'...never done a damn thing for us'
|Tamika Palmer (Image source: WHAS-TV screenshot)|
Tamika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, blasted the Louisville chapter of Black Lives Matter this week, describing the group as a "fraud."
Palmer targeted the Black Lives Matter chapter in a Facebook post on Wednesday along with Kentucky state Rep. Attica Scott (D) for exploiting Taylor's death to raise money or advance policy initiatives.
I think it's crazy when people say they've been here since day 1, let me be clear Christopher 2x, The Montgomery family (Angie, Cheri, TiJuan & Craig) is the one and only day one's not to mention Breonna's friends and family but they've never needed Recognition immediately following is Until Freedom… I have never personally dealt with BLM Louisville and personally have found them to be fraud, Attica Scott another fraud, Then There's the people at injustice Square a.k.a. BREEWAYY who has been 100 and held it down but that doesn't go to say everyone down there but they know who they are & also never needed recognition…I could walk in a room full of people who claim to be here for Breonna's family who don't even know who I am, I've watched y'all raise money on behalf of Breonna's family who has never done a damn thing for us nor have we needed it or asked so Talk about fraud. It's amazing how many people have lost focus Smdh. I'm a say this before I go I'm so sick of some of y'all and I was last anybody who needs it I'm with this s*** enough is enough!!!
Palmer has since deleted the post after it generated significant attention on social media.
Regarding Scott, the Democratic lawmaker is responsible for legislation that would ban no-knock warrants in Kentucky. Scott has described the bill as "Breonna's Law."
Taylor was killed in March 2020 when her boyfriend engaged in a shootout with police who were serving a warrant at his apartment. The warrant was initially approved to be a "no-knock" warrant, which would have permitted officers to enter the property without announcing themselves, but the New York Times later reported the warrant was changed to a "knock and announce" warrant prior to the raid.