Tonight, as protesters attempted to stop @LMPD from towing a car, a woman threw water at one officer. The officer quickly grabbed her, pushed her to the ground and arrested her. People in the crowd say the officer says she threw a punch. Here’s the video. pic.twitter.com/fMCjxM4qXY — Bailey Loosemore (@bloosemore) July 8, 2020 Courier Journal reporter Bailey Loosemore was embedded with Louisville protesters as they swarmed LMPD officers. The police were having a car removed from a no parking zone near the protest site that has seen one murder and multiple battles with police over the past two months. The reporter's caption is more supportive of the protester claims. First, the type of liquid is unknown. In prior protests, police have had urine and
📻 @RepJohnYarmuth reacts to new info in the #DavidMcAtee shooting, clarifying "defund the police", how #HeroesAct could boost equality, and do @BernieSanders & @AOC really help @Booker4KY in red Kentucky? @840WHAS audio https://t.co/oA29cYinqz #PoliceReform #BlackLivesMattter pic.twitter.com/HfDEcrgeUe— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) June 10, 2020 We learned today that a bullet from the Kentucky National Guard killed David "BBQ Man" McAtee during a law enforcement shutdown during curfew. McAtee had fired at least two shots from the 9 millimeter weapon that he pulled. Kentucky government officials say that McAtee fired first and was shot by either of the LMPD officers who returned fire along with national guard troops. A shot from @kentuckyguard killed #DavidMcAtee, not @LMPD officers, according to @GovAndyBeshear cabinet secretary Michael Brown.
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