In April, Taylor’s family filed a lawsuit that accused the officers of wrongful death, excessive force, and gross negligence. In June 1921, a white mob burned to the ground Tulsa’s affluent African American neighborhood of Greenwood, known as Black Wall Street, killing at least 300 residents. Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! Below, we explain what we know so far about Taylor’s death and list ways that you can demand justice. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. As the public mourns and lifts up the names of countless Black victims of police brutality, Breonna Taylor has also entered the mainstream lexicon. In fact, it should have been ruled wanton murder!". Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, archaeologists have found a mass grave containing at least 10 coffins during a search for victims of one of the worst massacres of African Americans in U.S. history.
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