Taylor’s family has also welcomed the passage of the commonsense legislation, named after the young woman who worked as an EMT and aspired to be a nurse:

“All she wanted to do was save lives. With this law she’ll get to continue to do that, so we’re grateful for that,” her mother Tamika Palmer said at a press conference on Thursday.


Meanwhile, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has introduced federal legislation that would also ban law enforcement from using insane no-knock warrants.

From the Washington Post:

The Justice for Breonna Taylor Act would ban federal law enforcement agencies from using no-knock warrants, and also require any local police agency that receives money from the Justice Department to comply with the ban.

The bill would mandate police provide “notice of his or her authority and purpose” before executing a warrant. After officers make a declaration identifying themselves as police and announcing the warrant, they would then be allowed to forcibly enter a person’s home, business or other private property.