Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms ordered the area where Turner was shot be shut down, declaring that “it’s over.” “This discussion, this mediation, and … it’s over. At a point where an 8-year-old baby is killed, the discussions have ended,” Bottoms said. (RELATED: ‘They Say Black Lives Matter. You Killed Your Own’: Father Of 8-Year-Old Shot And Killed Speaks Out Against Violent Protesters) … [Read more...] about 16 Children Have Been Shot, Some Killed, In Cities Across The US As Violence Spikes
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“What a beautiful show of support from our City Council,” Tecklenburg said, adding that he was happy to see so many come together in the effort “not to erase our long and often tragic history but to begin to write a new and more equitable future.” The mayor anticipated the statue will go to a local museum or educational institution. … [Read more...] about Where have statues of Confederates, and other historical figures, been removed?
“His mom was just crying, ‘My baby! They took my baby!’” said McNeal’s grandfather, John Ayala, who added that the boy had been caught in the gunfire after getting out of a car to run into his aunt’s house to grab a phone charger. … [Read more...] about Six Children Killed Across the Nation Over Fourth of July Weekend
“Banning no-knock warrants, if any jurisdiction can pull that off, is an important step,” Kraska said. “At the end of the day, banning them probably won’t accomplish much in the real world. But getting them off the books on one level is important.” … [Read more...] about Death of Breonna Taylor fuels call to end ‘no knock’ warrants
These are not events that happen every day. I know that the media is very interested them, as everyone is interested in them [crosstalk]. Well, everyone’s interested in it. But I think the media is ignoring the fact that 8,000 African Americans are killed by crime in high-crime areas, and 10 were killed last year by police, six of whom were under attack when they shot. … [Read more...] about AG William Barr Battles NPR: ‘It Is Wrong to Demonize All the Police’ as ‘Systemically Racist’