(NEXSTAR) – Jamie Foxx is mourning the loss of his younger sister, DeOndra Dixon, who has died at 36. While Taylor, an EMT, was sleeping, they entered her home and were shot at by her boyfriend Kenneth Walker, who has maintained that the officers never identified themselves. … My mother, if something was to happen to me, would find it very hard,” he added, choking up. Color of Change – #JusticeforBre: Color of Change is calling for Mattingly, Hankison and Cosgrove to be fired immediately. Fire and revoke the pensions of the officers that murdered Breonna. Marshals during month-long anti-human trafficking operation, Man charged in fatal shooting of pregnant woman was father of baby, police say, Florida mom, bikini model defends family in gunfight during armed home invasion, New Meredith Poll shows Gov. Breonna Taylor, killed by police in March, is being remembered on what would have been her 27th birthday. “If I, as a Black woman, ever need justice, I will never get it.”, Authorities themselves expressed dismay. But she was killed two months ago when police broke down the door to her apartment in an attempted drug sting, and shot her eight times. Taylor's name has been a fixture in the recent protests spurred by the slaying of George Floyd , and. Breonna Taylor’s Family: An official GoFundMe page has raised over $6 million for Taylor’s family through their loss, surpassing its original $500,000 goal. The three officers involved in her shooting are still on administrative leave, On May 21, the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department. “We’re tired of being hashtags. “It’s almost like a slap in the face,” the 15-year-old said by phone. 2. Sign up for our newsletter. Change.org – Justice for Breonna: Law student Lorelai HoJay launched this Change.org petition to demand charges to be filed as well as damages paid to Taylor’s family by the LMPD. Black Lives Matter, Breonna Taylor. Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. However, Cameron said the officers acted in self-defense after Taylor’s boyfriend fired at them. Jamie Foxx mourns death of sister DeOndra Dixon: ‘My heart is shattered’, Escaped Chester County inmate captured in York County, Union County elementary students return to classroom Monday, ‘Boogaloo’ extremists could seek violence post-election, experts warn, Wells Fargo expected to announce massive layoffs Tuesday, How did your neighbors donate? Maybe it’s time to do things the Malcolm way.”. Violence seized the demonstrations in her hometown of Louisville as gunfire rang out and wounded two police officers. In Minnesota and Wisconsin, marchers peacefully blocked highway traffic. Since these legal announcements, there has been little movement in Taylor's case. The LMPD officers who shot Taylor — Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove — believed Taylor’s home address had been used by an already arrested drug suspect to pick up packages. “But my heart breaks for the loss of Miss Taylor. “The system does not care about Black people. Last week, the city settled a lawsuit against the three officers brought by Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, agreeing to pay her $12 million and enact police reforms. The police officers responsible for her death have yet to face accountability. Officers declared an unlawful assembly after they said fires were set in garbage cans and several vehicles were damaged. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Anger, frustration and sadness over the decision not to charge Kentucky police officers for Breonna Taylor’s death poured into America’s streets as protesters lashed out at a criminal justice system they say is stacked against Black people. Bradley Bianco, 29, was the subject of a days-long manhunt after he escaped custody in the Gayle Mills area of Chester. Hankison was fired on June 23. It has nearly met its goal of nine million signatures. A termination letter said he had violated procedures by showing “extreme indifference to the value of human life” when he “wantonly and blindly” fired his weapon. Along with George Floyd, a Black man killed by police in Minneapolis in May, Taylor’s name became a rallying cry during nationwide protests that called attention to entrenched racism and demanded police reform. Donating to the bail fund provides support for those who have been arrested in the process. Sunday will mark 100 days since Breonna Taylor was shot in her sleep by plainclothes police officers. “Justice was not served for Breonna or her family or her community this week, so we have to make sure that we are turning our protests into policy,” she said. What the new discovery means for future space travel, CMS dashboard tracks COVID cases as schools prepare for return to in-person instruction, Sheriff: Man arrested, charged after 2 die in party bus shooting in North Carolina, It’s a boy – a big boy. Cars wrapped around Stallings Elementary School on Monday, the first day K- 5 students could return to in-person learning four out of five days a week. "My heart is shattered into a million