Virtual reality exhibit allows visitors to enter Breonna Taylor's tulip garden, view life memories

By |2022-06-10T21:23:51-04:00June 10th, 2022|Breonna Taylor|

June 5 would have marked Taylor’s 29th birthday. Family and friends gathered for a brunch and day party.The family of Breonna Taylor is preserving her memory via an augmented reality exhibit that celebrates her life.As reported by the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Breonna’s Garden XR Exhibition arrived in Louisville over the weekend following a nationwide tour, including a stop at SXSW in March. June 5 would have marked Taylor’s 29th birthday, and family and friends gathered in the city Sunday for a brunch and day party where attendees experienced the exhibit.Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor, stands in front of a mural of her daughter at Jefferson Square park on September 21, 2020, in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)Taylor comes alive in the project that combines mementos and portraits from her life and shows her interacting with loved ones. The virtual world also highlights Taylor’s work as an emergency medical technician. The exhibit itself boasts a garden of her favorite flowers.“Because of the injustice and the trauma around it, for her family, we can’t lose the memory of her life,” said Web3 artist Lady Pheønix, creative director and founder of “Breonna’s Garden,” NBC News reports.“The news media will never let you forget … that Breonna Taylor was brutally shot. It’s our responsibility to continue to say her name and change the energy of her name out in public,” she added.Taylor was killed two years ago when three officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department entered her apartment and unleashed a barrage of bullets during an illegal botched raid attempt.As reported previously by theGrio, former officer Brett Hankison, Sgt. Myles Cosgrove and Detective Jonathan Mattingly were serving a no-knock warrant at Taylor’s apartment on March 13, 2020. Taylor was living with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, at the time and he previously explained that the officers did not identify themselves as they entered the home. Dozens of bullets were fired by the officers into the apartment, killing Taylor.A hologram of Walker appears in the virtual memorial and he shares a memory of Taylor’s favorite song, according to the report.Lady Phøenix co-created the Breonna’s Garden exhibit with Taylor’s sister Ju’Niyah Palmer, who wanted Taylor to exist outside of the sometimes false or negative narratives portrayed about the victim in the media.“This technology means that just because her physical body is no longer here does not mean that we cannot assist her in forwarding her ambitions and purpose,” Palmer said.The Courier-Journal notes that Breonna’s Garden allows participants to “experience Taylor’s presence at their own pace.” Walker and Breonna’s mother, Tamika Palmer, were among the attendees at Sunday’s brunch.“This is something we would have done together, you know, we would have had brunch,” Palmer said of the event. “I’m just excited for the community to finally see Breonna as she is.”“To me, this event is a love story. A love story of two sisters, separated by violence, but reunited through a transformative justice and the tools we have available to us today,” Phøenix said.According to the report, Breonna’s Garden will be on display in Louisville for the next three months at the Roots 101 African American Museum, 124 N. First St.“When everyone stops saying a name, then that person is actually dead,” Phøenix said. “Hopefully, as this technology becomes more common for families, they will start to use it almost like the new Polaroid.”“TheGrio is FREE on your TV via Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, and Android TV. Please download theGrio mobile apps today!The post Virtual reality exhibit allows visitors to enter Breonna Taylor’s tulip garden, view life memories appeared first on TheGrio.

Virtual reality exhibit allows visitor's to enter Breonna Taylor's tulip garden – TheGrio

By |2022-06-10T21:23:54-04:00June 10th, 2022|Breonna Taylor|

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Lawsuit: “Fatigue” over Breonna Taylor case favors police – Yahoo News

