[NFA] More than 200 friends and family members filled the pews of an historic Atlanta church on Tuesday for the funeral of Rayshard Brooks, a Black man who was shot twice in the back by Atlanta police outside of a fast-food restaurant on June 12.
Two hundred friends and family members filled an historic Atlanta church on Tuesday to say their final goodbyes to Rayshard Brooks, a Black man who was shot twice in the back by Atlanta police outside of a fast-food restaurant on June 12th.
Masked mourners at the Ebenezer Baptist Church - a place where Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. once preached - spoke of the pattern seen of Black deaths by the hands of police in America.
Dr. Bernice King was at Tuesday's ceremony: “I am here to stand with you and what feels like an all too familiar moment.
Having a father killed when I was only five years of age.
My heart deeply grieves.
(flash) Rashard Brooks's life matters.
And he should have been able to live to enjoy his family and watch his kids grow up into adulthood.” Hurt and sadness poured out from Brooks’ niece and cousin… (GABRIEL, NIECE) “Let my uncle’s death stand for love.
And as my dad says, let’s stop being horrible people.” (JYMACO, COUSIN) “He would love on anybody, he would help anybody, he would fight with anybody.
He didn’t really care about any of those things.
All he wanted to do was smile, crack jokes, dance a little bit….and live” The Atlanta police officer who shot Brooks, Garrett Rolfe, was fired and charged with murder.
A second officer, Devin Brosnan, was placed on administrative duty and charged with aggravated assault.
The city's police chief resigned.
After a service of more than two hours, Brooks' body was escorted out of the church and buried in a nearby graveyard.
[NFA] Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine broke ranks with President Donald Trump on his plan to swiftly hold a Senate vote on a potential successor to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
In just two weeks, an operation by the US Marshals Service turned up 39 missing children in the Atlanta metro area. 'Operation Not Forgotten' tracked down 26 missing children, as well as the safe location of 13 others, in 20 counties in the Atlanta and Macon area. According to Newser, nine individuals were arrested in the process. The children's ages were said to be between 3 and 17, and were considered to be some of the most at-risk and challenging recovery cases in the area.
A group of conservatives does not have the legal standing to sue the city of San Antonio. The group wanted to sue over the city's rejection of a Chick-fil-A restaurant at the city’s airport. The City Council approved a contract last year with an Atlanta-based company to bring new vendors to the Airport. The council however told it to strike Chick-fil-A and find another vendor, which upset the members of the conservative group.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms invoked the city's late congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis when she said at the DNC Thursday "that if we fail to exercise the right to vote... we can lose it."
[NFA] Former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were among those who spoke passionately about late civil rights icon and U.S. Congressman John Lewis at his funeral in a historic Atlanta church Thursday. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Thousands of people took part in a march in Washington on Friday to denounce racism, on the anniversary of the march in 1963 where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr made his historic "I Have a Dream" speech. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr's son, Martin Luther King III, spoke to a crowd gathered in Washington to denounce racism and protest police brutality and said that his father would "want us to be drum majors for justice."
Current SDLP leader Colum Eastwood, who represents the Foyle seat Mr Hume heldfor two decades, said the island had lost its most significant andconsequential political figure of the 20th century. As he signed a book ofcondolence in Derry on Monday, Mr Eastwood compared his political hero to thefamous US civil rights leader. “John Hume was our Martin Luther King,” hesaid. “He was the greatest Irishman ever and he achieved something that no onecould ever achieve before him: he ended the Anglo-Irish conflict, the conflictthat had gone on for 800 years, and he gave my generation the opportunity toachieve our political goals peacefully and democratically, and that is anenormous legacy.”
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