So what better way to make her debut than to encourage all her new followers to stand up against racial injustice and demand that the officers who killed Breonna Taylor be fired and charged?
In the first tweets posted to her new Twitter account, @JLawrence_RepUs, the Oscar-winner called on Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to prosecute the police officers involved in the killing of Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who was fatally shot in her home three months ago.
In the months since Taylor’s killing, the officers who burst into her home in the middle of the night during a botched police raid have yet to be criminally charged and are still employed by the Louisville Metro Police Department.
Lawrence wrote that the longer it takes to bring charges against the officers, whom she mentioned by name in her post, “the more trust erodes.”
Lawrence’s demands in her post about Taylor’s death echo many of the sentiments Beyoncé shared in her own open letter to Cameron earlier this week.