By |2022-06-10T09:03:47-04:00June 10th, 2022|Breonna Taylor|

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two neighbors of Breonna Taylor who testified against the officer who shot into their apartment are asking a judge to move their civil lawsuit out of Louisville because “fatigue” has biased the public in favor of police, flipping the argument made by the former officer ahead of his criminal trial.The change of venue motion says “it’s entirely possible potential jurors are fatigued by the entire Breonna Taylor tragedy ” and Taylor’s “ghost haunts any legal proceeding in Louisville.”The argument for a location change is notable because the former officer, Brett Hankison, had also pushed for a new venue ahead of his February trial, over fear that a jury pool in Louisville would be biased against police. In their motion, Taylor neighbors Cody Etherton and Chelsey Napper argue it’s the opposite — potential jurors in Louisville may have grown tired of the Taylor case.Etherton and Napper, who lived together with Napper's young son, testified at trial against Hankison, who fired through Taylor's apartment and into theirs. Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was shot to death during the raid by officers who used a search warrant to knock down her door on March 13, 2020. Hankison was the only officer charged in the incident.Etherton and Napper "have no recourse but to express to this court their concern about the very real possibility of community bias against their case because of Breonna Taylor fatigue within the Louisville community and the victimization of LMPD and its officers by some national and local media outlets and politicians,” according to the motion filed in March in U.S. District Court in Louisville.The couple's Louisville attorney, Jeffrey Sexton, argues that the exoneration of Hankison by a jury in March “laid bare the potential existence of bias" against Napper and Etherton's case. Hankison was fired after the Taylor incident for shooting blindly into Taylor's apartment.It says the trial's evidence — including testimony from Etherton and Napper — was “overwhelmingly against Hankison insofar as the Kentucky criminal law defining wanton endangerment is written.” The jury found him not guilty after deliberating for about three hours.The suit names Hankison and former officers John Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove, along with other officers and the city of Louisville. A response to the motion filed by lawyers for those defendants opposed moving the case out of Louisville, arguing that it's too early to tell if there's any bias and that Sexton's claims are not based on any evidence. They also said moving the case would be a major inconvenience to witnesses who live in Louisville.A judge has not ruled on the change of venue motion. Sexton said he is working on amending the lawsuit with under oath testimony from the Hankison trial. He said he has to file the updated suit by the end of this month.After police knocked down Taylor's door and Taylor's boyfriend fired a shot at officers, Hankison fired shots that went through Taylor's apartment and into her neighbor's unit. Etherton said one bullet narrowly missed him in a hallway.

Breonna Taylor neighbors file suit, but concerned 'fatigue' in case could favor police

By |2022-06-10T09:03:49-04:00June 10th, 2022|Breonna Taylor|

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two neighbors of Breonna Taylor who testified against the officer who shot into their apartment are asking a judge to move their civil lawsuit out of Louisville because “fatigue” has biased the public in favor of police, flipping the argument made by the former officer ahead of his criminal trial.The change of venue motion says “it’s entirely possible potential jurors are fatigued by the entire Breonna Taylor tragedy ” and Taylor’s “ghost haunts any legal proceeding in Louisville.”The argument for a location change is notable because the former officer, Brett Hankison, had also pushed for a new venue ahead of his February trial, over fear that a jury pool in Louisville would be biased against police. In their motion, Taylor neighbors Cody Etherton and Chelsey Napper argue it’s the opposite — potential jurors in Louisville may have grown tired of the Taylor case.Etherton and Napper, who lived together with Napper's young son, testified at trial against Hankison, who fired through Taylor's apartment and into theirs. Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was shot to death during the raid by officers who used a search warrant to knock down her door on March 13, 2020. Hankison was the only officer charged in the incident.Etherton and Napper "have no recourse but to express to this court their concern about the very real possibility of community bias against their case because of Breonna Taylor fatigue within the Louisville community and the victimization of LMPD and its officers by some national and local media outlets and politicians,” according to the motion filed in March in U.S. District Court in Louisville.The couple's Louisville attorney, Jeffrey Sexton, argues that the exoneration of Hankison by a jury in March “laid bare the potential existence of bias" against Napper and Etherton's case. Hankison was fired after the Taylor incident for shooting blindly into Taylor's apartment.It says the trial's evidence — including testimony from Etherton and Napper — was “overwhelmingly against Hankison insofar as the Kentucky criminal law defining wanton endangerment is written.” The jury found him not guilty after deliberating for about three hours.The suit names Hankison and former officers John Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove, along with other officers and the city of Louisville. A response to the motion filed by lawyers for those defendants opposed moving the case out of Louisville, arguing that it's too early to tell if there's any bias and that Sexton's claims are not based on any evidence. They also said moving the case would be a major inconvenience to witnesses who live in Louisville.A judge has not ruled on the change of venue motion. Sexton said he is working on amending the lawsuit with under oath testimony from the Hankison trial. He said he has to file the updated suit by the end of this month.After police knocked down Taylor's door and Taylor's boyfriend fired a shot at officers, Hankison fired shots that went through Taylor's apartment and into her neighbor's unit. Etherton said one bullet narrowly missed him in a hallway.Related Stories:Copyright 2022. The Associated Press.  All rights reserved.

