Louisville Mayor Says City Will Pay $12m to Family of Black Police Shooting Victim Breonna Taylor

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[ Editor’s Note: It appears that Mayor Fischer moved quickly on this to take responsibility for the tragedy, not only for Miss Taylor and her family, but the officers and their families due to a ‘no knock’ policy that has been a waiting time bomb to go off, but the decision was made to take the risk by policy deciders.

I can’t imagine how many houses there are where police executing a no knock warrant would be met with gunfire, including many in the VT family.

Part of the problem for this no knock nonsense going on is that the city fathers do not bear the pain of these large awards, the city taxpayers do, and that is an issue for them to deal with on election day, along with Mr. Trump and Mr. Biden.

The flip side is we see Black Lives Matter leaders staining their brand after young black gang hoodlums pull guns on cops and deservedly get their asses shot in self defense, and BLM takes a lynch mob down to City Hall to blame the innocent policeman because they feel it helps keep their movement pumped.

The are burning up support they could have gotten from people like me. They have a lot of maturing to do. I am waiting for the first report of BLM giving training on “how to not resist getting arrested and avoid getting shot.”

But I don’t think BLM would be interested. They are feeding off these killings to build their leadership profiles and support, that leaves a Dracula kind of taste in my mouth. Cops have rights to defend themselves, too.

We have grand juries to deal with abuses, which include the horrendous level of black on black crime in their neighborhoods. BLM risk losing long term stature unless they get more professional… Jim W. Dean ]

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– First published … Spetember 15, 2020

Kentucky State Attorney Daniel Cameron is investigating three Louisville Metro Police Department officers involved over the March 13 shooting of Breonna Taylor, and is expected to bring the case before a grand jury this week.

The US city of Louisville has agreed to pay 12 million in compensation to the family of a black healthcare worker killed in a botched police raid.

Mayor Greg Fischer announced the payment to Breonna Taylor’s family and reforms to the Louisville Metro Police Department on Tuesday, as part of the settlement of a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the police.

“I’m deeply, deeply sorry for Breonna’s death,” Fischer told reporters. “My administration is not waiting to move ahead with needed reforms to prevent a tragedy like this from ever happening again.”

 

Kentucky State Attorney Daniel Cameron is investigating the officers involved over the shooting, which sparked months of protests in the city., and is expected to bring the case before a grand jury this week to determine whether charges can be brought.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Glad to see that at least her family is getting some form of compensation for Breonna Taylor’s unwarranted murder by obviously out of control SWAT.
    But , what about the couple in Texas that was murdered to cover up the stupidity and incompetence of the SWAT team?
    Something needs to be done.
    A lot of reform. The cop’s union, qualified immunity, so many wrongs there.
    And I agree with you concerning BLM. Hypocrites, the lot of them. I found a youtube site called “Loud Labs news and there isn’t a week goes by when there is a drive by shooting , at a party, wedding, funeral in the LA SD area or any where else.
    Gang related violence is a major problem in every major city and even smaller ones.
    The problem is that innocent people fall victim to gang violence, even children.
    So where’s BLM on all this? Why aren’t they marching down the streets of their own neighborhood protesting the gang violence and murders of innocent people? Why aren’t they marching to persuade young black males to stay in school ,not drop out and become a gang banger?
    Crickets.

    • Alright, Mr. Social worker, when some young thug has shot and killed someone in order to prove their gang worthiness or some other low life thug who just murdered an innocent person and holed up in a house, you can then go talk him into correct behavior and repentance thus convincing him to change his life and help little old ladies cross the street.
      NOT!
      These people are dangerous criminals.
      Furthermore it’s obvious you have no idea what’s going on in the real world.
      Chicago has 60 known gangs.

  2. How much is a life worth? They’re priceless. But 12 million dollars should help ease the pain of a totally senseless killing. How many trillion$ could be owed for the deaths of millions of innocents slain in history?
    But I get a warm fuzzy feeling when you call us “the VT family.“

    • There are several layers of that, starting with we have people whose spouses are on board, and the people with whom we have had many decades long relationships. But of two squads that Gordon had in two tours there, last time we talked about it only a few of them were still alive. I was shocked when he took me through the statistics of a million Nam vets dying several decades before the normal life expectancy.

    • One problem is that these large payouts are courtesy the taxpayer/ insurance company. No police department has ever had to make any payout out of their own budget. No cop has ever had to personally make a payout.
      The taxpayers ultimately pay for it.

    • I figured that “VT family” line was not a throwaway, and probably was along the lines you mentioned, but I couldn’t help insinuating a cult-curveball. No disrespect intended.