Does the black life matter, in reality?

Does the black life matter, in reality?

Does the black life matter, in reality?

The murder of George Floyd was not enough to shake our conscience and made us believe that from now onwards thing will change. The subsequent #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement reinforced our hopes of change, but the reality does not go in line with our hopes.

Breonna Taylor’s case is a tight slap on our face. This case has again proved that world was never fair and wont be in near future. Before we proceed to disucss further, little insight about the issue which has brought another tsunami of protests.

Breonna Taylor, a Black medical worker was shot and killed by Louisville police Department officers during a raid on her apartment. This incident took place in march and gained a lot of attention. Subsequent investigation termed the raid as a botched raid and that fuelled further agitations across America.

Out of the three officers involved in this raid only Detective Brett Hankison who took a shot at sliding glass patio door and window of deceased apartment, was indicted for his actions and reason specified in his termination  letter as “an extreme indifferent to the value of Human Life” . It is pertinent to mention that Police Department Policy does not allow to shoot till the officers have line of sight. No charges were declared against the other two officers , who fired and none was charged for causing the death of Ms Taylor’s Death.

This whole episode has given a rise to a wave of trust deficit among black community of Louisville. The situation forced Mayor to declare a state of emergency and subsequent curfew imposition.

Sergeant Mattingly who was shot in leg by Taylor’s boyfriend later told investigator that in response he fired atleast shots. In an email Sergenat Mattingly justified his actions.

This episode in the backdrop of National Unrest on police brutality and racism, has developed big faults which may never be filled , ever again .

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