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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 12:59 PM

'They almost killed him': Attorney demands criminal charges in police beating of Black Georgia man

Source: USA Today

ATLANTA — An attorney for Roderick Walker, a 26-year-old Black man who was repeatedly punched by a Georgia sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop just south of Atlanta, is demanding that authorities file criminal charges against the officers involved and conduct an independent investigation.

The Friday incident in Clayton County, Georgia, went viral after it was recorded on camera by Walker's girlfriend, Juanita Davis.

Shean Williams, the family's attorney, said deputies committed a "blatant assault" on Walker, who suffered bruises all over his face and body and a swollen left eye.

Video of the incident shows two white sheriff's deputies pinning Walker to the ground and one punching him in the head at least three times. Williams likened the use of force to the death of George Floyd in May after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes. The killing has inspired anti-racism protests across the nation in support of law enforcement reform and support for Black Americans.



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Reply 'They almost killed him': Attorney demands criminal charges in police beating of Black Georgia man (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 15 OP
stillcool Sep 15 #1
cayugafalls Sep 15 #2
brush Sep 15 #3
BComplex Sep 15 #4
Grasswire2 Sep 15 #10
stillcool Sep 15 #7
Miigwech Sep 15 #5
bucolic_frolic Sep 15 #6
Grasswire2 Sep 15 #11
Karma13612 Sep 15 #8
LittleGirl Sep 15 #9
safeinOhio Sep 15 #12

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 01:02 PM

1. way more than 3 times...

it definitely looked like the cop was trying to kill him. For nothing. Unless the cops are trying to create unrest. Nothing is out of the realm of possibility any more.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 01:10 PM

2. They beat him as if he wasn't human.

They knew nothing about him at the time, except that he was black.

Nothing they say can make it right.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 01:20 PM

3. Wasn't even driving. Is not the owner of the Lyft car with a busted taillight...

so why is he getting beaten the hell up? Too many racist cops are out of control.

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 01:26 PM

4. Too many racist cops need to be jailed.

Permanently.

NO BEATINGS BY POLICE SHOULD EVER BE TOLERATED. FOR ANY REASON.

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:39 PM

10. He acted "uppity", is my guess. He asked why he needed to show his ID; he wasn't driving.



That was enough to enrage the officer.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 01:59 PM

7. it's unreal. But getting more real every day.

not a day goes by that I'm not brought to tears by the utter inhumanity.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 01:39 PM

5. Arrest those officers.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 01:49 PM

6. You would think

police are becoming more aware that cell phone videos of their excesses are popping up all over.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:40 PM

11. yeah, a woman was just feet away, filming

Children screaming, people on the street screaming...

What does it take to stop someone like that in a fit of rage?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 02:01 PM

8. And he wasn't the driver from what I understand.

It shouldn’t matter obviously.

Neither driver nor passenger should be treated like that, but I mean, even a passenger isn’t safe.

This is ridiculous.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 03:22 PM

9. They knocked him out cold

Twice! He was dragged out for not having an ID!
W t f! Seriously, I will never understand this.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 04:03 PM

12. All law suits against the police should be paid out of their budget.

Let the police defund the police. When every cop takes a cut in pay, we will no longer see cops covering up for bad cops. Hit em in the wallet.

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