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1 – Louisville police officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests; suspect in custody
Two police officers were shot in Louisville, Ky., on Wednesday night as protesters flocked to the streets to rally against the decision made in the case regarding the death of black woman, Breonna Taylor.

One officer was shot in the abdomen, below a bulletproof vest, while the other was shot in a thigh. “One is alert and stable, the other officer is currently undergoing surgery and stable,” Interim Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Robert Schroeder said Wednesday night.

A third officer reportedly suffered minor injuries but wasn’t shot.

2 – Louisville college cancels class after Breonna Taylor decision, tells students to ‘channel your feelings’

Bellarmine University president Susan Donovan notified students that classes were dismissed after 2 PM and all day Thursday, a decision that was made after “hearing from many of our students of color and their allies, and in consultation with faculty and student leadership.”

“Regardless of how the courts handle the case, Breonna Taylor’s death reminds us that as a society we have so much more work to do to end systemic racism and move toward justice for all,” Donovan said in the letter, adding, “the white members of our Bellarmine community to educate yourselves on systemic racism, recognize your part in it, and work toward inclusion.”

She also encouraged students to “continue to channel your feelings into constructive action, such as pushing for police reform, and exercising your right to vote for candidates who share your views about the fair and equitable treatment of all people.” Donovan went on to say that not since the 1960s has the U.S. seen such racial justice activism, adding “we must continue to press for reform and the end of inequality.”

“If you choose to protest, please do so as safely as possible using proper PPE (masks, gloves), follow social distancing guidelines, and clean your hands as often as possible to curb the spread of COVID-19,” the college president told students.

3 – BLM protesters go on rampage across America
LOUISVILLE, KY: Protesters grabbed prepared signs, shields, water and other supplies from a U-Haul truck that pulled up near Breonna Taylor protests Wednesday.

SEATTLE: Protester Hits Police Officer In Back Of Head With Baseball Bat
“In total, officers arrested 13 individuals for charges ranging from property destruction, resisting arrest and failure to disperse as well as assault on an officer,” the Seattle Police Department said in a statement. “Multiple officers were injured to include one who was struck in the head with a baseball bat cracking his helmet.”

PORTLAND – Rioters threw fireworks and glass bottles toward police and lit a side of the Justice Center on fire. Rioters also threw full soup cans and pointed lasers toward police officers. Videos recorded by on-the-ground reporters show someone throwing a Molotov cocktail at officers, which explodes as it lands among a crowd of police.

DENVER: Car hits a protester to escape from the mob. The confrontation began when the driver was stopped by protesters. The protesters surrounded the vehicle and told the driver to turn around. They shouted at each other, then the driver accelerated into the protesters after a few tense minutes. Denver police said one male was detained after a vehicle drove into a protest in a city intersection. No injuries were reported.

ST PAUL, MN:  Black Lives Matter Shuts Down Interstate
“About 400 people were marching to protest the lack of more serious charges against officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death,” according to the Star Tribune, which also reported that police and state patrol “made no move to stop or arrest protesters.”

4 – Minnesota Trump supporters awaken to find their garage on fire, ‘Biden 2020’ graffiti
A Minnesota man who hung a “Trump 2020” flag on his truck awoke early Wednesday to find his family’s garage and three vehicles in flames, local police said.

The fire destroyed a detached garage and three vehicles, according to the Brooklyn Center Police Department, but the house itself sustained only minor damage and the family escaped without injuries.

Police and firefighters said they rescued three dogs and four puppies from the burning garage. The family’s Trump flag also burned, police said. Graffiti spray-painted on the smoldering garage included the phrases “Biden 2020”, “BLM” and an anarchist symbol.

5 – Washington high school student kicked out of Zoom class over pro-Trump flag, parents say
A Washington state high school student was allegedly kicked out of a Zoom class for displaying a pro-Trump flag on the wall despite warnings from the teacher to take it down, according to a Tuesday report.

The parents, who wished to remain anonymous, told KEPR CBS 19 that their child was attending an English Sports and Literature class when the incident occurred. They said their child had not seen a chat message from the instructor requesting that the flag – which read “Trump 2020 No More Bulls—” – be taken down.

The parents said their child was removed without warning. KEPR CBS 19 reported that the teacher had asked the student if they had seen the message before being removed from the class, but the student claimed to have not.

6 – Reporter asks Trump if he will commit to peaceful transition of power
President Trump on Wednesday refused to commit when a reporter asked him, “Will you commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the election?”

7 – Woman arrested, tased for not wearing mask at middle school football game
A woman at a grade-school football game in Ohio on Wednesday was reportedly tased and arrested by a police officer for not wearing a face mask in the stands.

The woman, identified as Alecia Kitts, was sitting in the bleachers with her mother when she got into an altercation with the cop about mask-wearing at a middle school in the town of Logan, the Marietta Times reported. Video of the incident shows the woman resisting as the officer struggles to handcuff her for nearly two minutes before he deploys his Taser. Once the officer tases Kitts, she falls to a lower tier of the bleachers.

8 – City of Fort Lauderdale rolls out temperature monitoring bracelets for employees
The City of Fort Lauderdale has received some high-tech help to protect its employees against COVID-19. The city’s temperature monitoring bracelets updates a city employee’s body temperature every 15 minutes. Fort Lauderdale ordered 3,000 of them to give to all employees.

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