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jeudi 4 juin 2020
This just in -- The remaining three officers who stood by and did nothing to stop former Officer Derek Chauvin from killing George Floyd have been charged with aiding and abetting murder. And finally, Chauvin’s murder charges have been upgraded to the second-degree.1
In just two days, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison did what Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman failed to do.
This is a testament to our movement to end police violence and white supremacy. Tens of thousands of people have been rising up across the country and the world, demanding an end to the inhumane treatment of Black people in this country. More than 4 million people signed the Color Of Change petition, and tens of thousands more made phone calls, and amplified our demands on social media. Our rallying cry is clear, Black Lives Matter, invest in our communities, and defund the police.
But we still have work to do. We know that white supremacy and anti-blackness are ingrained in every level of society, and we must hold the enablers who allow the devaluing of Black lives accountable for their actions. We’re asking you to take the following actions, to ensure that our voices are heard and that justice is won.
Join us in continuing to fight for justice by taking the following actions :
- #JusticeforBre: Demand the officers who murdered Breonna Taylor are fired. More than two months after officers murdered Breonna in her home during a botched investigation while she was sleeping, the officers have not been held accountable. Police violence against Black women often receives less attention than violence against men. We must continue to say her name and call for Breonna’s murderers to be held accountable.
- #JusticeforAhmaud: Demand the immediate removal of the District Attorneys who failed to bring justice for Ahmaud. District attorneys play a critical role in holding police officers accountable. For over two months, DA Jackie Johnson and George Barnhill delayed justice for Ahmaud’s family -- even going as far as to clear the McMichaels' name in the media. By failing to hold the McMichaels accountable, both DAs violated the ethics that shape their profession. DA Johnson and Barnhill must be removed.
- Demand Mayor Jacob Frey #DefundtheMPD. The Minneapolis Police have blood on their hands for the murder of George Floyd and all people that have been murdered by their officers. The MPD is given a budget of almost $200 million, which funds their murderous cops, militarized tactics on Black communities, and teargas on protestors. We must invest in the resources that really keep us safe and healthy, like affordable housing, jobs, mental health services, and public health approaches to keep us safe, especially in Black communities.
- Add your name to our list of systemic demands to end the war on Black people. The murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are not isolated incidents, but part of a much larger systemic problem. Policing is a violent institution that must end -- and it will take structural solutions to finally reform policing in this country.
Now we must stand together and fight for the collective freedom of Black people.
Until Justice is Real,
Color of Change.
1. "Attorney General Keith Ellison to elevate charges against officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck; also charging other 3 involved." Star Tribune.
Color Of Change is building a movement to elevate the voices of Black folks and our allies, and win real social and political change. Help keep our movement strong.
Breonna Taylor worked in an emergency room in Louisville, Ky, risking her life every day to help people during the COVID-19 pandemic. She had big plans for her future, including becoming a nurse, buying a house, and starting a family.1
But late one night in March, as Breonna slept, police dressed in plain clothes broke through her home's front door without identifying themselves and killed Breonna in a hail of bullets.
The actions of the police in Breonna's killing were every bit as senseless and brutal as in the killing of George Floyd. She had done nothing wrong. But unlike in Minneapolis, none of the officers involved in Breonna's killing have been arrested or even fired.
With the country rising up against police violence, we CAN get justice for Breonna--but her death simply hasn't gotten the attention it should. So we're raising money now to launch an all-out PR offensive, including a mobile billboard, a double-page centerfold ad in the Louisville Courier-Journal, and an airplane bearing the message, "Breonna was essential," while we continue to support the local organizers on the ground.
This plan isn't cheap, but it's just what is needed to help get justice for Breonna Taylor. Will you donate $5 to UltraViolet to allow us to fully fund our all-out ad offensive in Louisville and demand accountability for the police who murdered Breonna Taylor?
Breonna was sleeping in her bed when her partner, Kenneth Walker, rushed to the living room to confront intruders breaking down their door. The intruders turned out to be police officers, in plain clothes, barging in without announcing their identity, who later claimed they were looking for a person who was already found miles away. Kenneth had no way of knowing that, and he thought he and Breonna were being assaulted by armed intruders. He fired his licensed firearm to protect himself and Breonna, and the police responded by spraying the apartment with bullets.2
Breonna was shot eight times in her own home. The police officers that murdered Breonna are still walking free.
Protests have raged in Louisville demanding justice for Breonna, but the police have responded by soaking the protesters in pepper spray and killing a beloved small business owner, David McAtee.3
The pressure is working, however. Two of the protesters' demands have been met : charges against Kenneth have been dropped, and Kenneth's 911 call recording has been released.4 But we need to keep working to bring together as many voices as possible, until the officers who murdered Breonna are charged.
After months of work, Breonna's case is finally starting to break through in the national press. City officials and the Louisville Police Department leadership are feeling major pressure. We're on the verge of a breakthrough, and a big, local multi-media ad push could be just what's needed.
We need to raise $22,342 to fund our full plan, including a mobile billboard, a centerfold ad in the Louisville newspaper, and an airplane flying over one of the protests. Will you donate $5 ?
Shaunna, Kat, Kathy, Anathea, Melody, Pam, Lindsay, Sonja, Kimberly, Maria, Elisa, and Katie, the UltraViolet team.
1. 'Get your damn story straight': What we know about Louisville woman Breonna Taylor's death, USA Today, May 14, 2020
3. LMPD officer in fatal shooting of David McAtee had mocked protester on Facebook, Louisville Courier Journal, June 2, 2020
4. 911 call from Breonna Taylor's shooting death released: "Somebody kicked in the door and shot my girlfriend", CBS News, March 29, 2020
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