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    Kentucky Teacher of the Year arrested at a Louisville Breonna Taylor protest

    The 2020 Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year was arrested this weekend protesting the death of Breonna Taylor in downtown Louisville. Matt Kaufmann, who teaches in Jefferson County Public Schools, was booked Sunday night on an unspecified misdemeanor charge, according to the Department of Corrections booking log. An arrest citation was not immediately available. "(Kaufmann) was arrested this evening for protesting and standing up for #BreonnaTaylor and for Black Lives in Louisville," local activist Hannah Drake wrote on Facebook. "No way he was not peaceful," she said. "He is physically okay but a little roughed up." Police arrested at ...


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    Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year arrested during Louisville protest

    The 2020 Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year was arrested this weekend. The Courier-Journal reports Matt Kaufmann was protesting the death of Breonna Taylor in Downtown Louisville. Kaufmann teaches in Jefferson County Public Schools and faces an unspecified misdemeanor charge. Police arrested at least 40 people during Sunday's protests.


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    125 people arrested in Louisville protests

    As of Tuesday morning, 125 people have been arrested in connection to protests over the death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville. Chief of Public Services Amy Hess said 116 of those arrested have been released. There were no issues inside the jail, and protesters were housed separate from the general population. Hess said "the vast majority" of protesters were released with 24 hours, however the courts closed early Sunday night through Monday, causing a backlog. Some of those arrested were charged with curfew violation, Hess said. She said a "vast majority" of those arrested were charged criminal mischief, public intoxication ...


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    Kentucky's High School Teacher of the Year speaks about arrest at Louisville protests

    As of Wednesday afternoon, 176 people have been arrested in connection to protests and burglaries following the death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, but with COVID-19 slowing down much of our court system, how are people navigating a fair trial? This year's Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year, Matt Kaufmann, participated in demonstrations calling for police accountability with his students on May 31. “And it was absolutely peaceful, and it was hopeful, and it was beautiful," Kaufmann said. But he said when police in riot gear showed up with tear gas, flash bombs, and rubber bullets, the situation changed. ...


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    Several tributes, marches being held on what would have been Breonna Taylor's birthday

    LIVE UPDATES: [*]9:30 p.m. Hundreds gather around Metro Hall as the building projects a painting of Breonna Hall, courtesy of a Louisville artist. [*]8-30 p.m. - The crowd at Jefferson Square is just as packed as it was 3 hours ago. [*]5:51 p.m. - Large group mobilizes, filling streets as they march through downtown. [*]5:37 p.m. -Another massive group joins. Jefferson Square Park and the road around it is packed. Shaquille Lord says among the crowd is a large group of teachers. [*]5:15 p.m. - Droves of people make way toward Jefferson Square Park after marching all around downtown. Breonna ...


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    'Revolution is not optional': Louisville protesters share their message in their own words

    Thousands of people have protested in Louisville across two weeks. They have taken to the streets, night after night, demanding accountability and justice for Breonna Taylor and other black Americans killed by police. For more than 100, their demonstrations ended in arrest. They're college students. Youth activists. Small business owners. A pastry chef. Kentucky's High School Teacher of the Year. One of his former students. Their lives collided in jail cells, where they talked about how they got there. Many are firm supporters of the power of protesting. Some of their parents and grandparents had protested, they told The Courier ...


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    Beyoncé wants officers charged in black woman’s death

    Beyoncé has joined the call for charges against officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor, a black woman gunned down by officers who burst into her Kentucky home. The superstar said in a letter Sunday to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron that the three Louisville police officers “must be held accountable for their actions.” The officers, Jon Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove, have been placed on administrative reassignment while the shooting is investigated. “Your office has both the power and the responsibility to bring justice to Breonna Taylor, and demonstrate the value of a Black woman’s life,” said ...


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    The Movement | Call for change after Breonna Taylor's death similar to Louisville 1968 protests

    The death of Breonna Taylor exactly four months ago Monday lit a fire of outrage in Louisville, sparking rallies, protests, mistrust of police and calls for a change to systemic racial injustice. Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman and former EMT, was shot and killed on March 13 when Louisville Metro Police officers Sgt. Jon Mattingly, Detective Myles Cosgrove and Detective Brett Hankison served a "no-knock" warrant on her apartment. It’s since led to the termination of Hankison and an ongoing investigation by LMPD, Kentucky’s attorney general and the FBI. "I just demand justice for Breonna," Taylor's mother Tamika Palmer said ...


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    Clearly a violation of their First Amendment right to petition government for redress of grievance, the protestors hit with bogus felony charges weren't even properly mirandized.


    87 people arrested during protest at Kentucky attorney general’s home

    Dozens of people were arrested Tuesday evening after staging a protest at Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s home in Graymoor-Devondale, calling for justice for Breonna Taylor. Taylor, a 26-year-old former EMT, was shot dead as LMPD officers served a drug warrant at her apartment back in March. Louisville Metro Police officers arrested 87 people in the demonstration, LMPD Sgt. Lamont Washington confirmed, after they refused to leave Cameron’s yard during a protest that began just before 5 p.m. Washington says officers were first dispatched to Ballard High School around 4:30 p.m. where the demonstrators reportedly met before following them to ...


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    87 protesters demanding justice for Breonna Taylor arrested at home of Kentucky AG

    Eighty-seven demonstrators who gathered at the home of Kentucky’s attorney general to demand justice for Breonna Taylor have been arrested and charged with a felony for trying to “intimidate” the prosecutor, police said. Protesters with the social justice organization Until Freedom gathered for a sit-in on the front yard of a Louisville home owned by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Tuesday afternoon, news outlets reported. They were arrested after refusing to leave and — having been instructed beforehand by protest organizers not to resist — could be seen lining up to await their transfer to jail. Among those arrested ...


