In Louisville, Kentucky, protesters defied a curfew for the second straight night and marched to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old African American EMT who was shot to death inside her own apartment by plainclothes officers serving a no-knock warrant in March. Overnight, Kentucky state Representative Attica Scott live-streamed her own arrest, alongside her daughter and 22 others, on charges of first-degree rioting, failure to disperse and unlawful assembly. A day earlier, Scott filmed as scores of heavily armed riot police flooded the streets of Louisville, following a grand jury’s announcement that none of the officers who fired 32 bullets into Taylor’s home would face homicide charges.
Rep. Attica Scott: “People marching down the street were met with literally dozens of police vehicles, officers hopping out, batons, their bats drawn.”
Breonna Taylor’s family is scheduled to speak publicly this morning for the first time since the grand jury’s decision on Wednesday. Kentucky’s governor and Louisville’s mayor are calling on Kentucky’s attorney general to release the grand jury’s transcripts.