Ban Dangerous “No-Knock” Warrants That Reportedly Led to Breonna Taylor’s Death

Gun - Rudy van der Veen

Target: Rand Paul, US Senator of Kentucky

Goal: Ban police departments from using dangerous “no-knock” warrants like the one that reportedly led to Breonna Taylor’s death.

Breonna Taylor was allegedly shot to death by plainclothes police officers who entered her home without identifying themselves. When the police broke down Taylor’s door with a battering ram, her boyfriend believed that the cops were armed intruders and tried to defend her — causing the cops to allegedly shoot back and kill the 26-year-old EMT in her own home.

Shockingly, breaking into homes is a legal tactic for Kentucky police. “No-knock” warrants allow officers to force their way into suspects’ homes without identifying themselves. That means that if the officers are mistaken about whose home they are breaking into, as was the case with Breonna Taylor, they put innocent civilians in the position of believing their home is under attack.

Breonna Taylor was sadly not the first person to be allegedly killed by police because of “no-knock” warrants, but she should be the last. Sign below and demand that this dangerous and unconstitutional policing tactic be banned.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Senator Paul,

The systemic racism and patterns of police brutality that seemingly led to Breonna Taylor’s death are deeply complex issues, but that doesn’t mean their solutions can’t be straightforward. Policing tactics like the “no-knock” warrant that apparently caused this tragedy can and should be permanently banned.

The ostensible purpose of these warrants is to prevent criminals from running away or hiding evidence, most commonly in drug crimes. Are the people of Louisville safer because a 26-year-old EMT had to die so that a drug dealer couldn’t flush his stash down the toilet? I urge you to ban this dangerous and unconstitutional practice before it can cause any further tragedies.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Rudy van der Veen




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One Comment

  1. D. Farrimond says:

    Cops should stop and think how it could happen to them while off duty screwing their friends wife

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