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Photo: O, The Oprah Magazine

Lest you forgot, it has been 157 day since 26-year-old E.M.T. Breonna Taylor was shot and killed, in her own home, during some sort of an overreach-y raid out in Louisville, Ky., earlier this year… right before COVID-19 hit.

Don’t act like you forgot, especially because no arrests have been made.

Where is the justice? Breonna Taylor’s life mattered. It bears repeating, too: Black Lives Matter.

Three plainclothes Louisville Metro P.D. officers were involved in Taylor’s death (at least – you know, the more time passes, the clearer we can see that the buck will have to travel a long way before it stops). One has been fired, while the other two are on administrative reassignment.

🙄

We need these men involved in this killing to be held accountable. Oprah thinks so, too. We need an explanation, and, more obviously and pressingly, we gotta set a new standard for how our police officers serve and protect our communities. So much work to do…. Banning no-knock warrants in honor of Breonna Taylor is a good start. Why not follow with the actual hardest first step and do the right the thing, already.

And, hey – did anyone hear it, when I suggested that every officer in American ought to be getting some sort of therapy like, right now (and moving forward)? Like, yesterday.

Is this thing on?

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