LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A state lawmaker says she will propose changing Kentucky’s legal definition of rioting after Democratic state Rep. Attica Scott was charged with a felony rioting count while participating in Louisville protests for racial justice.
News outlets report Rep. Lisa Willner said she plans to file a new bill request Monday that would redefine the term.
Scott is Kentucky’s only Black woman representative. She calls the charges against her “ludicrous.”
She was charged Thursday night with first-degree rioting, unlawful assembly and failure to disperse. Scott says officers surrounded her and her daughter as they walked to a church.