Last Friday night, Rayshard Brooks, 27, was shot to death by Atlanta police after he was found sitting in his car at the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant. Meghan McCain, from “The View,” has since given her take on the incident.
Atlanta residents have joined in on the Black Lives Matter movement after another Black man was killed while being confronted by police officers. Brooks was shot in the back and killed while running away from police officers.
"I think we need to focus on training in de-escalation for the police department."
Meghan McCain on the set of "The View" on May 15, 2019 | Photo: Lou Rocco/Walt Disney Television/Getty Images
COMPARING BROOKS’S SITUATION
The television personality noted how the case was sad because Brooks was found sleeping in his car and doing nothing wrong. He wasn’t even found with a weapon when police arrived at the scene.
He offered to walk home
ROOF’S TREATMENT BY COPS
She compared Brooks’ treatment to that of Dylann Roof. In 2015, the white supremacist murdered nine Black men and women in a Black church in Charleston, South Carolina.
He was escorted through a fast-food restaurant by the police before being arrested. Some reports said police bought Roof food from a nearby Burger King while questioning him.
TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING
However, McCain noted how in Brooks's case "[He was in] his car and trying to do the right thing —and he offered to walk home — is then in, a few moments being shot three times." The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is now conducting an independent investigation into the man’s death.
A video doing the rounds on social media showed footage of Brooks taking a sobriety test, which he allegedly failed. A scuffle ensued at one point with the victim refusing arrest and he ended up grabbing a police taser and ran.
RAYSHARD SHOT IN THE BACK
While running away from the officers, Brooks pointed the taser at one of them. Garrett Rolfe, a policeman, ended up shooting the victim in the back.
DYING FROM HIS INJURIES
Brooks died later at the hospital after undergoing surgery for two gunshot wounds to his back. He passed away from organ injuries and blood loss.
BROOKS’S RELATIVE SPEAKS
Decatur Redd, who said he was related to Brooks, had this to say: "I've watched this on the internet, from the whole George Floyd situation to us coming together like we're doing and this whole thing landed on my doorstep with my little cousin." Redd revealed that he wished such senseless killings of Black people would stop happening.
Floyd, 46, was killed on May 25, 2020, while in police custody over an alleged counterfeit $20. Despite the tragic news of Brooks’ death, McCain recently shared some good news in her personal life.
In March 2020, the co-host shared that she and her husband, Ben Domenech, were expecting their first child together
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