GA - Rayshard Brooks, 27, fatally shot by Police, Wendy’s lot, Atlanta, 12 Jun 2020 LEO CHARGED #2

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  1. shotgun09

    shotgun09 Well-Known Member

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    IMO, it's not only the failure(s) of the previous DA, but the report from the GBI, which has not been made public. BOTH of those issues are why Ms Willis doesn't want to prosecute, IMO. It's an uphill battle that she wants no part of. Not a winning hand, in my playbook at all. The repercussions from not moving forward with this case and probably dropping it are HUGE. ( Civil unrest ) That's why she's trying to toss the case to someone else. This bears watching....
     
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  2. Dawookie

    Dawookie Well-Known Member

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    Garrett Rolfe fired cop in Rayshard Brooks shooting reinstated | 11alive.com

    "Due to the City’s failure to comply with several provisions of the Code and the information received during witnesses’ testimony, the Board concludes the Appellant was not afforded his right to due process. Therefore, the Board GRANTS the Appeal of Garrett Rolfe and revokes his dismissal as an employee of the APD."

    Going to be interesting to see what happens now. I think this was going to be the end result because of how fast they did it and the way they went about it
     
  3. shotgun09

    shotgun09 Well-Known Member

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    Wow! That is quite the reinstatement! I believe that the Judge is supposed to be meeting with the DA today, for a status update on the DA's charges and pending court case. This 'win' for G Rolfe only adds to show just how egregious the whole process was by the state
     
  4. Dawookie

    Dawookie Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it is. It's not a good look for anyone involved in making that decision, especially since it seems it was a political decision.
     
  5. jbirner

    jbirner Well-Known Member

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    It's good that he is going to get due process. He should have been afforded that right from the very beginning. Everyone should have a chance to defend themselves before rash decisions are made. Regardless of the outcome, I'm glad he gets to tell his side of the story.
     
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    GoBuckeyes Well-Known Member

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    Nicely stated!
     
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    GoBuckeyes Well-Known Member

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  8. GoBuckeyes

    GoBuckeyes Well-Known Member

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    What a moniker!
     
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    Are those activists ready to reach into their own pockets to buy the location, renovate the building into the Center they envision, and fund operations? How do these promotors plan to assemble the needed funding?

    (Are they going to permanently park a car in the drive-up to set the stage?)

    jmho ymmv lrr
     
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    Cappuccino Well-Known Member

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    Why does Atlanta need a peace centre?
     
  11. Laughing

    Laughing Well-Known Member

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    Further, a "peace centre" named for Rayshard Brooks?

    How about honoring the sworn peace officers resisted & attacked by Rayshard Brooks???

    IMHO, of course.

    jmho ymmv lrr
     
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  12. GoBuckeyes

    GoBuckeyes Well-Known Member

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    There had been copious problems in the previous DA's office for years, as evidenced by the court filings against him. IMO, it was a shameful attempt to keep his job by appeasing some of his constituents. It was a disgusting overreach for what he hoped would be political gain, as evidenced by the reinstatement. Can we now please call Rolfe what he is? A victim of a politically motivated smear campaign?
     
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    While I 100% agree with your statement, (along with many many others I am sure)...there are undoubtedly very few 'leaders' who are willing to step out on that cliff and say those very true (albeit painful to some) words.
     
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    GoBuckeyes Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry, I only meant can we finally say that here on WS? Sorry about that.
     
  15. GoBuckeyes

    GoBuckeyes Well-Known Member

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    I give the current DA a lot of credit. She had the courage to speak pretty plainly about her views on the charges. In the current political climate, and without the support of the AG too, she said what she felt needed saying. I sure don't think I would have the courage.
     
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    LietKynes "Law is the ultimate science" Liet Kynes

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    bbm
    Good post and agreed.
    The truth is often uncomfortable.
    The truth hurts.
    MOO.
     
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    LietKynes "Law is the ultimate science" Liet Kynes

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    bbm
    Ita.
    I think there was a rush to judgment.
    A quick and poorly-thought out decision to appease some of the masses usually backfires.
    Imo.
     
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    GoBuckeyes Well-Known Member

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    They aren't going to move forward with the ill conceived plan of naming a peace center after RB are they? That would be akin to naming a fire station after an arsonist. After all, he assaulted two peace officers. JMOO, and I suspect several hundered thousand LE too. MOO
     
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    So, the Board stopped short of clearing his name. How convenient for them that they are reinstating him on the technicality that due process wasn't followed. Although, they don't articulate specifically how it was not followed. :rolleyes: MOO, for over a year most high profile instances in which LE have been fired, they've received that fate without the benefit of due process. So, why stop now? Why? Because they are going to try to COA with the due process technicalities instead of having the constitution to say, "We were wrong. We caved to social pressure at the expense of these 2 officers' reputations."

    I would like to see these 2 cleared, period, and in plain English, publicly. Certainly, he wouldn't be on the job if it had been deemed a bad shoot. They've had nearly a year to investigate. Yes, it's going to take someone willing to put the careers of these 2 officers potentially ahead of their own political aspirations, as there could be fallout. But, right is right and wrong is still wrong, regardless of how many ways an angry mob and those that give them a platform try to spin it. The Board wouldn't be in this predicament if they hadn't been so reactionary and eager to appease an, at times, out-of-control mob and the political "activists" who literally fanned the flames.

    If a mob burns down the local Wendy's, in addition to prosecuting those responsible, why not board it up and raze it? Why should their illegal actions be rewarded with a peace center at that location? Wouldn't a peace center be in more capable hands if we award it to those in the neighborhood who actually act in a peaceful manner? How about a family learning center with space attached for athletic, music, and arts programming? Wouldn't it be wonderful to build something that fortifies family and community bonds AND recognizes those who have been striving for peace all along?

    BTW, my post has nothing to do with race. The crowd that gathered and eventually torched the Wendy's was multicultural and multi-generational, proving that one can be a real knucklehead at any age and with any amount, or lack of, melanin. o_O
     
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    It was most definitely a rush to judgement by the former DA to appease the mayor and now it's biting everyone one in the ass
     
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