Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
Since March, Louisville, Kentucky has been at the center of the current race wars. Louisville is most-prominently joined by Minneapolis, MN and Kenosha, Wisconsin. The city of Louisville is where Breonna Taylor was murdered by the police.
The other cities are where George Floyd was murdered and Jacob Blake was critically shot. Because of what’s gone on, there are overwhelming cries for police reform. However, the move Louisville made could potentially make people angrier.
Yvette Gentry, yesterday, was named the interim police chief for the Louisville Metro Police Department. Some may see the move, Gentry being a black woman, and all, as racial pandering, in the wake of the murder of Breonna Taylor. But, the city says she is proven, once being a deputy chief, and the current chief retired, saying he felt it was time for him to move on.
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– “Yvette Gentry, a former Louisville Metro Police deputy chief, will take over as interim chief of the embattled police force beginning Oct. 1 and says she is ready to ‘move the needle forward. Gentry, 50, who graduated from Central High School and University of Louisville, will be the first woman, and the second person who is Black, to serve as chief of the Louisville Metro Police.” “Gentry's new role comes at a low point in relations between police and Black residents in Louisville. Locally, protesters have marched for more than 100 consecutive days, demanding "justice for Breonna" and calling for serious changes to the city's police and other systems that have perpetuated systemic racism.” “Gentry retired from LMPD in 2014 after more than two decades on the police force, working her from dispatcher to deputy chief. She went on to work in Fischer's administration for about 2½ years, leaving as chief of community building in October 2017. Until recently, she worked as a project director at Metro United Way. She'll take over from [Robert] Schroeder, who became the city's top cop on June 1 when Fischer fired longtime Chief Steve Conrad after learning officers at the fatal police shooting of David McAtee, a popular West End eatery owner, didn't have body cameras turned on.” Via- Darcy Costello, Courier Journal For full article, visit Courier-Journal.com 🎥: WLKY-TV For full video, visit WLKY.com For resources to join the fight, please visit StandwithBre.com and UntilFreedom.com (Links in bio.) #SayHerName #BreonnaTaylor #NoJusticeNoPeace #justiceforbreonnataylor #standwithbre #justiceforbre #breewayy #breonnaslaw #yvettegentry #lmpd #arrestthecops #joshuajaynes #jonthanmattingly #mylescosgrove #bretthankison #endqualifiedimmunity #endthewarondrugs #endmassincarceration #endpolicebrutality #endwhitesupremacy #blm #allblacklivesmatter #justiceforsandrabland #justiceforpamelaturner #justiceforatatianajefferson #justiceforelijahmcclain #justicefordanielprude #justiceforahmaudarbery #justiceforgeorgefloyd #justicefordavidmcatee
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