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2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests

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Disgusting beyond words.

A young Black woman is killed by overzealous cops and not one of them is charged with her actual death. Only one officer gets charged with something about being endangernment.

What else is new.

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Disgusting beyond words.

A young Black woman is killed by overzealous cops and not one of them is charged with her actual death. Only one officer gets charged with something about being endangernment.

What else is new.

Spot on.

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“wantonly and blindly” shot 10 rounds of gunfire into Taylor’s apartment in March.

Anyone who fires a high-powered weapon 10 times, “wantonly and blindly,” into an occupied dwelling without knowing how many people are inside or their specific intent, deserves to spend the rest of their life behind bars. Period.

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Outrageous and racist decision. This "grand jury" are clearly rednecks and white supremacists. And people will now have the hide to criticize protestors if they react badly to this. I stand with the protestors, no matter what they choose to do in that city. They must go after all the Louisville police, target them and sort them out.

Say her name for Justice - Breonna Taylor.

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Terrible. What this basically says is that it's okay for white people to defend themselves from a possible intruder in their own homes, but not for blacks. Any "stand-your-ground" rules or rules to defend your family and loved ones in your own homes, will only apply to certain people. That is pure racism. It is no wonder people are upset and protesting. These types of cops are only going to go out and do it again, because they know that they can get away with it.

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So let me get this straight, the US has three kinds of laws, those that apply strictly for:

(1) Policemen

(2) Caucasians

(3) Non-Caucasians

The US has no right telling other countries about the abuse of human rights, while they're doing the same thing.

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This "grand jury" are clearly rednecks and white supremacists

The grand jury was almost certainly composed of many black members, and the Attorney General is black. You'll have to take your delusions elsewhere - nothing in life is so simple.

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Asked about the decision at a White House event, Trump said he hadn't had time to consider it yet but would comment when he had. He added: “My message is that I love the Black community, and that I’ve done more for the Black community than any other president, with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln.”

Why am I not surprised that Trump's response is to make it about himself and politicize it any way he can.

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so they did knock first and the boyfriend did fire a gun at the police,

Two things liberals have long disputed. So it wasnt a no knock warrant and the police are within their rights to defend themselves after being shot. not shot at and missed, but actually shot.

Tragedy, yes. Crime by the police, no.

Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, opened fire when police burst in

Walker told police he heard knocking but didn’t know who was coming into the home and fired in self-defense.

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There has not been a single black lives matter case this year in which the “victim” was not involved in criminality.

Who cares? The police need to learn to lay off the trigger or go get a new job.

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BLM narratives are always false. Always. Never trust a word they say. They told us Breonna Taylor was shot in her sleep during a no knock raid. But she was not asleep and they did knock and officers fired only after her boyfriend shot first.

So if someone starts banging on your door at two or three in the morning, you would answer it and let them in calmly? Also, even if they did announce that they are police, would you take anyone's word for it and let them in? There have been so many cases where people have thought that people knocking on their door had been intruders. I remember one where a teen got lost and decided to ask for directions and started knocking on someone's door. Then, that couple shot at him, almost killing him. Sounds like 'stand-your own' gun laws are only good for certain people, but not others.

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have any of these "certain people" you mention shot a police officer after they knocked and announced themselves as police?

Sounds like 'stand-your own' gun laws are only good for certain people, but not others.

You know that little hole in your front door? you can look out and see who it is.

If its a police raid, as this was, they are not likely to be asking you to "let them in". Doesnt mean you can get out of bed and start shooting.

Also, even if they did announce that they are police, would you take anyone's word for it and let them in?

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of course, a police officer has already been shot by the "peaceful protesters" who refuse to accept the grand jury results.

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The warrant used to search her home was connected to a suspect who did not live there, and no drugs were found inside. The use of no-knock warrants has since been banned by Louisville’s Metro Council.

Sounds like the police messed up big time on this and unfortunately it ended up in the life of someone so young and I'm sure had she lived, her emergency life-saving skills would have been put to good use and could have saved so many others. RIP Breonna Taylor.

