On Monday, a state of emergency was announced by the Governor of Georgia, of which he approved the activation of 1000 troops. There was a weekend of violence in Atlanta which led to the killing of more than five people including an 8 year old girl.
A statement from Governor Brian Kemp’s office said the troops would provide support in certain places, including the state’s capitol and the governor’s mansion, thus freeing state law enforcement resources to patrol other areas.
The Republican governor said: “Peaceful protests are hijacked by criminals with a dangerous and destructive agenda. Now, innocent Georgians are attacked, shot and killed.” “This illegal act must be stopped and in our state in order to restore order.”
The fatal shooting of eight-year-old Secoriea Turner on Saturday night prompted the authorities to offer a reward of $10,000 for anyone who has information on the suspects.
The police returned to the scene later on Sunday to investigate another shooting incident, just a few steps away from where Secoriea was shot. At that time, one person died at the scene and two others were injured.
The Mayor stated that the police cannot be blame. He said people can’t even fault the criminal justice reform. He said some people took up arms and accidentally shot a car with an eight year old girl inside, for what reason?
She announced later on Monday that she had tested COVID-19 positively. He said: “Enough.” “If you want people to take us seriously, but don’t want us to lose this campaign, We will not lose each other.”
The murder took place near Wendy’s restaurant. A black man named Rayshard Brooks was killed by a white police officer on June 12. It was said the area had a fast food restaurant which was burned down and had since then, turn out to be the area were violent demonstration have taken place as a result of police brutality.
On Saturday, in a particularly violent night in Atlanta, Secoriea daughter was killed. Kemp’s office said that more than 30 people were injured during the weekend and 5 of them died.
It was said that the Camp’s directive were given for a reason in order not to accommodate illegal assembly, violence, public threats, destruction of peace and tranquility in the state and the danger to persons and property. It is said that the order will remain in effect until June 13.
Authorities say that when the driver tried to cross the illegally placed barricade to enter the parking lot in the area, Secoriea was sitting in the car with her daughter and another adult. Police said the armed men who blocked the entrance opened fire on the vehicle, hitting and killing the child.
Her father, Secoriya Williamson, said the girl just wanted to go home and see her cousin. He said: “They said that black people’s lives matter and they just killed their own”