As I wrote three weeks ago about Republican state lawmakers renewing their “War on Louisville,” the new offensive might be their most disgraceful yet. Since then, it’s only become more clear how callously partisan — and dangerous — their proposal is.
At issue is House Bill 309. If passed, Louisville’s new civilian review board would attain indirect subpoena power by request from — and granted through — the Metro Oversight committee. Although some critics say it doesn’t go far enough, this would still be a significant reform following the LMPD killing Breonna Taylor.
Unfortunately, everything else in 309 is just a wretched Republican power grab, including several unrelated provisions that aim to subvert the will of Louisville voters.Read More ›