(TargetLiberty.org) – Residents of Louisville, KY, were boarding their windows Wednesday morning, September 23, following a state of emergency announcement throughout the city late Tuesday. Security measures were prompted by fears of violence if Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron didn’t bring criminal charges against the three police officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor in March. Cameron’s announcement of charges that fall short of what activists were calling for leaves the city in a tense situation.
The facts of the Taylor shooting are controversial, although it’s not disputed that Taylor’s boyfriend opened fire on officers, injuring one, as they attempted to execute a search warrant. However it’s led to almost six months of regular civil unrest, and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer (D) fears more violence following the AG’s decision to indict fired cop Brett Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment – but not for Taylor’s death.
The city of Louisville is on lockdown this morning as police and businesses there prepare for a decision on whether officers will be charged in the death of Breonna Taylor. @ReporterBlayne has the latest. pic.twitter.com/JW19GOr8qc
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 23, 2020
It’s not just Louisville worried about renewed rioting. Illinois Governor JB Pritzker (D) put the state’s National Guard on standby Tuesday night; rioters at previous outbreaks of violence in Chicago have used Taylor’s name, and many in the city fear more trouble is on its way.
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