Breonna Taylor: new protest in Louisville despite the curfew

Breonna Taylor: new protest in Louisville despite the curfew

 

 

In the wake of the decision not to prosecute Kentucky police officers for killing Breonna Taylor, authorities and activists alike wrestled Thursday with the question of what comes next amid continued demands for justice in the Black woman’s death.with people marching in cities like Philadelphia and Rochester, New York, on Thursday, a night after violence marred some demonstrations in cities like Seattle and Portland, Oregon.



Defying the curfew imposed after the violence of the day before, more than a thousand people marched again Thursday evening in the streets of Louisville, in Kentucky (south), to denounce the impunity of the police officers who killed the Afro -American Breonna Taylor.

Taylor, an emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by white officers after Taylor’s boyfriend fired at them, authorities said. He said he didn’t know who was coming in and opened fire in self-defense. Police entered on a warrant connected to a suspect who did not live there, and no drugs were found inside

A lawyer for Breonna Taylor's family is calling for the public release of evidence presented to the grand jury that declined to indict three officers for her shooting death, but instead, brought charges against one fired officer for endangering Taylor's neighbors.

  attorney Ben Crump called the decision "outrageous and offensive," and said there are key questions remaining about what evidence and witness statements were presented to the grand jury. The fired officer, Brett Hankison, faces three counts of wanton endangerment.

Louisville’s mayor has instituted a curfew through the weekend, and Gov. Andy Beshear called up the National Guard for “limited missions.” Protesters streamed through the streets, where stopped cars honked and one man leaned out a sunroof, his fist in the air and shouted, “Black lives matter.”  .


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