Verdict In The Case Of Breonna Taylor Shooting
The decision has been made. The verdict was released. So disheartening.
After months of having to wait for Breonna Taylor’s case to even go to trial after her death, today was the day where the grand jury released their verdict to the world.
Out of the three officers who were involved in the shooting, only one officer was indicted. But, the indictment had nothing to do with the actual death of Breonna.
The indictment was as a result of the officer releasing fire in to the apartment next to Breonna’s home.
And, the other two officers? Well, there were no charges filed against them whatsoever.
The nation is at an uprising again – out to the streets in protest, demanding for a change. And, this is a change that is so necessary. A change that is greatly needed.
Racial equality is needed.
As we can see from history and unfortunately, even today, racial inequality is a breeding ground for unnecessary deaths.
Protests are going to continue to happen until change manifests.
Black and brown women and men are afraid that they may be next. It’s like a darker skin tone serves as an ‘X’ on the spot marked for target.
Martin Luther King, Jr. led protests in hopes (and with dreams) of a nation where all people, regardless of skin color, would be able to live amongst one another in equality.
Are we there yet? I beg to differ.
Progress is needed.
In the meantime, protests will have to do, our voices will need to be heard and amplified like a resounding gong. And, this is in hopes that eventually, one day, skin color would no longer be a determinant for equality.
Justice for Breonna Taylor and all of the many countless lives lost due to senseless violence.
A Prayer For Justice: Black Lives Matter
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.Matthew 7:12
Father, I pray and ask that you forgive us of ours sins and I pray that you may bring justice for all of those affected by the loss of loved ones due to senseless violence.
I pray that your love may comfort their hearts during these troubling times.
And, I pray that your love may allow us to see pass our differences – to not see one another as a skin color. But, as the human beings that you created us to be.
Your love is greater than any hate. And, we thank you for the day where justice is released – for you are the ultimate judge and the verdict which you have made, is just, true, and everlasting.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.Psalms 89:14
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