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Thu Jun 18, 2020, 02:59 PM

"Court house in Louisville is being boarded up right now..."



I've been speculating the same thing: Technically, the cops didn't do anything criminal.

They were going after someone who they were TOLD was a suspect. But that means that Taylor's boyfriend didn't act illegally, either -- he had a right to defend themselves from what he believed was a home invasion.

The people responsible for the information and communication breakdown that led to the cops being misinformed are the real culprits.


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Reply "Court house in Louisville is being boarded up right now..." (Original post)
rocktivity Jun 18 OP
dalton99a Jun 18 #1
OrlandoDem2 Jun 18 #2
SoonerPride Jun 18 #3
soothsayer Jun 18 #4
rocktivity Jun 18 #6
soothsayer Jun 18 #8
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 20 #13
roamer65 Jun 18 #5
stopdiggin Jun 18 #7
Bayard Jun 18 #9
spanone Jun 18 #10
rocktivity Jun 19 #11
NutmegYankee Jun 20 #12

Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 03:01 PM

1. Yep, it's another "justifiable" shooting

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 03:05 PM

2. Wow. Woah. Awful.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 03:07 PM

3. Guilty of sleeping in her own home while black.

"Totally justified police action."

Fuck the "justice" system.
Defund the police.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 03:10 PM

4. "An honest mistake. Oops."

Sad situation.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 03:21 PM

6. Like I said, if it was THAT honest a mistake

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the people who caused the mistake should also be fired if not charged themselves. And any charges against Taylor's boyfriend should be dropped: technically, he made the SAME "honest mistake" that the cops did.




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Response to rocktivity (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 03:56 PM

8. Yes

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 08:30 AM

13. Makes us all wonder what the current environment would be like if....

Taylor had killed one of the cops by accident......

I've been to that court house several times and there's a lot of big glass windows.

We hope this somehow ends peacefully and with justice.

KY

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 03:15 PM

5. If that is the decision, Louisville is going to burn.

NOT GOOD.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 03:21 PM

7. sadly. have to agree.

Completely devastating and tragic. And (probably) completely within the law.

We (as citizens of this country) have facilitated this type of policing and approach to law enforcement. So .. every one of these is partly our fault.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 03:57 PM

9. Afraid I don't see what boarding up the courthouse is supposed to accomplish....

My husband was in downtown Louisville a few days ago. He said there's busted out windows all over the place.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 03:59 PM

10. WTF? Shot in her own bed?

They should be boarding up.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 01:35 PM

11. 6/19 1PM UPDATE:

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Huffpost: One of the Louisville Metro Police officers who killed Breonna Taylor is being fired, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said...

The police chief “is initiating termination procedures against Officer Brett Hankison,” Fischer announced. “Unfortunately, due to a provision in state law that I would very much like to see changed, both the chief and I are precluded from talking about what brought us to this moment or even the timing of this decision...”

Police Chief Robert Schroeder sent Hankison a letter...(i)n (which) Schroeder said Hankison “wantonly and blindly” fired 10 rounds of bullets into Taylor’s apartment, which “displayed an extreme indifference to the value of human life.” Schroeder said there was no “immediate threat” to justify such use of deadly force...I cannot tolerate this type of conduct by any member of the Louisville Metro Police Department. Your conduct demands your termination.”

But if Hankinson was so wanton and blind, why not charge him criminally -- isn't he guilty of manslaughter, at the very least? Does this mean it isn't true that Hankinson fired at Taylor and her boyfriend because the boyfriend fired the first shots, and if so, is the criminal case against the boyfriend going be dismissed also? And what's going to happen to the people who failed to inform Hankinson And Associates that the raid wasn't necessary because the person they sought was already in custody?

The ultimate plea deal: reducing it from a criminal charge to a "merely" fireable offense. In exchange for enduring his public scolding, Hankinson gets to walk, probably with some severance pay and definitely without a criminal record. But there is a silver lining: The Taylor family have been handed a wrongful death civil suit against the police department on a silver platter.


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Response to rocktivity (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 08:15 AM

12. The charges were dismissed against the boyfriend.

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