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Crime Hulu Apologizes for Promoting Documentary After Breonna Taylor Decision

13:36  24 september  2020
13:36  24 september  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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Louisville police fatally shot Breonna Taylor , a 26-year-old Black woman, while they carried out a “no-knock” search warrant at her apartment in March. Taylor ’s name became a rallying cry for policing overhauls and racial justice as the Black Lives Matter movement swept the United States this summer.

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Hulu has apologized for promoting its Breonna Taylor documentary just moments after the grand jury decision in which nobody was charged for causing Taylor's death.

a person standing in front of a crowd: Community members gathered for a Stand 4 Breonna event to demand justice for Breonna Taylor on September 19, 2020, in Austin, Texas. Hulu has apologized for promoting its documentary on Breonna Taylor following the grand jury verdict in which nobody was charged with Taylor's death. © Montinique Monroe/Getty Community members gathered for a Stand 4 Breonna event to demand justice for Breonna Taylor on September 19, 2020, in Austin, Texas. Hulu has apologized for promoting its documentary on Breonna Taylor following the grand jury verdict in which nobody was charged with Taylor's death.

The streaming network faced a backlash on Twitter after tweeting about the documentary, The New York Times Presents: The Killing of Breonna Taylor, as the U.S. reacted to the court's decision to not charge the officers involved in Taylor's shooting.

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The decision by a Louisville grand jury to charge one officer with wanton endangerment drew outrage from some celebrities, authors and activists on social media. my heart is broken for the family of Breonna Taylor . once again we’re left with nothing that they try to make seem as something 💔.

Queen Latifah added her voice to those protesting the decision by a Kentucky grand jury in the Louisville police killing of Breonna Taylor . "Enough already," she said.

But late on Wednesday night, Hulu deleted and apologized for promoting the documentary: "Earlier today, we promoted content that we felt would be meaningful in light of today's events. That was, quite simply, the wrong call.

"We've taken the posts down and are deeply sorry. Thank you for holding us accountable—we will learn from this."

While the documentary has been praised for telling the story of what happened on March 13, Hulu had been accused of using the grand jury's decision—which has angered many people and sparked fresh protests in Louisville—to promote their streaming service rather than doing something meaningful to bring justice for Taylor.

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Joe Biden urges peace, patience following Breonna Taylor grand jury decision . Three officers faced prosecution in the case but only a former police detective was indicted Wednesday on felony charges of wanton endangerment after shooting into an apartment next door to Taylor , 26, an EMT who was

After a Kentucky grand jury opted to indict only one of the three Louisville police officers in the raid that led to Breonna Taylor 's death earlier this year, the city braced for protests. Former Sgt. Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment for firing rounds during the raid that went into

Some also feel uneasy about Hulu making money from Taylor's death while nobody has been charged or held accountable.

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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has presented the grand jury decision in the case of Breonna Taylor . Brett Hankison is charged with three counts of wanton endangerment, but not in relation to the 26-year-old's death. Read more

Breonna Taylor 's attorney has slammed the Kentucky grand jury's Wednesday decision two indict only one of the three officers as "outrageous and offensive." Published 3 hours ago. Breonna Taylor 's attorneys on grand jury decision : 'outrageous and offensive'.

A Twitter user said: "The fact that this Breonna Taylor documentary is sitting here on the homepage of Hulu meanwhile her killers are free... it's enraging. People are just making money off of her death."

On Wednesday, Jefferson County grand jury indicted former officer Brett Hankison for wanton endangerment in the first degree for bullets that went into other apartments, but there were no charges brought directly related to Breonna Taylor's death.

Additionally, he was the only one of the three LMPD officers involved that was fired, and the only criminally implicated for his role in the events surrounding Taylor's death.

Last week, the city of Louisville agreed to a $12 million settlement with Taylor's family, the largest paid by the city for a police misconduct case.

The grand jury's decision has sparked a fresh wave of protests leading to arrests and a county-wide curfew from yesterday for 72 hours, from 9 p.m. to 6.30 a.m. local time.

Hundreds of protests gathered across the street from the Hall of Justice at Jefferson Square Park, and despite a largely peaceful protest, it was reported that alleged protestors started a fire. Two LMPD officers have been shot though it is unclear if they were shot amid the protests.

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Breonna Taylor neighbor wants to know why cop wasn't charged for shooting into his unit .
"If that bullet went through my bed maybe I would have been dead too," Breonna Taylor's neighbor Stanley David said.One punched through the hallway. The other passed right in front of his bedroom door, roughly 5 feet from where he was sleeping.

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