Rayshard Brooks was a restaurant worker in Atlanta, with a wife of 8 years and 3 children. He had spent 2 years in prison and spoke about his difficulties with rehabilitation and how modern society ostracizes criminals who have already paid their debts to society.
This is #RayshardBrooks, in his own words.— REFORM Alliance (@REFORM) June 18, 2020
In this heartbreaking interview filmed just four months ago, Brooks speaks about the agony of being trapped in a prison reentry and probation system that won’t let him get back on his feet. pic.twitter.com/oXAiT3815Z
Brooks had the police called on him for being asleep in a Wendy’s drive-thru, and subsequently tried to resist being beaten and subdued by police. He obtained one of their tazers, ran away, and was shot in the back several times. He would later die in the hospital, leaving behind his wife and children.
The Wendy’s where he was killed was burned by his wife, and there was a lot of backlash against liberals and other such types who were reporting possible arsonists after she was arrested. The following charges were raised against his killers after mass protests in Atlanta:
Aggravated assault (5 counts),
Violation of oath (4 counts),
Damage to property
Violation of oath (2 counts)
You can donate to Rayshard Brooks’ memorial fund here: