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SHAQUILLE: A MAN INJURED DURING THE PROTESTS OVER BREONNA TAYLOR’S DEATH, HAS FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST A FORMER LMPD OFFICER AND THE TY.CI THE SUIT CLAIMS MARTY CHESTER WAS KNEELING AND HAD SURRENDERED, WITH HIS HANDINS THE AIR, WHEN CORY EVANS STRUCK HIM IN THE HEAD WITH HIS POLICE BAN.TO CHESTER CLAIMS HE BEGAN BLEEDING AND QUOTE BEGGED FOR HELP, BUT WAS IGNORED AND LATER TAKEN TO JAIL. EVANS INITIALLY DENIED ANY WRONGDOING, BUT LATER ADMITTED TO USING EXCESSIVE FOR
More than a year after a bust of Breonna Taylor was vandalized and went missing from downtown Oakland, a new and larger sculpture will make its debut this month.Artist Leo Carson spent the past 17 months creating a larger and more durable sculpture with bronze and steel after his original ceramic bust was smashed and subsequently disappeared in December 2020 from the corner of Broadway and Telegraph Avenue.
Loading the player... FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed paperwork Wednesday to enter the state’s 2023 governor’s race, hoping to ride his fights against abortion and the Democratic incumbent’s coronavirus [...]
https://sputniknews.com/20220512/ag-accused-of-misrepresenting-evidence-in-breonna-taylor-case-now-vying-for-kentucky-governorship–1095447614.html AG accused of misrepresenting evidence in the Breonna Taylor case disputing the Governor of Kentucky AG accused of misrepresenting evidence in the Breonna Taylor case disputing the Governor of Kentucky Daniel Cameron was elected as the first Black AG in Kentucky in 2019, has a close relationship with Senator McConnell, and is considered a Republican rising star with past support … 12.05.2022, Sputnik International. 2022-05-12T00: 50 + 0000 2022-05-12T00: 50 + 0000 2022-05-12T00: 50 + 0000 Kentucky We Mitch McConnell Breona Taylor Republican Republican / html / head / meta[@name=”og:title”]/@content / html / head / meta[@name=”og:description”]/@content https://cdnn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e6/05/0c/1095447587_0:0:3073:1728_1920x0_80_0_0_0691bfbd33a287d370bf9e6222f43fca.jpg According to state records, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, a 36-year-old Republican, submitted official documents on Wednesday and participated in the 2023 Kentucky Governor’s election. This decision follows weeks of speculation about the potential execution of AG. Cameron announced his decision in a new video ad. A one-year-old candidate who emphasized in a Kentucky ad that Kentucky needs a governor who is a professional life, believes in “common sense” law, and has a strong religious background based on faith. The United States, Cameron, and Bescher have consistently been in conflict over the use of emergency authority by the governor in response to the event. In Cameron v Bescher, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that the lower court improperly issued an injunction to block some bills seeking restrictions. The scope of Bescher’s authority to issue emergency orders. The 36-year-old AG was nailed as a disciple of Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Cameron was McConnell’s attorney-at-law for two years in particular. Announced on March 13, 2020, at least seven police officers at the Louisville Metro Police Station fired after forced entry into her home. Benjamin Crump, a Taylor family lawyer, claimed that Kentucky AG “formed the investigation” surrounding 26 years. Old Death and “I shared only the information he wanted the public to hear in support of the story he was rowing.” https://sputniknews.com/20200929/grand-juror-files-motion-to-release-breonna-taylor-files-accusing-da-of-misleading-public-1080603941.html Kentucky Sputnik International Feedback@sputniknews.com +74956456601 MIA “Rosiya Segodnya” 2022 news en_EN Sputnik International Feedback@sputniknews.com +74956456601 MIA “Rosiya Segodnya” https://cdnn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e6/05/0c/1095447587_0:02731:2048_1920x0_80_0_0_49886b136bb2648a252f036f11569e1f.jpg Sputnik International Feedback@sputniknews.com +74956456601 MIA “Rosiya Segodnya” Kentucky, us, Mitch McConnell, Breona Taylor, Gop, Republican Evan Craig Head All materialsWrite a letter to the author Daniel Cameron was elected as the first Black AG in Kentucky in 2019, has a close relationship with Senator McConnell, and is considered a Republican rising star with past support from former President Donald Trump. From the handling of the Killing of Breonna Taylor to the COVID-19 confrontation with Governor Bescher, Cameron seems to be appealing to the Republican tendency of the Red State. Attorney General of Kentucky Daniel CameronA 36-year-old Republican participated in the 2023 Kentucky Governor’s election by submitting official documents on Wednesday. According to state records.. This decision follows weeks of speculation about the potential execution of AG. Cameron is the Governor of Kentucky Andy BeshearDemocrats do not reflect the “value” of voters in the red state. “Andy Beshear has not united Kentucky.” Cameron declared. “This governor does not reflect our values. He never changes, so he needs to change.” The 36-year-old candidate emphasized in his ad that Kentucky needs a governor who is a professional life, believes in “common sense” law, and has a strong religious background based on faith. [embedded content] “Kentucky needs a leader that reflects the values of men, women and children in all 120 counties, so we decided to run for governor.” Cameron said in an email, As reported by the Courier Journal.. “It’s not our current governor.” During the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Cameron and Bescher consistently confronted each other over the governor’s use of emergency authority in response to the event. of Cameron vs. Bashir, Kentucky Supreme Court ruled The lower court improperly issued an injunction to block some bills attempting to limit the scope of Bescher’s ability to issue emergency orders. 36-year-old AG has been nailed as a disciple of the Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Cameron served as McConnell’s legal counsel, especially for two years. Grand jury condemns misleading mass DA and submits motion to release Breona Taylor file September 29, 2020, Greenwich Mean Time 00:23 Cameron released national news for handling cases, including shootings, prior to the COVID dispute with the governor. Breona TaylorA 26-year-old black woman was fatally shot dead on March 13, 2020, after at least seven police officers at the Louisville Metro Police Station forced her into her home. Benjamin clampThe Taylor family’s lawyer, Kentucky, claimed to have “formed the investigation” surrounding the 26-year-old death and “only wanted the public to hear in support of the story he was rowing. I shared it. “
The Democratic Party asserts that it is the natural leader to reform racist police brutality. This creates tension because many people know that the Democrats promise loudly to be progressive when campaigning but act very differently when they win office. Joe Biden has followed that pattern and has openly betrayed several well-known police murder victims. Biden won the Democratic nomination two months before 25 million people protested the police murder of George Floyd. After presenting himself as the antidote to Donald Trump’s open racism, Biden’s administration now opposes the most basic Black Lives Matter demand by refusing to make civil rights indictments for known police murders. Officer Derek Chauvin, who killed George Floyd, was convicted of second-degree murder in a 2021 state trial. The chief of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) effectively denounced Chauvin’s actions as murder while maintaining that pushing a handcuffed man onto his stomach on the pavement was “initial[ly] reasonable … to get him under control” and insisting that the MPD as a whole opposed brutality. Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) under Attorney General Merrick Garland then prosecuted Chauvin for civil rights violations against Floyd and a 14-year-old child he beat up in 2017. Chauvin accepted a plea deal with the DOJ for a federal prison sentence roughly equivalent to his state sentence, with the federal sentence to be served concurrently, not in addition. Garland declared, “The Justice Department is committed to … safeguarding the civil rights of all Americans.” Chauvin was treated differently from the vast majority of killer cops after protests by a tenth of the U.S. adult population. But what about other cops revealed to have committed racist murders? The Case of Eric Garner Eric Garner was accused of selling untaxed individual cigarettes and tackled by five police on a New York City sidewalk in 2014. Officer Daniel Pantaleo used a