Will Atlanta have a police department today?

From various sources last night…

  • Keep walking off the job officers. Y’all deserve better than a crooked administration
  • 100% behind you guys thanks for your service.
  • To all the officers that quit tonight. Bye, Felicia… 😝
  • I just heard some scuttlebutt that officers are resigning en mass? I also read on the twatter that in essence, the entire night shift is calling in sick tonight in protest? YUGE if true and justified IMO- why go risk your life just to be thrown under the bus by civilian leadership? These men and women have one of the most difficult, thankless and important jobs that exist… lets see how a major US city likes not having anyone answer 911 for an entire night/day. My guess is the sentiment will shift REAL fast.
  • Every single officer in Fulton County, not just Atlanta PD, should walk off the job. The rest of the country supports you.

Apparently second shift has walked off the job, including patrol, CID, and detectives…

Atlanta, GA —  The head of Atlanta’s police union confirmed Wednesday that officers from the Atlanta Police Department in Zones 3 and 6 walked off the job Wednesday afternoon.

Vince Champion, southeast regional director of the International Brotherhood of Police officers, said that police officers had stopped answering calls midshift, in response to charges against Officer Garrett Rolfe who is accused of murdering Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta.

Full article, HERE.

Apparently there were a number of officers that suddenly had the ‘blue flu’ after the announcement yesterday that the DA was going to charge the officers involved.

Also appears the surrounding agencies are refusing calls other than officer down. This is going to be bad!

Interestingly, during the announcement, there were multiple repetitions of the phrase that Tasers were not deadly weapons, yet two weeks ago four officers were charged by the SAME DA with aggravated assault, a serious felony.

Aggravated assault in Georgia is described as assault “with a deadly weapon or with any object, device, or instrument which, when used offensively against a person, is likely to or actually does result in serious bodily injury.” (bold mine)

Sooooo… Which is it??? Or is it dependent on whom is holding the Taser? Just curious…


Hrmmm… — 15 Comments

  1. This is going to get really ugly quick. Uglier, I should say. I need to buy more ammo.

  2. The DA succumbed to political pressure and over charged the officers. As they did in Seattle. But here’s the paranoids spin on that: What if the plan is to over charge and when the officers are found “not guilty” it will spur another round of rioting? Can you say Rodney King????

  3. The political slimeballs that pass for elected officials in Atlanta, and elsewhere, need to understand Blue Lives Matter. Mutiny doesn’t happen in a vacuum.

  4. At what point can we say that the excrement has interacted with the rotational air movement device?

  5. The Supreme Court decided to incite the DA into this, by suggesting that raping subordinates is now a protected employment category. 🙂

    What can the Georgia Attorney General do?

    I think the funnest answer is to abuse the hell out of SESTA, and sue the Supreme Court under the theory that the decision in question makes the entire legal system a system that qualifies for sanction.

  6. My stepson and wife are in Atlanta on a job. They grew up in California.
    He called this morning and reported that things are scary bad (he retired after working many years as an EMT in Richmond, Ca and was involved in many PTSD inducing situations) and has seen his share of humanity at its worst.
    He moved to Tennessee prior to retirement and commuted to work two weeks on, two weeks off for several years while his family was in Tennessee.
    But I digress.
    He told us that his wife has ten more days on her contract and then they are heading back to Tennessee. ASAP, expanding their garden, and laying low, and not taking anymore contracts in major metropolitan ****holes.
    He said he has not seen a cop on the street in in Atlanta for two days, and if things get any worse they are bailing on the contract and getting out of Dodge sometime yesterday.

  7. All- Thanks for the comments. Still intarwebz problems… sigh

    Posted from my iPhone.

  8. They should stay home indefinitely, until that D.A. resigns, and the charges are dropped.

    The same D.A. is on record just a couple of weeks ago (h/t Bayour Renaissance Man), noting and explaining at another press conference that “under Georgia law, a taser is considered a deadly weapon”, statements which he uttered while explaining charging another police officer with assault with a deadly weapon for pointing a taser at a woman without cause.

    The defense shows that video on Day One, and the case gets tossed. That makes the officer’s shooting of the suspect completely defensible, fully justified, and the case should in fact be thrown out with prejudice by the judge before trial, merely on a pre-trial motion to dismiss.

    That will engender another citywide chimp out, and Atlanta will, yet again, be culturally enriched.

    The city has it coming; this is what happens when you have one law for entitled victim group suspects, and a for police officers.

    American jurisdprudence doesn’t work like that, and this kind of blistering stupid shouldn’t merely hurt, it should leave permanent scars and lifelong crippling injuries on its proponents.

  9. Aesop- I can’t help but wonder if that is the plan… The DA IS running for reelection…