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Amid Protests, Another Week Of Police Violence In America

People congregate outside a burned Wendy's restaurant on the second day following the police shooting death of Rayshard Brooks in the restaurant parking lot.
People congregate outside a burned Wendy's restaurant on the second day following the police shooting death of Rayshard Brooks in the restaurant parking lot.

The news sounds depressingly familiar.  

Rayshard Brooks was 27. He was a father to three young daughters and a teenage stepson. He was Black. The officer who shot him was white. 

On Friday, police shot and killed him while responding to a call that Brooks had fallen asleep in his car at a Wendy’s in Atlanta, Georgia.

Video shows Brooks and officers in a calm, lengthy conversation before the subsequent chaos. The officer who shot him has been fired and Atlanta’s police chief resigned

We talk to the host of the Peabody Award-winning podcast “ Buried Truths” about Georgia’s violent racist past — and present. 

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