Louisville Police Fire Pepper Bullets At Reporter And Crew | MSNBC

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Police in Louisville fired pepper bullets at Kaitlin Rust and her camera crew, who were reporting on the protests over the death of George Floyd for NBC affiliate WAVE 3 News.

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91 Comments on "Louisville Police Fire Pepper Bullets At Reporter And Crew | MSNBC"

  1. Optimist Prime | May 30, 2020 at 10:57 AM | Reply

    I bet they do this so they can brutalize people and not get caught.

    • @Bat Boy oh, well so long as they apologized. 😂 But I wonder if an apology would have been enough if someone had fired rubber bullets at them?

    • Free Thought | May 30, 2020 at 12:17 PM | Reply

      “I bet”, must have taken like 5 whole seconds to come up with that conclusion

    • William H Music 2020 | May 30, 2020 at 12:19 PM | Reply

      @Bat Boy “I got hairy legs that turn blonde in the sun and kids like to pull uh rub my legs down” – Joe Biden.
      tinyurl.com/y9a3t8lg 👈😆

    • @Real Talk76 – IKR. With so many idle hands, and minds during this Covid-19 pandemic, and so many people stressed out already…this is the WRONG time to provoke the population. And Trump has added gasoline to this fire, via his Tweets. A very bad time, to have the worst president ever.

    • Moose Philotus | May 30, 2020 at 7:39 PM | Reply

      @Gary Vance Hey, I’ll be the first to doubt the MSNBC clown show.
      However, I’ve doubted the government clown show longer.
      That pig was firing tear gas balls on fake news journalists.
      Welcome to your Banana republic

  2. Scum police.. Zero respect ✊

  3. Hvypower 24/7 | May 30, 2020 at 11:02 AM | Reply

    Freedom of press is dying . The land of the free is only a mirage imagines by the elitist

    • John Cronin | May 30, 2020 at 8:08 PM | Reply

      Hvypower 24/7 In Boston, several years ago, during a post Red Sox winning of the World Series, we had unruly (and likely intoxicated) crowd, mostly of college students, and the police tried to control the crowd with guns that shot bean bags. However, instead of firing low, some officers aimed high, and killed a college student. A thorough investigation followed, and policies regarding crowd control were changed. There was still celebrations following a team championship, but the police did a much better job of crowd control, damage and injuries were held at a minimum, and there were also public service announcements ahead of time, to try to educate the public, so that crowds wouldn’t get out of control. There were no further fatalities, and arrests were at a minimum. The circumstances were different; in Boston people were celebrating, not angry with the police, but the police LEARNED from that first failure, and successfully adapted their tactics, and by and large, were much more effective at controlling large crowds.

      But from the distance the officer was at, firing ANY object at high speed, can cause a fatality. The reporter and crew weren’t wearing any protective gear that people wear when they engage in an activity using paintballs. Also, none of the other officers joined this lone rogue. Clearly, he wasn’t following any orders, he just wanted to target the media. He should be immediately fired, lose his pension, and word sent to other law enforcement advising other departments against hiring him. This incident will likely end up with a lawsuit.

    • John Cronin | May 30, 2020 at 8:13 PM | Reply

      Gery Galjour Just what crime was the reporter and the crew committing? There were no rioters in their vicinity. And only one officer approached them and fired. No other officer accompanied him. That strongly suggests that he was acting on his own.

      But the news station, or the individuals in this crew will like file a lawsuit, and likely, the city will end up paying a settlement.

    • John Cronin | May 30, 2020 at 8:17 PM | Reply

      Gery Galjour So, you want to live in a totalitarian police state? Try North Korea. No “liberal media” (most mainstream media is corporate owned, and not usually liberal in their views). And for that matter, no riots. The only mass gatherings you will ever see are those where the crowd performs for the leader, and of course they will come out and express the deepest mourning when the leader dies… or else!

    • John Cronin | May 30, 2020 at 8:20 PM | Reply

      Val FckCommies I didn’t see “they”, I saw one police officer acting alone. That one should be fired. Also, while NBC is owned by Comcast, and thus owned by the corporate elite, this is a local, not a national, reporter and crew. They are not likely raking in money.

    • Hvypower 24/7 | May 30, 2020 at 8:21 PM | Reply

      @John Cronin I totally agree with your statements.

  4. Hans Bjorkman | May 30, 2020 at 11:02 AM | Reply

    USA has supported this kind of police and military behaviour world wide for many years, now it’s time to implement it back home. Congratulations the facist state has just gone live in good old United States.

