Petition starter will lead virtual protest tomorrow (June 5th) on what would have been Breonna’s 27th birthday
On Thursday, June 4, law student Loralei HoJay’s hit over 3 million signatures.
Hojay started her petition after Louisville police officers fatally shot Breonna Taylor during an late-night investigation in March, using a controversial “no-knock” warrant.
The petition urges Gov. Andy Beshear (D-KY), who has already called Breonna’s case “troubling,” to arrest all of the officers involved in Breonna’s slaying, payment from LMPD to Breonna’s family for wrongful death and negligence, a statement from Gov. Beshear in support of Breonna, appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the Louisville Police Department, and an end to “no-knock” warrants through federal legislation.
With all eyes on racial injustice in America, momentum has been rising in other powerful petitions throughout the country. Change.org petitions on racial justice and confronting police violence have seen unprecedented support – not just in the petition for , which hit 3 million signatures today – but in several others fighting for justice in cases of police brutality across the country.
Viral petitions for Breonna Taylor and David McAtee join the petitions for (which currently has over 15 million signatures, the largest petition in Change.org history), , , and .