Lawsuit: “Fatigue” over Breonna Taylor case favors police – MyNorthwest.com

By |2022-06-10T06:18:28-04:00June 10th, 2022|Breonna Taylor|

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two neighbors of Breonna Taylor who testified against the officer who shot into their apartment are asking a judge to move their civil lawsuit out of Louisville because “fatigue” has biased the public in favor of police, flipping the argument made by the former officer ahead of his criminal trial. The change of venue motion says “it’s entirely possible potential jurors are fatigued by the entire Breonna Taylor tragedy ” and Taylor’s “ghost haunts any legal proceeding in Louisville.” The argument for a location change is notable because the former officer, Brett Hankison, had also pushed for a new venue ahead of his February trial, over fear that a jury pool in Louisville would be biased against police. In their motion, Taylor neighbors Cody Etherton and Chelsey Napper argue it’s the opposite — potential jurors in Louisville may have grown tired of the Taylor case. Etherton and Napper, who lived together with Napper’s young son, testified at trial against Hankison, who fired through Taylor’s apartment and into theirs. Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was shot to death during the raid by officers who used a search warrant to knock down her door on March 13, 2020. Hankison was the only officer charged in the incident. Etherton and Napper “have no recourse but to express to this court their concern about the very real possibility of community bias against their case because of Breonna Taylor fatigue within the Louisville community and the victimization of LMPD and its officers by some national and local media outlets and politicians,” according to the motion filed in March in U.S. District Court in Louisville. The couple’s Louisville attorney, Jeffrey Sexton, argues that the exoneration of Hankison by a jury in March “laid bare the potential existence of bias” against Napper and Etherton’s case. Hankison was fired after the Taylor incident for shooting blindly into Taylor’s apartment. It says the trial’s evidence — including testimony from Etherton and Napper — was “overwhelmingly against Hankison insofar as the Kentucky criminal law defining wanton endangerment is written.” The jury found him not guilty after deliberating for about three hours. The suit names Hankison and former officers John Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove, along with other officers and the city of Louisville. A response to the motion filed by lawyers for those defendants opposed moving the case out of Louisville, arguing that it’s too early to tell if there’s any bias and that Sexton’s claims are not based on any evidence. They also said moving the case would be a major inconvenience to witnesses who live in Louisville. A judge has not ruled on the change of venue motion. Sexton said he is working on amending the lawsuit with under oath testimony from the Hankison trial. He said he has to file the updated suit by the end of this month. After police knocked down Taylor’s door and Taylor’s boyfriend fired a shot at officers, Hankison fired shots that went through Taylor’s apartment and into her neighbor’s unit. Etherton said one bullet narrowly missed him in a hallway. Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Lawsuit: 'Fatigue' over Breonna Taylor case favors police | KAALTV.com

