‘Sleeping While Black’: Louisville Police Kill Unarmed Black Woman

Attorneys for the family of Breonna Taylor call her shooting death by Louisville police an “execution.” Taylor was asleep in her apartment in March when police burst into her home to serve a search warrant. The case is gaining national attention, and this week civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump announced he had been hired by Taylor’s family.

Crump has represented the families of other black shooting victims, including Trayvon Martin and, currently, Ahmaud Arbery, whose alleged shooters in Georgia were arrested last week after video of the February incident became public. Like Taylor, Martin and Arbery were unarmed when they were shot and killed. Crump called Arbery’s murder a lynching.

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