Skip to comments.Atlanta Mayor Drops Reality Bomb: Itís Not Police Shooting up Communities, Itís Community Members
Posted on 07/06/2020 11:26:01 AM PDT by sickoflibs
After Atlanta Police abandoned their posts due to Atlantas 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 Wendys where Rayshard Brooks was killed.
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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, its not the police that are shooting up the communities, its 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 Wendys where Rayshard Brooks was killed a few weeks ago.
Weve talked a lot about what we are demanding from our officers in our communities, the Mayor continued. Weve protested, weve demonstrated, weve been angry, weve cried, weve demanded action. Well now were 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 arent 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 thats 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.
Were 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 wasnt one shooter, there were at least two shooters. An 8-year-old baby. If you want people to take us seriously, and you dont want us to lose this movement, then we cant lose each other.
You cant blame this on a police officer, you cant 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. Weve had over 75 shootings in the city over the past several weeks. You cant blame that on APD. So, Im just asking you to please honor this babys 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.
Where are Jesse and Al now???? Washing the blood off their hands???
Playing into a Trump landslide in November.
So, are the cops okay again?
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.
"...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.
What we are seeing now from the left is hysterical desperation.
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?
Al's on MSNBC, a civil rights icon as Morning Joe says
When a politician speaks the truth, especially a Democrat, its big news!!
How many social workers and community advocates are you going to assign to catch those cowards, Ms. Mayor?
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...
She is either moderating her position to:
1. be chose by Joe
2. having already been chosen by joe
Where did you get that idea from??
Instead of cops those neighborhoods need more social workers.
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?
How long until she is recalled
“...the atrocity committed for no good reason”
Sounds like the first cousin of “senseless violence.”
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.
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