No justice, no peace.
The black community and the people who are with us are hurting right now.
The grand jury’s decision yesterday (September 23) to not charge the three officers involved for killing Breonna, is a slap in the face, especially since one out of the three officers will be indicted, but it has nothing to do with the actual murder or Breonna. Former officer, Brett Hankison, is only facing three counts of Wanton endangerment. This charge is for putting the neighbors at risk when the multiple shots were fired.
Louisville, Kentucky had been gearing up ahead of the decision, putting the city on lockdown. Awarding Breonna’s family with $12 million for “wrongful death,” but failed to charge anyone for her wrongful death. After the announcement was made, protestors, heartbroken and furious, stormed the streets and marched in various cities.
In Louisville, two officers were shot during a protest. It happened shortly before the 9 p.m. curfew and one of the officers is okay while the other had to get surgery but is expected to be okay. CNN reports a suspect has been taken into custody.
50 people in Louisville were reportedly taken into custody. It’s also being reported that fires were set near the city’s courthouse. There’s footage of officers spraying tear gas and overall chaos.
Protests were also happening in other cities like Atlanta, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, take a look:
Police just moved in and made several arrests.#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor rally.@wsbtv #BreyonnaTaylor pic.twitter.com/xVpNbsTwXu
— Audrey Washington (@AudreyWSBTV) September 24, 2020
Boards on the Hall of Justice have been set on fire. #Louisville pic.twitter.com/niMqLA45iB
— Hayes Gardner (@HayesGardner) September 23, 2020
Two fires are happening now near Jefferson Square, one is in a trash can. Police have deemed this an unlawful protest and asked protesters to leave @WLKY #BreonnaTaylor pic.twitter.com/fVTwh7BBNu
— Shaquille Lord WLKY (@Shaquille_Lord) September 23, 2020
Technically this is an unlawful assembly after curfew. #BreonnaTaylor pic.twitter.com/3UhscHnoDJ
— Philmonger (@phillipmbailey) September 24, 2020
#PORTLAND: someone just threw a Molotov at Portland Police as officers moved in and declared the event an riot. #PortlandProtests #pdxprotest pic.twitter.com/culZvhAkcL
— Pierce Singgih (@piercesinggih) September 24, 2020
Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Louisville tonight to protest the lack of charges in Breonna Taylor’s killing https://t.co/foZQRuiYIu pic.twitter.com/c8tGAB4ll2
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) September 24, 2020