Around 200 Atlantans march rowdily through the downtown business district in response to police murder of a 19 year old at the Vine City MARTA station in the city’s west end.
On October 15th, 2011 at the Vine City MARTA station, in Atlanta’s West End, 19 year old Joetavius Stafford was murdered in cold blood by Robert Waldo, a white MARTA police officer.
That night was the Homecoming night for the local high school and was, ostensibly, a night to remember for many young participants — it is now, anyway. At the MARTA station, Joetavius’s brother claims that Joe had gotten into an argument with some other men and some fighting began at which point someone began yelling «Where the gun at?».
Cutting through the station a gun shot cracked and Joetavius and his brother began running away, along with everyone else. Moments later, both arms above his head, Joetavius was shot in the back by Officer Waldo who then ran up to Joetavius’s limp body and shot him twice more in the back as he lie face down.