By |2022-06-10T06:18:29-04:00June 10th, 2022|Breonna Taylor|

The argument for a location change is notable because the former officer, Brett Hankison, had also pushed for a new venue ahead of his February trial, over fear that a jury pool in Louisville would be biased against police. In their motion, Taylor neighbors Cody Etherton and Chelsey Napper argue it's the opposite - potential jurors in Louisville may have grown tired of the Taylor case. Etherton and Napper, who lived together with Napper's young son, testified at trial against Hankison, who fired through Taylor's apartment and into theirs. Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was shot to death during the raid by officers who used a search warrant to knock down her door on March 13, 2020. Hankison was the only officer charged in the incident. Etherton and Napper "have no recourse but to express to this court their concern about the very real possibility of community bias against their case because of Breonna Taylor fatigue within the Louisville community and the victimization of LMPD and its officers by some national and local media outlets and politicians," according to the motion filed in March in U.S. District Court in Louisville. The couple's Louisville attorney, Jeffrey Sexton, argues that the exoneration of Hankison by a jury in March "laid bare the potential existence of bias" against Napper and Etherton's case. Hankison was fired after the Taylor incident for shooting blindly into Taylor's apartment. It says the trial's evidence - including testimony from Etherton and Napper - was "overwhelmingly against Hankison insofar as the Kentucky criminal law defining wanton endangerment is written." The jury found him not guilty after deliberating for about three hours. The suit names Hankison and former officers John Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove, along with other officers and the city of Louisville. A response to the motion filed by lawyers for those defendants opposed moving the case out of Louisville, arguing that it's too early to tell if there's any bias and that Sexton's claims are not based on any evidence. They also said moving the case would be a major inconvenience to witnesses who live in Louisville. A judge has not ruled on the change of venue motion. Sexton said he is working on amending the lawsuit with under oath testimony from the Hankison trial. He said he has to file the updated suit by the end of this month. After police knocked down Taylor's door and Taylor's boyfriend fired a shot at officers, Hankison fired shots that went through Taylor's apartment and into her neighbor's unit. Etherton said one bullet narrowly missed him in a hallway. (Copyright 2022 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Lawsuit: “Fatigue” over Breonna Taylor case favors police – Midland Daily News

By |2022-06-10T18:25:55-04:00June 10th, 2022|Breonna Taylor|

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two neighbors of Breonna Taylor who testified against the officer who shot into their apartment are asking a judge to move their civil lawsuit out of Louisville because “fatigue” has biased the public in favor of police, flipping the argument made by the former officer ahead of his criminal trial.The change of venue motion says “it’s entirely possible potential jurors are fatigued by the entire Breonna Taylor tragedy ” and Taylor’s “ghost haunts any legal proceeding in Louisville.” The argument for a location change is notable because the former officer, Brett Hankison, had also pushed for a new venue ahead of his February trial, over fear that a jury pool in Louisville would be biased against police. In their motion, Taylor neighbors Cody Etherton and Chelsey Napper argue it’s the opposite — potential jurors in Louisville may have grown tired of the Taylor case.

Lawsuit: “Fatigue” over Breonna Taylor case favors police – Connecticut Post

By |2022-06-09T19:35:47-04:00June 9th, 2022|Breonna Taylor|

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two neighbors of Breonna Taylor who testified against the officer who shot into their apartment are asking a judge to move their civil lawsuit out of Louisville because “fatigue” has biased the public in favor of police, flipping the argument made by the former officer ahead of his criminal trial.The change of venue motion says “it’s entirely possible potential jurors are fatigued by the entire Breonna Taylor tragedy ” and Taylor’s “ghost haunts any legal proceeding in Louisville.” The argument for a location change is notable because the former officer, Brett Hankison, had also pushed for a new venue ahead of his February trial, over fear that a jury pool in Louisville would be biased against police. In their motion, Taylor neighbors Cody Etherton and Chelsey Napper argue it’s the opposite — potential jurors in Louisville may have grown tired of the Taylor case.

Lawsuit: “Fatigue” over Breonna Taylor case favors police – Beaumont Enterprise

By |2022-06-10T06:18:32-04:00June 9th, 2022|Breonna Taylor|

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two neighbors of Breonna Taylor who testified against the officer who shot into their apartment are asking a judge to move their civil lawsuit out of Louisville because “fatigue” has biased the public in favor of police, flipping the argument made by the former officer ahead of his criminal trial.The change of venue motion says “it’s entirely possible potential jurors are fatigued by the entire Breonna Taylor tragedy ” and Taylor’s “ghost haunts any legal proceeding in Louisville.” The argument for a location change is notable because the former officer, Brett Hankison, had also pushed for a new venue ahead of his February trial, over fear that a jury pool in Louisville would be biased against police. In their motion, Taylor neighbors Cody Etherton and Chelsey Napper argue it’s the opposite — potential jurors in Louisville may have grown tired of the Taylor case.

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