Louisville, Kentucky, July 26
A gaggle of closely armed Black protesters marched by Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, a Black lady killed in March by law enforcement officials who burst into her condo.
Scores of the demonstrators, carrying semi-automatic rifles and shotguns and clad in black paramilitary gear, walked in formation to a fenced off intersection the place they have been separated by police from a smaller group of armed counter-protesters.
The Black militia dubbed NFAC need justice for Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician who died in a hail of gunfire when drug investigators bearing a “no-knock” warrant entered her Louisville residence 4 months in the past.
One police officer concerned within the raid was fired by town’s police division in June. Two different officers have been positioned on administrative reassignment. No felony expenses have been filed in opposition to any of the three.
The chief of the NFAC group, John “Grandmaster Jay” Johnson, referred to as on officers to hurry up the investigation into her dying and to be extra clear.
“If you don’t tell us nothing we going to think you ain’t doing nothing,” Johnson stated in a speech, based on the Louisville Courier Journal.
Taylor’s dying, which returned to prominence following the May 25 suffocation in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, has turn into a rallying cry in nationwide protests in opposition to police brutality and racial bias within the U.S. felony justice system.
The NFAC first drew consideration on July four once they rallied in Stone Mountain Park close to Atlanta to demand the removing of the enormous Confederate rock carving on the website that civil rights activists contemplate a monument to racism.
In Louisville on Saturday, three members of the group have been hospitalized with non-life-threatening accidents when a weapon was by accident discharged, police stated. — Reuters