Black People : Suspicious death of African American Progressive Georgia State Senator

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Statement of Cynthia McKinney on the death of State Senator Robert Brown

    9 December 2011

    "We all are diminished by Robert's irreplaceable absence. And I have lost a dear friend."

    It was with shock and disbelief that I received a phone call yesterday evening around 6:18 informing me that State Senator Robert Brown had been found dead in his home. Later, I learned that the coroner reported that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. I am still stunned and dazed and confused. I don't understand this at all. State Senator Brown and I were working on a project to infuse Georgia politics with a much-needed added dimension: that is, independent voting. Due to Georgia ballot access and other election laws, it is veritably impossible for voters to declare their independence from both the Democratic and Republican parties' monopoly over Georgia politics. State Senator Robert Brown came to see how the current political landscape could be improved in our State by widening the political discourse to include voters who consider themselves as "independents."