On Opening Day, Tampa Bay Rays tweet 'it's a great day' to arrest Breonna Taylor's 'killers'
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Home openers began this week in an unconventional way, and the Tampa Bay Rays used their Opening Day to share a message.
"Today is Opening Day," according to a Twitter post on the Tampa Bay Rays' account, "which means it's a great day to arrest the killers of Breonna Taylor."
In a follow-up tweet, the organization announced it will donate $100,000 to the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, the Pinellas County Urban League, the Equal Justice Initiative Remembrance Project, the NAACP chapter in Hillsborough County, and the People Empowering & Restoring Communities organization.
The tweet ended with "#BlackLivesMatter," along with a guide on social justice resources.
Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was killed in her Louisville home in March by police who were serving a no-knock warrant. Protesters have been calling for the officers involved in her death to be charged. One of the officers was fired.
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The Rays have previously been vocal following the death of George Floyd that sparked protests across the country. Following Floyd's death, the team released the following statement:
The Tampa Bay Rays will take on the Toronto Blue Jays for their home-opener Friday at 6:40 p.m.