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One of the pictures I posted earlier showed riot police surrounding a church in Louisville in what had developed into a stand-off. The Louisville Courier Journal has this on what happened there last night:
After a two-hour standoff outside a downtown Louisville church, police officers and protesters brokered a deal allowing demonstrators back on to the city streets.
The negotiations, which allowed the protesters to return to their cars without being arrested for violating a 9pm curfew, capped off another tense evening in Kentucky’s largest city.
I’m at First Unitarian Church on South Fourth where protesters are using as a safe space. I’ve been here since about 6 p.m. with organizers. It’s 9:01 — one minute past curfew.
Line of police cars leaving the church.
The protesters can seemingly go home. pic.twitter.com/s4qypPFCqs
Palmer, who has not spoken publicly since Wednesday’s grand jury announcement, was wearing a black satin “Until Freedom” jacket over a white T-shirt with a picture of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and the words “Mitch Bitch.”
Daniel Strauss in Washington has been looking at how the death of supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has upended Senate races just weeks before the election.
For Republicans, the battle for the Senate is an essential bid to cling to a hugely powerful body; for Democrats, wresting control of the chamber would be a hugely welcome – if previously unexpected – triumph.
In some races, the supreme court vacancy offers a chance for Democrats to rally their bases in states that increasingly lean left. In others, the vacancy gives Republican candidates the opportunity to remind voters who want the high court to tackle cases on abortion, deregulation, and overturning healthcare reform that senators can play a role.