chokehold, then pushed Garner’s head against the pavement while a sergeant watched. After Garner shouted many times, “I can’t breathe,” he lost consciousness and died. When asked about Garner during a 2019 primary debate, Biden refused to speak about his murder. Instead, Biden asserted that Barack Obama’s confidence in him proved he had a good record on civil rights. Kristen Clarke, whom Biden appointed head of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division (CRD), in 2019 called for Pantaleo to be fired from the NYPD and called it “a small measure of justice” when he was. Pantaleo was never indicted in New York for murder or even assault. In 2019, Donald Trump’s attorney general, William Barr, explicitly refused to make a civil rights charge against him. Since taking office, the Biden DOJ has not made any move to indict him on a civil rights charge. The Case of Tamir Rice In January, Clarke refused to press civil rights charges against Officer Timothy Loehmann, who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice from close range about one second after getting out of his squad car in a park in Cleveland in 2014. Someone had called 911 when they saw Rice playing with a toy pellet gun. The 911 dispatcher asked the caller three times whether the person they were reporting was Black or white but failed to tell the police that the caller said that the gun was probably fake and that the person was probably a minor. The police immediately drove up very close to Rice and shot him, even though when they arrived he was sitting down at a picnic table with no one nearby. Clarke informed Rice’s mother that the Biden DOJ refused to indict Loehmann with a letter in which she explicitly supports the same decision by the Trump DOJ in 2020 and holds, based on Supreme Court opinion, that the federal government can only obtain a civil rights crime conviction of a police officer who has killed a person without justification if it can prove that the cop killed them with deliberate bad will in his mind and self-consciously felt he was violating the law. Clarke underlined a sentence, apparently meant to be consoling, telling Ms. Rice, “By no means should you view the Department’s 2020 decision as an exoneration of Timothy Loehmann’s actions.” Breonna Taylor This March, Breonna Taylor’s mother met with Clarke and asked the DOJ to prosecute the cops who killed her daughter in 2020 when they raided her home after midnight with a no-knock warrant. A judge called the 26-year-old emergency room technician a “drug trafficker” because a cop said he watched her ex-boyfriend carry a closed postal delivery package from her home to a drug house. Cops in plainclothes came to Taylor’s apartment while she and her boyfriend were in bed. According to a dozen neighbors, they did not audibly announce their identity. When they smashed in the door, her boyfriend grabbed a gun he owned and fired one shot in self-defense. Three cops then fired 32 bullets into Taylor’s apartment, hitting her six times. Kentucky attorney general David Cameron insisted that firing into Taylor’s apartment was justified self-defense and that “the grand jury [which he convened] agreed.” Then three grand jurors accused him of preventing them from considering homicide charges. So far, the DOJ Civil Rights Division has taken no public action to charge these cops. Laquan McDonald This April, U.S. Attorney John Lausch, the DOJ’s prosecutor for northern Illinois, announced he would not charge Officer Jason Van Dyke with a civil rights crime. This is the cop who in 2014 shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times in Chicago on video as McDonald walked away from him and after he fell. Four years later a jury convicted Van Dyke of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. Yet the state released him after three years and three months in prison. Protesters in 2015 shouted, “Sixteen shots and a cover-up!” Lausch says now that proving a civil rights charge would be too difficult. The federal prosecutor said that if a cop intentionally commits murder but is experiencing “mistake, fear, negligence, or bad judgment” in his mind at the time, then that is not legally a civil rights crime. Patrick Lyoya On April 4, Grand Rapids, Michigan cop Christopher Schurr approached Patrick Lyoya, a 26-year-old Congolese refugee and factory worker, over driving with a license plate not registered to his car. The cop