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Well, it is sad what happened, but now that we know the lies of BLM spreading what we thought was a “No knock in raid” was a lie all along and the cops did notify their presence and because of that lie, the cities are now burning again based on a false narrative. This has got to stop. BLM have caused more destruction and racial divi

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Division to the nation and the country can’t last much longer if this keeps up.

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This only continues the vicious cycle. Black people don't want to or can't trust the police anymore because of previous acts of violence against them. Because they know, that even though they submit to police, they face the big possibility of being manhandled. Even when Blacks fully comply, there have been so many instances where they were brutalized or killed. Police have only themselves to blame for the distrust Black people have. There has to be a time when both sides come to develop and rebuild that trust. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X protested peacefully, and look at where it got them. I'm not surprised that violence is being met with violence.

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There is no escape.

When political activism encroaches on law enforcement and the resultant fallout, coupled with the ever-impinging celerity self-rigorous gratification of the own opinionated self-worth.

Can you feel the hate, if not read it, is this not Inflammatory?

Kamala Harris, “But there’s no question that Breonna Taylor and her family deserved justice yesterday, today and tomorrow so I’ll review it”

The Taylor family’s lawyer, Ben Crump, denounced the decision as “outrageous and offensive,” and protesters shouting, “No justice, no peace!” began marching through the streets. Some sat quietly and wept.

“Justice has NOT been served,” tweeted Linda Sarsour of Until Freedom, a group that has pushed for charges in the case.

Screams for a result to submit to a judicial lynching?

The answer, or the political concept of reasoning, could be contained in this paragraph  

The case exposed the wide gulf between public opinion on justice for those who kill Black Americans, and the laws under which those officers are charged, which regularly favour working police and do not often result in steep criminal accusations.

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A Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong, with prosecutors saying Wednesday that two officers who fired their weapons at the Black woman were justified in using force to protect themselves. 

...But Cameron, who is the state's first Black attorney general, said the officers acted in self-defense after Taylor's boyfriend fired at them. 

...Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, opened fire when police burst in, hitting Mattingly. Walker was charged with attempted murder of a police officer, but prosecutors later dropped the charge.

Walker told police he heard knocking but didn’t know who was coming into the home and fired in self-defense. 

It appears that the early "news" reports of this story have been wrong. No one is surprised. Shooting at police officers is never a good idea. Once again, the "peaceful" rioters are blaming anyone but themselves for the violent actions of the "peaceful" rioters.

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Money to be made, I guess?

The Taylor family’s lawyer, Ben Crump

George Floyd family attorney Ben Crump

Crump also represents the families of Ahmaud Arbery

Crump began representing the family of Trayvon Martin

 Jacob Blake's attorney Benjamin Crump

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He added that Hankison and the two other officers who entered Taylor’s apartment announced themselves before entering — and so did not execute the warrant as “no-knock,” according to the investigation.

Uh....I don't think knocking on the door with a battering ram counts here. What is this, a semantics game?? Or was it "knock, knock" followed quickly by a battering ram? Or were they so gung-ho they used detcord?

You know that little hole in your front door? you can look out and see who it is.

Not if the door has been torn off its hinges before you can even get out of bed.

This "grand jury" are clearly rednecks and white supremacists.

Qualified immunity means no one of any race is safe. I seriously doubt this would have gone any differently if the victims were white.

According to Kentucky law, the use of force by (Officers Jonathan) Mattingly and (Myles) Cosgrove was justified to protect themselves,"

This reminds me of dueling and why it was banned. Its not a duel when some experienced duelist gets a farmboy drunk and questions his masculinity for not wanting to have a duel. People were literally abusing the legality of dueling so they could murder people. The police are doing the same with the right of self defense here. They created the bad situation and took people by complete surprise without actual necessity, on top of being so criminally lazy and incompetent they got the wrong address. No one should be able to claim self-defense in a deadly situation of their own creation. George Zimmerman did that too. Plus, to defend themselves all they had to do was go right back out the way they came in. This is total abuse of the self defense laws. Its horrific.

We obviously cannot count on the courts for justice. They only way justice is going to be served is by action of the people. Clearly.

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The family of Breonna Taylor who will receive $12 million should have also been there to lead her in the right direction waaaaay before any of this happened. Her ex-boyfriend ran several trap houses and a dead body was found in her rental car. She was still receiving mail for her ex. Where was her family then?

