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Mitch McConnell Will Face the Fighter Pilot

Amy McGrath wins close race against Charles Booker in Kentucky Senate primary

(Newser) - Mitch McConnell will have to defend his Senate seat in Kentucky against a former fighter pilot. Amy McGrath, a retired Marine, has won the close Democratic primary against state Rep. Charles Booker, a progressive African-American lawmaker, reports NBC News and Politico . McGrath was long the favorite to be the nominee,... More »

Louisville Mayor Now Under Investigation

Greg Fischer in the hot seat after deaths of Breonna Taylor, David McAtee

(Newser) - The heat is being turned up on Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, three and a half months after Breonna Taylor was killed after city police officers descended upon her apartment with a no-knock warrant in the middle of the night. None of the officers who fired their weapons during the confrontation... More »

Beyonce's Plea: 'Vote Like Our Life Depends on It'

Sunday's BET Awards ceremony focused on systemic racism, equal rights

(Newser) - Beyoncé used her platform Sunday while accepting the BET humanitarian award to relay a direct appeal to viewers: Go vote. “Your voices are being heard and you’re proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain,” said the superstar singer at the BET Awards, which... More »

Officer Involved in Breonna Taylor Shooting Fired

Brett Hankison showed 'extreme indifference to the value of human life'

(Newser) - The Louisville Metro police department has fired one of the police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor . A termination letter for Officer Brett Hankison released by the city’s police department Tuesday said Hankinson violated procedures by showing "extreme indifference to the value of human life"... More »

Tuesday's Vote Offers Key Progressive Tests

Challenges in New York and Kentucky on the rise after nationwide protests

(Newser) - Primaries in a handful of states were underway Tuesday, most notably in Kentucky and New York. But if previous 2020 primaries are any guide, don't hold your breath waiting for results. An unprecedented deluge of mail-in ballots is expected to cause delays, which could be a harbinger of things... More »

Cop Involved in Breonna Taylor Shooting to Be Fired

'Shock to the conscience,' Louisville police chief says of Brett Hankison's conduct in fatal March shooting

(Newser) - One of the police officers in Louisville, Ky., involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor is getting the boot from his job. The Courier Journal reports that termination proceedings have begun against Brett Hankison, one of three cops to fire into the 26-year-old EMT's apartment on March 13... More »

Beyonce Takes a Stand on Breonna Taylor

Singer writes open letter to Kentucky attorney general calling for cops to be charged

(Newser) - Beyonce has joined the legions of people demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, the Louisville woman shot and killed by police who entered her home on a no-knock warrant while she was asleep. In a letter to Kentucky's attorney general, the singer notes that three months after Taylor's death... More »

Rand Paul Introduces 'Justice for Breonna Taylor Act'

Bill would ban no-knock warrants

(Newser) - Sen. Rand Paul says it's time to do away with "no-knock warrants" like the one that led to the death of a young black woman in his home state in a hail of police gunfire. The Kentucky Republican has introduced a bill that would ban federal law enforcement... More »

Breonna Taylor Incident Report Is Almost Entirely Blank

Cops accused of 'making a mockery of transparency'

(Newser) - The amount of information in a police incident report on the death of Breonna Taylor is extremely limited. The amount of correct information is even smaller. The four-page report on the March 13 killing of the unarmed, sleeping black woman is almost entirely blank, and it lists her injuries as... More »

Kanye West Will Cover College for Floyd's Daughter

He sets up fund for Gianna, 6, also donates to families of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor

(Newser) - Kanye West is reaching for his wallet in the aftermath of the George Floyd death. A rep said Thursday that he has started a 529 college savings fund to cover the future tuition of Floyd's 6-year-old daughter, Gianna, reports TMZ . West also has donated $2 million to charities associated... More »

Music World and Social Media Observe 'Black Out Tuesday'

They go dark in support of the Black Lives Matter movement

(Newser) - Though Black Out Tuesday was originally organized by the music community , the social media world also went dark in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, joining voices around the world outraged by the killings of black people in the US. Instagram and Twitter accounts, from top record labels to... More »

Louisville Police Chief Fired After Black Businessman Killed

It's still not clear exactly what happened when fatal shooting took place early Monday

(Newser) - The officers involved in a Monday shooting that left a black Louisville business owner dead did not have their bodycams turned on—a revelation that has led to the firing of the police chief. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced Monday that Steve Conrad had been relieved of duty, NBC News... More »

As Ky. Cops Cleared Protest, Shots Fired; 1 Dead

Chief: Police, National Guard were clearing Louisville lot near protests when shots exchanged

(Newser) - A man was shot and killed by police in Louisville, Ky., early Monday after a night of violent protests there for George Floyd . WLKY reports the shooting took place around 12:15am, with the Louisville Metro Police Department saying that shots were fired at police officers first. LMPD Chief Steve... More »

7 Shot at Kentucky Protest Over Police Shooting

Louisville mayor pleads for peace

(Newser) - At least seven people were shot Thursday night in Louisville as protesters turned out to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot by police in her home in March. Louisville Metro Police confirmed in a statement early Friday that there were at least seven shooting victims; at... More »

FBI Will Probe Case of Woman Killed by Cops While Sleeping

Breonna Taylor's March death has recently made national headlines

(Newser) - The fatal shooting of a black EMT as she slept in her Louisville, Ky., home will be investigated by the FBI. The bureau announced Thursday that it has opened a probe into Breonna Taylor's death, the New York Times reports. The 26-year-old was killed in March during a narcotics... More »

Lawsuit: Cops Busted Into Home, Killed Sleeping Woman

Outcry over death of Breonna Taylor goes national

(Newser) - The police department in Louisville, Ky., was trying to execute a search warrant on March 13 when they entered the home of a sleeping woman—and she ended up dead. A lawsuit has now been filed by the family of Breonna Taylor, 26, an EMT, nurse, and ER technician. She... More »

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