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Breonna Taylor Petition Surpasses 10 Million Signatures, Becoming Second Largest in Change.org History

It has been more than four months since the 26-year-old’s tragic death.

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Just after four months since the tragic death of Breonna Taylor, a petition on Change.org calling for racial justice has now exceeded 10 million signatures. This marks the second largest petition in the history of the platform following one for George Floyd, which has reached 19.2 million signatures.

On March 13, 2020, 26-year-old emergency medical technician Taylor was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD)’s John Mattingly, Brett Hankison, Myles Cosgrove and Joshua Jaynes. The officers had entered the wrong home with a no-knock search warrant looking for two people suspected of selling drugs. Taylor died after more than 20 rounds were shot inside her apartment.

The petition outlines the tragic incident, followed by four demands calling for those involved in Taylor’s death to be charged and her family to be paid for their loss. It additionally demands a special prosecutor to investigate the LMPD and a discussion around the abolishment of no-knock warrants. The petition currently stands at almost 10.2 million signatures, with celebrities including Beyoncé showing support with an open letter to Kentucky’s attorney general demanding justice.

You can head over to Change.org to partake in the fight for racial justice.

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