Louisville has settled Breonna Taylor’s wrongful death lawsuit

Attorney Sam Aguilar confirmed to CNN there is a settlement in the case.

“The city’s response in this case has been delayed and it’s been frustrating, but the fact that they’ve been willing to sit down and talk significant reform was a step in the right direction and hopefully a turning point,” he said.

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Jacob Blake, whose shooting prompted violence in Kenosha, Wisc., delivers emotional appeal from his hospital bed

“Your life, and not only just your life, your legs — something that you need to move around and move forward in life — can be taken from you like this,” said Blake, snapping his fingers. “Please, I’m telling you, change y’all lives out there. We can stick together, make some money, make everything easier for our people because there’s so much time that’s been wasted.”

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Trump responds to a deadly shooting in Portland by blaming Democrats — and calls for the National Guard

Among a slew of other missives, the president retweeted a message calling for Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler to resign and tiptoed right up to the edge of endorsing violence, saying a video showing his supporters unleashing paintballs and pepper spray on Portland residents — and at least one journalist — reflected that escalating unrest “cannot be unexpected … The people of Portland won’t put up with no safety any longer.”

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White Supremacists Were ‘On A Hunting Spree’ In Kenosha, Says Wisconsin Lawmaker

“I literally witnessed firsthand a massive amount of organized white supremacists driving around in pickup trucks, targeting protesters,” Democratic state Rep. David Bowen of Milwaukee said in an interview Thursday on “Democracy Now.”

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New Mexico secretary of state worries Trump’s federal troops will disrupt the elections

Beyond that inauspicious start, New Mexico’s Oliver noted that the process the Trump administration used for determining where and when to send federal agents had completely lacked transparency and accountability. The administration has floated a series of rolling explanations for deploying federal agents to certain cities, she said, including to quell unrest, protect federal buildings, and most recently to address ongoing criminal activity. 

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Senate Democrats refuse to play McConnell’s game on policing bill, get back up from NAACP

The opposition of the NAACP to this bill takes that away from McConnell. It makes it clear that the bill is useless and not worth Democratic votes, not unless they’re allowed to help shape it. Democrats don’t feel any need to play McConnell’s game. Hawaii’s Mazie Hirono summed it up perfectly: “I’m not going to vote on a half-ass bill.”

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Newly released audio details 911 dispatcher’s concerns watching George Floyd arrest

When alerted to the officer’s troubling behavior, the supervisor responded that the officers did not tell him anything and that he would “find out” what was happening. BuzzFeed News noted that the Minneapolis Police Department’s policy requires officers to notify supervisors when force is being used outside of standard “takedown techniques,” or methods to bring a person to the ground during an arrest.

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Protesters describe the police brutality they’ve faced while protesting police brutality

At demonstration after demonstration, officers have met peaceful protesters, who are condemning the police killing of George Floyd — and police violence more broadly — with disproportionate and brutal force, often for no reason but to “disperse” a crowd. It’s an approach that’s only illustrated how quick police can be to use violent tactics, particularly against black individuals.

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