April 21, 2007

Yet Another Shooting

Last Sunday in Atlanta two unarmed brothers were shot down by thugs. Course since those thugs had badges you probably haven't heard about it. All the details aren't out, but the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into things. From this story it's not looking like it was justifiable:

"Ron Pettaway, they said, was shot in the back of the head and his brother in the back. A police report, however, said Roy was hit in the stomach. The officers arrived on the scene, they added, well after the altercation that drew them there was over."

According to another article as of today the GBI investigation is still underway, One of the young men who died will be buried tomorrow. His brother had this to say after his release from the hospital:

"Ronís brother Roy was also shot by police. A bullet remains lodged in his back.
When Roy was released from the hospital earlier in the week, he made a statement to the media.
'I just wanted to say that I love my brother. I know that he's here watching me. Most of all I just want to thank God for leaving me here on this earth today for one reason, to figure out, to get this justice for my brother and for me."

h/t to TalkLeft.

Posted by Publicola at April 21, 2007 07:17 PM | TrackBack
Comments

thank you for informing the public about my sons,because today its my family but tomorrow it could be your.the police departments is out of control.they need to police themselfs,but when they kill,muder someone they then take a vacation to enjoy being with thier family,but we will see to it that are held accountable for the senseless muder of my son.ron was shot in the head,and the shoulder and roy was shot in his back.we want 100%justice and nothing less.

Posted by: margaret pettaway ferrer at May 2, 2007 09:27 PM

Ma'am, you & your family have my sincerest & deepest condolences. If I may be of any assistance at all don't hesitate to ask.

Posted by: Publicola at May 3, 2007 06:51 AM