“Enough is enough. Enough is enough.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, right, speaks during a press conference at Atlanta police headquarters about the Saturday night shooting death of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner. J. SCOTT TRUBEY/SCOTTl.TRUBEY@AJC.COM
“We have talked about this movement that’s happening across America in this moment in time where we have the ears and interests of people across this country and across this globe who are saying they want to see change. But the difference in this moment in time and the Civil Rights movement, the Civil Rights movement -- it was a defined common enemy. So we’re fighting the enemy within when we are shooting each other up on our streets and the city.
“You shot and killed a baby. And it wasn’t one shooter. There were at least two shooters. An 8-year-old baby. And you want people to take us seriously. And you don't want us to lose this movement, then we can't lose each other in this.
“And there are peaceful demonstrators across this city and across this country, and I applaud them and I thank them for being peaceful and for honoring the lives of so many people who have been killed in America because of injustice. That's an important movement that’s happening.
“But this random wild wild West shoot-'em-up because you can, has gotta stop. It has to stop.”