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World Decision in Breonna Taylor case sparks new protests

01:15  28 september  2020
01:15  28 september  2020 Source:   pri.org

Louisville braces for fallout ahead of decision on charging police in Breonna Taylor case

  Louisville braces for fallout ahead of decision on charging police in Breonna Taylor case Louisville was bracing for a decision on whether any police officers will be charged in the March 13 shooting death of Breonna Taylor.Louisville police prepare city for an upcoming decision in Breonna Taylor case

Protests Erupt in Louisville After Breonna Taylor Decision . Thousands of protesters marched through the streets of New York, including a group in Brooklyn that met outside the Barclays Center and swelled to around 2,000 people as it marched across One Officer Charged in Breonna Taylor Case .

The news that the officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor wouldn't be charged in her death didn't come as a surprise to many Black Americans -- the state of emergency and boarded up buildings in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, combined with hundreds of years of history

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a man holding a sign: Demonstrators march on the Williamsburg Bridge during a protest following a Kentucky grand jury's decision on the killing of Breonna Taylor, New York City, Sept. 23, 2020. © Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP

Demonstrators march on the Williamsburg Bridge during a protest following a Kentucky grand jury's decision on the killing of Breonna Taylor, New York City, Sept. 23, 2020.

Global eyes are on renewed racial justice protests in the US, with demonstrations again erupting in several cities around the country in response to Wednesday’s announcement by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron that the two officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor in March would not be criminally charged with her killing. During the protests on Wednesday following the announcement, two Louisville police officers were shot and wounded. A suspect has been arrested and the officers’ injuries are not life-threatening.

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Breonna Taylor Live Updates: Louisville Prepares for More Protests . Angry demonstrators took to the The decision in a case that has drawn widespread condemnation and outrage sparked other Thousands of protesters marched through the streets of New York, including a group in Brooklyn that

Asked about the Breonna Taylor case in Louisville, Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, said he understood there would be protests after Top Democrats decried the decision by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) to charge only one officer involved in Breonna Taylor ’s

Six months after the fatal shooting in Louisville, a grand jury decided only one of the officers, Brett Hankison, would be charged with anything — three counts of wanton endangerment for firing his gun toward another home that had residents inside. Cameron stated that the two other officers were justified in using their guns after Kenneth Walker, Taylor’s boyfriend, fired his weapon at them.

In addition to the brutal killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May, the Taylor case was one of the most high-profile recent examples of police misconduct that stirred mass marches against systemic racism and police brutality, as well as calls for reforming law enforcement. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who represents Taylor’s family, said the grand jury’s “sham proceeding” does not qualify as justice in the case.

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Louisville police fatally shot Breonna Taylor , a 26-year-old Black woman, at her apartment in March. Taylor ’s name has become a rallying cry for policing overhauls and racial justice nationwide. Breonna Taylor updates: Calls mount for more information on grand jury’s decision -making.

Protests erupt around the nation after Breonna Taylor grand jury decision in Kentucky. New York demonstrators take to the streets in protest . Thousands of Breonna Taylor protestors marched Protestors chant Breonna Taylor 's name in Los Angeles. Protesters kneel as they demonstrate in

Breonna Taylor, 26, was an emergency medical technician whose death came when police carried out a no-knock warrant at her apartment as part of a larger drug sting. She was shot six times before dying. Sgt. John Mattingly, who entered the residence after the door was broken down, was shot once in the leg by Walker — who has said he was trying to ward off an intruder. The officers fired a total of 32 shots in the incident.

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Hong Kong police arrested Joshua Wong and a second pro-democracy activist on Thursday for having joined a rally last October. Though released several hours after being detained, Wong faces several charges, including one for violating a ban on masks that was intended to stop protesters from gathering. A new national security law imposed over the summer by China erodes freedoms of speech, press and assembly.

