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Advancement Project National Office Statement on the Rayshard Brooks

WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, June 17, the cop responsible for the killing of Rayshard Brooks was charged by the Fulton County (GA) District Attorney five days after Brooks struggled and ran away from Atlanta Police Department officers. Advancement Project National Office has to following to say:

“Advancement Project National Office We are still mourning the loss of Rayshard Brooks who joins George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless others who died needlessly at the hands of the police. We know the criminal legal system does not produce justice.  We know arrests, indictments, and even convictions won’t prevent the next Black man or woman from being killed by the police.  We are not celebrating.  The call from organizers and activists across the country is to defund the police.  That is why hundreds of thousands of people put their lives on the line protesting the racism and violence of policing in America. Advancement Project National Office stands with organizers throughout the country calling for defunding the police.”

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