by Andrea Widburg
In 1864, Atlanta burned to the ground when General Sherman conducted his famous March through Georgia. Atlanta citizens had better hope that history does not repeat itself, this time because Atlanta police officers are so horrified by the eleven charges the Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard filed against Garret Rolfe, who shot Rayshard Brooks, they’re engaging in a sick out. Without the police, the whole of Atlanta is a sitting duck for every criminal out there.
So here’s what we know: Despite the media’s usual claim that a man who died while fighting the police was a beloved family man, Rayshard Brooks might not have been such a nice person. When he died, he was on probation for a 2014 four-count conviction, with a seven-year prison sentence: False Imprisonment, Simple Battery/Family, Battery Simple, and Felony Cruelty/Cruelty to Children. He’d already violated his probation once, which resulted in his going back to prison for a year in 2016.