2020-09-24 15:00:55

An Indictment of the System: Protests Erupt as Cops Cleared for Killing Breonna Taylor in Her Home

Democracy Now! goes to Louisville, where protests erupted after police officers who shot Breonna Taylor in her own home were not charged for her death.

A grand jury indicted a third officer for "wanton endangerment" for shooting into an adjacent apartment during the fatal raid that killed Breonna Taylor in March.

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in cities across the country demanding justice for Taylor and defunding of police departments. "The lack of indictments in the grand jury process is an indictment on the system itself," says Sadiqa Reynolds, president and CEO of the Louisville Urban League.

"They have created a completely separate grand jury system for police officers."

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