Atlanta cop who killed Rayshard Brooks charged with felony murder, could face death penalty

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      (WSWS) Fulton County District Attorney (DA) Paul Howard announced at a press conference Wednesday afternoon that his office is charging Officer Garrett Rolfe, the white cop who brutally killed Rayshard Brooks, a young African-American father of four, on Friday evening in Atlanta, Georgia, with felony murder. He also provided new, morbid details about the evening in question, including photographic evidence that Rolfe kicked Brooks while he lay on the ground bleeding to death.

      The felony murder charge is one of eleven charges being made against Officer Rolfe and is potentially the first time that a police officer in the United States has been threatened with the death penalty for an active duty killing since NYPD lieutenant Charles Becker was convicted and executed in 1915.

      Another development which makes the Brooks case remarkable, according to Howard, is that the second officer involved in the incident, Devin Brosnan, has offered to cooperate with the state and testify against Rolfe. The DA an unprecedented development, according to the DA. Howard also related that within a few days Brosnan would make a public statement about the culpability of Officer Rolfe.

      However, Howard’s remarks were quickly contradicted by Brosnan’s attorney, who stated after the press conference that while his client had agree to cooperate with the DA he had not agreed to be a state’s witness or testify in the case.

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    • #327959
      RealityRedux
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      could face death penalty

      As he should!! To show my compassion for human beings, I’d give Rolfe his choice of execution. The electric chair or two rounds in the back.

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      • #327972
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        I’m an expert marksman with a pistol. No way I’d miss at 18 feet with a 9mm or .45. I’m qualified.

        But I’m white. There are many African-American marksmen, too. They get first dibs.

        It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

        You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

      • #327975
        Maedhros
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        Life in prison is much worse anyway.

        His body recovered from his torment and became hale,
        but the shadow of his pain was in his heart;
        and he lived to wield his sword with left hand
        more deadly than his right had been.

    • #327978
      HassleCat
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      In the general population, where he would have to join a neo-Nazi gang for protection.

    • #328133
      Snort McDork
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      I just saw a 60 Minutes Australia story on cops doing the same shit there. They broke some dudes neck and permanently paralyzed him just because his stereo was too loud.

      I'm Snort McDork and I approved this message.

      "I like Birdy Num-Nums"

      If you come for Nina Turner, Your ish better be airtight like Tupperware" -Rashida Talib

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