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Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was killed engulfed in flames

“What part of ‘hold the mayonnaise’ did you not understand?”

By Audrey Washington

WSBTV Atlanta

Protesters have taken to the streets of Atlanta for a third weekend after a dramatic 24 hours that saw the death of a black man at the hands of an Atlanta police officer and the resignation of Atlanta’s police chief.

Rayshard Brooks, 27, was shot and killed at a Wendy’s Friday night during a struggle with police after a sobriety check. The GBI said Saturday that it appeared that Brooks got hold of one of the officer’s Tasers and ran from police before turning the weapon on them. Police then shot him.

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  1. One of the very few advantages of having spent about 13 years in Federal prison, and probably 15,000 hours in a prison law library, is that I can tell you that the Supreme Court decision this cop violated was Tennessee v. Garner, (1985). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_v._Garner

    “Tennessee v. Garner, 471 U.S. 1 (1985), is a civil case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that, under the Fourth Amendment, when a law enforcement officer is pursuing a fleeing suspect, the officer may not use deadly force to prevent escape unless “the officer has probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a significant threat of death or serious physical injury to the officer or others.”[1] It was found that use of deadly force to prevent escape is an unreasonable seizure under the Fourth Amendment, in the absence of probable cause that the fleeing suspect posed a physical danger.[2]:563-7” [end of quote]

    In this Georgia case within the last day, the ‘perp’s suspected ‘crime’ was to be asleep in a restaurant’s drive-in lane. Yes, he seems to have taken one cop’s taser, and perhaps aimed and fired it at a cop, but that is not expected to cause any damage at all, let alone “serious physical injury”.

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