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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, June 12, 2020

Nearly three months after Louisville, Kentucky police shot and killed Breonna Taylor while serving a no-knock warrant at her home, the Metro Council unanimously passed a comprehensive ban on no-knock police raids. Earlier in the day, all 26 members of the Council signed on as co-sponsors to the ordinance, which is entitled "Breonna's Law." They voted on it Thursday evening.

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This is accountability. This is reform. This is progress.

JFC, it's about time.

Shame on all of us that it took Breonna's death to lead to this significant step.

#1 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-06-12 12:28 AM | Reply

I can't wait until they ban people murdering other people. That will be a great day.

#2 | Posted by humtake at 2020-06-12 01:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Everybody can see the loophole in this coming right? The drug war hasn't ended, and that tactic isn't going to just disappear.

#3 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-06-12 01:52 PM | Reply

Re #3

I would imagine that "defunding" the drug war would also be necessary.

As you point out. It's all interrelated.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-06-12 02:21 PM | Reply

Good, on so many levels, especially for local African Americans.

As for the po-po, they were one action closer to some Kentucky cracker with a 12-gauge pump, defending his home from some invaders, and shooting the whole lot of them. No-knock meets Stand Your Ground with some 0 buckshot...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2020-06-12 04:02 PM | Reply

I can't wait until they ban people murdering other people. That will be a great day.

#2 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

"murdering other people" is already banned. It's illegal in all 50 states and other US Territories. People in prison all over the country for it. Did you miss knowing that somehow? Do we need to make it more illegal somehow?

#6 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-06-12 04:06 PM | Reply

Good. Now make it national.

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2020-06-12 06:24 PM | Reply

The war on drugs is probably the primary reason the police departments began their march toward militarization in the 1980s. And that trend, with no-knock warrants, sting operations, battering rams and tanks and all that, is one reason why people are saying "defund the police."

Being "tough" on crime makes for good sound bites, but as we can see, it introduces more potential for tragedy and heightens hostility between the police and the people they are sworn to serve.

I noticed that Louisville's new police chief has changed the tone of police statements from one of how they are cracking down on protesters to steps protesters can take to stay safe. Coincidentally or not, the protests have gotten calmer and are dwindling in size and number.

#8 | Posted by cbob at 2020-06-13 06:58 AM | Reply

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