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While We Were Building | David McAtee

Just after midnight on June 1, 2020, at the height of the protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor, a group of military trucks carrying police officers and National Guard members pulled up to an intersection in the West End of Louisville. They had just received an order to clear the lot of Dino’s, a popular corner store where people tended to gather on weekends. These people were not protesting, but simply going about their evening the way they normally would. As law enforcement, many dressed in full riot gear, walked through the lot, one officer crossed the street and began firing pepper balls at a group of people at a barbecue restaurant owned by David McAtee. Minutes later, around 20 bullets had been fired, and McAtee was dead. [Vice News, 2021]

While We Were Building