Breonna Taylor

Ryan Van Velzer, WFPL

From the cover of Vanity Fair’s September issue, Breonna Taylor gazes evenly at the viewer, seafoam dress flowing, wearing an engagement ring her boyfriend never got to give her. She is calm and beautiful. The painting is the elevated form of the many popular tributes depicting Taylor, at times wreathed in flowers or even wearing a halo.

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  U.S. Senator Rand Paul talked about COVID-19 treatment efforts and his recent confrontation with protesters near the White House following President Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention speech, during a Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce event Thursday. 

Ryland Barton

State Rep. Charles Booker spoke at the March on Washington, D.C. on Friday, calling for demonstrators to continue demanding racial justice and accountability for police.

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Thousands of demonstrators braved sweltering temperatures in the nation's capital on Friday to demand an overhaul of the country's criminal justice system and push for racial equality.

The event, called the Commitment March, was held at the Lincoln Memorial, the same site where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called for those same reforms decades ago in his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech.

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  Three Kentuckians spoke during the Republican National Convention on Tuesday including Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who praised President Donald Trump and criticized protests that have erupted around the country in recent months.

Cameron is the first Black person elected to statewide office in Kentucky on his own ticket, and is currently investigating the death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman and emergency room technician killed by Louisville police in March.

During his speech, Cameron criticized “the politics of identity, cancellation and mob rule.”

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Louisville, Ky., police have arrested dozens of protesters who staged a sit-in on an overpass.

Tuesday afternoon's protest marked the final day of an event known as "BreonnaCon," which called for justice for Breonna Taylor, a Black woman whom police shot and killed while executing a "no-knock" warrant in her home in March.

The sit-in took place near the city's Cardinal Stadium, NPR member station WFPL in Louisville reported.

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Jacob Blake, the Black man who was shot multiple times at close range by police in Kenosha, Wis., over the weekend, is currently paralyzed from the waist down, according to the family's attorney.

"Praying it's not permanent," civil rights lawyer Benjamin Crump tweeted Tuesday afternoon.

J. Tyler Franklin, WFPL

Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath traded words with Kentucky’s Republican Attorney General, Daniel Cameron on Friday over the pace of his investigation into the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor.

A group of Republicans on the Louisville, Ky., city council are calling for a vote of no-confidence in the city's Democratic Mayor Greg Fischer, citing his "actions and inactions" as it relates to the city's homicide rate and his handling of the Breonna Taylor case.

The Louisville Metro Council's Republican Caucus unveiled a resolution on Monday, that if passed, would seek the mayor's resignation.

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  Kentucky’s statewide police union is speaking out against a proposal to ban no-knock search warrants and penalize officers who don’t activate body cameras while executing search warrants.

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