Public viewing for Rayshard Brooks held in Atlanta | USA TODAY

Public viewing for Rayshard Brooks held in Atlanta | USA TODAY 1

 

A public viewing for Rayshard Brooks, a Black man fatally shot by Atlanta police, is held at Ebenezer Baptist Church.
RELATED: Rayshard Brooks talked about the criminal justice system months before his death

Brooks' death on June 12 sparked widespread outrage and protests in Atlanta and beyond. Within days of the shooting, Police Chief Erika Shields stepped down from her post, officer Garrett Rolfe was fired and charged with 11 counts including felony murder, and officer Devin Brosnan was placed on administrative duty and faces three charges.

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81 Comments on "Public viewing for Rayshard Brooks held in Atlanta | USA TODAY"

  1. Chance Welsh | June 22, 2020 at 3:58 PM | Reply

    This is so stupid. I love that no one is there lmao

    • Alexa Richardson | June 23, 2020 at 11:25 AM | Reply

      Christian Satine indeed

    • Chance Welsh | June 23, 2020 at 12:26 PM | Reply

      @Christian Satine you hope a mourning family sees comments you find negative about the dead? that’s pretty messed up.

    • Christian Satine | June 23, 2020 at 12:50 PM | Reply

      @Chance Welsh, you posted those awful words & have the gall to comment that I wrote something “that’s pretty messed”? Do you believe his family & friends are unaware of what has been written on here? I stand by my words. They need to know the truth, regardless of how ugly & hurtful it may be.

    • Christian Satine | June 23, 2020 at 1:16 PM | Reply

      @WTF BBQ, I’m sure you’ve found some hysterical ones regarding the death of George Floyd, too. Enjoy yourself. Even better, Mr Brooks’ funeral is streaming live right now. Get some popcorn & have fun.

    • Dandre James | June 23, 2020 at 2:33 PM | Reply

      WTF BBQ cringe

  2. rwest1833_MGTOW | June 22, 2020 at 3:58 PM | Reply

    BLACK LIVES MATTER!

    Unless of course you’re David Dorn, a newborn baby or a conservative

  3. Chuck Schoch | June 22, 2020 at 4:04 PM | Reply

    When is the public viewing for the 3 YO little boy killed sitting in his car seat in Chicago over the weekend, or the 13 YO little girl shot in her house watching TV also in Chicago this weekend. Where are the celebrities confessing their guilt and vowing change, where are the corporations donating millions ..where is the rage, the anger, the protests and the riots……the silence is deafening.

    • Rabid Skiboy | June 23, 2020 at 12:54 PM | Reply

      Drew Peacock no it’s was not cops it’s was another civilian not sure about race

    • blm only if its a white person causing harm to people of color! they pardon black on black issues…that lil boy and all them other innocent people deserve way more concern n love! all they want to do is hurt people and do whatever they want..they dont care about ayone of color..just the ones who want to terrorize the world!

    • @Beckytube MB what he said wasnt racist at all..stop reaching!

    • @Tyrie xs5 nobody wanted to say anything not even the father in regards to his lil boy

  4. This world has gone crazy. Its time for it to end.

  5. JOHN Q PUBLIC | June 22, 2020 at 4:15 PM | Reply

    Why publicize a criminals death. Media just doesn’t stop

    • Bargeonin <<— Inbred Racist can’t learn, Fake Page Coward Inbred. 🚨

    • Christian Satine | June 22, 2020 at 7:07 PM | Reply

      @arial flame, you know you made a racist comment. At least have the courage to stand by what you wrote.

    • Christian Satine wow you guys are hilarious. Not resisting officers doesn’t have an ethnicity. People of all race, creeds, beliefs, and understandings should all know that.
      This is a perfect example: https://youtu.be/js28IwE53eY

      I, in no way shape, form, or act condone or support resisting officers yet if they run away empty handed there is no need to fire upon them. Mr. Brooks took that taser and his life into his hands the second he decided not to cooperate. Now speak on how I’m a racist for wanting officers to make it home at the end of the day. 💁

    • Christian Satine | June 23, 2020 at 2:12 PM | Reply

      @arial flame, I have zero interest in any clip you post. I stand by my comment.

    • Christian Satine oh yes America home of the brave and the ignorant, can’t even be bothered to watch a 5 minute clip.

  6. dethtrk Jones | June 22, 2020 at 4:16 PM | Reply

    I do not care that this criminal is dead. He was not a victim of police brutality. He was a victim of his own stupidity.

