Four months before he was killed, Rayshard Brooks opened up about his life and the US justice system. In the interview, Brooks says that the justice system treats people like ‘animals’. “Some of the system could, you know, look at us as individuals. We do have lives, you know…it’s just a mistake we made. You know, and you know, not not just do us as if we are animals,” Brooks said. The 27-year-old black man was killed outside a Wendy’s restaurant by an Atlanta police officer on 12 June 2020.