Why did Rayshard Brooks run?

DA says felony murder charge on table in Rayshard Brooks shooting ...

When I started this blog, the goal was to be light, not too political and fun.

Something changed when Treyvon Martin was killed, a teenager being hunted down by a neighborhood vigilante. Freed by a law I didn’t know existed . ” Stand your ground” which allows people to be able to kill if they feel threatened. Being a black man who stand 6.4 and 370 pounds, I decided Florida was not longer a travel destination. But the more I tried , I couldn’t ignore the story.

Friday, night Rayshard Brooks may have had too much to drink. He had fallen asleep in a Wendy’s fast food drive through and was blocking traffic. Mr Brooks failed a sobriety test and struggled with Atlanta PD officers. breaking free one of the officers used a stun gun. Mr Brooks reportedly took the nonlethal taser from one of the officers and ran. He was shot twice in the back as he ran away.

I’ve never seen this response by the police on Cops or Live P.D. even after the subject ran away from the police.

A fleeing unarmed Mr Brooks, no threat to the community, no threat to the officers became another statistic. Another unarmed young black man dead, leaving a mountain of hurt and a sea of tears to those who loved him.  One suspects he ran because he like many other black men he ran to live and failed.


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Moved to the Big Tomata in the nineties from San Francisco. No Suburbs for me with its single colored houses and lawns and the excitement of pulling out my trash can once a week. I'm a CityFella , a part time New Yorker. I'm happiest in the Center City where people the streets and people are alive. I'm still waiting to buy a 34th floor condo somewhere downtown/Midtown with a nightclub. "Hurry I'm old" My politics are somewhere in the middle with a needle that constantly moves. I'm too liberal to be a Republican and too conservative to be a Democrat. Everything interests me . I've come to love Sacratomato, Its a nice town in cheap sensible shoes .

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