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Boyd Matheson: Breonna Taylor’s case nods to a crucial conversation

People who are losing the capacity to feel reverence are in danger of losing a great deal more. As a society we have lost much when it comes to reverence over the last several decades, and especially over the past year. Reverence for life, reverence for others, reverence for principles of justice and equality, reverence for freedom — have all been eroded by erroneous, egocentric thinking and the cancer of contempt. When it comes to reverence we simply cannot afford to lose much more.

Author Jeff Woodward stated, “Without reverence, people do not know how to respect each other or how to respect themselves. Without reverence an army cannot tell the difference between what it is and a gang of bandits. In our technology driven society, reverence has fallen beneath the horizons of our intellectual vision.”

The tragic shooting death of Breonna Taylor by law enforcement officers in Louisville, Kentucky,

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Breonna Taylor case sparks Amazon Web Services CEO to call for police ‘culture change’

Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy at re:Invent 2018. (Amazon Photo)

Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy, who has been at the center of the debate over the use of Amazon technology by law enforcement, has weighed in on the culture of policing in the wake of the Breonna Taylor case in Louisville, Ky.

In a six-tweet thread, Jassy said the death of Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman who was killed by police in her home on March 13, can’t be let go “with no accountability.” Jassy said defunding police is not the answer and that police need to move from an authoritarian to guardian mindset.

He was reacting to news on Wednesday in which a grand jury neglected to charge any of the officers involved with killing Taylor. One officer was indicted for endangering Taylor’s neighbors by recklessly firing his gun during the raid on her apartment, The

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