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Calls for change after police not charged in Breonna Taylor's killing

'Laws and morality do not seem to be balanced,' protest organizer says
David Rae, the co-founder The Time is Now Florida
Posted at 4:27 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 18:27:22-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Protests are being held across the country following Wednesday's announcement that no officer was charged in the killing of Louisville resident Breonna Taylor.

David Rae, the co-founder of The Time is Now Florida, said Thursday he was disappointed to learn only one out of the three officers involved in the shooting was charged with wanton endangerment.

Rae formed the grassroots group following the killing of George Floyd in May by officers in Minnesota.

Since then, the group has organized several protests focusing on policy and registering voters.

Rae said the grand jury's decision motivated him to fight for policies that could prevent this from happening.

"There's an anger and a numbness at the same time. The laws and morality do not seem to be balanced, so there is a sense of a lack of justice," Rae said.

He said his group will attend Thursday's West Palm Beach city commission meeting.

"What people are not understanding is that this deeper feeling that we are experiencing is pain (and) trauma. [It] is consistent century-old wounds that keep getting ripped open, and we are told not to feel the pain of it," Rae said.

Jai Allen-Ible with the Uproar Project has partnered with Rae to push for social justice.

"I’m honestly, right now, find myself holding back tears," Allen-Ible said.

“Where do we go from here? We vote, we organize and we demand transparency and change," Rae said.

Prosecutors said two officers who fired their weapons at Taylor were justified in using force since Taylor's boyfriend fired shots at them during the night raid.