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Protests Erupt In Atlanta After The Police Killing Of Rayshard Brooks

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Rayshard Brooks is a yet another name that we will never forget. He was gunned down by an Atlanta police officer this past weekend after falling asleep in a Wendy’s drive-thru.

That Wendy’s is now smoldering rubble as it has been burned to the ground during a righteous rebellion.

This morning, Rayshard’s grieving widow, Tomika Miller, appeared on TODAY to talk about what her life has been like over the past 72 hours. Via NBCNews:

“I’m already in enough pain right now so to see anything of my husband being shot down … I couldn’t see that. I can’t stomach that right now,” Tomika Miller said in an interview that aired on the “TODAY” show Monday.

Tomika also explained the anxiety she feels about planning Rayshard’s funeral because she will have to fully explain his death to their 8-year-old daughter who celebrated a birthday the day her father was murdered.

“Then I have to relive it all over again,” Miller said. “And I have to explain to her what death is and how we gotta keep going and we gotta be brave for your father.”

The Fulton County Medical Examiner has concluded that Rayshard’s death is a homicide but the officer responsible has still not been arrested or charged.

Saturday night, the family’s lawyer, L. Chris Stewart, was beside himself with frustration that in the midst of mourning the state murder George Floyd there he stood, trying to understand how we are right back in this same place just two weeks later…

God bless the Brooks’ family and all the people who are hurting right now because the police or a racist white person stole their loved ones.



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