It's been over 4 months since Breonna Taylor was shot dead while asleep in bed, and as people continue to demand justice, Oprah has taken a stand of her own...
Oprah has once again spoken out about Breonna Taylor's death.
via: Getty ImagesThis time, she's taken things a step further.
She's been demanding justice for weeks now.
via: Getty ImagesAnd her next act is set to help bring even more awareness to the case.
Breonna Taylor's life was savagely cut short on March 13th...
via: Getty ImagesWhen 3 police officers shot her 8 times in her own home.
Breonna was just like any one of us.
But there's one thing that made her stand out from us.
via: Getty ImagesShe was a Black woman. In America, being a Black woman means you only earn half the respect of your white female counterpart, and only a quarter when confronted with a white male.
In the most bittersweet form, she only received the love she deserved after her death.
Maybe the police officers would have thought twice about it if they could see her badge.
via: Getty ImagesBut all they saw was Black. And that's all it took for them to fire more than twenty rounds, 8 of them tearing through Breonna's flesh.
It all started in the early hours of March 13th.
But he was woken up by what he thought was a violent break-in.
via: Getty ImagesThe officers had allegedly received a tip-off that they were going to be involved in a drug raid, so executed a "no-knock" search warrant which involved breaking into their home.
Without announcing their arrival, Walker believed a home invasion was taking place.
Walker was later accused of attempted murder.
via: Getty ImagesHowever, the charges were dropped after further investigation conveyed negligence on behalf of the police officers.
The officers even claimed that they did announce their arrival.
Rather than opening an investigation into the fatal incident...
via: Getty ImagesThe Louisville Police Department disregarded the case as nothing but a mistake, and none of the officers faced any sort of consequences for their actions.
This careless behavior has been happening for decades.
via: Getty ImagesYou can't wear a hoodie while you're black (Trayvon Martin). You can't jog while you're black (Ahmaud Arbery). You can't fall asleep in a parking lot if you're black (Rayshard Brooks). You can't be peacefully pulled over if you're black (Sandra Bland). You can't play with a toy gun if you're black (Tamir Rice). You can't even beg for your life while you're black (George Floyd).
2 months after her death, Breonna's family filed a lawsuit.
The state also banned the "no-knock" warrant search.
via: Getty ImagesLouisville's city council voted unanimously, 26-0, in favor of banning the controversial law and re-named it in honor of Breonna. Her mother said it would "help save lives" the way her daughter intended to do as she was studying to be a qualified nurse.
Just over 100 days after she was killed, one of the officers, Hankison, was officially fired from his position.
This week, Oprah Winfrey has been demanding justice for Taylor.
via: Getty ImagesThe host had already placed an image of Breonna Taylor on the cover of her popular O Magazine, just a couple of weeks ago.
Oprah unveiled the cover in an emotional Instagram post.
via: Getty Images“Breonna Taylor. She was just like you," she said in an announcement.
via: Getty Images"And like everyone who dies unexpectedly, she had plans. Plans for a future filled with responsibility and work and friends and laughter. "I think about Breonna Taylor often. Imagine if three unidentified men burst into your home while you were sleeping. And your partner fired a gun to protect you. And then mayhem."
"What I know for sure: We can’t be silent."
Now, Oprah has gone a step further.
via: Getty ImagesThe star has filled Louisville, Taylor's hometown, with billboards demanding the arrest of the cops who shot her.