ATLANTA SHOOTING

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARTY JUNE 16, 2020

         YOU’VE PROBABLY SEEN THE LATEST VIDEO. RAYSHARD BROOKS, A 27-YEAR-OLD AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAN FALLS ASLEEP IN HIS CAR AT A FAST FOOD RESTAURANT IN ATLANTA. HE BLOCKS THE DRIVE-THROUGH AND POLICE ARE CALLED. THEY GIVE BROOKS A SOBRIETY TEST, WHICH HE FAILS. THEY START TO ARREST HIM AND BROOKS ATTACKS THEM. THEY WRESTLE HIM TO THE GROUND, BUT HE BREAKS FREE, STEALING A TASER GUN FROM ONE OF THE OFFICERS AND RUNNING AWAY.

         ONE OFFICER GIVES CHASE. BROOKS TURNS AND FIRES THE TASER AT HIM AND THE OFFICER RESPONDS BY FIRING HIS GUN, KILLING BROOKS.

         THE COP IS IMMEDIATELY FIRED AND HIS PARTNER PUT ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE. THERE WERE SEVERAL OPTIONS. THE COPS COULD HAVE LET HIM GO. BROOKS HAD HIS CAR AND COPS COULD HAVE MET HIM AT HOME WITH REINFORCEMENTS. BOTH OFFICERS SHOULD HAVE BEEN PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE PENDING AN INVESTIGATION.

         THESE SORRY INCIDENTS HAVE BECOME POLITICAL AND THREATEN THE MORALE AND CAREERS OF GOOD COPS EVERYWHERE. THE MEDIA ARE COMPLICIT IN THIS, PROMOTING THEIR NARRATIVE OF DIVISION. OUR COUNTRY IS BEING TORN APART AND FEW SEEM TO CARE. I’M CAL THOMAS.

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