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    87 protesters demanding justice for Breonna Taylor arrested at Kentucky AG’s home

    Eighty-seven demonstrators who gathered at the home of Kentucky’s attorney general to demand justice for Breonna Taylor have been arrested and charged with a felony for trying to “intimidate” the prosecutor, police said. Protesters with the social justice organization Until Freedom gathered for a sit-in on the front yard of a Louisville home owned by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Tuesday afternoon, news outlets reported. They were arrested after refusing to leave and — having been instructed beforehand by protest organizers not to resist — could be seen lining up to await their transfer to jail. Among those arrested ...


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    JCPS principal arrested at attorney general's house says she protests for her students

    Dr. Dr. Jeronda Majors was released from Metro Corrections just before noon Wednesday. Majors, the principal at Knight Middle School in Jefferson County, said she is protesting for her students and their families. Sign up for our Newsletters "We talk about getting in trouble, but this is good trouble," Majors said Wednesday. "We will not give up. We will continue, and even in my position, I will not be silenced." She joined dozens marching to the attorney general's home to demand justice in the death of Breonna Taylor, whose case is being investigated by Cameron's office. While protests remained peaceful, ...


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    JCPS principal arrested at attorney general’s house says she protests for her students

    Among 87 protesters arrested outside of Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s home Tuesday was a Jefferson County Public Schools principal. Dr. Jeronda Majors was released from Metro Corrections just before noon Wednesday. Majors, the principal at Knight Middle School in Jefferson County, said she is protesting for her students and their families. “We talk about getting in trouble, but this is good trouble,” Majors said Wednesday. “We will not give up. We will continue, and even in my position, I will not be silenced.” She joined dozens marching to the attorney general’s home to demand justice in the death of Breonna ...


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    JCPS principal arrested at attorney general’s house says she protests for her students

    Among 87 protesters arrested outside of Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s home Tuesday was a Jefferson County Public Schools principal.\ Dr. Jeronda Majors was released from Metro Corrections just before noon Wednesday. Majors, the principal at Knight Middle School in Jefferson County, said she is protesting for her students and their families. “We talk about getting in trouble, but this is good trouble,” Majors said Wednesday. “We will not give up. We will continue, and even in my position, I will not be silenced.” She joined dozens marching to the attorney general’s home to demand justice in the death of Breonna ...


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    Police contracts can stand in the way of accountability

    A stipulation in a Kentucky police contract prohibited officials from initially firing the officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death in Louisville. The disciplinary history of a Chicago police officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald had been deleted under the department’s contract, so officials didn’t know about the officer's previous bad behavior. A Seattle officer fired for arresting an elderly Black man who used a golf club as a cane got $100,000 in back pay, thanks to the union contract that said the investigation missed a deadline. Collective bargaining agreements for officers provide protections that stand in the way of accountability, ...


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    Protesters arrested at AG's house speak out, say more direct action is coming

    Some of the protesters arrested during a sit-in on Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's front lawn spoke out this weekend about what happens next. More than 80 people were taken into custody last Tuesday after marching to Cameron's home and protesting on his lawn. Originally, all faced three charges, one which was a felony. The felony charge was dropped for all later in the week and will be expunged from their records. Four of the protesters spoke Sunday during a news conference with the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression saying similar actions will be coming soon and they ...


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    Teachers rally in support of JCPS principal arrested during protest at AG's house

    Teachers and supporters rallied in front of the Van Hoose Education Center Tuesday in a show of solidarity with Knight Middle School Principal Dr. Jeronda Majors. Majors was one of 87 protesters arrested during a demonstration outside Attorney General Daniel Cameron's home last Tuesday. She was detained for 17 hours and charged with criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct and intimidating a participant in a legal process - a felony. County attorney Mike O'Connell dismissed the felony charges for all 87 people last week. Teachers from Knight Middle School organized Tuesday's rally to show their support for Majors. "We were just feeling ...


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    'She's teaching students to use their voice.' Teachers rally in support of principal arrested during Breonna Taylor protest

    Teachers and community members held a rally Tuesday to show support for a JCPS principal who was one of 87 protesters arrested last week. Principal at Knight Middle School, Dr. Jeronda Majors, took part in a demonstration July, 14 outside of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's home. "I wanted to speak out against the murder of Breonna Taylor and to speak out against all the oppressive systems," Majors said. Majors called the arrest 'good trouble' a notion about fighting racial and systemic oppressions echoed by the late Civil Rights icon Congressman John Lewis. "Black girl magic! I'm so proud of ...


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    Breonna Taylor's name is a national rallying cry. Will it be enough to charge the police?

    Her name has echoed in streets across the U.S. and around the world, becoming a rallying cry for justice. It's on protest signs and graffiti tags, on WNBA jerseys and LeBron's shoes. Her face is pictured on a giant Maryland mural that may be visible from space and on the cover of Oprah Winfrey's "O, The Oprah Magazine." She's watching Louisville from murals across the city, surrounded by flowers in the heart of Jefferson Square Park and will soon look down on passersby from 26 area billboards — one for each year she was alive. Breonna Taylor has become a ...


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    This Movement Will Run Until There’s Justice for Breonna Taylor

    That’s been the message at each Run for Breonna run in San Diego, led by Gina Wickstead and Nicol Hodges, in the wake of the widespread protests against systemic racism and police brutality in America. Taylor, 26, was shot and killed while she was sleeping on March 13 by two Louisville Metro Police Department officers who forcefully entered her apartment in Kentucky. According to a lawsuit filed by her family, her killing was the result of an incorrect search warrant for drugs—no drugs were found at Taylor’s apartment, and the person that the warrant for had already detained when the ...


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