🤣NYPD OFFICER GOES OFF ABOUT HIS NEW TACTICAL TRAINING!!!🤣THIS IS A MUST WATCH...AND PLEASE SHARE!!!🖤💙🖤 pic.twitter.com/4SBMkSkHV8 — 🌻Destiny, RN, BSN🌻 (@Destiny3650) July 11, 2020 Legitimate protests have continued for months in Louisville and around the world. Conscientious people have been calling attention to police killings of citizens, many of whom are African Americans. Good for the protesters for keeping alive the names of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and so many other victims of police misconduct or miscalculation. The Black Lives Matter movement is the most important cultural voice in 2020. 99% of the violence in America has nothing to do with police. 16 people were just shot a funeral home in your city. It isn't the feds that are terrorizing your residents.
Following the police shootings of Breonna Taylor and David McAtee, Louisville has been reeling from passionate street protests against police brutality. Riots and looting sprang forth on the edges of the peaceful protests so law enforcement added National Guard troops by order of Governor Andy Beshear. The move only heightened tensions. Here are some of the most poignant leadership, legal, and prominent voices who shared a radio microphone with me to talk about solving Louisville's issues of inequality and cracked security. #Louisville metro council member Jessica Green on @LMPD shooting of #DavidMcAtee, protest rioting, small business concerns, the city's future, more 🎙️ @840WHAS audio https://t.co/HNdwo2oLdy #BreonnaTaylor #GeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/gm2xzUJLmz— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) June 2, 2020 This @nytimes video adds much more context
Today would have been Breonna Taylor's 27th birthday. She's dead. On March 13, LMPD officers shot her in her apartment after activating a no-knock warrant in search of someone who was not there. Breonna's boyfriend Kenneth Walker awoke from the police invasion and shot at what he thought were burglars. Police returned fire, wounding Walker and killing Taylor. Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets to honor Breonna in a movement launched following the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd. Four police officers have been arrested over Floyd's death but none of the Louisville officers have been charged in the killing of Breonna Taylor. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer appeared on the radio with me tonight to answer questions about the protests, Breonna's