The fight for justice following Breonna Taylor’s death: Part 2

Outrage over the death of George Floyd brought new attention to Taylor’s case and calls for the officers involved in her death to be held accountable. Those on the ground speak about their efforts.
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Transcript for The fight for justice following Breonna Taylor’s death: Part 2
around the word. Say her name! Breonna Taylor! Voices rising up and calling for action. Breonna Taylor. Over the indignity and unnecessary loss of breonna Taylor's life. She is on the cover of not just one but a couple of nationally-recognized magazines. Oprah Winfrey's magazine, the cover of "Vanity fair." There are murals painted all around the country of breonna Taylor. But it took three months and the tragic death of George Floyd, which immediately captured national attention before the spotlight turned onto other cases of racial injustice, including breonna's. One of the reasons why I believe that George Floyd's name was more prevalent, initially, in terms of this summer, was because of the video. Breonna Taylor doesn't have a video. Doesn't even have body cam. Tameka malory co-founded until freedom, an organization dedicated to social justice and fighting police brutality. This has become probably one of the biggest movements of our time for black women. First, we started out saying that we'd be here for a month. And then it grew to us being here at least until there is an announcement on whether there will be an indictment of the four officers responsible for her death that we know of. The campaign say her name has become a unifying mantra, long used by advocates to highlight the stories of women of color who've been victimized by police violence and so often overlooked. Say her name is designed to do just that. Make it where we don't need to have a man killed or a focus on men in order for us to also acknowledge the women that we have lost and the challenges that women feel. So when people say "Say her name", it is to say give us priority. Give us attention, give our deaths and our circumstances the same attention that you would give to anyone else. As pressure and scrutiny mount on the Louisville police department, they recently announced the appointment of a new interim police chief, Yvette gentry, the first black woman to lead the department. But Taylor's family says it's not nearly enough. Justice is the officers being held accountable for their actions in her death, but justice is also true, systemic reform. We need police reform. We need police reform immediately. If all we get out of this is that these officers are charged and arrested and convicted, we've not done enough with everything that's going on. And in your case, in the civil case, what does justice look like to you? You talk to Tameka, there's no amount of money that would bring breonna back. Breonna's death sparking calls for a grand jury to convene. It's unclear if that will until then, her family waiting, hoping for justice. How much do you miss her, Tameka? More than life. More than life. There are protests all the time calling for justice. What does that mean to you at this moment? It's amazing to have all these people standing up for her. Saying her name. I've always knew she would be great. I hate that she had to die. To be.

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