Showing posts with label Louisville Metro Police Department. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Louisville Metro Police Department. Show all posts

Over 800 Arrested Protesting Breonna Taylor’s demise As 0 cops Are Arrested for Killing Her


 On September 23, knowing that there would be backlash for his or her decision, streets in downtown Louisville were blocked off officials, police placed on high alert, and government buildings were boarded up as officials announced the fees against former officer Brett Hankison for his role within the raid which left Breonna Taylor dead.

The subsequent outrage was well deserved as Hankison wasn't charged for all the world that led to the death of Taylor. Instead, this trigger happy cowboy cop was charged with “first-degree wanton endangerment” for shooting sort of a madman into neighboring apartments during the raid.

Despite Taylor being completely innocent and murdered while unarmed within her house, and despite her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, being ruled justified in shooting at the officers during the raid — not one cop has faced a put on the wrist for actions that left this hero EMT dying in her own hallway.

On the contrary, however, it's been examined multiple reports and over 200 people are arrested protesting Taylor’s death in Louisville alone. in exactly one night, after the fees were announced, police arrested 127 people in Louisville for protesting. While a few of the arrests were for actual crimes, the bulk of arrests were for curfew violations and protesting without permission — otherwise called unlawful assembly.

Journalists weren't safe either. consistent with a report in Forbes, in a very single night, two journalists from The Daily Caller were also arrested, in step with editor-in-chief Geoffrey Ingersoll, who said Shelby Talcott and Jorge Ventura are charged with two misdemeanors associated with breaking curfew and unlawful assembly for his or her “alleged failure to go with police orders to disperse and for the press to relegate themselves to an ‘observation area.’”

On the second night, even more, people were arrested, and again, it absolutely was not for harming people or property. it had been for “unlawful assembly.” Police often use the unlawful assembly tactic to clear protests and so resort to a tactic named “kettling.”

An unlawful assembly is asserted and huge cordons of cops move to contain a crowd within a limited area. Protesters are left only 1 choice of exit controlled by the police where they face arrest – or are completely prevented from leaving — with the effect of denying the protesters access to food, water, and toilet facilities for a period determined by the police forces.

Essentially, people that stay out past the curfew are being kettled by cops who don't allow them to depart then are tear-gassed, pepper-sprayed, beaten with batons, and so arrested.

Illustrating the arbitrary nature of the arrests is that the undeniable fact that during the second night of protests in Louisville, State Rep. Attica Scott was arrested and charged with first-degree rioting, a felony, and two misdemeanor counts: unlawful assembly and failure to disperse. consistent with Scott, she had done no such rioting, however, and was merely out past curfew and a part of an unlawful assembly.

“Right now I’m very disgusted and angry that LMPD (Louisville Metro Police Department) would levy these false charges against me … and other people,” Scott told reporters after the arrest.

The following night, more people were arrested and assaulted by police as they protested the death of Breonna Taylor.

If we glance as far back as July, we count spill 300 arrests of protesters attempting to hunt justice for Breonna Taylor. And, per NBC, since protests began in Louisville, the police have made roughly 800 arrests, from a “Granny for Breonna” to children as young as 13, police data shows.

This has been the case, not only in Louisville but in cities across the country as thousands are arrested and brutalized while protesting police killings. Yes, we understand that the number of people involved in protesting. As we reported, the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED), which could be a disaggregated data collection, analysis, and crisis mapping project that collects data on political violence and protest events across the planet, found that the US has seen an unprecedented surge in protests in 2020. during a short timeframe, ACLED recorded quite 10,600 demonstration events across the country.

While many will try and paint all the protests as violent, 95% or rather 10,100 passed off without property damage or violence. While 95% is certainly the overwhelming majority, that does leave over 500 protests which devolved into demonstrators engaging in violence and property damage. many instances of property damage and violence aren't any small number but compared to the entire number of protests, it certainly is.

Those enacting violence and destruction and theft wholeheartedly need to be held answerable for their actions. those that are arrested for merely having a voice against police brutality, however, function as ominous indicators of the encroaching absolutism.

When protesting police brutality is met with more police brutality, it's going to be time to rethink the role of enforcement in America.

FBI Launches Investigation Into EMT Killed By Cops, Moments Later Police Chief Quietly Quits

Simply before the chief made his statement of resignation, the FBI announced on Thursday that they opened research into the demise of Taylor.

Officers from the Louisville Metro Police department claimed that officers knocked at the door and announced themselves and that they had been "immediately met by way of gunfire" from Walker, upon coming into the home.

Law enforcement officials were reportedly looking for a suspect named Jamarcus Glover, who lived over 10 miles faraway from Walker and Taylor's domestic and have been arrested earlier than the police officers even broke down their door.

For protecting himself in his own home in opposition to armed robbers in the incorrect house seeking to kidnap him for alleged drug possession, Walker has been charged with first-degree assault and tried homicide of a police officer.

In step with Aguiar, police have been certainly searching out someone else and other officials had picked the suspect up at his domestic in a separate raid quickly earlier than the taking pictures.

Police had already positioned Glover at his domestic and detained him earlier than executing the warrant at Taylor's house, the match says.

The police union does not agree and claim that the family's version of events, in reality, doesn't matter and is "irrelevant." They do now not see Walker as a person protecting his home from intruders who kicked inside the door inside the nighttime.

In Anambra, three people were killed as they clashed with the police.

  Over the weekend, the situation in the Aguleri village, which is located in the Anambra East Local Government Area of the state of Anambra...