Breonna Taylor's Mom Mourns Her Daughter: 'People Need To Know That Breonna Mattered'

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Taylor's mom talked about her life and what people can do to honor her death.

, was fatally shot by three police officers while in her own home in Louisville, on March 13. She was in bed with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who fired a shot thinking there was a break-in because the police did not announce themselves or knock. They fired back, killing Taylor. As of June 5, the officers involved have not been charged with any crime. A civil lawsuit has been filed by her family.

“In that brief moment, where people forgot about her for two months at a time, people need to know that Breonna Taylor mattered and that Breonna Taylor was great,” Palmer said. Palmer also talked about the “Say Her Name” movement, which brings attention to police brutality, specifically against black women. “The erasure of black women is a consequence of that fact that we don’t know their names and, therefore, we don’t know their stories,” Kimberle Crenshaw, the founder of the social movement and executive director of the African American Policy Forum, said during the interview.

Breonna Taylor should be celebrating her 27th birthday today. The police officers who shot her to death in her own home on March 13 have walked free.

 

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She absolutely mattered! And as a girl mom, my heart is so sad for BreonnaTaylor mom. So many times in our world, women’s issues get overshadowed by men. We’ll keep raising her name until justice is served. JusticeForBreonna

Breonna mattered. 3 My heart goes out to her family.

Look at that sweet face.

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