- Benjamin Crump says family ‘outraged, insulted and, mostly, offended’
- Anger after grand jury refuses to charge officers involved in killing
- Two Louisville officers shot in protests over Breonna Taylor decision
- Black Lives Matter demos held in many cities
- Authorities in several cities deploy tear gas against crowds
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Police have announced that they made close to 100 arrests in Louisville, Kentucky, yesterday during the protests over the grand jury’s decision to not indict officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.
The Associated Press report that a police statement released early this morning says some people were arrested after damaging businesses and more were detained after jumping on city vehicles being used as barricades. Later, protesters who refused orders to disperse were arrested for curfew and unlawful assembly violations.
There has been a lot of noise generated by Donald Trump’s refusal at his press briefing yesterday to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose November’s election.
Republican Steve Stivers has popped his head above the parapet this morning on the issue. The Ohio congressman has this morning tweeted that “Nothing defines our Constitutional Republic more than the peaceful transition of power. I’ve taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution, and I will uphold that oath.”
Regardless of how divided our country is right now, when elections are over and winners are declared, we must all commit ourselves to the Constitution and accept the results.