  5. Cops, shoot first make up an excuse later.

  6. Biggus Dickus | May 30, 2020 at 11:04 AM | Reply

    The reporter should’ve worn a Fox News cap. That’s better than a bullet-proof vest when you face a violent cop.

  7. This is a criminal department who’ve been getting away with dumb stuff but they will pay for this behavior. Sick Sad World

  8. Carin Wiseman | May 30, 2020 at 11:06 AM | Reply

    This officer should be fired and charged with assault.

    • Way to go, Craig | May 30, 2020 at 3:54 PM | Reply

      @Bernard M. They know better than to do that. I have a personal communication line to Trump.

    • lol warrior | May 30, 2020 at 6:33 PM | Reply

      @Football Nerd But that is for criminals not reporters how do you blame everything on the president?

    • Football Nerd | May 30, 2020 at 7:11 PM | Reply

      @lol warrior It is not for criminals it is for suspected criminals. May I remind you of a little thing called innocent until proven guilty!!
      The police are not judge, jury and executioner. Their job is to make arrests and bring people to court. Every person deserves the right to a fair trial before they are punished. They should not be punished in the form of police brutality before they are even proven guilty!

      I’m not blaming Trump solely for police brutality nor am I blaming him solely for the death of George Floyd. But come on, you’ve got to admit their is an issue of police brutality in the United States and it doesn’t help when the president actively encourages it!

    • David Shaughnessy | May 30, 2020 at 8:00 PM | Reply

      He was trying to maintain social distance.

    • swooping is bad tho | May 30, 2020 at 8:40 PM | Reply

      RFI-Crypto Lab I don’t see progressive choking a man to death they have power over. You are on the wrong side of history and you won’t be remembered as one who fought to help others.

  9. Police follow there masters words,.,. Shooting starts,.,

  10. They even attacked you guys, I.hope you get it now, they see you.as the enemy as they do all people with cameras

    • There is a video going around showing what is obviously a police officer breaking shop windows in Minneapolis and protestors asking him to stop and he threatens violence when a man follows asking why he is smashing windows with a hammer!!! The man was dressed in all black wearing a gas mask and carrying an umbrella. The umbrella is used to both block his face from CCTV and signal to police that he is one of them.

  11. Étienne Gauthier | May 30, 2020 at 11:09 AM | Reply

    Look at this little big man who think he’s in a paint ball party…

    • @Bad Bird I guess you’re excluding the groups that come specifically to disrupt a peaceful protest. To destroy the city just for the thrill. It happens at protests that are especially heated. Not a democratic or Republican thing. They are there because they are hateful destructive groups.
      Anarchists, extremists groups, militant, left-wing, anti-fascist political activist.
      Today I watched a few reports coming out that there were 5 different groups in protests all around the US that were infiltrating these protests to do nefarious deeds- violence, destruction of property, to change the narrative, to change public opinion, to smear the US globally. Which Democrats were you referring to with your statement? “If they didn’t act like animals the cops would not need to be there” The protesters were very specific in their organization and wanted a PEACEFUL PROTEST. We watched some guys alone sneaking around destroying property with no emotion at all. It was their only motivation. The only thing they were there to do was cause chaos & change the story. Mostly to divide people & a country. To weaken it.

    • D. A. So you are saying all those protesters was protesting peacefully until Antifa showed up ? If you expect me to believe that you are more stupid than I thought.

    • D. A. So I guess the same ppl showed up in Detroit last night as well as NY and Atlanta huh ? Shall I go on ?

    • Pierre Williston | May 30, 2020 at 6:36 PM | Reply

      and the blue drama queen will cry when people are going to defend themself

    • Étienne Gauthier burning and looting there city’s

  12. Imagine if the were Black it wouldn’t have been rubber bullets !
    That’s How HATEFUL Cop’s Are..

  13. Together free Hong Kong, but free the United states first.

    • Lados Dominik | May 30, 2020 at 1:23 PM | Reply

      @Aaron Fahr
      Thank you. Funnily enough I only had to rip into him once to make him leave.

    • @Lados Dominik He rarely sticks around, if he does he’ll ask if you are homosexual. I’ve no idea what crap is on the links he posts. I just report them as spam.

    • Lados Dominik | May 30, 2020 at 1:49 PM | Reply

      @Aaron Fahr
      Those are his rather dumb music posts. Don’t click on them. They just hurt you of you have a sense of taste. Thank you for the warning.

    • Baron Harkonnen | May 30, 2020 at 4:43 PM | Reply

      Hong Kong and Taiwan belong to China- end of story. But Puerto Rico and Hawaii never belonged to the USA. Why don’t you free them first! Don’t be hypocritical.

