Few in number, Black residents in Appalachia push for justice

Just as soon as the grand jury decision came down in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, several people in southeastern Kentucky began organizing a candlelight vigil in her memory.Taylor was killed in March by police officers in Louisville, Kentucky, who executed a midnight no-knock search warrant, the type of which the city has since banned.In late September, a state grand jury held no one criminally accountable for killing Taylor. Protests broke out in Louisville and other large cities.In the small Appalachian town of Hazard, Joseph Palumbo and several friends began looking for a place to …

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