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Service for Rayshard Brooks today

Public to Honor Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta as Family Mourns After Police Shooting

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A public viewing for Rayshard Brooks, the Black man shot in the back by an Atlanta police officer outside a Wendy's restaurant, is planned for Monday at the city's Ebenezer Baptist Church, with a private funeral to follow the next day.

Brooks' June 12 death at the hands of officers who were called to the scene because he had fallen asleep in his car further heightened tensions over police brutality and racism in American policing that had been burning since the killing of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis in late May.

Brooks, 27, was the latest in a long line of unarmed African Americans whose fatal encounters with law enforcement have been documented on video. His funeral, which the family's lawyer said would be paid for by filmmaker Tyler Perry, will also be streamed on the church's website.




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Reply #1 posted 06/22/20 8:34am

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Thanks Poppy. Prayers to his family. rose
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Reply #2 posted 06/22/20 9:02am

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Listened to a great podcast yesterday called Black Voices of Survivor (the reality show) - with Jamal Shipman. He had so many good things to say. First of all, did Wendys really have to call the police? Why not somebody there tell the guy to move his car? Then, when the police were called, why didn't they just write him a summons, impound his car, call him a taxi, or take Rayshard home themselves like on New Years Eve? That would be community policing. It became about the police feeling they were not being respected. That is not a crime, and certainly wasn't the original crime. People are being murdered for a broken tail light, twenty bucks and driving drunk.

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