Breonna Taylor Statue Vandalized, Sculptor Calls it 'Racist Aggression'
Breonna Taylor Statue Vandalized ... Sculptor Calls it 'Racist Aggression'
12/28/2020 7:11 AM PT
A bust of Breonna Taylor was vandalized, smashed into pieces, just 2 weeks after it was installed.
The statue graced an area of downtown Oakland, with the inscription, "Say Her Name Breonna Taylor."
The cops are now on the hunt for the vandal/vandals. Since it's in the downtown area there may be surveillance video that helps police find the culprit, but so far no one has been named a suspect.
The sculptor, Leo Carson, said he's starting a GoFundMe page to pay for the repairs.
Disappointing to see the #BreonnaTaylor statue in downtown Oakland vandalized. It was installed just 2 weeks ago. @oaklandpoliceca are aware & are investigating. pic.twitter.com/0rNPiPLTSI— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) December 27, 2020 @DionLimTV
Carson was furious, saying ..."This vandalism is an act of racist aggression, and it shows why sculpture and art matters," adding, "I made this sculpture to support the Black Lives Matter movement and while I'm overcome with rage and sadness at their cowardly act, their vandalism will make her even more potent."
As you know, no one was indicted for Breonna's death and although the Kentucky Attorney General claimed to have submitted all the evidence to the Grand Jury, that's not what Grand Jurors said. They were never given the option of indicting any of the cops for Breonna's death, and some were outraged.