Mariah Carey is making sure people remember to keep fighting for Breonna Taylor. She wore a T-shirt saying “arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor,” reminding people to fight racial injustice.
Mariah took to social media and posted the picture where at the back of the T-shirt, it said, “say her name” with Breonna’s picture on top. The singer also shared a picture to remember Breonna, who was fatally shot by the police in her own house.
Mariah captioned the image and reminded people that it has been six months since Breonna Taylor has been fatally shot. She mentioned her being a frontline medical worker who was killed by police in a ‘no-knock’ raid targeting the wrong apartment.
However, she posted the picture through the Instagram account @wearepushblack. The singer wrote, “Medical workers like her save lives every day – but police violence claims Black lives at nearly the same pace.” She further reminds people to stay connected and vigilant and says her killing hurts especially bad right now.
Mariah further recommended following Push Black, to read more about Breonna’s story. She said it also would put out “daily doses of inspiring #BlackHistory stories to keep us going.”
PushBlack is a Black-led non-profit organization with the purpose of building up Black voices. The organization educates with Black history stories, fights for criminal justice reform, and runs voting campaigns.
The singer is one of the many celebrities who have asked for justice for Breonna Taylor. Beyoncé also urged Kentucky’s Attorney General to bring charges against the three officers who killed Breonna Taylor.
Beyonce Demands Justice
In a letter to Daniel Cameron, shared on her website, the singer asked for a “swift and decisive action”. She pushes the action for the Louisville Metro Police Department officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove. All of whom were located on administrative reassignment but were not criminally charged.
“Three months have passed — and the LMPD’s investigations have created more questions than answers,” Beyoncé wrote. “Their incident report states that Ms. Taylor suffered no injuries — yet we know she was shot at least eight times. The LMPD officers claim they announced themselves before forcing their way into Ms. Taylor’s apartment — but her boyfriend who was with her, as well as several neighbors, all say that this is untrue.”
The mother-of-three added that it has been three months and zero arrests have been made. She further pushes that the LMPD’s investigation was turned over to your office, and yet all of the officers involved in the shooting remain employed by the LMPD. Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly. Officers Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison must be held accountable for their actions, adds the singer.
Beyoncé’s three demands
The singer then listed three demands for Cameron to carry out; Criminal charges be made against all three officers, transparency into the investigation, and an examination into the LMPD’s response to Taylor’s murder.
Beyonce urged to not let this case fall into the pattern of no action after such a tragedy. She wrote how with every death of a black person there are two real tragedies. The singer explained, “The death itself, and the inaction and delays that follow it. This is your chance to end that pattern. Take swift and decisive action in charging the officers. The next months cannot look like the last three.”
Taylor, a 26-year-old, was fatally shot at her home on March 13 at around 12:30 a.m, by police officers who were investigating a drug dealer. Although the dealer didn’t live there and had been arrested at a separate location. Officers alleged that he had once picked up a package at Taylor’s residence. The officers had obtained a “no-knock” search warrant, allowing them to enter without warning.
Police have said they knocked and identified themselves before entering the home, but witnesses have disputed that claim.
Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, was with her at the time. He thought it was someone breaking in. He shot his registered gun, hitting one of the officers in the thigh. The police fired back more than 20 shots, hitting Taylor at least eight times and killing her.
Walker was arrested and charged with the attempted murder of a police officer.