became violent after Lyoya began walking around the front of his car after implying that his passenger had his driver’s license. Lyoya resisted having his arms twisted back, ran away, pushed down the cop’s Taser when he attempted to shock him with it, and struggled to stand up from the muddy ground after Schurr tackled him. Lyoya’s friend got out of the car, filmed what the cop was doing, and shouted, “Let him go, brother! Can you talk to him like good, like … Stop grabbing him like that!” The cop shouted, “No!” and then drew his gun while he was on top of Lyoya with his entire body weight and shoving his face into the turf, and shot him in the back of his head. Schurr’s body camera was turned off 42 seconds earlier, either intentionally or accidentally. The police chief and county prosecutor, who say an investigation is needed to determine whether Schurr did anything illegal, are building up a public argument that Lyoya took the cop’s Taser, and therefore shooting him was justifiable. It is somewhat difficult to see the Taser in the recordings without body camera footage. But even if Lyoya did have hold of it while pinned to the ground, that is irrelevant. The cop started the struggle by grabbing Lyoya. Then he tried to shock him. Police say Tasers are “nonlethal” weapons. During the entire so-called struggle, Schurr struck Lyoya many times, but Lyoya never struck Schurr. Schurr had the upper hand throughout, including at the moment he executed Lyoya. We have a situation in which an armed person killed an unarmed person. One person sustained no injuries at all, while the other person is dead. The killer repeatedly struck the deceased while standing over him lying on the ground. The killer shot the deceased from behind at point blank range. The killer claims he acted in self defense and is being supported by authorities. It is a standout feature of anti-Black racism in America that, if the victim is Black, some people will selectively forget that certain actions, such as hitting someone on the ground, who doesn’t hit back, using a gun in an alleged fist fight, and shooting a person in the back, are normally considered inherently immoral and indecent. A backup cop handcuffed Lyoya’s friend at gunpoint and locked him in a squad car with no possible justification while Schurr, who knew the man had done nothing but stand still and beg for his friend’s life, kept silent about this fact. The Grand Rapids Police Department has refused to release the report Schurr wrote after killing Lyoya. In one month, Biden has made no public statements about this killing. Neither has his Department of Justice. The minimum demand of the Black Lives Matter movement is that authorities stop covering up and approving violent crimes by police against people of color. The most basic part of that is to convict and imprison cops who are publicly exposed to have committed murder. Biden campaigned against Trump’s racism. At one point, he infamously ordered Black radio listeners to vote for him. Biden’s near-total prevention of federal criminal charges against guilty cops — while increasing police funding — directly opposes Black Lives Matter. Tying the anti-racist mass movement from above to Democratic officials is a disaster. BLM has to link with other struggles against oppression and the working class beginning to radicalize at Amazon, Starbucks, and other locations in U.S. society. Locking BLM to the Democratic Party removed 99 percent of the 2020 protesters from public activity. We need political independence to combat all ruling-class representatives who do what Biden’s DOJ is doing.
Pictured are 2022 Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike, which was ridden by jockey Sunny Leon, and the late Breonna Taylor, whom Louisville Metro police gunned down in March of 2020. Clevelandurbannews.com Ohio's most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog.Tel: (216) 659-0473 and Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. By Kathy Wray Coleman, associate publisher, editor-in-chief CLEVELANDURBANNEWS.COM, LOUISVILLE, Kentucky-Ridden by jockey Sunny Leon and with odds of 80-1, Rich Strike (pictured) edged Epicenter and Zandon to win the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. But did any protest occur in the Derby City regarding the police shooting death of 26-year-old Brianna Taylor, who was Black? Read more....https://clevelandurbannews.com...
