Local Reaction To The Decision Not To Charge The Officers Who Killed Breonna Taylor

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Much of the nation is reeling from the news that the officers who killed 26 year-old Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky this spring will not be charged.

Taylor was shot and killed by police during a raid on her apartment in March.

A grand jury indicted a former Louisville detective for wanton endangerment for his actions during the raid, but no charges were announced against the other two officers who fired more than 20 shots — at least 5 of which led to Taylor's death.

As demonstrations broke out in Louisville last night, two officers were shot. They are expected to recover.

In Boston, residents, activists and public officials are reacting with disappointment and outrage.

We take listener calls and hear from Boston Globe columnist Renee Graham, and Michael Curry, former president of the Boston chapter of the NAACP. Curry now works with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and is a member of the national NAACP Board of Directors.

We also hear from Hodan Hashi of the organization Black Boston, which represents the voices of young people of color. This summer, she co-organized a march protesting police brutality that drew thousands.

This segment aired on September 24, 2020.

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