And, North Korean troops shot and killed a South Korean official allegedly trying to defect to Pyongyang before setting his body on fire out of fear that he had the coronavirus. South Korean President Moon Jae-in described the incident as a “deeply regrettable act that cannot be tolerated,” with his defense ministry urging punishment for the perpetrators.

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Protesters in New York on Thursday chanted Taylor 's name as they carried banners and other signs demanding, among other things, the defunding of police. Sheree Barbour holds her fist in the air as people protest the grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case on Wednesday, September 23

Protesters took to the streets in cities from Louisville, to New York, to San Diego, after only one of the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment.

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Italians divided over whether Black man’s beating death was motivated by racism

a person standing in front of a graffiti covered building: People walk near the former street sign for Via dell'Amba Aradam named after the Battle of Amba Aradam, when colonial power Italy attacked Ethiopia in 1936 — which has been replaced by protesters against racism with a sticker reading, ''Via George Floyd and Bilal Ben Messaud, © Yara Nardi/Reuters People walk near the former street sign for Via dell'Amba Aradam named after the Battle of Amba Aradam, when colonial power Italy attacked Ethiopia in 1936 — which has been replaced by protesters against racism with a sticker reading, ''Via George Floyd and Bilal Ben Messaud," to honor the death of Floyd in police custody, and migrant Messaud who died after jumping from a quarantined ship near Sicily, in Rome, June 19, 2020. Yara Nardi/Reuters

Willy Monteiro Duarte was born in Rome to parents from Cape Verde. He had just become an Italian citizen, and at 21 years old, was an aspiring chef at a hotel in a town near Rome. All of that ended Sept. 6 when he tried to break up a fight — and instead was beaten to death himself.

Afghan women negotiating with the Taliban say they feel ‘heavy responsibility’

a large crowd of people in a room: Delegates attend talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents in Doha, Qatar, Sept. 12, 2020. Ibraheem al-Omari/The World © Ibraheem al-Omari/The World Delegates attend talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents in Doha, Qatar, Sept. 12, 2020. Ibraheem al-Omari/The World

For the first time in two decades, members of the Afghan negotiating team are officially meeting with the Taliban to work out a peace agreement. Representing the government side there are only four women, who believe they carry a heavy responsibility on behalf of all women in their country.

Hopes dashed twice for Breonna Taylor's mother over lack of charges against officers

  Hopes dashed twice for Breonna Taylor's mother over lack of charges against officers Tamika Palmer made the hour-long drive to hear the news from Attorney General Cameron directly and learned she wouldn't get the justice she sought.Tamika Palmer made the hourlong drive from Louisville to Frankfort on Wednesday to hear the news from Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron directly — only to learn she wouldn't get the justice she sought.

Protesters took to the streets in cities from Louisville, to New York, to San Diego, after only one of the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment.

Protesters took to the streets in cities from Louisville, to New York, to San Diego, after only one of the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment.

For this young Latino, spending more time with family is an upside to the pandemic

a group of people that are standing in the grass: Izcan Ordaz, center, has been spending more time with his parents Simon Ordaz, left, and Xochitl Ortiz during the pandemic. Keren Carrión/KERA © Keren Carrión/KERA Izcan Ordaz, center, has been spending more time with his parents Simon Ordaz, left, and Xochitl Ortiz during the pandemic. Keren Carrión/KERA

Izcan Ordaz, an 18-year-old college freshman, expected to move to campus for the University of Texas at Austin last month. Instead, he's taking classes virtually from home — and learning a lot more about his parents' upbringing.

Bright spot

Not known for his social media savvy, Sir David Attenborough has now joined Instagram. In the 94-year-old veteran environmental journalist's first post, which as of this writing had over 1.2 million views in under three hours, Attenborough (with the help of colleagues) uses the platform to warn that "the world is in trouble" and concludes by asking viewers to join him — or as he is more accustomed — "stay tuned."

A post shared by A Life On Our Planet (@davidattenborough) on Sep 24, 2020 at 2:00am PDT

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