Protestors in Louisville have been demanding justice for Breonna Taylor for over 100 days. After this week's grand jury ruling, protests look set to continue into the weekend, making bail funds more vital than ever.
The Louisville police officer who was indicted in the raid that resulted in Taylor's death posted a $15,000 bail, but the bail set for people protesting her death will likely be much higher. Hundreds of thousands of legally innocent people are currently sitting in prison because they can’t afford bail.
Cash bail is one of the aspects of the criminal justice system that keeps communities wrapped up in systemic slavery and in debt. As protests continue in the wake of the recent ruling, the Louisville Community Bail Fund will continue to bail protestors out. On top of that, they provide post-release support to help get vulnerable people from jail to a situation of safety.
As people across the United States march against police brutality following the murder of Breonna Taylor and countless other Black individuals at the hands of law enforcement, police officers remain relentless in arresting protesters (and often employing violent tactics to do so). In a report published by AP News on June 4, the total number of arrested protestors had hit 10,000 — a number that will have risen since then.
In response to the mass incarceration, and in a bid to free innocent protesters from America's for-profit prison industry, a number of organizations nationwide are raising bail funds via public donations.
Below you will find a list of organizations that are bailing out protesters, listed alphabetically by city.
Columbia SC Bail Funds Call: (803) 602-4589
Des Moines, IA
Fargo and Moorehead, ND
Grand Rapids/Western Michigan
Kansas City, MO
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA and surrounding areas
Free the 350 Bail Fund Venmo: @Liam-Manjon CashApp: $FreeThe350BailFund PayPal: FreeThe350BailFund@gmail.com
Nashville Community Bail Fund Call: (615) 495-5450
New Orleans, LA
North Carolina Bail Fund of Durham PayPal: NCFreedomfund@gmail.com CashApp: NcFreedomfund
Oklahoma City, OK
Venmo: blmroc CashApp: $BLMroc
Rockford, IL and Winnebago County
Salt Lake City, UT
San Diego, CA
San Jose, CA
Tampa Bay, FL
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