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Seven shot in Louisville protests over killing of black woman - police

 

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Demonstrators gather outside the courthouse in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., to protest the police killing of Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot in her apartment in March, May 28, 2020 in this still image taken from social media video. Content filmed May 28, 2020. Instagram/@the_stable_genius via REUTERS

 

(Reuters) - Seven people were shot and at least one was in critical condition after protests in Louisville, Kentucky over the killing of Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot in her apartment in March, police said on Friday.

 

The situation downtown "remains fluid and continues to evolve," Louisville Metro Police spokesman Lamont Washington told Reuters in an emailed statement.

 

The police said they did not fire any shots in the incident but had made some arrests. They had earlier tweeted that there was a large crowd in the downtown area around 2nd street.

 

Late on Thursday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer shared a post on Twitter which he said was written on behalf of Taylor's mother, urging protesters to be peaceful. "Understandably, emotions are high," he said in the tweet.

 

The Louisville shootings come as separate protests escalated in Minneapolis over the death of a black man seen on video gasping for air while a white police officer knelt on his neck.

 

(Reporting by Rebekah Mathew and Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

 

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8 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

For those who don't know .......

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52646460

"Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician (EMT), was shot eight times when officers entered her apartment in Louisville on 13 March. They were executing a search warrant as part of a drugs investigation, but no drugs were found in the property."

 

Apparently the police raided the wrong address.

Shot eight times...

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So, if eight people were shot, and the police didn't fire any shots, who did fire? 

 

Were the protesters shooting at themselves, or were others shooting at the protesters?

 

There seems no mention of looting or arson, so vigilantes "protecting" property wouldn't be the case.

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1 hour ago, BritManToo said:

For those who don't know .......

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52646460

"Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician (EMT), was shot eight times when officers entered her apartment in Louisville on 13 March. They were executing a search warrant as part of a drugs investigation, but no drugs were found in the property."

 

Apparently the police raided the wrong address.

I would presume the raiders had working bodycams, so what happened should be relatively easy to establish. Did they clearly and repeatedly announce themselves as police with a search warrant yes or no.

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1 minute ago, stevenl said:

I would presume the raiders had working bodycams, so what happened should be relatively easy to establish. Did they clearly and repeatedly announce themselves as police with a search warrant yes or no.

 

As if a bad guy breaking in isn't going to yell "Police!" just to throw their victims off balance and make them compliant.

 

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44 minutes ago, stevenl said:

It would clearly establish if the police is telling lies yes or no.

  Good point...

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5 hours ago, stevenl said:

I would presume the raiders had working bodycams, so what happened should be relatively easy to establish. Did they clearly and repeatedly announce themselves as police with a search warrant yes or no.

I read it was a "No Knock" search warrant and the police broke in w/o any announcement.

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26 minutes ago, Dap said:

I read it was a "No Knock" search warrant and the police broke in w/o any announcement.

That contradicts the alleged police statement, see the BBC article.

 

If 'no knock' search, I would expect in many US houses to get shot at.

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12 minutes ago, stevenl said:

That contradicts the alleged police statement, see the BBC article.

 

If 'no knock' search, I would expect in many US houses to get shot at.

Yeah, I will admit this is a tough one. Who ya' gonna' believe? The cops or the news services? I give either one a 50/50 shot of believability :dry:

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6 hours ago, stevenl said:

I would presume the raiders had working bodycams, so what happened should be relatively easy to establish. Did they clearly and repeatedly announce themselves as police with a search warrant yes or no.

nope no body cams and it was a no knock warrant so they could just smash in without announcing they were police

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