JUSTICE FOR BREONNA Who is Breonna Taylor’s mom Tamika Palmer?
TAMIKA Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, has blasted the Black Lives Matter movement, accusing the organisation of losing focus on her daughter’s cause.
In a since-removed Facebook post, Palmer launched a scathing attack on the group, which she claimed used “dead black people to fund and empower white Democrats".
Who is Breonna Taylor's mom Tamika Palmer?
Tamika Palmer is the mother of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician from Louisville, Kentucky.
Taylor, a frontline medic, had no criminal record and worked for two local hospitals, when she was shot and killed by the police after barging into her house last year.
Palmer said of her daughter: “She had a whole plan on becoming a nurse and buying a house and then starting a family.
"Breonna had her head on straight, and she was a very decent person.”
She added: "Breonna just loved life, and people gravitated towards her. She lit up a room and had this aura about herself."
Three months after Taylor was killed, her name has been chanted all over the country – and the world – at mass protests against alleged police brutality, which erupted after the death of George Floyd in police custody.
The hashtag #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor has also been shared widely on social media, encouraging people to sign a petition calling for the police officers involved to be arrested and charged.
What has she said about Breonna Taylor's death?
One year after her death, in March 2021, Palmer spoke on TODAY about her continued fight for justice.
"I don't even know the difference in the days anymore," Palmer said.
Palmer remained focused on attaining justice for her daughter; she and her family had reached a $12 million settlement with the city of Louisville in September 2020, but her main focus was wanting to see someone be held accountable for her daughter’s death.
"Just to know who Breonna was — she didn't deserve that," she said of her daughter.
“I've always felt like I've had one job: It was to protect my kids.
“And so, how do you not continue to fight?"
What did Tamika Palmer say about Louisville rep Attica Scott?
Tamika Palmer took to Facebook earlier this month to launch a scathing attack on the group, which she claimed used “dead black people to fund and empower white Democrats.
The Facebook post was deleted on Saturday, but it is unclear who removed it or why.
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“I could walk in a room full of people who claim to be here for Breonna's family who don't even know who I am," Taylor's mom added.
In the same post, she bashed Kentucky’s Rep. Attica Scott who continued to push for legislation to ban ‘no-knock’ warrants in the state.
“I have never personally dealt with BLM Louisville and personally have found them to be fraud, Attica Scott another fraud,” Palmer wrote on Facebook.