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Breonna Taylor Open Thread

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As per request, an open thread on the non-indictment of the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor. From the Courier Journal:

Former detective Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, but the charges relate to firing his weapon into the apartments of Taylor’s neighbors, not for shooting the 26-year-old. 

Hankison was arrested and booked at the Shelby County Detention Center at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. His bond was set at $15,000 cash, and he was released at 5:02 p.m. 

And the protests:

Louisville police arrested 127 people during Wednesday protests following the announcement that just one of three Louisville Metro Police officers who fired shots in Breonna Taylor’s apartment will be criminally charged, and one suspect was arrested after LMPD officials said two officers were shot that night.

Hundreds marched through Louisville following the 1:15 p.m. announcement that former officer Brett Hankison would be the only one at the center of the case to face charges. Some of those protesters clashed with police on Bardstown Road at about 4 p.m. Thirteen people were arrested at that scene, according to LMPD.

For my part I have little else to add, beyond lamenting the legal right that police officers have to kill almost anyone and get away with it. Lexington closed down yesterday afternoon in anticipation of protests, but was generally much quieter than Louisville.

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