These videos display Louisville's top impediment to the post-pandemic Build Back Better plan. Hordes of screaming protesters continue to block traffic, destroy property, and ignore police commands to allow traffic to move freely. This activity creates economic stagnation for Louisville as other peer cities slowly work to recover from the pandemic. Why would anyone choose to do business in Louisville if they cannot feel safe or comfortable about a peaceful future here? In 2021 after the conviction of a Minnesota police officer for choking George Floyd, Black Lives Matter protests are still highly active in many American cities. Lawlessness is essentially tolerated by Louisville city leadership, leaving LMPD to absorb abuse from protesters. Police officers must gently line up to encourage
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
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
Man beats ex-wife and son. Police called. Man answers door announcing "I got a gun" as he raises it above his shoulder. Police officer tells him to "put it down." Man replies "back up" as he points the gun at the police. Man dead. Officer #1 in the video is Lenert Ekzy and Officer #2 is Carlyn Alexander. Ekzy was the first officer on the porch and had to make a split decision once the armed man turned his gun barrel toward the police. Wouldn't life work out much better if people complied with police commands? If the police are in error, all of that can be sorted out in a peaceful way in just a few minutes or at the courthouse later. But
One of the best gags you'll ever see. A professional stunt driver pretends to be a meek woman at a speed dating event. Then she starts crushing fools. Nice job, Ford. There's only been one particular Mustang that I didn't embrace. That's because it was used for unfair practices by a guy attempting to overpay himself at the taxpayers' expense. Just as notorious stagecoach robber Black Bart learned, there is always poetic justice.
The WHAS-11 helicopter followed Travis Mettling through the streets of Louisville as he ran from police. He was originally stopped on a routine traffic issue in Jeffersontown. Mettling decided to make a run for it and led police on a 58 minute chase that ended on Dixie Highway. Mettling was in contact with police negotiators via cell phone during the chase. Police rammed his vehicle and removed Mettling and three adult passengers. Jeffersontown police chief Rick Sanders said the suspect wanted to die in a police shootout. Mettling was taken into custody with minor injuries. The passengers were not arrested. Outstanding camera work by the WHAS-11 team. It is a miracle that this maniacal driver did not hurt or kill