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Protests in downtown DC lead to closing some roads and highways

Protests in downtown DC lead to closing some roads and highways
US Rep. Doug Collins’s calls for a special prosecutor to be appointed in the Rayshard Brooks case, in a series of tweets. 

“Charging an Atlanta police officer with felony murder before the completion of the GBI’s investigation was a political decision, not a legal one,” Collins said in a statement Friday, adding that Georgians need to be ensured “this case is devoid of any and all political influence.”

Carr’s tweets included Georgia code stating that the attorney general can appoint a special prosecutor if the current district attorney disqualifies themselves or is disqualified by a court.

Brooks, family attorney Chris Stewart told CNN.in a March 1861 speech: “Our new government is founded upon … the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition.”

This is a matter of hate, not heritage.

And today we’re seeing Confederate statutes toppled across the country and Confederate flags banned from NASCAR races. Leading military figures say the time has come to rename military bases that were named after Confederate generals — even as President Donald Trump makes plain his opposition.

But as the nation confronts the ugliest aspects of its history, we need to recognize that there is a fundamental difference between statues of American presidents like Abraham Lincoln and statues of American traitors like Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

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