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Atlanta Mayor Drops Reality Bomb: Itís Not Police Shooting up Communities, Itís Community Members
RedState ^ | July 6, 2020 | Brandon Morse

Posted on 07/06/2020 11:26:01 AM PDT by sickoflibs

After Atlanta Police abandoned their posts due to Atlanta’s leadership turning their back on them, crime skyrocketed and shootings became relatively common. They became so common that 8-year-old Secoriea Turner was shot and killed on Saturday when a group of people shot up the car she was riding in as they passed by the same Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was killed.

(So Incredibly Evil: Armed Protesters Occupying Area Near Atlanta Wendy’s Reportedly Shoot and Kill Little Girl)

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms gave a press conference on the atrocity committed for no good reason. During her small speech, she pointed out that all of these riots and crimes were supposed to be in reaction to the way police and society at large treated the black community but in truth, it’s not the police that are shooting up the communities, it’s members of the community.

“Secoriea Turner was shot and killed last night, and it was not by the hands of police officers,” Bottoms said. “It was by the hands of a coward, cowards, who are still out and about in our community. This happened … near the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was killed a few weeks ago.”

“We’ve talked a lot about what we are demanding from our officers in our communities,” the Mayor continued. “We’ve protested, we’ve demonstrated, we’ve been angry, we’ve cried, we’ve demanded action. Well now we’re demanding action for Secoriea Turner and for all of the other people who were shot in Atlanta last night and over the past few weeks because the reality is this – these aren’t police officers shooting people on the streets of Atlanta, these are members of the community shooting each other, and in this case, it is the worst possible outcome.”

“Enough is enough. Enough is enough,” Bottoms continued. “We have talked about this movement that’s happening across America in this moment in time where we have the ears and the interest of people across this country and across this globe who were saying they want to see change.

“We’re fighting the enemy within when we are shooting each other up on our streets in the city and you shot and killed a baby,” continued the Mayor. “And it wasn’t one shooter, there were at least two shooters. An 8-year-old baby. If you want people to take us seriously, and you don’t want us to lose this movement, then we can’t lose each other.”

“You can’t blame this on a police officer, you can’t say this is about criminal justice reform. This is about some people carrying some weapons who shot up a car with an eight-year-old baby in the car,” Bottoms concluded. “We got to stop this. We are doing each other more harm than any police officer on this force. We’ve had over 75 shootings in the city over the past several weeks. You can’t blame that on APD. So, I’m just asking you to please honor this baby’s life. Please, if you know who did this, please turn them in. These people are a danger to all of us.”

The father of the girl, Secoriya Williamson, also spoke similarly to the Mayor.

“They say black lives matter. You killed your own. You killed your own this time,” he said.


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: atlanta; blackliesmurder; blm; captainobvious; georgia; keishalancebottoms; secorieaturner; wendys
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The media doesn't recognize these deaths, too concerned with Confederate Flags at peaceful rallies.
1 posted on 07/06/2020 11:26:01 AM PDT by sickoflibs
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To: sickoflibs

Where are Jesse and Al now???? Washing the blood off their hands???


2 posted on 07/06/2020 11:32:12 AM PDT by RatRipper ( Democrats and socialists are vile liars, thieves and murderers - enemies of good and America.)
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To: sickoflibs

Playing into a Trump landslide in November.


3 posted on 07/06/2020 11:34:39 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: sickoflibs

So, are the cops okay again?


4 posted on 07/06/2020 11:34:49 AM PDT by TexasM1A
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To: sickoflibs

At least she didn’t call it “gun violence” like Lightfoot did. It’s not “gun violence”, it’s “community member violence”. And everyone knows (but of course can’t say out loud) which community members we’re talking about.


5 posted on 07/06/2020 11:34:57 AM PDT by hanamizu
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" . . . these aren’t police officers shooting people on the streets of Atlanta, these are members of the community shooting each other . . ."

"...fighting the enemy within when we are shooting each other up on our streets in the city and you shot and killed a baby."

I give the mayor a little credit for trying, but this language makes the problem very clear. Only one group of people in this country views murders committed by criminals as friendly fire among "members of the "community." The rest of us view criminals as the enemy.

6 posted on 07/06/2020 11:35:15 AM PDT by The Pack Knight
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To: Huskrrrr

True.

What we are seeing now from the left is hysterical desperation.


7 posted on 07/06/2020 11:35:59 AM PDT by Professional
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To: sickoflibs

Is the Atlanta Mayor just now noticing that most of the killings in her city (and all over the country) are not being done by police officers?


8 posted on 07/06/2020 11:36:00 AM PDT by Freee-dame
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RE:”Where are Jesse and Al now???? “

Al's on MSNBC, a civil rights icon as Morning Joe says

9 posted on 07/06/2020 11:36:10 AM PDT by sickoflibs (BREAKING NEWS: BLM cures COVID-19, it's safe to go out and protest Trump again.)
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When a politician speaks the truth, especially a Democrat, it’s big news!!


10 posted on 07/06/2020 11:36:21 AM PDT by Spok
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http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3862422/posts


11 posted on 07/06/2020 11:36:27 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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“Secoriea Turner was shot and killed last night, and it was not by the hands of police officers,” Bottoms said. “It was by the hands of a coward, cowards, who are still out and about in our community."

How many social workers and community advocates are you going to assign to catch those cowards, Ms. Mayor?

12 posted on 07/06/2020 11:37:11 AM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrats' John Dean])
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Who owns the media?

That’s all we really need to know, and why the media has such bias.

People tend to believe what they have rammed down their throats. But this has been done to a Boy That Cried Wolf degree by the media. The media has lower favorability ratings than Congress...


13 posted on 07/06/2020 11:37:52 AM PDT by Professional
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To: sickoflibs

She is either moderating her position to:

1. be chose by Joe
2. having already been chosen by joe


14 posted on 07/06/2020 11:37:57 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (I'd rather be anecdotally alive than scientifically dead...)
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RE “So, are the cops okay again?”

Where did you get that idea from??

Instead of cops those neighborhoods need more social workers.

15 posted on 07/06/2020 11:38:27 AM PDT by sickoflibs (BREAKING NEWS: BLM cures COVID-19, it's safe to go out and protest Trump again.)
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To: Freee-dame
Is the Atlanta Mayor just now noticing that most of the killings in her city (and all over the country) are not being done by police officers?

So are they now opposing what has been going on for decades because the hypocrisy is making a mockery out of their Dem campaign strategy?

16 posted on 07/06/2020 11:38:42 AM PDT by 1Old Pro (#openupstateny)
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To: sickoflibs

How long until she is recalled


17 posted on 07/06/2020 11:39:22 AM PDT by joshua c
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How long until she is recalled

Hah. Funny.

18 posted on 07/06/2020 11:40:15 AM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrats' John Dean])
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To: sickoflibs

“...the atrocity committed for no good reason”

Sounds like the first cousin of “senseless violence.”


19 posted on 07/06/2020 11:41:15 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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Message to the Mayor and DA: The cops were keeping a lid on those areas of town that are so violent now, until you both threw the gate wide open to thugs with your destruction of the police department. You asked for it, you got it.


20 posted on 07/06/2020 11:41:57 AM PDT by Midwesterner53
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