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Breonna Taylor shooting: Fired Louisville officer indicted on criminal charges

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Officer Brett Hankison, whom the department fired earlier this year, was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree.

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I figured they'd come up with something, just to try to placate the mob. I knew it wouldnt be anything like manslaughter or murder because the police were simply doing their job serving a warrant (one that I think the law should be changed to not allow, but that's a different argument, and it was legal at the time, as much as I and others might dislike it) and the boyfriend shot at them and they returned fire. Sadly this won't placate said terrorist mob - I expect Louisville to be in flames by the evening.
 

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Good. He shot the person with no gun to death. He deserves prison. You cant just kick a door in and blow everyone away because you hear 1 gunshot. Plus we all know they were undercover drug enforcement punishing her ex boyfriend for not being a good police informant and ratting on all his friends so they shot his girlfriend. They didnt call an ambulance or anything the cops fled the scene after shooting her. That alone speaks volumes.
 

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I figured they'd come up with something, just to try to placate the mob. I knew it wouldnt be anything like manslaughter or murder because the police were simply doing their job serving a warrant (one that I think the law should be changed to not allow, but that's a different argument, and it was legal at the time, as much as I and others might dislike it) and the boyfriend shot at them and they returned fire. Sadly this won't placate said terrorist mob - I expect Louisville to be in flames by the evening.
I agree an angry reaction is likely.
 

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Good. He shot the person with no gun to death. He deserves prison. You cant just kick a door in and blow everyone away because you hear 1 gunshot. Plus we all know they were undercover drug enforcement punishing her ex boyfriend for not being a good police informant and ratting on all his friends so they shot his girlfriend. They didnt call an ambulance or anything the cops fled the scene after shooting her. That alone speaks volumes.
A Class D felony in Kentucky usually does not result in jail time.
 

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I figured they'd come up with something, just to try to placate the mob. I knew it wouldnt be anything like manslaughter or murder because the police were simply doing their job serving a warrant (one that I think the law should be changed to not allow, but that's a different argument, and it was legal at the time, as much as I and others might dislike it) and the boyfriend shot at them and they returned fire. Sadly this won't placate said terrorist mob - I expect Louisville to be in flames by the evening.
Yep, and the media is already trying to fan the flames.
 

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Neat, so all I have to do to get off with wanton endangerment before breaking into someone's house and murdering them in their sleep is to become a LEO.

It's better than nothing, but this is not an acceptable outcome.
 

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Yep, and the media is already trying to fan the flames.
Except the police were wrong. They did break into her house and did murder her in her bed. It was her house and the suspect didn't live there. There really is no perfuming that pig.
 

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Neat, so all I have to do to get off with wanton endangerment before breaking into someone's house and murdering them in their sleep is to become a LEO.

It's better than nothing, but this is not an acceptable outcome.
It is not breaking in when you have an approved warrant. Nor was anyone murdered in their sleep AFAIK.

Anyone truly outraged by this needs to be backing Rand Paul's bill to be rid of no-knock warrants.
 

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Neat, so all I have to do to get off with wanton endangerment before breaking into someone's house and murdering them in their sleep is to become a LEO.

It's better than nothing, but this is not an acceptable outcome.
HAHA I just saw one of the quotes in your siggy line. It's past August. Is the "phony virus" forgotten yet? I wonder if the 28 year old OB/GYN resident who just died in Houston forgot it yet, or her family.
 

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It is not breaking in when you have an approved warrant.
They broke into the wrong house. They weren't even supposed to be there, let alone use a no-knock warrant, which they've gotten rid of anyway.

Nor was anyone murdered in their sleep AFAIK.
Bald-faced lie. Literally the only way you could believe that trash is if you believed that Breonna Taylor were still alive.

Anyone truly outraged by this needs to be backing Rand Paul's bill to be rid of no-knock warrants.
Assuming you're back to telling the truth, I'd be on board with that.
 

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HAHA I just saw one of the quotes in your siggy line. It's past August. Is the "phony virus" forgotten yet? I wonder if the 28 year old OB/GYN resident who just died in Houston forgot it yet, or her family.
At the rate we're going, I'm going to have to clarify that he meant August 2020. 🙁
 

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Neat, so all I have to do to get off with wanton endangerment before breaking into someone's house and murdering them in their sleep is to become a LEO.

It's better than nothing, but this is not an acceptable outcome.
Of course it won’t satisfy cop haters, but if something is overcharged to satisfy mobs, it makes and acquittal even more likely.
 

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Nope this is bullshit a d they know it.

That is why they canceled all LE leaves and put up barricades before the announcement.
If you or I turn the wrong way down a one way street and kill someone in a head o. It's vehicular homicide...

What ever happened to personal responsibility???
 

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Neat, so all I have to do to get off with wanton endangerment before breaking into someone's house and murdering them in their sleep is to become a LEO.

It's better than nothing, but this is not an acceptable outcome.
what would have been a more appropriate charge?
 

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I'll admit that's a new one on me "wanton endangerment".

he ya go

508.060 Wanton endangerment in the first degree. (1) A person is guilty of wanton endangerment in the first degree when, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, he wantonly engages in conduct which creates a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person. (2) Wanton endangerment in the first degree is a Class D felony. Effective: January 1, 1975 History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 406, sec. 70, effective January 1, 1975.
 

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Of course it won’t satisfy cop haters, but if something is overcharged to satisfy mobs, it makes and acquittal even more likely.
I don't hate cops but I probably would if I were Breonna Taylor and I was shot 5 times in my own house for no reason.
 

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Nope this is bullshit a d they know it.

That is why they canceled all LE leaves and put up barricades before the announcement.
If you or I turn the wrong way down a one way street and kill someone in a head o. It's vehicular homicide...

What ever happened to personal responsibility???
terrible analogy and misplaced outrage

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Nope this is bullshit a d they know it.

That is why they canceled all LE leaves and put up barricades before the announcement.
If you or I turn the wrong way down a one way street and kill someone in a head o. It's vehicular homicide...

What ever happened to personal responsibility???
Personal responsability doesnt exist when you're given qualified immunity.


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