Latest Breonna Taylor News

BYU tight end Masen Wake (13) hurdles UTSA's Corey Mayfield Jr. (26) and Antonio Parks in the first half during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool)

Touching tribute: BYU's Masen Wake honors late mom after TD

Oct. 21, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

For two weeks, BYU sophomore Masen Wake kept his tribute to his mother covered up, waiting for just the right moment to unveil it. That time arrived last Friday when the walk-on fullback/tight end scored the go-ahead touchdown at Houston. He lifted his jersey to reveal a T-shirt that read in bold, blue lettering:...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, people gather in Jefferson Square awaiting word on charges against police officers, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Hours of material in the grand jury proceedings for Taylor’s fatal shooting by police have been made public on Friday, Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Officer in raid says Breonna Taylor 'didn't deserve to die'

Oct. 21, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville police officer who shot Breonna Taylor after he was wounded by her boyfriend's gunshot said she “didn’t deserve to die.” Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly said Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical worker who was roused from her bed by police serving a...

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses the media following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. A judge has cleared the way for grand jurors to speak about the proceedings in the case against the police officers who shot Breonna Taylor. An anonymous grand juror who sat on the panel last month had sued to speak publicly. None of the officers were charged directly in Taylor’s death, but one officer was charged with endangering Taylor’s neighbors. Cameron, whose office led the investigation, had opposed letting grand jurors speak about the proceedings. He has said he did not introduce any homicide charges against the two officers who shot Taylor, because they were justified in returning fire after Taylor's boyfriend shot at them. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Grand juror speaks after judge ruling in Breonna Taylor case

Oct. 20, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — A grand juror who won a court fight to speak publicly about the Breonna Taylor investigation took issue Tuesday with statements by Kentucky's attorney general and said the jury was not given the option to consider charges connected to Taylor's shooting death by police. The anonymous...

EDS NOTE: OBSCENITY - With the U.S Capitol in the back ground demonstrators march on Pennsylvania Avenue during the Women's March in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Organizers exhort women to vote for change at US rallies

Oct. 17, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

Thousands of mostly young women in masks rallied Saturday in the nation's capital and other U.S. cities, exhorting voters to oppose President Donald Trump and his fellow Republican candidates in the Nov. 3 elections. The latest of rallies that began with a massive women’s march the day after Trump’s...

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, Tarana Burke, founder and leader of the #MeToo movement, marches with others at the #MeToo March in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. As the #MeToo movement marks the third year since it received global recognition, Burke is working to make sure it remains inclusive and reclaims its original intent: A focus on marginalized voices and experiences. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

On #MeToo anniversary, leaders say focus is on inequality

Oct. 15, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — When #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke thinks about the group's future as the world celebrates its anniversary, her vision is clear. It predates the moment that most people know — when the #MeToo hashtag went viral three years ago on Oct. 15, 2017, sparking a global conversation...

Baltimore prosecutor: Do not authorize “no knock” warrants

Oct. 15, 2020 7:59 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has directed prosecutors in her office to not authorize “no knock” arrest warrants that are approved by judges, citing the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. Police are typically required to knock,...

Attorney Benjamin Crump, left, holds up the hand of Kenneth Walker during a rally on the steps of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Thursday, June 25, 2020. Walker was the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor who was killed by officers of the Louisville Metro Police Department following the execution of a no knock warrant on her apartment on March 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Breonna Taylor's boyfriend recounts her shooting by police

Oct. 14, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The boyfriend of Breonna Taylor said the hail of bullets coming at them from police the night she was killed in her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment sounded like a war. Kenneth Walker said he tried to pull Taylor down to the floor amid the gunfire but “she was just scared, she...

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Review: Spike Lee, David Byrne take us on a hypnotic journey

Oct. 14, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

Ever since the pandemic darkened theaters earlier this year, sending the entire performing arts world into a catastrophic state of limbo, we’ve seen all manner of creative virtual substitutes: Digital dance seasons, clever musical mashups, a live-captured version of “Hamilton.” Many of these...

FILE - In this July 10, 2019, file photo, Laila Ali arrives at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. Ali will host the Women’s Sports Foundation awards show featuring Candace Parker, Tom Brady and Carli Lloyd. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Laila Ali salutes social activism of athletes with awards

Oct. 14, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Laila Ali is applauding athletes who speak out about social issues. She thinks her father would, too. Ali was to host the virtual Women’s Sports Foundation awards on Wednesday night, recognizing athletes and leaders working toward social justice and racial equality. “I think...

Breonna Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, second from right, stands in front of the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, one of the four early voting locations in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/ Piper Hudspeth Blackburn)

In Louisville, calls for racial justice arrive at the polls

Oct. 13, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — Frustrated by what she felt was inadequate justice for her daughter's fatal shooting, Breonna Taylor's mother on Tuesday joined an effort to take the fight to the ballot box. “Vote because she can't," Tamika Palmer implored demonstrators gathered for a “Protest to Power"...