2020-09-08 13:07:48

The Police Can’t Be Judge, Jury & Executioner: Filmmaker Yoruba Richen on Killing of Breonna Taylor

Months after the police killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, new details have emerged about the final moments of the 26-year-old EMT's life and the police raid that brought it to a violent end, as detailed in a New York Times documentary that includes dozens of interviews and a review of more than 1,200 new photos of the crime scene.

Taylor, whom police shot five times in her own home on March 13, has since become a household name and rallying point in the national movement for racial justice.

The police officers responsible for her death have not been charged.

Democracy Now! speaks with Yoruba Richen, director and producer of The Killing of Breonna Taylor, who says the case exposes the systemic violence at the heart of U.S. policing.

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