by: Lance D Johnson
(Natural News) When can a police officer use deadly force? Can a cop defend himself when an intoxicated man resists arrests, steals the officer’s taser, and attacks? Should police offers succumb to beatings and allow dangerous criminals and intoxicated drivers to threaten their life?
This is what happened to Officer Garrett Rolfe from the Atlanta PD. After pulling over a suspect for driving under the influence, Rolfe attempted to make an arrest, but he was attacked in the process. The suspect, 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks, stole the officer’s taser and attacked him. Officer Rolfe fought back in self defense and shot the suspect in an effort to apprehend him.
Anti-cop DA to abolish self defense, handicap police officers from doing their jobs
Suspect Rayshard Brooks took a needless, deadly risk when he fought the officers and criminally attacked them with their taser. However, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, an anti-cop activist, has charged Officer Garrett Rolfe with 11 criminal counts, including felony murder charges with the possibility of the death penalty.
Most of the Atlanta PD is now standing with Officer Garrett Rolfe. Burke country Sheriff Alfonzo Williams said the officer was justified in shooting the suspect because the suspect attacked the officers with their own taser. Fellow officers with the Atlanta PD are now walking off the job in protest of Fulton County District Attorney’s decision to press charges against Officer Rolfe. In fact, officers left their evening shift posts in Zone 3, 4 and 6, and are not responding to calls in the city. There are reports that officers are turning off their car radios, refusing to respond to reports of criminal misconduct.
“It’s the worst day in law enforcement in the city of Atlanta that’s ever been,” said Vince Champion, regional director of the International Brotherhood of Police officers. The morale within the Atlanta Police Department has hit an all-time low.
Atlanta PD unraveling as street thugs rise to power, criminalizing self defense
The Atlanta PD is beginning to unravel as anti-cop sentiment engulfs the nation. Atlanta could become one of the first major U.S. cities to lose its law enforcement, as the communist Left convinces the nation that cops can no longer use force at all or defend their communities from violent criminals. Yes, law enforcement should be held to high standards, but they cannot be made handicap to violent offenders, prosecuted for defending themselves. Without strong and capable law enforcement, gangs will rule the streets, extorting whomever them want, while running drugs into the streets. When police are told to stand down, violent BLM and Antifa mobs can hijack portions of a city, like they did in Seattle. As thugs gain power, they threaten to abolish the police, as they continue to riot, loot and pillage property, threatening innocent lives.
This case in Atlanta is important, for it has implications that will permeate law enforcement operations around the country and drastically affect the right of individuals to defend their own lives and property. If a police officer can be given the death penalty for acting in self defense, then what can happen to individuals who act in self defense after they are attacked by gangs, mobs and violent criminals?
If Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard gets his way, then Antifa and the BLM mobs will gain incredible new legal power to attack whomever they want and berate police officers. Officers and law abiding citizens will be helpless, scared to fight back in self defense for fear of prosecution. A person of white skin, defending himself from BLM mobs, could ultimately be given the death penalty for daring to save his own life. A white person, especially a white cop, is now perceived as a racist white supremacist if they defend their families and their communities from BLM mobs and Antifa terrorists.
As police departments unravel because they aren’t allowed to do their job, cities will devolve into a Wild West scenario, where everyone is left to fend for themselves. This will only go on for so long, until police departments lose their best men and women and are overrun by the very thugs who are rising to power on the streets.