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Atlanta Police Walking Off the Job After Fulton County Prosecutor Charges Officer Garrett Rolfe

The police are standing down.

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A considerable element of the Atlanta Police Department are leaving their posts in the wake of the controversial criminal charges filed against Officer Garrett Rolfe, who was recently fired from the department after a shooting of a man many are claiming was legally justified.

Rolfe shot and killed Rayshard Brooks when attempting to arrest the 27-year old for suspicion of driving under the influence. The latter had resisted arrest and taken Officer Rolfe’s taser device, deploying it against him as he fled the police before being shot.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced that he would prosecute Rolfe on felony murder charges with the possibility of the death penalty on Wednesday. However, some Georgia law enforcement point to the shooting as a justified use of force, with Burke County Sheriff Alfonzo Williams pointing to the incident as a justified shooting after the suspect used the taser against police officers.

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After charges were announced, reports indicated that a sizable contingent of Atlanta Police Department personnel have walked off the job in protest of the Fulton County District Attorney’s decision to press charges against Rolfe.

Conservative commentator Steve Deace describing receiving an email from an Atlanta police officer in the wake of the announcement confirming that many Atlanta police were turning off their car radios and declining to respond to reports of criminal conduct.

After the highly questionable criminal charging of a police officer who shot a suspect who deployed a potentially deadly weapon against him, it appears the city of Atlanta is about to begin an experiment in the operation of a major American city without police.

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NO MURDER CHARGES: Fired Detective Brett Hankinson Receives Indictment for Wanton Endangerment, No Officers are Charged for the Death of Breonna Taylor

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On September 23, 2020, Jefferson County Judge Annie O’Connell announced that fired detective Brett Hankinson will be indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment for his actions on the night of Breonna Taylor’s death.

Hankison had previously admitted to shooting blindly. Some of those shots were fired into neighboring apartments not into Breonna Taylor’s where her boyfriend had opened fire onto police.

Myles Cosgrove and Jonathan Mattingly, the other two officers involved in a serving a search warrant on the night that Taylor was killed, did not receive any charges.

The city of Louisville was placed under a state of emergency on September 22, when city officials shutdown a significant portion of the city perimeter to traffic. The majority of administrative building and other businesses were boarded up prior to the decision. Louisville has been rocked by riots related to Taylor’s death in March. These riots have been occurring for over 100 days and have resulted in a number of deaths and heated confrontations with law enforcement.

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Starting on the night of September 23, there will be a 72-hour curfew in Louisville. The curfew will not apply to people partaking in essential travel, which includes work-related purposes or medical attention. Kentucky National Guard members will be deployed to the city for the purpose of maintaining public order.

Given the indictment doesn’t match the BLM demands of murder charges for all officers involved, such precautionary measures are necessary to quell potential unrest coming from the Left. Since May, radical leftists have taken advantage of controversial police actions to tear up property and cause mayhem across the country. An incident like Taylor’s death is most assuredly being politicized by the Left and will likely fuel further disturbances across the nation.

Conservatives and nationalists should make it a point to promote healthy debate, while establishing a baseline of public security, to ensure that the country does not spiral further out of control in such times of instability.

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