"Imagine if three unidentified men burst into your home while you were sleeping," she continues. “And your partner fired a gun to protect you. And then mayhem. What I know for sure: We can’t be silent. We have to use whatever megaphone we have to cry for justice. And that is why Breonna Taylor is on the cover of O magazine.”
On March 13 2020, Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old aspiring nurse, was murdered by Louisville police officers when they entered her apartment without knocking or announcing themselves as police. Protesters across the world have been demanding that Kentucky officials “arrest the cops that killed Breonna Taylor,” but only Hankison, the officer who “blindly fired ten rounds from his gun, some of which went into the adjoining apartment,” Oprah writes, has been fired.
O Magazine went on to ask their readers to “continue the fight for Breonna Taylor” by signing petitions, demand that the remaining officers involved be fired and charged and to donate to the Louisville Community Bail Fund to help Black Lives Matter protesters.
“I cry for justice in her name,” Oprah concludes.