Madonna warns cops who killed Breonna Taylor their 'days are numbered', revives 'Defund the police' campaign
Pop icon Madonna has always been in tune with the zeitgeist, keeping her finger on the pulse of current world events. Recently, the iconic singer shared a series of posts on social media that displayed her sociopolitical activist leanings. In the past few hours, Madonna shared a series of posts on her Instagram Stories that were related to the grisly murder of Breonna Taylor. On March 13 this year, the African-American emergency medical technician Breonna Taylor was shot and killed in her apartment by three Louisville Metro Police Department officers dressed in plainclothes. Her death shocked the nation and served as further impetus to the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests after George Floyd was tragically killed by a Minneapolis police officer two months later in May.
Madonna showed her solidarity with these protests by sharing a series of social media messages that included the following posts: A tweet that read "Instead of saying arrest the cops that killed Breonna Taylor, can we say arrest Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove? They live too comfortably in anonymity for me."
Another post showed a picture of Brett Hankison on a beach in Florida, which had the caption "Breonna Taylor's murderer living his best life in Florida." The caption below the picture read "Kill us and go on vacation. Naw, them days over. Your days are numbered. #Justiceforgeorgefloyd #Justiceforbreonnataylor."
The next post was a repeated series of the phrase "Defund The Police" written in bold white text. "Defund the police" has been used by millions of Americans in the past few months, who are all sick and tired of the systemic racism and police brutality that plague the country.
Another poster in rainbow lettering read, "Black Lives Matter. Women's rights are human rights. No human being is illegal. Science is real. Love is love." The next poignant post was a tweet that read, "More people have been arrested for protesting the murder of Breonna Taylor than for the actual murder of Breonna Taylor." This alarming statistic is sure to get more people calling for justice and social reform in the next few weeks.
The last post was a quote by Malcolm X, the celebrated African-American human rights activist. It read, "You get freedom by letting your enemy know that you'll do anything to get your freedom; then you'll get it. It's the only way you'll get it." Thanks to Madonna's timely messages, it's hoped that more Americans can now get involved in social activism and speaking up for what's right. If there's anything we've learned in the past few months, it is that every voice counts.