Divest from the police department that killed Breonna Taylor
Tell UPS, Humana, Ford, and Kroger:
"Stop supporting the police who murdered Breonna Taylor. Divest entirely from the Louisville Metro Police Department, Louisville Metro Police Foundation, and the Fraternal Order of Police."
Why is this important?
Updated September 23, 2020:
A grand jury decided to indict only one of three police officers who murdered Breonna Taylor. The indicted officer, Brett Hankison, won't even be charged for murdering Breonna.
We are angry. There is no justice until officers Brett Hankison, Myles Cosgrove, and Jonathan Mattingly are held accountable for Breonna's death - and the police department that killed her is defunded.
Louisville residents are rightfully outraged and won't let this stop their push for justice, because regardless of this decision, funding must be diverted away from the police department that killed Breonna and other Louisville citizens.
In fact, on top of the Louisville Metro Police Department and the city's jails eating up 49 percent of the city's budget, Louisville's biggest employers--UPS, Humana, Ford, and Kroger--support the arming of LMPD in some way. UPS, Humana, and Kroger have employees on the board of the Louisville Metro Police Foundation, which funnels dark money to the LMPD. Ford faced protest from its own employees for providing police cars to the Louisville police since Breonna's death.
These companies recently claimed they "are champions of justice and equality" (UPS), "do not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind" (Humana), "must use their voice to express we are against racism" (Kroger), and "believe deeply that there is no room for systemic repression" (Ford), while refusing to do anything for Breonna's case.
Right now, the public's attention is on Louisville. If thousands of people call them out, these multi-billion dollar companies might just stop supporting the police department responsible for Breonna's death.
Will you sign the petition demanding that UPS, Humana, Ford, and Kroger completely divest from the Louisville Metro Police Department and all organizations that support it?