Anyone who travels throughout Louisville, Kentucky will see billboards purchased by Oprah demanding justice for 26-year-old Breonna Taylor an EMT worker who was killed inside of her apartment by three white police officers on March 13 in the early hours of the morning.
Johnathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove are the three officers who carried out a botched raid at Taylor’s residence after being issued a “No Knock Warrant” by the Louisville Kentucky Police Department.
They showed up to Taylor’s residence dressed in plain street clothing around 1 a.m. in the morning and rammed the door to her residence down while her and her boyfriend were inside in their bed asleep .
Taylor’s boyfriend, 27-year-old Kenneth Walker, fired one shot fearing intruders had broken in. The officers then began to open fire back hitting Taylor eight times. She was overcome by the gunshot wounds she died senselessly inside of her own home.
It is now five months later and these officers have yet to be arrested and charged for her murder.
Oprah’s first stance was featuring Taylor on the cover of her O magazine which she has never done and now the billboards are going up.
The signs are urging residents to “demand that the police involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor be arrested and charged.” They also include a link to UntilFreedom.com, a social justice advocacy group that is focusing its efforts on Taylor’s case.
The signs also have a quote from Oprah that read, “If you turn a blind eye to racism you become and accomplice.”
Protestors continue to march, activist continue to speak out, famous athletes like Lebron James continue to #SayHerName and now Oprah is using her voice to demand justice be served.