“Enough is enough”, that’s the statement being made by Atlanta’s Mayor after the tragic death of an 8-year-old.
“I am asking you to please honor this baby’s life. Please, if you know who did this, please turn them in,” said Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms at a press conference Sunday.
“Enough is enough. We have talked about this movement that is happening across America at this moment in time when we have the ears and the interest of people across this country and across this globe who are saying they want to see change.”
“I am asking you to please honor this baby’s life. Please, if you know who did this, please turn them in,” she added. “We’re fighting the enemy within when we are shooting each other up in our streets,” the mayor said. “You shot and killed a baby. And it wasn’t one shooter, there was at least two shooters.”
[…] It has to stop. You can’t blame this on police officers. It’s about people who shot a baby in a car. We’re doing each other more harm than any officer on this force.”
Little Secoriea was in a car with her mom and another adult when the driver was attempting to enter a parking lot at 1238 Pryor Road where a group of individuals illegally placed barricades. An incident took place and shots were fired into the vehicle killing the child, reports Atlanta police.
Mayor Bottoms said the area near where Rayshard Brooks will now be shut down for good; “It’s over.”
Secoriea’s mom is pleading with the public for help finding her daughter’s killers. A $10,000 reward has been offered.
In addition to the shootings near the burned-out Wendy’s restaurant, Atlanta police said two other people were killed and more than 20 injured in gunfire and violence during the holiday weekend, reports AP.
Come on y’all, this has to stop.
We pray that they get justice for Secoriea Turner.
This article was originally posted on Bossip.com.
Atlanta PD Killed Rayshard Brooks, Police Chief Resigns & Protests Break Out
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GBI released video that shows the moment Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by an Atlanta Police officer at a Wendys on University Ave last night. Police say Brooks had taken an officer's taser and pointed it at the officer as he ran. pic.twitter.com/1G8fn03gFV— Matt Johnson (@MattWSB) June 13, 2020
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#BREAKING Large crowd gathering outside a Wendy’s in #Atlanta following an officer involved shooting. Police allegedly fatally shot an unarmed black man in the parking lot around 11:30pm. So far, they have only confirmed an officer-involved shooting. Few details. #AtlantaProtests pic.twitter.com/HHgi899Kj2— Eric Wasserman 🦆 "WASS" (@EricWasserman1) June 13, 2020
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Rayshard Brooks.— Kristen Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD) June 14, 2020
A 27 yr old father of 3 girls and 1 stepson. Was celebrating his daughter’s 8th birthday and was planning to take her skating.
His crime? Allegedly sleeping in his car in a Wendy’s parking lot in Atlanta. Shot 3 times in the back and killed. #RayshardBrooks pic.twitter.com/stKK0h2l2M
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Anonymous has taken action against Atlanta PD for the execution of #RayshardBrooks, we call for the arrest of the two murderers. No more impunity. #BlackLivesMatter #AtlantaShooting #AtlantaProtests https://t.co/jpFhU7T8Ij— Anonymous (@YourAnonCentral) June 14, 2020
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In the video, I see a man literally fighting and then running for his life. The ofcr, I can tell you now, will say he felt that #RayshardBrooks was a threat to his life and to others. I know this b/c this has proved so effective for ofcrs who kill innocent Black ppl. Here’s why.— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) June 14, 2020
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The excuses people tell themselves about why its ok to shoot us is exhausting. Drugs”, “drunk”, “wasn’t complying”, “shouldn’t have ran”, “didn’t speak w/respect”, “slept in a parking lot”. The stress levels that black people are functioning in is pure insanity. #RayshardBrooks— Tika Sumpter (@iamtikasumpter) June 14, 2020
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Officer Garrett Rolfe has been terminated by Atlanta PD in the Officer-involved shooting of #RayshardBrooks. He had been on the job since 2013, according to Atlanta PD. #AtlantaShooting pic.twitter.com/wOO8m8Xc1S— Stephanie Wash (@WashNews) June 14, 2020
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The penalty for sleeping in your car should not be death.— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) June 14, 2020
The penalty for resisting arrest should not be death.
The penalty for running away from police should not be death.
Yet there is too often no penalty for police who kill Black men and women. #RayshardBrooks pic.twitter.com/471GdxGdbp
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Instead of asking: Why did they have to set the Wendy’s on fire?— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) June 14, 2020
Ask instead: Why did they have to murder #RayshardBrooks?
People over property
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Show this to anyone who dares claim the cops had to kill #RayshardBrooks.— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) June 14, 2020
This is in Virginia.
This man murdered 2 women & 1 child. Attacked officers while naked. Choked a church groundskeeper. And finally w/100 cops—was detained alive.pic.twitter.com/qHO1c0hpZW
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Another Black American was killed by police today, this time at a Wendy’s in Atlanta. #RayshardBrooks, who did not have any lethal weapons, was running away from the police when he was shot.— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 14, 2020
But the below is what @realDonaldTrump wants to tell the American people at this time. https://t.co/74YoG8awzr
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Imagine if someone checked to see if #RayshardBrooks was okay, offered him water, food, checked to see if he was hurt or homeless. Sleeping in your car in the Wendy’s drive thru is inconvenient, not a threat. The police don’t need to be called for everything. #BlackLivesMatter— Jared Barnes (@MrJaredBarnes) June 14, 2020
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How white people acted after a jury somehow acquitted (black) O.J. Simpson of the brutal homicide of two (white) people, Ron and Nicole, a bloody double execution that evidence showed Simpson clearly committed...#RayshardBrooks #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/ED0VkLHvEC— Larry Elder (@larryelder) June 14, 2020
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