    • dethtrk Jones | June 22, 2020 at 8:05 PM | Reply

      @Christian Satine well it looks like we both have our own opinions and you can shoot your mouths off on social media too. Did shooting your mouth off feel as good for you when you did it as it did for me when I did? I truly hope so. Its kind of the point. The difference between us is that I dont believe you need to leave your country because you dont agree with me. I believe its a free country and a free people can say or think whatever they like.

    • dethtrk Jones | June 22, 2020 at 8:25 PM | Reply

      @Vegeta Is Better Than Goku i like Larry Elder. I hadn’t seen that particular video yet thow.

    • Christian Satine | June 23, 2020 at 2:07 PM | Reply

      @Golf Nut, a law firm representing Mr Rolfe stated, “he (Mr Rolfe) reacted after he thought he ‘heard a gunshot and saw a flash in front of him.'” Mr Brooks had been patted down for weapons & it was known he had no gun. According to Officer Brosnan’s lawyers, Brosnan administered first aid, not Mr Rolfe.

    • @Christian Satine Rolfe saw the flash of the taser being fired. You can clearly see it on the Wendy’s surveillance video. You can also see the leads/wires flying from the taser at Rolfe. You can also see the leads arcing on the ground after the taser is fired.

      If Brosnan administered first aid, is it also required that Rolfe assist?

      Neither of these points turns Rolfe into a murderer or relieves the responsibility from Brooks.

  7. Scot Fretwell | June 22, 2020 at 4:18 PM | Reply

    114 shot in chicago this weekend including 10 children. blm is a no show.

  8. Pisteuo Stew | June 22, 2020 at 4:18 PM | Reply

    So…They gonna drag this man’s dead body all over the place too? How stupid.

  9. David Zamora | June 22, 2020 at 4:18 PM | Reply

    Btw the DA that put the charges on the officer in this case has been indicted and now investigated for corruption. Uuuufffffff

  10. No one cares, just an other criminal permanently off the streets.

  11. Malcolm Reynolds | June 22, 2020 at 4:30 PM | Reply

    Isn’t this the dude who was driving drunk, and passed-out in the parking lot of a Wendy’s? Isn’t this the guy who attacked cops, and tried to taser them? NO SYMPATHY.

  12. Mainstream media waging war on our police.

  13. agreensubstance | June 22, 2020 at 4:35 PM | Reply

    Why do so many people want to go see a career criminal? Are you going to Hitlers grave next?!!

  14. Billy Gildark | June 22, 2020 at 4:51 PM | Reply

    And yet they still won’t mention David Dorn a true American hero. Rip

    • stephanieyy ford | June 23, 2020 at 9:35 PM | Reply

      @Billy Gildark Because it’s about race with you. You feel some type of way because these guys are white if things were vs im sure your opinion would be different. Like the DA said after that second shot the taser was no longer a threat. Your ancestors where criminals. They killed black people for 400+ year. They lived to see a 110. Why did he have to die because he was criminal

    • stephanieyy ford | June 23, 2020 at 9:46 PM | Reply

      You can assume whatever you want to assume. You can be black…you have alot of house N…… also 🤷‍♀️

    • Billy Gildark | June 23, 2020 at 9:58 PM | Reply

      stephanieyy ford Buenas noches el teclado guerro

    • stephanieyy ford | June 23, 2020 at 10:02 PM | Reply

      @Billy Gildark whatever 🤷‍♀️

  15. Timothy King | June 22, 2020 at 4:51 PM | Reply

    Well, he won’t be beating any more kids.

  16. That’s Just Crazy Talk | June 22, 2020 at 4:54 PM | Reply

    Why, why, why, why? The man was a convicted child abuser who served time in prison for it. He fought with cops, tried to kill the cops, so they killed him back.

  17. Great… continue to elevate this man even though his criminal behavior caused every bit of this.

  18. Just bury the man. He’s not an idol….

    • You don’t get it, BLACK LIVES MATTER. Why do you think he was running from the police? He was afraid they were going to kill him and he was right.

    • @sail1999 Hahahahahahaha god are you stupid! Im glad that child abuser is dead! He got killed for his stupid actions for being black!

  19. austin jennings | June 22, 2020 at 6:33 PM | Reply

    So a criminal gets hailed has a good person while the officer gets arrested and potential charged with death

  20. David the white ball | June 22, 2020 at 8:21 PM | Reply

    Remember he was criminal he died not because of the color of his skin but because of his actions

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