Closer Look: Family of Man Fatally Shot By Police Task Force Seeks Answers; ATL Artists Create “Kaeperbowl”; Super Bowl LIII Recap

Artist Charmaine Minniefield stands in front of the mural she created of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the Krog Street tunnel.
Artist Charmaine Minniefield stands in front of the mural she created of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the Krog Street tunnel.
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Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Now that Super Bowl LIII is over, we get an update on what’s expected to be Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s busiest day this week when an estimated 100,000 passengers are anticipated to travel through the airport on “Mass Exodus Monday.” Plus, what we know about the arrest of Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage, who was taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Sunday.
  • 4:20: Two years ago Atlanta artist Fabian Williams created a mural of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the player whose movement of taking a knee during the National Anthem to raise awareness for social justice causes. While driving around the city, Williams noticed that the building where the mural was painted, which was located near the Atlanta University Center, had been demolished just before Super Bowl LIII. Williams joins Rose in-studio to explain how that motivated him, and artists around the city, to create more murals around the city honoring Colin Kaepernick in an event called “KaeperBowl”. We also hear from Ash Nash, an arts advocate and Williams’ manager, and fellow Atlanta artist Charmaine Minniefield who created a mural of Kaepernick in the Krog Street tunnel.
Atlanta artist, and muralist, Fabian Williams and his manager Ash Nash talk about the recent building demolition that sparked “Kaeperbowl”. Photo credit: Anastaciah Ondieki
  • 24:53: The New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII, making this the sixth championship for the team. We recap everything from the big game with “Closer Look” sports contributor, and founder of Jersey Girl Sports, Marcelle English.
  • 39:24: In August 2016, 26-year-old Jamarion Robinson was killed at his girlfriend’s home in East Point, Georgia. He was reportedly shot dozens of times by members of a police task force that included officers from multiple jurisdictions, including the U.S. Marshal Service — authorities now say Robinson was shot 59 times. The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office filed a civil lawsuit against the United States Department of Justice for its failure to provide information requested through the Freedom of Information Act. We learn more from Monteria Robinson, Robinson’s mother; Rashid McCall, whose company, Opposition Research, is reviewing the facts of the case; and Leonard Jones, national spokesperson for the civil rights organization New Order.
Monteria Robinson, Rashid McCall, his company Opposition Research is reviewing the facts of the case, and Leonard Jones, national spokesperson for the civil rights organization New Order give an update on the case of 26 year old Jamarion Robinson who was shot 76 times by a police task force in 2016. Photo credit: Anastaciah Ondieki

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Anastaciah Ondieki contributed to this article.