Unrest Continues After Breonna Taylor Decision

Headline Roundup September 25th, 2020

Protests have continued in Kentucky and elsewhere across the U.S. after a Louisville grand jury's recent ruling in the Breonna Taylor case. One former officer was indicted earlier this week on wanton endangerment charges for endangering Taylor's neighbors with gunfire; the jury found that the use of force resulting in Taylor's death on March 13 was justified.

Some reports from right-rated sources highlighted seemingly declining support for racial justice demonstrations based on recent polling. Some coverage from left-rated sources focused on violence stemming from the protests.

Unrest Continues After Breonna Taylor Decision

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At least one protester was taken to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle during a demonstration in Hollywood on Thursday night.

Video posted to social media shows a blue truck striking a protester who was holding a sign, knocking the person to the ground. The incident happened after the driver became involved in an altercation while maneuvering through the crowd of more than 300 protesters, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

"As the driver attempted to get away from the situation, he struck a protester standing...

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A new poll shows support for protests like those engulfing Louisville following a grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case has fallen from a peak reached soon after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody in May.

The survey by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 44% of Americans disapprove of protests in response to police violence against Black Americans, while 39% approve. In June, 54% approved of the protests

The survey was conducted before Wednesday’s announcement that a former Louisville police officer...

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Some of them raised their fists and called out “Black lives matter!” Others tended to the letters, flowers and signs grouped together in a square in downtown Louisville. All of them said her name: Breonna Taylor.

People dismayed that the officers who shot the Black woman in her apartment during a drug raid last March wouldn’t be charged with her death vowed to persist in their fight for justice. The big question for a town torn apart by Taylor’s death and the larger issue of racism...

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