NEW: Derek Chauvin has been found GUILTY on all three counts. Live coverage continues on @840WHAS & https://t.co/PsGI0GRrPj. https://t.co/6h5VdKA8rq— News Radio 840 WHAS (@840WHAS) April 20, 2021 Van Jones is 100% Van Jones on what a not guilty verdict in the Chauvin trial would mean: "If a police officer can do this, what can't they do to us? What can't they do to our children? So that is what's at stake here." pic.twitter.com/M1VOlkI3by— The Recount (@therecount) April 20, 2021 Van Jones on Derek Chauvin being handcuffed and led out of court: "That is what justice looks like." pic.twitter.com/A8MkQrjuH2— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 20, 2021
VISIT DOWNTOWN LOUISVILLE: WE PROBABLY WON'T SHOOT YOU! Is this our city's next tourism slogan? Image makers are furiously weaving their woke principles to the city's desperation for downtown activity. The pandemic started the freefall but unhinged protesters set Louisville on a course to become Kentucky's biggest ghost town. The idiotic "driver hits Louisville protester" headline (on the video below) should actually read: "Woke thugs attack driver as one moron protester is deservedly run over" Welcome to Louisville. We used to be fun! After that driver wisely drove away from her terrorizers, one chased her to the next red light and pointed a gun at her before she sped away. Louisville is a friendly town! Did you notice the other car parked to intentionally block traffic at
The New York Times released a video simulation and multiple reports recapping the shooting of Breonna Taylor by Louisville Metro Police Department officers last March. It is compelling on many fronts and illustrates the tragedy of Taylor's death juxtaposed with the challenges for law enforcement safely serving warrants. No cameras captured the final minutes of Breonna Taylor’s life. We used crime scene evidence and testimony to reconstruct what happened and show the mistakes that led to her killing by police. With @singhvianjali @NatalieReneau @DrewJordan_NYT Thread 👇https://t.co/z4pvAWJHLs — Malachy Browne (@malachybrowne) December 28, 2020 This latest N.Y. Times report offers a comprehensive recap but most people made up their minds about Breonna, Black Lives Matter, police, and the justice system months ago. The comments thread
🤣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