Another shooting has ravaged the nation, leading to riots in the city of Atlanta where it took place on Friday – but new evidence may suggest the killing was justified.
Footage released by the Atlanta Police Department from the involved officers body cameras counters the narrative that Democrats and their supporters on the left are trying to establish.
Police were called to a Wendy’s restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia, because Brooks, 27, had fallen asleep behind the wheel of a car while drunk in the drive-through, which was disrupting the movement of vehicles that were in line.
The footage reveals that the officer’s interaction with Brooks had been mostly calm until the point that they performed a breathalyzer test on him which verified that he was in fact driving while drunk.
It was at this point that the two officers arrested Brooks who was posing a harm to himself and others by drunk driving. The recording reveals that Brooks then began resisting arrest and attempting to fight the officers, at one point even stealing a police taser, and firing it upon one of the officers while attempting to make an escape.
“These new videos indicate that during a physical struggle with officers, Brooks obtained one of the officer’s Tasers and began to flee from the scene,” the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said. “Officers pursued Brooks on foot and during the chase, Brooks turned and pointed the Taser at the officer. The officer fired his weapon, striking Brooks.”
Completely ignoring the facts, Democrats and mainstream media pundits have taken it upon themselves to draft up their own version of the events that transpired that night, claiming that the officers “murdered” Brooks while he was “complying” with the police officers and was being “cooperative.”
Their false narrative also claims that Brooks had just fallen “asleep in” the car and was “not drivin[g]” and that he was “running for his life” because the police were the ones who “had to escalate it.”
Such claims are disputed by the body camera footage that was released by the Atlanta Police Department, which shows that the interaction that the officers and Brooks had was mostly respectful up until the moment the officers tried to place him under arrest for drunk driving, at which time Brooks tried to run, got into a psychical altercation with the officers, took one of their tasers, began running, and then fired the taser at one of the officers who was in pursuit.
Former Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams – who is most well known for her refusal to accept the results of the election in which she lost – told ABC News on Sunday: “There’s a legitimacy to this anger, there’s a legitimacy to this outrage. A man was murdered because he was asleep in a drive-through and we know that this is not an isolated occurrence.”
The Democrats lie was so blatant that even CNN Law Enforcement Analyst James Gagliano, who has worked for the FBI for 25 years and is an adjunct assistant professor in homeland security and criminal justice at St. John’s University, shut down Abrams’ lies on Twitter.
“That’s NOT why Rayshard Brooks was shot, killed by APD, [Stacey Abrams]. We’re fellow Georgians — and I was actually raised in Atlanta. But distorting what occurred for political expediency is shameful. Brooks NOT ‘murdered because he was asleep in a drive-through.’ Stop pandering.”
Gagliano later wrote an in-depth piece picking apart many of the arguments that Democrats and members of the media were making about the incident.
Thanks in part to the lies spread by the left – the city of Atlanta suffered gravely over the weekend with violent rioters burning down the Wendys where the incident occurred among a number of other heinous crimes in retaliation.