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Fri May 29, 2020, 01:53 AM

Reports: 7 protesters shot in Kentucky amid protests

Source: Scripps Media

By: Justin Boggs
Posted at 11:36 PM, May 28, 2020 and last updated 12:36 AM, May 29, 2020

Amid a day of massive unrest in the United States, seven protesters were shot late Thursday night in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, according to local news outlets, citing a police spokesperson.

As most in the country protested the death of George Floyd, a black Minnesota man who died in police custody on Monday, protesters in Louisville also had the death of Breonna Taylor in mind.

According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, it is unclear who fired the shots on Thursday. One of the victims is reportedly in critical condition. Video published by a local reporter on Twitter showed bystanders treating a victim before EMTs arrived.

"There have been some arrests, but at this time we are not able to tell you how many as the situation is ongoing," said a Louisville Metro Police statement to the Courier-Journal. "Information on those arrests will be available tomorrow through court records of the arrests."

Read more: https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/reports-7-protesters-shot-in-kentucky-amid-protests

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 02:08 AM

1. earlier I heard on the Minn police scanner that 5 armed white guys with assault weps were seen

leaving a motel six heading toward the demonstrations. The black sedan had Texas plates. Wonder if its an organized thing, white supremacists, tRumpsters traveling to effected cities.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #1)

Fri May 29, 2020, 02:22 AM

3. It wouldn't surprise me in the least

The only book the Beer Gut Brigade has ever read is "The Turner Diaries" and the lot of the waddling, armed to the teeth nincompoops has been spoiling for some kind of race war since the 70s.

I sincerely hope they were arrested, disarmed without incident, and thrown in a cell to be held without bail because they're obvious terrorists.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #3)

Fri May 29, 2020, 02:37 AM

4. Beer Gut Brigade - fucking perfect 👌

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Response to Warpy (Reply #3)

Fri May 29, 2020, 05:59 AM

7. Also known as "Meal Team Six"

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Response to Warpy (Reply #3)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:55 AM

13. Also known as the "Gravy Seals."

n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 02:11 AM

2. This incident is NOT directly related to the Floyd case. See......

LMPD: 7 people shot, 1 'critical' during protest in downtown Louisville demanding justice for Breonna Taylor
May 29, 2020

Local link: https://www.wdrb.com/news/lmpd-7-people-shot-1-critical-during-protest-in-downtown-louisville-demanding-justice-for-breonna/article_02ad0e8e-a144-11ea-92b5-e7682949e7c2.html

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) Seven people were shot Thursday night in downtown Louisville during a protest to demand justice for the shooting death of Louisville resident Breonna Taylor during a March police raid, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department.

One person who was shot is in "critical" condition, police said. All of the shooting victims are civilians, according to LMPD.
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Shots were fired around 11:30 p.m. Thursday as hundreds of people gathered on Jefferson Street, near Metro Hall and the Hall of Justice. LMPD has not said who fired the shots. Police made some arrest during the protest, according to LMPD's statement, but the department did not specify how many. More information will be made available Friday.
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Taylor was killed March 13 when LMPD officers served a "no-knock" search warrant at her home on Springfield Drive. Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room tech and former EMT, was inside the apartment with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker.


For anyone interested in learning more about this incident, this story from WDRB explains much of it here:

911 CALL | Someone 'kicked in the door and shot my girlfriend' Breonna Taylor's boyfriend shouts after LMPD raid
Jason Riley
May 28, 2020

Link: https://www.wdrb.com/news/911-call-someone-kicked-in-the-door-and-shot-my-girlfriend-breonna-taylors-boyfriend-shouts/article_c84fc37c-a11f-11ea-a852-d79604a967e1.html

Most interestingly....

Nothing illegal was found in Taylor's apartment, and the main target of the raid had been taken into custody at his home several miles away before the raid on Taylor's apartment began, according to a lawsuit filed by Taylor's family.



KY..........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #2)

Fri May 29, 2020, 02:45 AM

5. One thing we know for sure

it wasn't the demonstrators shooting their own. That leaves only three possibilities:

#1 Police........

#2 Trumphumpers.......or McConnnell lovers.........

#3 All of the above

After similar scenarios playing out all across America tonight, WATCH OUT FOR TOMORROW......Trump, at midnight tonight in a tweet, is already encouraging further violence against demonstrators everywhere across the nation. Including sending in the National Guard to control the far left wimpy Minneapolis Mayor and the mayor's followers.......A "Call To Arms" for all his Trumphumpers across the land.

WASF

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #5)

Fri May 29, 2020, 05:07 AM

6. Yes, I've been watching video from Minneapolis and the Mayor.....

IMO would have punched tRump out if he had the chance. You could tell he was furious after a reporter read Trump's tweets but restrained himself before the press.

There's absolutely no excuse for a nation's top leader inflaming an already bad civil unrest situation. In addition, the City of Minneapolis police and fire have and entire region to protect, not just the area of protest AND they have to maintain vigilance regarding spreading of the deadly virus......not just put out fires and arrest protesters. Some people act as if the police chief and mayor can just snap their fingers and the National Guard will be on every street corner in minutes.

It sounds like the City's leaders are doing their best until the National Guard can establish security over quite a large area. The Mayor made it quite clear that protection of life was top priority, meaning protection of the public and firefighter and police lives.

We'll see how this disaster in Louisville plays out tomorrow. This is what news reports are saying this morning:

One person who was shot is in "critical" condition, police said. According to a statement from Mayor Greg Fischer early Friday morning, two of victims were sent to surgery.

All of the shooting victims are civilians, according to LMPD, which said none of the victims were shot by officers and that is "too early to comment on suspects."


KY

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #6)

Fri May 29, 2020, 06:02 AM

8. Trump see this as a chance

to rile up his base and help him to steal another election. He wants the protesters shot and killed, nastiness and cruelty are what floats his boat.

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Response to Kaiserguy (Reply #8)

Fri May 29, 2020, 06:05 AM

10. Yup. He is doing everything he can to agitate the far right wing, now half of the GOP. . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #10)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:30 AM

11. Half of the GOP is far right wing?

More like 100%.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #6)

Fri May 29, 2020, 06:03 AM

9. tRump's only concern is property, not life: "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #9)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:31 AM

12. And Trump provides the slogan for a successful campaign to remove him.

What a moran.
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 10:35 AM

14. Feels like we're re-living the 60's nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 11:02 AM

15. Really hate this....

Louisville is my home town, and I still have strong connections there.

The Breonna Taylor murder was purely screw up. "No-knock" search warrant, in the middle of the night, was just asking for trouble, especially since it was a miscommunication between the cops. Not likely to have happened to a white family.....

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