On July 24, the Truth and Conciliation Commission traveled 1000 miles to Louisville, KY with the Caravan for Justice seeking justice for Breonna Taylor. Breonna Taylor was murdered in her home by law enforcement agents operating on a “no-knock warrant” and erroneous information. Even as she lay fighting for five minutes fighting for her life, no medical assistance was provided her–a cruel irony as Taylor was a certified EMT. No charges against the officers have been filed more than four months after the homicide.
The group had the opportunity to meet with family and community members who have been at “ground zero” of the local activism demanding that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer provide a more expeditious response to the investigation into Breonna Taylor’s murder. In our journey, we heard and captured testimonies of generational and systemic trauma as well as sincere hope for a future devoid of oppression.
The TCC will continue to partner with the Caravan for Justice and other organizations throughout the country to collect testimonies and help communities plan and strategize for conciliation.