Even today, I can understand the uproar and anger that has stemmed from the death of George Floyd. It was definitely a tragedy that should have never happened and I certainly hope that every officer is held accountable for his death.
So keep in mind that this event triggered protests and riots across the country. People have been protesting against...well, who knows what exactly, but it should be police brutality. They are tired of their people dying and want to defund the police.
They once again rioted after Rayshard Brooks was killed by an officer in Atlanta after he tried to resist arrest, fought the officers, and fired a lethal weapon at one of them.
So how have these riots and protests changed things? Well, they have made things much worse and they have become what they claim to hate.
The police were killing criminals (still unjust, but criminals nonetheless) but Black Lives Matter and Antifa protesters, they're killing children.
In June, a 14-year-old boy was murdered because someone opened fire on a vehicle inside the CHAZ/CHOP area in Seattle, and now an 8-year-old girl was killed when another protester opened fire on a vehicle near the Wendy's in Atlanta where Brooks was shot.
The young girl, Secoriea Turner, was killed when her mother exited the freeway and turned into a parking lot playing host to the “occupied” protest similar to the one that cropped up in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood early in June. Protesters reportedly swarmed the woman’s vehicle and fired a number of shots at the family, hitting Secoria.
Just hours after that incident, police returned to the “occupied” zone to investigate yet another shooting, this one involving a group of adult males. Three people were wounded in that exchange of gunfire, a local Fox affiliate reports, and one person was killed.
In a press conference Sunday night, Bottoms ordered the “occupied” zone cleared and declared that protesters would no longer be able to set up a long term camp at the site of Brooks’ death.
“After a night of a dozen shootings, including one in which an 8-year-old girl was killed, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Sunday said protesters could no longer occupy the Wendy’s where a police officer shot and killed Rayshard Brooks last month,” Fox News reported Monday.
Crime and violence is actually much worse and just from the people who are protesting. They have killed more people than police do.