7 shot at Louisville protest over fatal police shooting

  

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Via:  texan1211  •  4 months ago  •  19 comments

By:   MSN

7 shot at Louisville protest over fatal police shooting
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — At least seven people were shot in Louisville as protesters turned out to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot by police in her home in March.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — At least seven people were shot in Louisville as protesters turned out to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot by police in her home in March.

Louisville Metro Police confirmed in a statement early Friday that there were at least seven shooting victims, at least one of whom is in critical condition. The statement said there were "some arrests," but police didn't provide a number.

"No officers discharged their service weapons," police spokesman Sgt. Lamont Washington wrote in an email to The Associated Press. Washington said that all seven were civilians.

Around 500 to 600 demonstrators marched through the Kentucky city's downtown streets on Thursday night, the Courier Journal reported. The protests stretched for more than six hours, ending in the early hours of Friday as rain poured down.

"Understandably, emotions are high," Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer tweeted just before midnight, sharing a Facebook post asking for peace that he said was written on behalf of Taylor's mother. "As Breonna's mother says let's be peaceful as we work toward truth and justice."

In Minneapolis, Minnesota, George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died after he was pinned down by a police officer. The video of the handcuffed man dying while a Minneapolis officer knelt on his neck sparked a fresh furor in the US over police treatment of African Americans. The video shared online showed Floyd pleading that he couldn't breathe. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey fired four police officers following the death in custody of George Floyd. Hundreds of protesters gathered in Minneapolis to protest the death. An FBI investigation is underway.

Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical tech, was shot eight times on March 13 after Louisville narcotics detectives knocked down the front door. No drugs were found in the home.

Attention on Taylor's death has intensified after her family sued the police department earlier this month. The case has attracted national headlines alongside the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery in a Georgia neighborhood in February.

Thursday's demonstration came as protesters across the country — from Los Angeles to Memphis, Tennessee, to New York to Minneapolis itself — have demonstrated against the death of a black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis police custody.

Around 12:20 a.m., Fischer tweeted a video that he said was a message from Taylor's family.

"Louisville, thank you so much for saying Breonna's name tonight. We are not going to stop until we get justice," a woman says in the video. "But we should stop tonight before people get hurt. Please go home, be safe and be ready to keep fighting."

© Provided by Associated Press In a photo provided by Jada W., protesters gather Thursday, May 28, 2020, in downtown Louisville, Ky., against the police shooting of Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot by police in her home in March. At least seven people were shot during the protest. (Jada W. via AP)

Meanwhile, live video from downtown Louisville around 12:30 a.m. showed some protesters behind makeshift wooden barricades, which appeared to be made out of picnic tables spray-painted with the words "You can't kill us all." A small fire inside a trash can was visible in the middle of the street.

Police in body armor and face shields held batons and lined up around Louisville City Hall. They appeared to fire rubber bullets and deploy tear gas canisters, fogging the air and inducing coughs among the remaining members of the crowd. Protesters were shown filming police with their cellphones.

Kentuckians are still under social distancing mandates driven by the coronavirus pandemic. Many protesters wore masks.

Chants early Friday included "No justice, no peace" and "Whose streets? Our streets."

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Texan1211
1  seeder  Texan1211    4 months ago

Man, nothing makes a statement about police brutality like shooting each other.

 
 
 
It Is ME
1.1  It Is ME  replied to  Texan1211 @1    4 months ago
Man, nothing makes a statement about police brutality like shooting each other.

Ain't "Civil Justice" grand ? jrSmiley_98_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
1.1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  It Is ME @1.1    4 months ago

Are we talking justice or revenge here? Sounds more like revenge...

 
 
 
It Is ME
1.1.2  It Is ME  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @1.1.1    4 months ago

More "Revenge" IMO !

Nothing like "Protesting" and having another "Protestor" shoot YOU while you're protesting what they're "Protesting" too. jrSmiley_88_smiley_image.gif

That will show the cops this Protest means something. jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gifjrSmiley_87_smiley_image.gifjrSmiley_98_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.1.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  It Is ME @1.1.2    4 months ago

It just means that there was too much chlorine in their gene pools.

 
 
 
It Is ME
1.1.4  It Is ME  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.1.3    4 months ago
It just means that there was too much chlorine in their gene pools.

LOL ! jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

They drank the "Disinfectant" ! jrSmiley_98_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
XDm9mm
2  XDm9mm    4 months ago
"No officers discharged their service weapons," police spokesman Sgt. Lamont Washington wrote in an email to The Associated Press. Washington said that all seven were civilians.

We gonna show them motherfuckers how serious we are about the police killing our people......    we're gonna shoot each other in protest.

 
 
 
bugsy
2.1  bugsy  replied to  XDm9mm @2    4 months ago
we're gonna shoot each other in protest.

No hair off my ass.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  bugsy @2.1    4 months ago

Okay now I have a mental picture of hairy asses.  Thanks a lot.jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
2.1.2  Release The Kraken  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2.1.1    4 months ago

Gee thanks Paula, now i just got a vision of a turd obstructed by a wall of ass fur.

 
 
 
squiggy
2.2  squiggy  replied to  XDm9mm @2    4 months ago

... then burn what's left.

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
3  Dean Moriarty    4 months ago

Kentucky is a stand your ground state so at least they have that going for them. 

“Kentucky is a Castle Doctrine state and has a “ stand your ground ” law. A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat. ... Any person who uses a gun in self-defense has immunity from criminal and civil law.“

https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/blog/kentucky-gun-laws-what-you-should-know/

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
3.1  Release The Kraken  replied to  Dean Moriarty @3    4 months ago

Listening to the black business owners talk about their lives ruined by looters and rioters is heartbreaking.

Change your state laws, get a 30 round clip or two and protect your private property.

 
 
 
evilgenius
3.1.1  evilgenius  replied to  Release The Kraken @3.1    4 months ago
Change your state laws, get a 30 round clip or two and protect your private property.

A better policy would be to hire and train better cops at the same time we remove THUG cops. Then there would be less need to self protect private property. 

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
3.1.2  Release The Kraken  replied to  evilgenius @3.1.1    4 months ago

Or you could act like a civilized citizen and allow Justice to take place. Vote for a mayor that doesn't order police to stand down as minority businesses are torched.

 
 
 
evilgenius
3.1.3  evilgenius  replied to  Release The Kraken @3.1.2    4 months ago
Or you could act like a civilized citizen and allow Justice to take place.

One - I'm not sure I'll take the advice on peace from someone that just advocated vigilante options with 30 round clips. 

Two - Men like Amund Bundy are free to openly defy LEOs with weapons drawn while a brown person can be killed in the open for nothing but suspicion.

Three - Justice for minorities is hasn't happened yet since the beginning of the civil rights movement in 1954 and peaceful protests like kneeling during the National Anthem are widely mocked by our President and his boot lickers.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4  Paula Bartholomew    4 months ago

Why did it take them over two months to get outraged?

 
 
 
Release The Kraken
5  Release The Kraken    4 months ago

CNN and MSNBC called them peaceful protests.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
5.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Release The Kraken @5    4 months ago
CNN and MSNBC called them peaceful protests.

I wonder what CNN is calling them today?

 
 
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