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In Honor of Breonna Taylor on Juneteenth

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In Memoriam: Soul of Light (Breonna Taylor) 14' x 18' acrylic
In Memoriam: Soul of Light (Breonna Taylor) 14' x 18' acrylic
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June 19, 2020: I just finished my portrait of Breonna Taylor, (acrylic, 14" x 18"), still drying on the easel -- so glad that it was today. "In Memoriam: Soul of Light, Breonna Taylor." (I hid the Statue of Liberty crown in this, can you find it?)

Louisville police entered the apartment of Breonna Taylor and Kenneth Walker using a battering ram to force open the door.

Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department officers on March 13, 2020.

Shortly after midnight, three plainclothes LMPD officers executing a no-knock search warrant entered her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky. According to a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the police by the Taylor family's attorney, the officers, who entered Taylor's home without knocking or announcing a search warrant, opened fire "with a total disregard for the value of human life."

The police filed an incident report that was nearly entirely blank. The report stated that Taylor had no injuries, even though she died from gunshot wounds. It also stated that no forced entry occurred, even though the officers had used a battering ram.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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