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Eli Capilouto says UK will honor legacy of former student Breonna Taylor

Family of Breonna Taylor, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Family of Breonna Taylor, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

One of the names at the center of the nationwide protests this week is Breonna Taylor. The 26-year-old African American emergency room technician was killed on March 13 when Louisville police, executing a no-knock search warrant as part of a drug investigation, forcibly entered her apartment and shot her while firing back at her boyfriend, who mistook them for intruders.

In a video released today, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto said the school is exploring ways to honor the legacy of Taylor, who attended UK in 2011.

“For UK, one name entails a particularly deep sense of sorrow. Breonna Taylor was a student at the University of Kentucky in 2011. She went on to serve as a healthcare provider, caring for those who needed it most. We mourn her loss. We grieve with her family. How do we ensure that her tragic death is not forgotten? How do we do better tomorrow than we have in the past? How do we do better than we are doing today.

I don’t have answers or absolution for America’s original sin, but we must acknowledge that seeds of racism and hate, division, and despair continue to grow and thrive in our midst. Systemic and systematic racism — deeply rooted in our society — has imprisoned and killed people of color in disproportionate numbers for too long. Even as we seek a reinvented and safe normal this fall, we cannot conceptualize safety on our campus strictly as freedom from illness. Safety also must mean freedom from fear.”

You can see President Capilouto’s entire message below.

 

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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10 Comments for Eli Capilouto says UK will honor legacy of former student Breonna Taylor



  1. Cletis75
    3:12 pm June 3, 2020 Permalink

    Nice gesture by the University. No knock warrants need to be gone forever. Hopefully recent events will ensure that going forward



    • Cousins Fake Tooth
      3:44 pm June 3, 2020 Permalink

      No knock warrants were never a problem before. Fact of the matter is, if her boyfriend didn’t start shooting at police, she would be alive today.

      No knock warrants do nothing but give time for people to hide guns, get guns, hide drugs, flush drugs, destroy evidence etc.



    • Cmart0907
      4:16 pm June 3, 2020 Permalink

      You’re a clown. If i just bust in your home are you going to ask questions? We all know the saying. Shoot first ask questions later. That’s exactly what they did.



    • KentuckyBoy
      8:49 am June 4, 2020 Permalink

      I couldn’t agree more.



    • KentuckyBoy
      8:49 am June 4, 2020 Permalink

      Agreeing with Cletus btw.



  2. Cletis75
    3:13 pm June 3, 2020 Permalink

    Also, RIP Breonna T!



  3. Cousins Fake Tooth
    3:44 pm June 3, 2020 Permalink

    And she lost her EMT license, why do the only pics of her they show have her in her EMT outfit?



  4. NUM1UKFANFROMTHEVILLE
    6:30 pm June 3, 2020 Permalink

    @Cousins Fake Tooth stfu you racist POS. Go suck ya daddy trumps dick. Go die asap. Hurry up



    • CJKAssassin123
      9:48 pm June 3, 2020 Permalink

      What you said!



  5. nocode96
    10:06 pm June 3, 2020 Permalink

    Imagine blaming the victim for their own death. How racist do you have to be to twist that logic into play fake tooth? Can guarantee you are also pro gun, I’d bet my life on it actually and this exact situation is why many people, myself included, want our guns. Zero doubt in my mind that someone like you would be marching on the front lines if this was a young girl named Sally. You’d be calling her bfi or husband or whatever a hero.

    My biggest question is why don’t you and people like you just come out and say you don’t like black people? Like, just remove the veil you trash. Quit being a little puss and stand proud with your racism. Or are you scared? Yeah, you’re scared for sure. Punk ass little bitch, that’s all you and your ilk are. Cowards.