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Lorry drivers will face de facto Brexit border in Kent, Gove confirms
International hauliers will need 'Kent access permit' to get into county from 1 JanuaryA de facto Brexit border is to be introduced for lorry drivers entering
Kent to travel on to the EU, Michael Gove
has confirmed.The minister for the Cabinet Office and chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster told the Commons
that lorry drivers would need a "Kent access permit" to get into the county from 1 January with "police and ANPR cameras [automatic number plate recognition]" enforcing the system. Continue reading...
|'Violence Is Inevitable': Protests Erupt in Louisville After Cops Dodge Charges in Killing of Breonna Taylor
LOUISVILLE-Just hours after three Louisville Metro Police officers dodged charges for the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in March, protesters took to the streets across the country in outrage.In a stunning decision, a grand jury on Wednesday indicted one of the officers, former detective Brett Hankison, with several counts of wanton endangerment. But the charges stemmed from the shots Hankison fired-during a "no-knock" warrant served at Taylor's apartment-that hit or endangered people in other units.In other words, the actual shots that killed the emergency medical technician, an icon of Black Lives Matter protests in recent months, were not deemed criminal. The two other officers, Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove-the cop who fired the shot that killed Taylor-were not charged at all in an action that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said "was justified to protect themselves."Hankison was booked at about 4:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Detention Center after turning himself in, a spokesperson for the jail told The Daily Beast. He was released about 30 minutes later after posting a bond for $15,000. By then, the city was already consumed with grief and anger.Beginning in Jefferson Square Park, which has served as the home base for Louisville Black Lives Matter protests over the last 118 days, at least 100 protesters started to march after Cameron's Frankfort press conference. They called for justice for Taylor, chanting "No Justice, No Peace" and "Keep going." Police cars took to trailing the activists, and in The Highlands, a gentrified, residential neighborhood of Louisville, hundreds of protesters, some throwing bottles, faced off with police before 4 p.m.Police fired a volley of pepper balls, while a man used a wooden bat to try to break a UPS storefront. Protesters took to sitting in a side parking lot with injuries they said stemmed from the law-enforcement onslaught. Some were taken into police custody.Protesters were effectively boxed in by an aggressive early police presence, before venturing deeper into a residential neighborhood, chants of "Say Her Name" emanating in call and response.Around 4:30 p.m., officers in tactical gear told protesters they were engaging in unlawful assembly before curfew, demanding they immediately disperse. "If you do not do so we may dispense chemical agents & you will be arrested," officers told residents via loud speaker. During one announcement, a protester responded: "We're peaceful right now!"Solidarity protests across the country started to ramp up Wednesday evening. Dozens of residents on the South Side of Chicago took to the streets after Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker placed the National Guard in a state of "readiness."In New York, protesters met in Union Square Wednesday to begin a borough demonstration against police brutality and racial injustice. The group planned to travel to Brooklyn's Barclays Center and was expected to bring out hundreds of residents.> Midland and Bardstown, police have fired pepper balls. Protesters throwing bottles of water. Louisville pic.twitter.com/vXzDQHISls> > - Hayes Gardner (@HayesGardner) September 23, 2020Meanwhile, several National Guard humvees were seen driving into downtown Louisville, which had been largely closed down ahead of the grand-jury announcement. In the same area, a militia group in tactical gear was spotted walking around-several of the members armed.A LMPD spokesperson confirmed to The Daily Beast "multiple people were arrested" in connection with the protests on Wednesday, but did not provide any additional details. By 6:30 p.m., less than three hours before a curfew was set to go into effect in Louisville, upwards of 75 state police in riot gear were lined up at the Republic Plaza parking lot-along with several military vehicles. Multiple helicopters were also seen flying overhead while local police blocked Market Street for several blocks in an attempt to curtail protesters. The city's mayor and the interim police chief had already issued "state of emergency" declarations in anticipation of the grand jury's decision this week. Streets and downtown parking garages were closed, some local businesses boarded up their storefronts, and the federal courthouse was shuttered for the week. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear activated the National Guard on Wednesday to quell any fallout, and the mayor implemented the curfew for at least three days."This is not the system people deserve," said Dezirae Edwards, 21, a bank teller and Louisville native. "I feel like violence is inevitable."Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
What the wanton endangerment charge means
A grand jury indicted former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree in connection with the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in March.
Kentucky AG explains why two officers weren't charged
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron speaks to the press after the grand jury in the Breonna Taylor case announced that one of the three officers involved, Brett Hankison, has been indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree.
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