A protest took place outside of Austin City Hall around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23 in the wake of an indictment of one of the officers involved in the Breonna Taylor case. As a result, the decision regarding three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment from the grand jury for Brett Hankison had protestors irate, angry and upset. Hankison is a police officer who fired shots in the death of Breonna Taylor. As a result, protestors arrived carrying signs and chanted, “The system failed you Breonna Taylor. We won’t forget u.” Therefore, the police took in protestors, but the criminal charges are unknown. The crowd left around 9:30 p.m. Chas Moore, founder of the Austin Justice Coalition, believes exercise their rights to protest. Furthermore, he said it was necessary to keep the pressure on in this case.
Outrage over the decision not to charge Police Officers for the death of Breonna Taylor caused a protest
Many people across America are angry, sad and feel outrage over the decision not to charge police officers for the death of Breonna Taylor. Protestors feel there is a travesty of justice in a criminal system they say is against black people. Police have said they will issue a curfew over the next two nights. The mayor is asking the community to reject violence and channel the pain instead in a more positive light.
Breonna Taylor Case made worldwide headlines shocking the world
In March, during a narcotics investigation, three policemen found themselves at the house of Breonna Taylor, an emergency medical worker, who was falsely suspect to criminal charges. As a result, the police thought it to be within their rights to kill her in her sleep. This case made headlines and shocked the world. The officers had a no-knock warrant but the investigation showed they did announce themselves before entering her home. The FBI is still investigating potential violations of federal law in connection with the raid at Taylor’s home on March 13.