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Breonna Taylor's Family Offerred Substantial Settlement



Now this is interesting. Is it an admission of guilt or or a brush under the rug?



BREAKING NEWS

Louisville, Ky., will pay...lice raid.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:40 PM EST

Besides the multimillion-dollar settlement, among the highest to be awarded in a police killing in recent years, the city has also agreed to institute a number of changes in policing.

They will impose more scrutiny on officers during the execution of search warrants, like the one that precipitated the death of Ms. Taylor, and make mandatory safeguards that were common practice in the department but were not followed the night of the March 13 raid.



LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After months of protests that turned Breonna Taylor’s name into a national slogan against police violence, city officials have agreed to pay her family $12 million and institute reforms aimed at preventing future deaths by police officers, according to three people familiar with the details.

The settlement of a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by relatives of Ms. Taylor, a young Black woman killed by white officers in a botched drug raid six months ago, is expected to be announced Tuesday by the family’s legal team and city officials, according to those briefed on the agreement.

Besides the multimillion-dollar settlement, among the highest to be awarded in a police killing in recent years, the city has also agreed to institute a number of changes in policing. They will impose more scrutiny on officers during the execution of search warrants, like the one that precipitated the death of Ms. Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician, and make mandatory safeguards that were common practice in the department but were not followed the night of the March 13 raid.

Ms. Taylor died after her boyfriend said he mistook police officers for an intruder, as they rammed in the door of her apartment after midnight to execute a search warrant. He fired his handgun, striking one of the officers, setting off a response in which a torrent of bullets sliced through Ms. Taylor’s apartment and two adjoining ones, leaving her bleeding in her hallway. There was no effort to render her aid, as the officers outside scrambled to get an ambulance for the wounded officer.

The protests began locally and have grown in volume and intensity. They have ravaged the downtown of Kentucky’s largest city, where businesses and government offices are boarded up. And the young woman’s death has burrowed deep into the national conversation: Both the former first lady Michelle Obama and the vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris called out her name at the Democratic National Convention last month, Oprah Winfrey has erected dozens of billboards demanding justice for the young woman and W.N.B.A. players have placed her name onto their jerseys.

The top demand of the protesters who gather nightly in a downtown square here has been that criminal charges be brought against the three officers. But because the officers were fired upon first, legal experts say their actions may be protected under Kentucky’s statute allowing police officers to use lethal force in self-defense.

The results of an investigation by the state attorney general’s office are expected to be released soon.







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Reply #1 posted 09/15/20 10:59am

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Sadly it won’t replace her life, but maybe it would force changes to happen in their police depts, because bad policing tactics, bad cops behavior, etc., can cost any city multiple lawsuits, and that’s not good. A shame she lost her life that way.
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2elijah said:

Sadly it won’t replace her life, but maybe it would force changes to happen in their police depts, because bad policing tactics, bad cops behavior, etc., can cost any city multiple lawsuits, and that’s not good. A shame she lost her life that way.


This was a direct result of the protests shining the spotlight on how she died needlessly. There was no video needed from a bystander, just the facts.

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Arrest the officers? Why is the family taking the money?

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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2freaky4church1 said:

Arrest the officers? Why is the family taking the money?


They filed a lawsuit, why wouldn't they? It will not replace her, but it makes quite a statement about the Louisville KY police department.

Besides the multimillion-dollar settlement, among the highest to be awarded in a police killing in recent years, the city has also agreed to institute a number of changes in policing. They will impose more scrutiny on officers during the execution of search warrants, like the one that precipitated the death of Ms. Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician, and make mandatory safeguards that were common practice in the department but were not followed the night of the March 13 raid.

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DiminutiveRocker said:



2freaky4church1 said:


Arrest the officers? Why is the family taking the money?




They filed a lawsuit, why wouldn't they? It will not replace her, but it makes quite a statement about the Louisville KY police department.

Besides the multimillion-dollar settlement, among the highest to be awarded in a police killing in recent years, the city has also agreed to institute a number of changes in policing. They will impose more scrutiny on officers during the execution of search warrants, like the one that precipitated the death of Ms. Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician, and make mandatory safeguards that were common practice in the department but were not followed the night of the March 13 raid.


Exactly. The heartbreak and the cause of the family to lose a loved one, who cared for others as well. She should not have been murdered.
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And how much of a chunk does the IRS in the USA take??? hmmm

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Wrongful death settlements are often large sums of money. When receiving this amount of money, a family may wonder if they have to claim the settlement as income on their tax returns. Typically, a wrongful death settlement will not be considered income. For this reason, in most cases, the amount will not be taxed according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). However, there may be some parts of the settlement that may be taxable.


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Reply #8 posted 09/15/20 3:39pm

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2elijah said:

Sadly it won’t replace her life, but maybe it would force changes to happen in their police depts, because bad policing tactics, bad cops behavior, etc., can cost any city multiple lawsuits, and that’s not good. A shame she lost her life that way.