Media glorifies her as an EMT that saved many lives when she was fired for having that dead body in her car years ago. Media said she was asleep in bed when she was found dead in the hallway with many wounds while her bf doing the shooting had zero wounds. She was being used by all the wrong people all the way up until her death and no one cared about her until she died.

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Her ex-boyfriend ran several trap houses and a dead body was found in her rental car. She was still receiving mail for her ex. Where was her family then?

People making such claims should either link sources or have their posts flagged and covered up. Multiple failures to cite sources should result in the user being flagged as a troll. Until I see a source I can confirm as legit and third party, I am not going to be believe a single word of that.

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For someone to honestly defend police in this instance just because they gave a quick knock and woke people up at 3 a.m. with screams of "Police!" shows that they 1) don't need to see ID, a badge or even a uniform. All any home invader need do is scream "Police" to get full compliance. Such a person must be operating with the mind of a child, and all potential home invaders must be pleased at this news. 2) believe that police are incapable of criminal behavior such as rape, murder and violent assault, which again shows the mind of a child. So they either have a mind of a child or they are just plain arguing in bad faith.

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It only takes a disgusting judgment like this to bring out all the racists, attacking the real victim of US police racism and brutality...

Say her name for justice - Breonna Taylor. BLM.

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Breonna Taylor. BLM.

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There's a couple of things I don't understand about this :

The Boyfriend is visiting and he's got a Gun with him which he has readily available at the time the front door was kicked in...

He shot at the Intruders (Police) in self-defense, and they then returned fire, killing his Girlfriend.... the Boyfriend also managed to dial 911 and tell the operator that his Girlfriend had just been shot by someone (? Police didn't announce themselves during the exchange of fire ?) - and during this call , where were the Police Officers who'd entered the building ?

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White people telling black people how to behave - when they are beaten, murdered, ridiculed.

They'll say no to a sit in, no to blocking traffic, no to a boycott, no to taking the knee, no to a march, no to a demo, no to an online campaign to raise awareness.

Because there's no form of protest against racism that is acceptable to racists.

Just surprised the riots don't happen more often.

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This is the problem that happens when impatient people don't wait for the facts of a case to come out before mouthing off and getting agitated. They build up false expectations of what they want the results to be instead of waiting for the facts. Then, when they don't get what they want, they freak out.

Over the next few days more will come to light, I am sure.

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@NOMINATION - There's lots of fake news around so, so sometimes you can't be sure whether what you're reading is correct or not. Anyway, I looked up "breonna taylor dead body in car" following the statement you made above, and came across this:

https://www.wkyt.com/2020/08/26/warrants-issued-for-arrest-of-breonna-taylors-ex-boyfriend-amid-leaked-new-documents/

However, I've not been able to find any other source. Also, the NY Times makes no mention of that, within their summary of the events:

https://www.nytimes.com/article/breonna-taylor-police.html

So, maybe you've been misled ?

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Says the guy who supports killing police. Yeah, sure. that is a shame compared to people whining about moderation policy on a message board.

In the face of users and actual courts supporting the murder of citizens by police in their homes, that's really nothing. It has been clear for a long time that American police and their handlers only understand violence and are not going to reform without it. This is why Chris Dorner was a hero.

The real tragedy of BLM is that they seem to think protesting is going to fix American police through shaming and awareness and also perhaps a little bit of hurting people and business that is not the police themselves. They don't seem to understand that they are dealing with uniformed mafia. American police are a gang organization and many have tattoos like a yakuza to prove it. The only way they are going to change is through fear of their lives...uh....if we are not counting death as a change.

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@Nomination

Media glorifies her as an EMT that saved many lives when she was fired for having that dead body in her car years ago.

Nice try at lying!

Taylor joined the city as an EMT recruit in January 2016, became a full EMT by June and resigned from the Metro Government in November 2016.

*Local attorneys for Taylor's family have clarified that she was working as an ER technician at two area hospitals at the time of her March 13 death, with aspirations of becoming a nurse.**

Resigned is not fired. Check a dictionary!

Moderator: Are you going to remove any posts that proves that NOMINATION was spreading false information?

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