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The Killing of Rayshard Brooks

The Killing of Rayshard Brooks

Update: 2020-06-1736
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This episode contains strong language.

Rayshard Brooks fell asleep in his car at a Wendy’s drive-through. Soon afterward, he was shot. We look closely at what happened in the minutes in between — and at the unrest his killing has sparked in Georgia.

Guest: Richard Fausset, a correspondent based in Atlanta. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily 

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Kiturah Doward

Could they not have towed his car and let him walk home? or have him call someone to pick him up? Where I'm from, cops would tow cars on the spot for dark tinted windows... could that not be an option?

Jun 18th
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Wendy Bruder

this is heartbreaking. there was no need for that man to be shot

Jun 18th
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Jonathan Petherbridge

That cop is facing the death penalty? This has gone too far.

Jun 18th
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Joshua Wesley Andrews

It's shameful to see the life of a man be lost due to the lack of training and control over the situation on behalf of the police force.

Jun 17th
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Tony Zac

Let make this real clear. I support BLM against police brutality. However, this situation to me has nothing to do with BLM. Perspective: had this man left driving under the influence and like in many cases, he'd fallen asleep while driving, crash into another unsuspecting driver, killing the driver and/or all passengers in other car. And like in many cases, the drunk driver lives. What then? I'm glad that in this case, the man fell asleep in a drive way and not while driving. But why was this man behind the wheel after drinking? Perspective: Had he not resisted, punch and take/shoot Taser gun, would he still be alive? What enabled him to do that. Perspective: Had these 2 cops stayed in the force, I guarantee you next time, they would not let their guard down like they did in this situation. After effect: we just get more jacked up, short tempered, more aggressive experienced police. Clearly these two needed more training and more experience. At the end of the day, it's shameful to see the life of a man be lost due to wrong decision making of behalf of Mr Brooks, and the lack of training and control over the situation on behalf of the police force.

Jun 17th
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The Killing of Rayshard Brooks

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