This was a direct result of the protests shining the spotlight on how she died needlessly. There was no video needed from a bystander, just the facts.

No - it was a payoff to reduce rioting and looting

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And how much of a chunk does the IRS in the USA take??? hmmm

The chunk that is approprite and legal by the tax code of the greatest country on the planet

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AMERICA1ST said:

DiminutiveRocker said:


This was a direct result of the protests shining the spotlight on how she died needlessly. There was no video needed from a bystander, just the facts.

No - it was a payoff to reduce rioting and looting

I see it as a payoff too.

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PennyPurple said:

AMERICA1ST said:

No - it was a payoff to reduce rioting and looting

I see it as a payoff too.



So... what do you think they should have done?

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DiminutiveRocker said:

PennyPurple said:

I see it as a payoff too.



So... what do you think they should have done?

Demand more stricter rules, demand prison time for the cops, then take the money. wink Oh and make it known, that the protests aren't going to calm down anytime soon, just because of the settlement.

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PennyPurple said:

DiminutiveRocker said:



So... what do you think they should have done?

Demand more stricter rules, demand prison time for the cops, then take the money. wink Oh and make it known, that the protests aren't going to calm down anytime soon, just because of the settlement.


I have not read the settlement but I am not sure if it includes how the police who killed Breonna should be dealt with - they are suing the city but I suppose can sue the individual cops as well, not sure. (I am going to ask a lawyer friend about it) The family do not control the protests so how can they cannot make any kind of legal promise about those.

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Its been obvious for months no one is gonna be charged with her death, so I have no problem with the family taking as much taxpayer cash that they can get. That doesnt mean that protesting the gross abuse of the LPD is gonna go away. We shall see what how they "restructure" their training. LOL

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lazycrockett said:

Its been obvious for months no one is gonna be charged with her death, so I have no problem with the family taking as much taxpayer cash that they can get. That doesnt mean that protesting the gross abuse of the LPD is gonna go away. We shall see what how they "restructure" their training. LOL


I wonder if the the family could file a civil suit against the cops individually? hmmm


Despite the landmark settlement, the family is still pressing that the cops be charged with murder and I think the Grand Jury is stlll hearing evidence.

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PennyPurple said:



DiminutiveRocker said:




PennyPurple said:



I see it as a payoff too.





So... what do you think they should have done?



Demand more stricter rules, demand prison time for the cops, then take the money. wink Oh and make it known, that the protests aren't going to calm down anytime soon, just because of the settlement.


Good luck with getting prison time for her killers. It’s hard enough getting cops who killed unarmed Blacks convicted. Hopefully the protests will get her killers charged/serve prison time, but that remains to be seen. The protests can have some effect on forcing changes in that police dept., better training, and hopefully getting rid of their ‘no-knock’ policy, and holding rogue/poorly trained officers accountable for their actions. I’m glad they took the the settlement even if it will not cure the pain of their loss.
Some could call it a payoff all they want, but like Dimi said, that’s not going to stop the protesters for demanding answers on her death, and holding her killers responsible. A payoff won’t stop it from happening to another victim either.
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2elijah said:

PennyPurple said:

Demand more stricter rules, demand prison time for the cops, then take the money. wink Oh and make it known, that the protests aren't going to calm down anytime soon, just because of the settlement.

Good luck with getting prison time for her killers. It’s hard enough getting cops who killed unarmed Blacks convicted. Hopefully the protests will get her killers charged/serve prison time, but that remains to be seen. The protests can have some effect on forcing changes in that police dept., better training, and hopefully getting rid of their ‘no-knock’ policy, and holding rogue/poorly trained officers accountable for their actions. I’m glad they took the the settlement even if it will not cure the pain of their loss. Some could call it a payoff all they want, but like Dimi said, that’s not going to stop the protesters for demanding answers on her death, and holding her killers responsible. A payoff won’t stop it from happening to another victim either. [Edited 9/16/20 6:30am]


Well it's for sure her family will have the $$$ to keep fighting for justice in Breonna's name.

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Reply #18 posted 09/17/20 6:42pm

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Here there's no justica to be found, what a fuckin disgrace.

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2elijah said:

PennyPurple said: Good luck with getting prison time for her killers. It’s hard enough getting cops who killed unarmed Blacks convicted. Hopefully the protests will get her killers charged/serve prison time, but that remains to be seen. The protests can have some effect on forcing changes in that police dept., better training, and hopefully getting rid of their ‘no-knock’ policy, and holding rogue/poorly trained officers accountable for their actions. I’m glad they took the the settlement even if it will not cure the pain of their loss. Some could call it a payoff all they want, but like Dimi said, that’s not going to stop the protesters for demanding answers on her death, and holding her killers responsible. A payoff won’t stop it from happening to another victim either. [Edited 9/16/20 6:30am]


Well it's for sure her family will have the $$$ to keep fighting for justice in Breonna's name.

