Governor Takes Drastic Steps After Child’s Death

( – On Independence Day, at least two people opened fire on a car and killed 8-year-old Secoriea Turner in Atlanta. The shooting outraged officials across the city and statewide. Republican Governor Brian Kemp is now taking action.

On July 6, Kemp declared a state of emergency in Georgia. His action means 1,000 National Guard troops will be available to protect residents. The governor said the “lawlessness must be stopped.”

The order by the governor came after Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms addressed the shooters who murdered little Secoriea. She said they “killed a baby…” and explained the little girl died after her mom drove down a street. The mayor pointed out if that child wasn’t safe, “none of us are safe.”

Violence rocked many cities across the country over the holiday weekend. A 6-year-old was shot to death in Philadelphia, an 11-year-old killed in Washington DC and others suffered similar fates. It was one of the bloodiest weekends in recent history and has left many wondering: When is it going to end?

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