In a press conference after the grand jury’s decision in the Breonna Taylor case, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that no charges would be filed against police officers for shooting Ms. Taylor to death. Mr. Cameron revealed that police had in fact knocked on Ms. Taylor’s apartment door and announced themselves to the occupants. After gaining entry they were shot at by the victim’s boyfriend. When they returned fire, Ms. Taylor was shot and killed.
Black Lives Matter protesters in Louisville responded by rioting and attacking police, using weapons and equipment brought to the scene in advance by a rented truck. At least two police officers were shot by rioters. Violent protests also erupted in other cities, including St. Petersburg, Chicago, and Washington D.C.
In other news, the Eiffel Tower was evacuated and closed today after a phone caller shouted “Allahu Akhbar” and threatened to detonate an explosive device at the monument.
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