‘I cannot stand it’: family of Louisville man shot dead by police speak out

David McAtee, who used to feed cops for free, was killed during curfew in Louisville – and his death bore a striking resemblance to Breonna Taylor’s

In the moments before he was shot dead by law enforcement this week, David McAtee – otherwise known as YaYa or “the barbecue man” – was doing what he always did: cooking up meat for the crowds gathered at the intersection of Broadway and 26th in Louisville, Kentucky’s predominantly black West End.

It was the second night of curfew in Louisville. But here, a few miles from the center of the downtown protests over the March police killing of 26-year-old black ER tech Breonna Taylor, that were ignited following the May police killing of George Floyd – curfew was being ignored.

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