Jennifer Lawrence Joins Twitter, Immediately Demands Justice For Breonna Taylor

Jennifer Lawrence is attending Paris Fashion Week in 2020. (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain via Getty Images)
As the second famous Jennifer to join social media after years of abstaining, Jennifer Lawrence was probably aware that her online presence would provoke all kinds of conversations.
What better way to make her debut than to encourage all her new followers to stand up to racial injustice and to demand that officials who killed Breonna Taylor be fired and charged?
In the first tweets released on her new Twitter account @JLawrence_RepUs, the Oscar winner asked Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron to follow the police officers who were involved in the murder of Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman who was fatally shot at her home three months ago.
"As a Louisvillian, as a person I can not remain silent," wrote the Kentucky-born on Wednesday. "I join everyone who speaks out against this grave injustice and urge Attorney General Daniel Cameron to take immediate action to hold those responsible for her death accountable."
Jennifer Lawrence - Representative Us

@JLawrence_RepUs
#SayHerName #BreonnaTaylor
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In the months since Taylor's murder, officers who broke into her home in the middle of the night during a botched police operation have yet to be prosecuted and are still employed by the Louisville Metro Police Department.
Instead, they have been taken on administrative leave as the case is still under investigation and nationwide protests against police brutality continue.
Lawrence wrote that the longer it takes to file charges against the officials she mentioned in her post, the more trust is lost.
"I urge you to commit yourself to transparency in the investigation and prosecution of officials and to address the LMPD's inadequate response to the murder of Breonna Taylor," she added.
"We cannot allow black women to continue to be wiped out in America," said Lawrence. "How many activists and leaders have been pleading for years: #SayHerName."
The star "Red Sparrow", in collaboration with the nonprofit anti-corruption organization Represent Us, has also shared a video about the disproportionate rate of detention among black men and the failure of the criminal justice system.
Jennifer Lawrence - Representative Us

@JLawrence_RepUs
Almost one in four black people in America will be locked up at some point in their lives. In this short video, @omarepps & @desmondmeade explain how corruption broke our criminal justice system - and what we can do to fix it. #UnbreakingAmerica #JusticeForSale
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In the past, Lawrence was determined not to share her opinions online and stated that she preferred to privately review social media as a “voyeur”.
"There's always so much backlash," Lawrence told InStyle in 2018. "So many people listen and pay attention, and they have so many opinions about absolutely everything." I really don't want to welcome that unless it's absolutely necessary. I don't want to stand there for no reason.
"If I don't advertise something or something really burns my onions, you won't hear from me," she added.
Jennifer Lawrence is coming to the Los Angeles premiere of "Dark Phoenix" in 2019. (Photo: Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP)
Lawrence's demands in her post on Taylor's death reflect many of the feelings Beyoncé shared in her own open letter to Cameron earlier this week.
"Every time a black person is killed by the police, there are two real tragedies: death itself and the subsequent inactivity and delays," wrote the singer. "This is your chance to end this pattern. Take quick and decisive measures to indict the officials. The next few months may not look like the last three. "
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This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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