The Justice for Breonna Taylor Act got an introduction in the Senate on June 11, 2020.
On August 27, 2020, there was a gathering of people in numbers to demonstrate a peaceful protest. And after President Trump's Thursday night acceptance speech. Senator Rand Paul and his wife receive a police escort upon leaving the White House because few of the protesters formed a group and surrounded Senator Rand Paul and his wife, demanding that the senator acknowledge Breonna Taylor and asked for justice.
One of the women screams, "say her name" at the senator. But there is a fun fact that I think that she doesn't know Senator Rand Paul is the one who sponsored this police accountability act named for Breonna Taylor.
What is This Bill:
Do you know about; No-knock warrant? If you don't know about it, then it will be my pleasure to inform you. This warrant permits law enforcement officers to enter any premise and that too without acknowledging their authority and purpose. And to prohibit this from happening in the future because of safety and other reasons. This bill prohibits the No-knock warrant.
State and local law enforcement that receives funds from the Department of Justice must execute warrants. Precisely, requiring the serving officer to notice their authority and purpose before forcibly entering a premise. Moreover, before executing a warrant, federal law enforcement officers must mark their authority and purpose.
What Lead to This Bill:
Senator Rand Paul represents Kentucky. Where in the middle of the night on March 13, Breonna Taylor, 26, an emergency medical technician, died in a crossfire in her Louisville home. After the police officers executed a no-knock warrant at the wrong apartment.
Back in June, regarding this mishap Senator Rand Paul said, and I quote:
"After talking with Breonna Taylor's family, I've come to the conclusion that it's long past time to get rid of no-knock warrants," and he added, "This bill will effectively end no-knock raids in the United States."
Physical Assault On Senator Rand Paul:
Overall the protest was peaceful, according to what NPR reporters witnessed Thursday night outside the White House. But as soon as Senator Rand Paul walks out with his wife. A group of protesters surrounded them and started shouting all sorts of things. One woman in particular screams, "SAY HER NAME." At the same time, police were trying to escort them safely. The situation suddenly escalated, and a push from one of the protesters made an officer fall backward onto Senator Rand Paul.
Later Senator Rand Paul told Fox News that he feared for their safety and made the following statement:
"I truly believe this with every fiber of my being, had they gotten at us they would have gotten us to the ground. We might not have been killed, might just have been injured by being kicked in the head, or kicked in the stomach until we were senseless."
First of all, It is wrong to intimidate anyone physically. Secondly, I would like to state one of the most needed phrases to hear by our fellow protesters: Educate yourself, street protesters.
The crowd doesn't even recognize that their alleged foe, Senator Rand Paul is one of the most consistent and proclaimed voices for criminal justice reform in the U.S. Senate. Moreover, he is the one who, on the first hand, sponsored the Justice for Breonna Taylor Act. The one for which you are protesting.
I only hope that next time before protesting, you might get your facts straight.