(WatchDogNews.org) – Protests against police violence have been taking place across the US for the past three weeks. Of course, a police-involved shooting in Atlanta garnered immediate attention because of the current atmosphere. However, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan is condemning the response.
On Friday, June 12, Rayshard Brooks died from two gunshot wounds to the back after an altercation with police. Black Lives Matter and other protestors began to immediately draw attention to the situation.
In response, the officer who fired the shots was terminated, the police chief stepped down, and then rioters lit the Wendy’s on fire, where the incident took place.
Protesters flooded the streets of Atlanta following the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks.
Brooks died after being shot by an Atlanta police officer at a fast-food restaurant late Friday night, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. https://t.co/IUsc2NNYwn pic.twitter.com/g9e10rBHY7
— ABC News (@ABC) June 14, 2020
During an interview on Fox News’ “America’s News HQ”, the CBP chief reminded everyone this wasn’t an innocent victim. Brooks resisted arrest, stole an officer’s taser, and then fired it at the police. “He fought with the police, again and again,” according to Morgan. He went on to say the standards put in place to protect law enforcement are being “hijacked by the emotion” and there’s been a “knee-jerk reaction.”
The circumstances surrounding Brooks’ death are entirely different than that of George Floyd, the man from Minneapolis, MN, whose death sparked the protests. The individual from Atlanta tried to injure the police. There’s currently an investigation to decide whether or not the force used was justifiable, but Morgan definitely has a point.
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