Breonna Taylor

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During the Louisville Urban League’s annual IMPACT Report Luncheon Friday afternoon, president and CEO Sadiqa Reynolds called on Louisvillians to “not waste this crisis.” 

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A state board has declined to fulfill Tamika Palmer’s request to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the police killing of her daughter Breonna Taylor, which took place in Louisville on March 13.

The Prosecutors Advisory Council voted unanimously against Palmer’s request on Friday. Citizen participants on the web call reacted immediately to the vote, speaking up to voice their opposition.

Chris Cohron, a member of the nine-person council, said the body did not have the authority to grant the request. Cohron is the commonwealth’s attorney for Warren County.

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Louisville is moving ahead with a new civilian review board to oversee the police department. Mayor Greg Fischer signed the measure into law Wednesday afternoon. He thanked council members and a large work group that designed the new review board this year.

"No-knock" search warrants, which allow police to force their way into a home with the element of surprise, have attracted criticism since the height of the "war on drugs" in the 1980s and 90s. But it wasn't until this year that the death of Breonna Taylor galvanized that criticism into a national movement to ban the raids.

Travis Nagdy, Committed Louisville Protester, Killed at 21

Nov 23, 2020
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Family members and activists in Louisville’s protest community have identified Travis Nagdy, 21, as the man killed early Monday on Crittenden Drive.

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District Court judges in Jefferson County will on Tuesday consider a sweeping set of procedural changes that would strengthen the rules by which search warrants are obtained.

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The remaining charges have been dropped against Rep. Attica Scott, her daughter Ashanti, organizer Shameka Parrish-Wright and 15 others for participating in a racial justice protest in September.

Brett Hankison, Former LMPD Chief Sued Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Nov 11, 2020
Laura Ellis

A lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses former Louisville Metro Police Detective Brett Hankison of violent sexual assault, and claims the department knew about his behavior and did nothing to prevent it.

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As the days get shorter and colder, organizers of Louisville’s racial justice movement are readying for the next phase of social activism in the city, and part of those preparations include finding a new home for the Breonna Taylor memorial in downtown’s Jefferson Square Park.

Raleigh, N.C.'s mayor issued a citywide curfew Friday afternoon ahead of two planned protests over racial justice and police brutality.

Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin announced the curfew will begin at 10 p.m. and continue through Saturday, 5 a.m. citing the desire to keep the demonstrations under control. The curfew doesn't apply to law enforcement, medical personnel, delivery workers, and the media.

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