Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is under heavy fire for her remarks about the tragic shooting death of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner over the 4th of July weekend.
Secoriea was one of four people killed and 22 others who were shot over the 4th of July weekend in Atlanta.
Below is a clip of Seoriea’s parents speaking on the senseless violence that took her life:
Mayor Bottoms addressed the shooting and pointed out it was not police who killed this precious baby. She went on to say the black community is doing more harm than any officer.
It has to stop. You can’t blame this on police officers. It’s about people who shot a baby in a car. We’re doing each other more harm than any officer on this force.
Twitter pulled no punches in their criticism of the Mayor.
A $10,000 reward had been offered for information leading to an arrest of the person(s) responsible for the death of Secoriea Turner.
My prayers and deepest sympathies to the Turner family all of the families who lost loved ones as a result of the violence in the city.