A SEASON OF MOURNING
The casket of Rayshard Brooks is taken out of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Tuesday following his funeral service. The 27-year-old Brooks was shot and killed by an Atlanta police officer on June 12. During the service, the Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, senior pastor of Ebenezer, said. “Rayshard Brooks wasn’t just running from the police. He was running from a system that makes slaves out of people. A system that doesn’t give ordinary people who’ve made mistakes a second chance, a real shot at redemption,’’ according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Brooks’ death follows that of other recent killing of Blacks by police officers or White vigilantes, including the May 25 death of George Floyd. The deaths have sparked global protests against police brutality and racial inequality.