The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is now saying that an “autonomous zone” in Atlanta has been taken over by a gang that was connected to the shooting death of an 8-year-old girl.
The Rayshard Brooks Autonomous Zone, so named because a black man had been shot and killed by police during an attempted DUI arrest in a Wendy’s parking lot that later resulted in riots and the restaurant being destroyed by arson.
The GBI is claiming that Brooks was a member of the Bloods gang and that the reason they took over that particular part of the city was that they wanted to set up a region where they could rule by intimidation and violence.
“Prior investigation determined that Brooks was a member/associate of the Bloods criminal street gang,” said the GBI after they filed their warrant last week. The GBI proceeded to document how 8-year-old Secoriea Turner had been shot and killed as she was sitting in a car at a liquor store near this autonomous zone on the evening of July 4th. The rioters had shot at the car even though the driver was trying to leave the area, but Turner was hit instead.
23-year-old Jerrion McKinney and 19-year-old Julian Conley have been arrested by the GBI as suspected in the murder of this precious 8-year-old girl.
WGCL-TV pressed the mayor’s office regarding this autonomous zone in June 2020 and they were told by a spokesperson from the mayor’s office that they were going to look into it. Not soon after, the mayor claimed that the city took action against this protest encampment, but the rioters returned very soon after.
“Neither the Administration nor APD had prior knowledge of alleged gang affiliation. It would be inappropriate to comment further as this is an ongoing investigation and legal matter,” said a spokesperson.
Brooks’s family said that no one had any knowledge of him being involved in a gang. Either way, the Atlanta autonomous zone is not a safe place to go, especially when you consider that it has now been taken over by BLM protesters.