“It’s certainly significant because it has the potential to put an end to this group,” said Mark Pitcavage, a senior research fellow at the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism.According to prosecutors, federal agents and local police were on the roof of a downtown Louisville building observing the demonstration when Johnson allegedly pointed his rifle at them.“Johnson claimed, among other things, he had pointed his rifle with his light because he had heard there were people possibly kids with paintball guns on the roofs and they would fire paintball guns at you,” according to an FBI affidavit.The FBI affidavit shows federal agents began investigating Johnson’s alleged verbal threats against law enforcement in May 2020.Johnson’s comments were included in a series of YouTube videos, according to the affidavit.The NFAC gained widespread national attention July 4, 2020, when hundreds of heavily-armed militia coalition members marched at Stone Mountain Park in Georgia. Stone Mountain’s rock face features a 90-foot high, 190-foot wide carving of three Confederate commanders.On July 25, 2020, Johnson and armed members of the NFAC militia participated in their first demonstration in Louisville.Johnson said they protested in Louisville because authorities had refused to release enough information about the police shooting of Breonna Taylor.“Our mission has been said over and over again,” Johnson told reporters that day. “We are here for the protection of Black people.”Prior to the July 25, 2020 protest, a Louisville police commander told Johnson that “police would be on roofs and to not point weapons at the roofs of building where police were stationed,” according to the FBI affidavit.Despite that warning, the FBI affidavit claims Johnson and an unidentified NFAC member appeared to point their guns at law enforcement anyway — including a police helicopter — during the demonstration.Law enforcement’s concerns about the group grew when an NFAC militia member accidentally fired his weapon in a group.Johnson said the shooting occurred during a “safety check.”Louisville police said three NFAC members were injured, one seriously.“They’re going to be OK,” Johnson told reporters after the incident.He insisted, “my people performed professionally.”FBI surveilling groupThe recently unsealed search warrants in the federal criminal case show federal agents conducted surveillance of Johnson following the July 25, 2020 demonstration.In one application for a warrant, federal investigators describe Johnson as the target of a “terrorism” investigation. He has not been charged with terrorism.“It’s an extremist group,” Pitcavage said. “A Black nationalist extremist group.”The FBI also placed a tracking device on a rental vehicle Johnson was scheduled to pick up at CVG Airport prior to the Sept. 4, 2020 demonstration in Louisville. But Johnson never picked up the vehicle, so the tracking device wasn’t used, according to federal court records.Despite police warnings to not point guns at law enforcement, prosecutors said Johnson pointed his firearm at federal agents and local police officers during the Sept. 4, 2020 protest.Johnson faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of both counts at his federal trial.The I-Team reached out to Johnson for comment, but he did not respond to our requests.WCPO is a content partner of the Journal-News.
The legacy of Breonna Taylor continues to live on. In September 2020, Amy Sherald paid tribute with a cover portrait for Vanity Fair following the tragic loss in March of that year. Now, the artist is using the portrait’s proceeds to pay it forward to Taylor’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. According to UofLNews, Sherald donated $1 million of the art earnings toward scholarships for law students at the University of Louisville. The funding is set to be specifically for students who are committed to social justice. “I have long held the belief of the transformative power of education and its ability to foster new conversations and accelerate societal growth,” Sherald shared in a statement, according to UofLNews. “With support from the Heartland Foundation and the Ford Foundation it has become possible for me to realize those beliefs.” She added, “I have created this trust to help unblock the challenges historically faced by students pursuing the work of social justice and public service while attending the University of Louisville.” UofL Interim Vice President for Community Engagement Douglas Craddock Jr speaks on the gift: “Nothing can take away the injustice of Breonna Taylor’s death. But what we must do is create spaces where Breonna Taylor is remembered and where her legacy can inspire us to carry on the hard work of erasing inequality and divisiveness. Amy Sherald’s gift will have transformative power for the law school fellows and scholarship recipients who will benefit from her decision to use her artistic gift to help heal the corrosiveness of hatred and animosity.” The Scholarships Sherald’s grand gesture has birthed Brandeis Law School’s Breonna Taylor Legacy Fellowship and the Breonna Taylor Legacy Scholarship for undergraduates, the outlet shares. The scholarships are $7,000 and fellowship stipends are $9,000. The Requirements To be in consideration for the scholarships and stipends, undergrads are required to “demonstrate a commitment to social justice” while law students must have 60 or more credit hours and “secure a legal volunteer position over the summer with a social justice nonprofit organization or agency.” The applications will be available in the summer of 2023.
Enlarge this image Terrence Floyd, brother of George Floyd, is working with the organization Confront Art to release 9,000 non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, on mintNFT.com on April 15 in a campaign to raise funds for various charities. Here, he speaks at the unveiling of sculptures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and the late Rep. John Lewis in New York City on Sept. 30, 2021. John Minchillo/AP John Minchillo/AP Nearly two years after George Floyd's murder under the knee of a police officer, his brother Terrence Floyd is still fighting for justice and police reform. "[Police reform] is changing, but it's not changing at a rapid pace," says Terrence. "But it's changing. Nothing in the physical form will change until you change your mindset."