Atlanta Police Officers Walk Off Leaving Residents To Fin For Selves
Sources all over the Atlanta metropolitan area claim that police officers are walking off the job. This following an egregious D.A. charge against two Atlanta officers involved in the Rayshard Brooks incident; the D.A. is seeking the death penalty.
According to LawOfficer.com, “entire zones of Atlanta PD Officers just drove their cars to their precincts, dropped off their keys and went home.”
The Atlanta Police Department, however, denies the vast claims online of a walk-off, instead citing higher than usual call-outs. The APD’s response later prompted a #bluflu hashtag across social media.
Earlier suggestions that multiple officers from each zone had walked off the job were inaccurate. The department is experiencing a higher than usual number of call outs with the incoming shift. We have enough resources to maintain operations & remain able to respond to incidents.
— Atlanta Police Department (@Atlanta_Police) June 18, 2020
But police scanners through at least 6 Atlanta zones went cop-silent throughout the night, leading to increased speculation that a coordinated police walk-out was fully underway.
Atlanta’s mayor attempted to comfort citizens saying that police shifts are covered, despite the silent scanner activity.
“We do have enough officers to cover us through the night,” Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) told CNN. “Our streets won’t be any less safe because of the number of officers who called out.”
The felony murder charge against the police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks is both startling and upsetting to most common sense people. Brooks was found drunkenly passed out in a Wendy’s drive-thru. When officers removed him from the car, he failed a sobriety test, initially complying. However, things took a turn for the worse when Brooks fought with a police officer, removed his taser, and then fired the taster at the officer. The officer returned fire, killing Brooks on the spot. Brooks was likely fleeing a parole violation. He has a former child abuse charge, among others.
It was only a mere week ago that the same D.A. charged two officers for deadly assault against protesters. The weapon of scrutiny? A taser.
Two weeks ago, the DA in Atlanta who’s currently charging Officer Garrett Rolfe in the Rayshard Brooks case charged police officers with aggravated assault for using a taser on protesters.
“A taser is considered a deadly weapon under Georgia law” pic.twitter.com/ZQfsjllEQS
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 17, 2020
When America decides to place a police officer on death row for trying to do his job, America has gone wrong.
Huge support for every police officer in Atlanta refusing to come on shift
Police are being sacrificed to the mob.
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) June 18, 2020
If the Atlanta walk-out, or “blu flu,” continues through today, the city will need to find new solutions to safeguard private and public interests. As more and more criminals understand a lapse in law enforcement is in play, they’ll act to their benefit.
From a self-preservation standpoint, the past few months have indicated a point in time where having a SHTF plan is vital. Making sure your family is safe amidst draconian lockdowns, civil unrest, and police walk-offs is imperative.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.
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