What is for sure is that most, if not all, of that money will be spent on things other than "fighting for justice"

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DiminutiveRocker said:



2elijah said:


PennyPurple said:


Demand more stricter rules, demand prison time for the cops, then take the money. wink Oh and make it known, that the protests aren't going to calm down anytime soon, just because of the settlement.



Good luck with getting prison time for her killers. It’s hard enough getting cops who killed unarmed Blacks convicted. Hopefully the protests will get her killers charged/serve prison time, but that remains to be seen. The protests can have some effect on forcing changes in that police dept., better training, and hopefully getting rid of their ‘no-knock’ policy, and holding rogue/poorly trained officers accountable for their actions. I’m glad they took the the settlement even if it will not cure the pain of their loss. Some could call it a payoff all they want, but like Dimi said, that’s not going to stop the protesters for demanding answers on her death, and holding her killers responsible. A payoff won’t stop it from happening to another victim either. [Edited 9/16/20 6:30am]


Well it's for sure her family will have the $$$ to keep fighting for justice in Breonna's name.




Glad to hear this agreement was tied to it. We shall see if the reforms in LMPD will be actually implemented. They have yet to bring charges to the officers involved in her murder, but I’m hoping the ongoing protests will bring that to fruition.

https://www.wave3.com/202...ce-reform/

The settlement also makes history by including an unprecedented list of police reforms that LMPD now will be required to implement.

“It’s important to know here, a financial settlement was non-negotiable without police reform,” Lonita Baker, an attorney for the Taylor family, said at a joint news conference with Fischer on Tuesday. “Justice for Breonna is multi-layered. What we were able to accomplish ... is tremendous, but is only a portion of a single layer.”

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2elijah said:

DiminutiveRocker said:


Well it's for sure her family will have the $$$ to keep fighting for justice in Breonna's name.

Glad to hear this agreement was tied to it. We shall see if the reforms in LMPD will be actually implemented. They have yet to bring charges to the officers involved in her murder, but I’m hoping the ongoing protests will bring that to fruition. https://www.wave3.com/202...ce-reform/The settlement also makes history by including an unprecedented list of police reforms that LMPD now will be required to implement. “It’s important to know here, a financial settlement was non-negotiable without police reform,” Lonita Baker, an attorney for the Taylor family, said at a joint news conference with Fischer on Tuesday. “Justice for Breonna is multi-layered. What we were able to accomplish ... is tremendous, but is only a portion of a single layer.” [Edited 9/18/20 7:08am]

I hope this comes to fruition - it will be a major stride in police reform.

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luv4u said:


And how much of a chunk does the IRS in the USA take??? hmmm



The chunk that is approprite and legal by the tax code of the greatest country on the planet


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AMERICA1ST said:

luv4u said:

And how much of a chunk does the IRS in the USA take??? hmmm

The chunk that is approprite and legal by the tax code of the greatest country on the planet

What a fuckin disgrace for the human race you are.

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AMERICA1ST said:

DiminutiveRocker said:


Well it's for sure her family will have the $$$ to keep fighting for justice in Breonna's name.

What is for sure is that most, if not all, of that money will be spent on things other than "fighting for justice"


spit YOU.KNOW.NOTHING.

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AMERICA1ST said:

What is for sure is that most, if not all, of that money will be spent on things other than "fighting for justice"


spit YOU.KNOW.NOTHING.

His vulgar racism is showin here again.

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spit YOU.KNOW.NOTHING.

His vulgar racism is showin here again.

I have been black in America longer than you have been alive. None of you can question what I know about black people. That lame fallback position of labeling someone a racist when you don't like what they say just does not work on me.

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slyjackson said:




DiminutiveRocker said:




spit YOU.KNOW.NOTHING.



His vulgar racism is showin here again.



I have been black in America longer than you have been alive. None of you can question what I know about black people. That lame fallback position of labeling someone a racist when you don't like what they say just does not work on me.

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If you were Black, I don’t think you would have made the stereotyped comments that shows in your posts. At this point, I’m just going to ignore you. Have a good evening.
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AMERICA1ST said:

slyjackson said:

His vulgar racism is showin here again.

I have been black in America longer than you have been alive. None of you can question what I know about black people. That lame fallback position of labeling someone a racist when you don't like what they say just does not work on me.

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Kind of like saying "fake news" when someone doesn't like what's being factually reported. biggrin




















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AMERICA1ST said:

DiminutiveRocker said:


Well it's for sure her family will have the $$$ to keep fighting for justice in Breonna's name.

What is for sure is that most, if not all, of that money will be spent on things other than "fighting for justice"

And you know this for sure because... you're black?

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