Two police officers have been shot tonight in Louisville, but the mainstream media has declared the riots to be “mostly peaceful.”
The riots in Louisville were sparked by the ruling in the case of Breonna Taylor, where a grand jury did not indict any police officers in her death, and only charged one with counts of wanton endangerment. As National File reported:
[Kentucky AG] Cameron was asked whether there would be any more charges relating to the case, and he confirmed that there would be no more charges, including murder or manslaughter. “I think it’s unlikely there will be any additional prosecutions that come from that incident itself,” he said. He added that six classes of homicide charges were not justified as Officers Mattingly and Cosgrove were justified in their use of force.
During the riots, two police officers were shot by a Black Lives Matter protestor.
That’s it folks. They’ve crossed the line. Black Lives Matter militants are shooting police in Louisville. pic.twitter.com/eY0ihTaa61
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 24, 2020
OFFICER SHOT: Video captured by the Louisville Metro Police Department caught the moment shots were fired in downtown Louisville following the grand jury ruling in the Breonna Taylor case. Here's what happened after the shots were fired.
— LEX 18 News (@LEX18News) September 24, 2020
One man was arrested by law enforcement near a Thornton’s gas station shortly after the shooting.
Just minutes after at least two police officers were shot in downtown Louisville, this man was apprehended by law enforcement near a Thornton’s gas station. #BreonnaTaylor https://t.co/pO1Fy5RW9Y pic.twitter.com/VrkElqHSow
— Sam Upshaw Jr. (@CJ_Upshot) September 24, 2020
Louisville Police Chief Robert Schroeder said at a press conference that both officers are currently undergoing treatment at University Hospital.
One officer is alert and stable, while the other officer is currently undergoing surgery and stable.
Schroeder also said that they have one suspect in custody.
Chief of Police in Louisville:
– Two police officers shot are not in critical condition
– One of them is in surgery
– They have 1 suspect in custody pic.twitter.com/h3nWp2g51b
— Kelb Hull (@CalebJHull) September 24, 2020
However, the mainstream media are reluctant to label the chaos in Louisville as “riots,” and have declared it to be “mostly peaceful.”
The phrase has often been used to describe the recent Black Lives Matter riots across the country.
“Demonstrations in Louisville wore on past nightfall in defiance of a 9 PM curfew and remained mostly peaceful until several gunshots rang out in the midst of a skirmish between protestors and heavily armed police,” Reuters tweeted.
Demonstrations in Louisville wore on past nightfall in defiance of a 9 p.m. curfew and remained mostly peaceful until several gunshots rang out in the midst of a skirmish between protesters and heavily armed police https://t.co/lvEd2XalpJ pic.twitter.com/L8GrPNrwCg
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 24, 2020
ABC11 Eyewitness news reported on the first police officer being shot, but said that it was “unclear” if the shooting was tied to the “protests.”
Louisville officer shot, but unclear if tied to protests https://t.co/3Pe4DUb8kO
— ABC11 EyewitnessNews (@ABC11_WTVD) September 24, 2020
It’s no surprise that many people online mocked the reporting for their bias.
JFK shot, unclear if tied to man in book suppository building
Twin Towers fall, unclear if tied to jets that crashed into them
Soleimani dies, unclear if tied to US missile strike that turned him into mist https://t.co/8g8EtHLYTT
— Tom LAW AND ORDER Pappert (@realTomPappert) September 24, 2020
For months now, I've translated Big Media's "mostly peaceful" claims regarding BLM riots to mean "unquestionably violent." And this is why. https://t.co/VFb8LAVW54
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) September 24, 2020
mostly peaceful until several gunshots rang out mostly peaceful until several gunshots rang out mostly peaceful until several gunshots rang out mostly peaceful until several gunshots rang out mostly peaceful until several gunshots rang out mostly peaceful until several gunshots https://t.co/8ysZ5khr4v
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) September 24, 2020
National File reported earlier today that Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, funded the Bail Project, a group with links to George Soros that employs Holly Zoller, who was caught handing out shields to potential rioters from the back of a U-Haul:
The Bail Project has been funded by the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey. In June, Dorsey’s #startsmall intiative teamed up with Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation, to donate $11 million to organisations that “advance racial equity, with a focus on criminal justice and policing reform.” The Bail Project was a recipient of these funds, along with Black Lives Matter.