Louisville Erupts Over Grand Jury Decision

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Louisville protesters hit the streets in anger Wednesday night, Sept. 23, 2020, after receiving what they believe was a bad decision by the Louisville Grand Jury, which not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor’s death. Brett Hankison was fired after the shooting and was only charged for shooting into neighboring apartments.

LOUISVILLETaylor’s apartment was burst into by officers Myles Cosgrove and Jonathan Mattingly on March 13, and Interim Louisville Police Chief Robert Schroeder said Thursday morning they had not been returned to active duty.

Who was Injured During the Protests?

The Louisville Courier-Journal stated that one officer was shot in the abdomen and is in surgery, and a second was shot in the thigh, treated, and released. One person was taken into custody for the shooting — his name has not been released.

“Peaceful protests honor Breonna Taylor’s memory,” says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He condemns the violence that erupted.

Protesting in the Other States

There were many reports of protesters all over the country taking their frustrations to the streets yesterday.

Seattle police made 13 arrests as people smashed windows and spray-painted buildings. Multiple Seattle officers were injured. One was hit in the head with a baseball bat, cracking his helmet.

The Minnesota State capital in St. Paul was converged upon by protesters late Wednesday before marching onto an interstate.

Denver police report a man being detained Wednesday night for driving his car through a group of people protesting. No injuries were reported. A woman was hit near the Capital, but she was not badly hurt.

Written by Omari Jahi
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware


SF-Gate: The Latest: McConnell condemns violence over Taylor decision, by The Associated Press

USA Today: Breonna Taylor overnight updates: 2 officers shot during Louisville protests expected to recover; indicted cop booked into jail, released, by N’dea Yancey-Bragg

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