In March 2020 Judge Mary Shaw signed a number of no-knock warrants in aid of a narcotics case. She failed to do her due diligence in authorizing such dangerous and aggressive police tactics. She signed five warrants in 12 minutes source. Due to her haste and disregard for public safety 26 years old EMT Breonna Taylor was killed by police.
Judge Mary Shaw must be impeached by the Kentucky State House of Representatives and the Senate must remove her from office. Judges should be the protectors of rights, lives and private property; not casual destroyers.
Because of the way that judicial discipline and elections work in Kentucky and most other states it is extremely unlikely that judge Shaw will be held accountable by any means less serious than impeachment. She does not face reelection until 2023 and last time she ran, she was unopposed source.
Please sign this petition and bring pressure on the government of Kentucky to hold accountable a key figure in Breonna Taylor’s tragic untimely death who has so far flown under the radar. Judges are supposed to be a check on police power, not a rubber stamp for risky, aggressive tactics that disregard public safety.
Breonna Taylor would have turned 27 this week, she should be on the frontlines bravely fighting a pandemic and building a life for herself, not dead at the hands of people sworn to protect and serve. Help hold Judge Mary Shaw accountable for her terrible and rushed decision that killed an innocent woman. Impeach Judge Mary Shaw!