Georgia News

SPLC to invest up to $30 million in voter registration, mobilization in the South

The Southern Poverty Law Center will invest $30 million from its endowment to support voter outreach organizations in the Deep South to increase voter registration and participation among people of color with a lower propensity to vote.  The post SPLC to invest up to $30 million in voter registration, mobilization in the South appeared first on SaportaReport. SaportaReport Read More

Progressive News

‘This is very, very rare’: Former prosecutor explains why Atlanta police charges are a game-changer

On CNN Wednesday, former federal civil rights prosecutor Laura Coates broke down the significance of the charges against the police officers involved in the death of Rayshard Brooks. “I just want to get your reaction to these charges for both police officers,” said anchor Jake Tapper. “You know, it is stunning, not because it’s something […] Raw Story Read More

Progressive News

Atlanta officer has not agreed to testify against his partner as the DA claimed: lawyer says

Officer Devin Brosnan was cited by the district attorney in the Rayshard Brooks case as a state witness and will give evidence against his partner, Garrett Rolfe, who shot the unarmed Black man found asleep in a Wendy’s parking lot. But according to Bronsan’s lawyer, he has not agreed to flip. It made news earlier […] Raw Story Read More

Crooks & Liars

Atlanta Police Officer Who Shot Rayshard Brooks Charged With Felony Murder

Both officers involved in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, the unarmed man sleeping in his car at a Wendy’s fast food drive-through restaurant, were just formally charged in his death. Video footage shows that Brooks wrestled with the police when they attempted to handcuff him and that he did take one of their tasers, which was useless since it had been fired twice. He then ran away. An autopsy confirmed what was on video

Daily Beast

Fired Atlanta Police Officer Charged With Felony Murder in Rayshard Brooks Shooting

via REUTERS Prosecutors on Wednesday announced criminal charges against two officers involved in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks, who was killed during a DUI arrest after he fell asleep in his car at a Wendy’s drive-thru lane. Former Atlanta cop Garrett Rolfe, 27, has been charged with 11 counts—including felony murder—for shooting Brooks on June 12 as he was running away through the crowded parking lot, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said. After