Footage of Kansas City PD kneeling on back of black pregnant woman sparks outragePosted by Thomas Bush / October 10, 2020
In Louisville, police and National Guard opened fire on a crowd of protestors, claiming that the protests shot first. The exchange happened around midnight, leaving one man dead.
Some cities tried to initiate police reform measures. Seattle announced plans to defund the police in mid-July. City leaders have supported a plan to defund the police by 50%. Seattle’s largest labor coalition has booted the Seattle police union from its ranks, citing the force’s unwillingness to confront internal racism.
The Seattle City Council vetoed the mayor’s attempt to defund the police––the news of this ironically broke the same day that one of the police officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s murder was indicted on criminal charges.