The Alive columnist on the numbness that accompanied news that no Louisville police officers would be charged with killing Taylor
Hours after a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor (one officer was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment for shooting into a residence next door while people were home, meaning only bullets that passed through drywall resulted in any form of accountability), Scott Woods posted a short, gut-punch response on his personal blog.
"The most salient detail is that there is no such thing as Black justice in this country," he writes. "The whole world feels like a coffin today. For a few hours, there is the melting of realities on television and online, as outbursts of thumb-stamped rage slide by pictures of the Cobb salad someone had for lunch. We are asked to pull out our protest signs again, to ready our speeches, to twirl our paintbrushes and tune our guitars. Websites are already tapping their Black voices to somehow spin new silk out of this ragged cloth. Time to fight again, as if there was never not a time to fight. Whatever diversity training you had been getting since May probably left out the part where some of your co-workers will still be perennially murdered for free when it is over, just not in your zoom meeting masquerading as a safe space."
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