Two killed in shooting in Atlanta – and police say nobody is willing to come forward as a witness

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ATLANTA, GA –Atlanta police officers responded to the scene of a shooting in northwest Atlanta after 2 pm this afternoon. 

The shooting incident, which occurred near the intersection of Hamilton E Holmes Rd and Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy at a recording studio, left two victims who succumbed to their injuries.  Police on scene advise that there were witnesses in or around the area, however, they are refusing to cooperate with law enforcement.

 

Since people are not cooperating with the investigation, police will have little to go on.  Detectives who respond to the scene of any incident rely on people to tell them what happened so that they can put the pieces of the puzzle together to determine what happened and make an arrest when warranted. 

Without people cooperating, police are left with just working through whatever forensic and video surveillance evidence that is able to be collected in order to make a determination as to what actually occurred and if an arrest is warranted.

In the current age, people are being told through the media and anyone who wants 15 seconds of fame that police are the bad guys and that no one should cooperate with them because they are racist and hate minorities, not to mention do whatever they can to kill them. 

Even though this lie has been exposed over and over again, the media and those into liberal politics will try to explain to you that the statistics, which clearly show that white people are killed by police far more than any other race, that those numbers are somehow skewed.    

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Not to mention, there is zero explanation as to what leads up to police involved shootings which would lead an average person to believe that police are just indiscriminately killing people without any justification.

According to a PBS NewsHour-NPR-Marist poll, almost half of the black population has very little to no confidence that officers treat people the same, regardless of the color of their skin.  Trust in  law enforcement has significantly eroded over the last few years, specifically starting around the time that Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. 

With this specific case, a white officer noticed a black male, Michael Brown, and his friend were walking in the street.  As the officer, Darren Wilson, told Michael and his friend to use the sidewalk, an altercation ensued.

What the media told everyone that would listen was that Michael Brown was just an innocent black kid who was walking from the store who was shot by Ofc. Wilson after he put his hands in the air.  Weeks of unrest followed and when the true story came out, backed by witnesses who were black, that Ofc. Wilson did nothing more than protect himself, making it a justified shooting.

What Ofc. Wilson did not know at the time was that Michael and his friend had just committed a robbery of a convenience store.  In the video surveillance footage that has been seen, Brown steels cigarillos and violently shoves Andy Patel, the co-owner of the store, out of the way when he tries to stop him. 

As Ofc. Wilson tells Brown and his friend to walk on the sidewalk, Brown decides to attack the officer by striking him about the face with his hands while he is in the marked patrol car. 

Ofc. Wilson stated in the grand jury investigation:

“He [Brown] grabs my gun, says, ‘You are too much of a pussy to shoot me.’  The gun goes down into my hip and at that point I thought I was getting shot.  I can feel his fingers try to get inside the trigger guard with my finger and I distinctly remember envisioning a bullet going into my leg.” 

Ofc. Wilson then continued, after the initial shots were fired, he attempted to back peddle to get away from Brown who was intent on attacking him. 

He continued:

“At this point I start backpedaling and again, I tell him to get on the ground, get on the ground, he doesn’t.  I shoot another round of shots.  Again, I don’t recall how many hit him every time.  I know at least once because he flinched again. 

“Well, he keeps coming at me after me again, during the pause I tell him to get on the ground, get on the ground, he still keeps coming at me, gets about 8 to 10 feet away.  At this point, I’m backing up pretty rapidly, I’m backpedaling pretty good because I know if he reaches me, he’ll kill me.”

This testimony, which his backed up by several witnesses in the area, including African Americans, is what led the courts not to indict former Ofc. Wilson for any crime. 

However, this account was not widely distributed which leaves people who rely on the media to believe that Brown was shot and killed in cold blood, and the officer got away with it.  

There is a specific danger to public safety when the media spins information a certain way, most people are not willing or able to look up all of the stories which talk of any incident, leading them to believe that a skewed story by the media is accurate. 

However, in this circumstance, there is no factually arguing that former Ofc. Wilson was simply defending himself from someone who was violently attacking him, intent on doing him great bodily harm, and that Ofc. Wilson was defending himself.

When the masses believe a certain story, that all officers are racist and seek to kill or harm minorities, they are less likely to talk to police, let alone cooperate. 

In this case, two people were killed and the police need the help from the witnesses to determine who is responsible so that the family members of those killed can see justice be done. 

 

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