Cori Gauff has been extremely active on social media and n the ground to support the #blakclivesmatter movement after the killing of George Floyd. The American teenager hasn’t stopped in her quest and she is now trying to push the signing of the petition for Breoona Taylor. The American was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department officers on March 13, 2020 and justice has not ben served.
The petition stressed the following points.
1. Charges must be filed immediately. The officers involved, specifically John Mattingly, Brett Hankison, Myles Cosgrove, and any other law enforcement officer involved in the death and coverup of the death of Breonna Taylor must be fired, charged, and arrested immediately. There have been no charges thus far (it has been nearly 4 months). Their pensions must be revoked.
2. Her family must be paid in damages for wrongful death and the negligence of the LMPD.
3. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear must speak up on behalf of Breonna, and Governor Beshear or Attorney General Daniel Cameron must appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Louisville Police Department immediately. An in-house investigation is unacceptable.
4. The “no-knock” warrant that police had used in Breonna’s murder completely violates the constitutional rights to reasonable search and seizure. By law, police must be legally obligated to announce themselves before breaking and entering into a home privately owned by American civilians. Legislation to federally ban no-knock warrants must be passed in Congress and signed by the President; what happened to Breonna was a complete violation of her constitutional rights, and threatens the rights of all American citizens. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has voiced similar concerns. A special session must be intervened by Congress to discuss the constitutionality of no-knock warrants immediately.
So far more than 8.5 million people have signed the petition and the target is at least 9 million.
Coco posted a “cheeky” message on Instagram pretending to talk about her schedule to instead redirect the attention of the readers to the petition.
“I AM SO HAPPY tennis is coming back! I am glad to say I will be playing the- Now that I have your attention Breonna Taylor still hasn’t received justice for her wrongful death. Click the link to sign the petition and demand justice for her and her family!”
Cori Gauff in 2020
At the moment ranked no.52, Gauff played her last match on the 26th of January when she was defeated by Sofia Kenin 6-75 6-3 6-0 in the 4th round of the Australian Open.