Mom of Breonna Taylor says activists have exploited her death, calls BLM 'fraud'

Breonna Taylor was shot by police during an alleged no-knock raid.

Published: April 16, 2021 3:50pm

Updated: April 17, 2021 1:22pm

The mother of a black Kentucky woman shot by police last year claimed this week that Black Lives Matter is a "fraud" organization and that activists have exploited her daughter's death for financial gain. 

Tamika Palmer, the mother of the late Breonna Taylor who was gunned down during an alleged no-knock raid by police last year, said in a Facebook post this week that she has "watched [people] raise money on behalf of Breonna's family who has never done a damn thing for us" and that she "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 have never personally dealt with BLM Louisville and personally have found them to be fraud," she said, also accusing Kentucky Rep. Attica Scott of being a "fraud."

"It's amazing how many people have lost focus," she wrote. 

Taylor was killed just over a year ago when Louisville police executed a search warrant on her apartment. Taylor's boyfriend fired on the police, claiming later he thought they were intruders; when the police returned fire they struck and killed Taylor.

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