    • what happened to all the hongkongers praising the us for being a beacon of freedom and worshipping trump? lmfaooo

  14. Isn’t this the cop mindset that started this whole thing? To just fire
    a paint/pepper gun at journalists reflects very poor training and
    discipline. If you don’t learn from tactics like this and get better
    then this cycle will just keep happening time after time after…

    • Hendrik van Leeuwen | May 30, 2020 at 4:07 PM | Reply

      @Bad Bird So you’re all good with the government telling citizens where they can and can not be. What are you, some kind of socialist?

    • @Knight Golden Yeah keep the people from the medical safety area. And then destroyed the whole tent with water and supplies donated.

    • Moose Philotus | May 30, 2020 at 7:09 PM | Reply

      What do they care? Do you think they’ll be held accountable for acting like goons? Their arrogance may well be their comeuppance.
      He had best hope he isn’t on the receiving end of his brand of justice in the near future.

    • swooping is bad tho | May 30, 2020 at 8:37 PM | Reply

      Bad Bird you’re on the wrong side of history. I hope you figure that out one day.

    • @Bad Bird tsk tsk tsk, you sound like a god dam commie.

  15. Étienne Gauthier | May 30, 2020 at 11:13 AM | Reply

    North Korea, China, Russia and USA police got this in common: Silence the media first!

    • Étienne Gauthier | May 30, 2020 at 12:54 PM | Reply

      Tom B. I think the main issue with USA politics comes from his simplistic bipartisan systems; If you’re not right, you’re lefties, any public health and education politics are automatically viewed as socialism. And every time one president wants to go forward with new politics, the next one will do everything to erase his legacy.

    • obsidianstatue | May 30, 2020 at 2:03 PM | Reply

      can’t speak for other countries, but the police in China rarely use excessive force, in fact they often use verbal methods to defuse the situation, if that doesn’t work they will risk their lives to restrain the criminal by hand, vast majority of Chinese police never carry firearm.

    • Étienne Gauthier | May 30, 2020 at 3:17 PM | Reply

      obsidianstatue The KGB and the CIA also have their way.

    • That’s the first thing hitler did… silenced the media

    • @Tom B. so true

  16. That was a statement, we are the police. We have ultimate authority. He should be fired, but I’m sure they got a good laugh about it.

  17. They must be getting ready to do some dirt and don’t want the press to see it.

    • unknown unknown | May 30, 2020 at 2:21 PM | Reply

      @Ken Rascon or they just no that cnn are racebiater don’t want anything to do with them. anyway the poeple there now are just stat ran antfia doing what they do craping on the people around them

    • Maybe but it seems like a direct order from the Chief Tangerine

    • Jack Hainings | May 30, 2020 at 3:02 PM | Reply

      America is burning, Trump is golfing.

    • Exactly. These people are pure evil. Everyone please be careful.

    • @unknown unknown If you’ve seen videos from all around, white people are also protesting along with blacks because they too know that this is wrong. So you can keep that trash you are talking about. Especially when you know nothing. I’ve definitely seen them in the crowds.

  18. Jiji Solomon | May 30, 2020 at 11:17 AM | Reply

    Thank God she wasn’t a minority male holding that alleged weapon called a microphone.

  19. TheSilent People | May 30, 2020 at 11:37 AM | Reply

    “Police should be rough,” said the clown, and police laughed and applauded. Let’s not forget that!!

    • Kernal Scott 2 | May 30, 2020 at 1:47 PM | Reply

      @Gene Viève Oh dear TDS is real. Go back to Gullible Island fool.

    • Gene Viève | May 30, 2020 at 2:08 PM | Reply

      @Kernal Scott 2 Hey, yàll Bot Do Troll, go back to your lover, Trumpsky and his misogynistic megalomaniac fools, ala Hitler.

    • Matthew Bennett | May 30, 2020 at 4:09 PM | Reply

      on MS13. “you cant handle the truth”

    • David Shaughnessy | May 30, 2020 at 8:01 PM | Reply

      @Gene Viève If the kind protesters looted your house, I bet you’d give them a full tour of the place.

    • Gene Viève | May 30, 2020 at 8:07 PM | Reply

      @David Shaughnessy No, I would have my way to escort them out. Don`t need to get into hassler with “Posse Comitatus.“ Apparently, you and Teumpsky both flunked Con Law…

  20. “Dog Whistle Donny” sent his Racist troops after a reporter …..

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