Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Defund the police? Only the lawless benefit

Crisis at Louisville Police: Department struggles to recruit as murders rise by 75 per cent and shootings rocket 84 per cent in wake of Breonna Taylor's killing

  • More than 230 cops have left Louisville Metro Police Department since 2020 
  • Departures come amid sharp spike in violent crime in the Kentucky city 
  • Murders have risen by 75 per cent, while non-fatal shootings have gone up by 84 per cent 
  • Department has been in turmoil since March 2020 killing of Breonna Taylor 
  • Taylor, 26, fatally shot by cops executing no-knock search warrant at her home 
  • Department of Justice announced it was reviewing policing in Louisville  

From the Louisvill Courier Journal Sept. 23, 2020:

Victims by race

"Louisville’s Black residents have been hit hardest in 2020, according to LMPD data, accounting for 71% of identified victims."

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