(RightWing.org) – Violence once again engulfed another American city as rioters sought their own form of justice for the killing of Breonna Taylor. On Wednesday afternoon, September 23, a grand jury in Jefferson County, Kentucky, indicted one of three police officers involved in the shooting.
By nightfall, protests and riots broke out in Louisville. Police declared an unlawful assembly when people began looting stores, setting garbage cans on fire, and damaging vehicles.
Worse, two police officers were shot and wounded while conducting crowd control measures. Larynzo John was taken into custody and charged with wanton endangerment and assault of a police officer. Both officers are in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.
Two police officers were shot and wounded in Louisville during protests of a grand jury ruling that civil rights activists decried as a miscarriage of justice in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor in March https://t.co/umlBgjDf6Q pic.twitter.com/GqvibAbVuu
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 24, 2020
In addition to Johnson, police arrested nearly 100 people in Louisville. By contrast, peaceful protests were reported in Chicago, Las Vegas, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, and Washington, DC.
Last week, the City of Louisville agreed to pay Taylor’s mother $12 million for the death of her daughter. They also agreed to enact police reforms to prevent what happened to Taylor from happening in the future.
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