(RightWing.org) – On March 13, Louisville, KY, police entered the home of Breonna Taylor and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, allegedly without identifying themselves as law enforcement or knocking on the door. In a matter of minutes, the 26-year-old was dead and her boyfriend in handcuffs. Now, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is trying to stop something like this from ever happening again.
When the police entered Taylor’s home that night, they did so with a no-knock warrant. Walker thought the cops were intruders and fired a gun at the officers. They returned fire and killed Breonna. Her boyfriend was charged with attempted murder but later that was dismissed.
On June 11, Sen. Paul introduced the Justice for Breonna Taylor Act to outlaw no-knock warrants.
After talking with Breonna Taylor’s family, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s long past time to get rid of no-knock warrants. This bill will effectively end no-knock raids in the United States. Read more: https://t.co/88FXs32RTV
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 11, 2020
Paul isn’t alone in his crusade. The Louisville Metro Council voted unanimously on Thursday to ban the warrants. Both the city’s ban and the senator’s bill are two of the latest attempts to address grievances by protestors who say they want to end injustice and reform police procedures in America so this tragedy never happens again.
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