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Ending the War on Black Women
Ending the War on Black Women

Abolition for the People

Victory will not be achieved through prosecutions, but through transforming the conditions of violence

The outcry in response to Breonna Taylor’s murder by the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department is indisputably…


Abolition for the People

Why #SayHerName is crucial to the struggle for Black freedom

September 23, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron delivered the much-anticipated decision on whether Breonna Taylor’s killers…


You can’t characterize Breonna Taylor’s killing as justified and then complain about intolerance

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron stands on stage in an empty Mellon Auditorium while addressing the RNC.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron stands on stage in an empty Mellon Auditorium while addressing the RNC.
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Given the year she’s had, I trust that Megan Thee Stallion knows a useless Black man when she spots one. And Daniel Cameron is not a hard Negro to peg. None of his kind ever are.

In her SNL debut over the weekend, Megan briefly paused her performance of “Savage” to condemn the Kentucky attorney general for his handling of Breonna Taylor’s case. Cameron has been widely condemned for claiming the officers responsible for the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor were “justified” in their actions at a press conference last month. …


A taxpayer-funded settlement does not equal justice for victims of police brutality

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So much for arresting the men who killed Breonna Taylor. Earlier today, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that a grand jury had declined to indict two of three Louisville law enforcement officers who fired their weapons into Taylor’s apartment in March. The third, detective Brett Hankison, was arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment — charges predicated not on Hankison shooting Taylor, but on his shooting into a neighboring apartment.

At the press conference, Cameron declared that the “use of force” from the two other officers present, Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove, had been in response…


Since before this country’s founding, Black women have been treated as vulnerable—and disposable

Protest signs in Brooklyn, New York on July 25, 2020. Photo: Ira L. Black — Corbis/Getty Images

12:38 a.m. was the last peaceful minute of Breonna Taylor’s life.

On March 13, 2020, at 12:38 a.m., Breonna Taylor and her partner, Kenneth Walker, were asleep in bed. At 12:39 a.m., officers beat on her door for approximately one minute. During that 59 seconds of banging, Taylor shouted at the top of her lungs: “Who is it?” But no one said a word. “No answer,” Walker said later in a police interrogation. “No response. No anything.” The boogeymen kept beating. At 12:40 a.m., Louisville Metro Police Department Officers Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison as well as Sgt. …

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