of helpful organizations like the NAACP, Color Of Change, and Center For Policing Academy, Timberlake wrote, “Yesterday I was happy to hear the other three officers were charged in the death of #GeorgeFloyd but today we mourn with the family who has laid him to rest. I send my sincere condolences and prayers to them.” “We also know no one has yet to be charged in the death of #BreonnaTaylor so there is more work to do to bring her justice,” the caption continued. “There are crucial organizations on the ground who are doing the work to get her justice and do the work to end systematic racism.” “Please follow, donate and support their hard work,” he concluded before tagging the five organizations he wishes his followers support.
The FBI is investigating the case, however none of the officers have been arrested or fired.