The mother of Breonna Taylor celebrated her late daughter on what would have been her 28th birthday.
Breonna, an EMT living in Louisville, Ky., was killed in her apartment during a fatal shooting by police on March 13, 2020 after they entered her home in the middle of the night. She was 26. Her death led to a rallying cry for justice, and spearheaded global protests against police brutality.
But to her mother Tamika Palmer, Breonna was just her daughter, whose life was cut short. In a June 5 Instagram post, Tamika shared an illustration of Breonna, along with an emotional caption.
“Everybody saying Happy 20Gr8 & that’s cool but ain’t nothing happy about you not being where you supposed to be at 20Gr8, I was robbed, your sister was robbed, your friends was robbed, your family was robbed,” Tamika began. “But with all that being said the world is showing out for you Breonna I know I wouldn’t want it any other way and you don’t deserve anything less but what I will say is I’m sorry, I’m sorry the world you loved and the city you adored traded your life as if you didn’t matter, but as I said before I’m grateful I raised a Queen to show the world and the city different I couldn’t of asked for anything different but you left a legacy with me, your sister , friends & family and we are eternally grateful to you.”