pieces... my beautiful loving sister Deondra has transitioned," Foxx wrote on Instagram. In the aftermath, Taylor’s boyfriend was the only person charged, but that was later dismissed. Here’s How to Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor Sunday will mark 100 days since Breonna Taylor was shot in her home. Louisville MPD: A contact form is available on the department’s site. © Copyright 2020 Rolling Stone, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. (CNN)On June 5, Breonna Taylor would have been 27 years old. A template is widely available as well as a submittable form that will automatically send an e-mail in your name. No charges have been filed yet in connection with the death of Breonna Taylor in March. Mattingly, Hankison and Cosgrove fired 20 rounds, eight of which killed Taylor. Special Prosecutor, Attorney General Daniel Cameron: Call 502-696-5300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear: Call 502-564-2611, Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Thomas Wine: Call 502-595-2300 or e-mail email@example.com. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Angry, confused and shedding tears, demonstrators who spent months calling for justice in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor resumed their protests Wednesday after prosecutors announced a single officer had been indicted — but not on charges involving the Black woman’s death. “We must never stop speaking Breonna’s name as we work to reform our justice system, including overhauling no-knock warrants,” Harris said on Twitter. © 1998 - 2020 Nexstar Inc. | All Rights Reserved. Another features a "Justice for Breonna Taylor checklist" with boxes outlining "fired," "arrested," "convicted" and "imprisoned" for each officer involved. A police statement also described the “looting” of several stores. Some of the demands have already been met, including the dismissal of Walker’s charges and a ban on no-knock warrants. Louisville Bail Funds: Protesters have rallied in support of Taylor and the calls for justice daily throughout June. Violence seized the demonstrations in her hometown of Louisville as gunfire rang out and wounded two police officers. Sunday, June 21st, will mark 100 days since her death and the three officers responsible have yet to be fired or charged. Jones said she still hopes their demonstrations will lead to systemwide change in the U.S., but the decision in Taylor’s case makes her feel like her life doesn’t matter in America. “We must never stop speaking Breonna’s name as we work to reform our justice system, including overhauling no-knock warrants,” Harris said on Twitter. CHESTER COUNTY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE)- A Chester County inmate who escaped custody on Friday was captured in York County, according to officials. 3. Taylor’s case has exposed the wide gulf between public opinion on justice for those who kill Black Americans and the laws under which those officers are charged, which regularly favor police and do not often result in steep criminal accusations. “This justification bars us from pursuing criminal charges in Miss Breonna Taylor’s death.”, President Donald Trump read a statement from Cameron, saying “justice is not often easy.” He later tweeted that he was “praying for the two police officers that were shot.”. At a news conference, Cameron, the attorney general, said, “Criminal law is not meant to respond to every sorrow and grief.”. The three wanton endangerment charges he faces each carry a sentence of up to five years. People gathered in downtown Chicago’s Millennium Park, chanting demands for justice as drivers on Michigan Avenue honked their horns. Hundreds of demonstrators chanted Taylor’s name and marched in cities including New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Las Vegas and Portland, Oregon. After the announcement, Ben Crump, a lawyer for Taylor’s family, denounced the decision as “outrageous and offensive.” Protesters shouting, “No justice, no peace!” took to the streets, while others sat quietly and wept. Map breaks down Trump-Biden split by zipe code, Water on the moon? Alongside her family, many are demanding justice from the Louisville, Kentucky, police department and the local elected officials. “I don’t think I’ll sleep the same ever again, cause it would happen to any of us,” she said. ‘Ham on Rye’ Review: A Coming-of-Age Film, Going Into Uncharted Territory, How Trump Took the Middle Class to the Cleaners, Keith Richards on His New Box Set, the Next Stones LP and Who Really Inspired ‘You Don’t Move Me’, See Pre-Fame Sebastian Bach, Zakk Wylde Jam on Led Zeppelin at a 1987 Wedding, Harry Hudson Discusses Journey With Cancer and How ‘Just Living’ Inspired His New Album, Harry Styles Explores Italy in Gleeful ‘Golden’ Video, Toni Braxton Narrates Broken Relationship in ‘Gotta Move On’ Video, Ariana Grande Multitasks Running the Country and Home Life in ‘Positions’ Video, law banning no-knock warrants in Louisville. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, called for policing reform.