Let’s talk about Ahmaud Arbery and the system functioning – Beau of the Fifth Column

Two law enforcement officers indicted in death of man shot 76 times during 2016 raid

A grand jury on Tuesday returned an eight-count indictment against two law enforcement officers in connection with the 2016 killing of a man shot 76 times during an attempted fugitive arrest in the Atlanta area. Eric Heinze, an assistant chief inspector with the U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, and Kristopher Hutchens, a ClaytonContinue reading “Two law enforcement officers indicted in death of man shot 76 times during 2016 raid”

Georgia GOP called “shameless” for trying to use new voting law to oust local election officials

Republicans are targeting the state’s most Democratic county in a “power grab” to “suppress voters,” Democrats say Georgia Republicans are already trying to use their controversial new election law to drive out local election officials in the state’s largest and most Democratic county. Gov. Brian Kemp earlier this year signed SB 202, a law that not only restrictsContinue reading “Georgia GOP called “shameless” for trying to use new voting law to oust local election officials”

US attorney tells Senate he resigned before Trump could fire him for refusing to back Georgia election lies

On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that Byung Pak, a former U.S. Attorney for Atlanta, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he resigned to avoid being fired by President Donald Trump for refusing to endorse his claims that there was extensive voter fraud in Georgia. “While he did not discuss Mr. Trump’s role in his decision toContinue reading “US attorney tells Senate he resigned before Trump could fire him for refusing to back Georgia election lies”

Atlanta Spa Shooter Pleads Guilty to Murdering 4 People

Robert Aaron Long, a 22-year-old Georgia man accused of killing eight people during a shooting rampage at Asian massage parlors last March, has entered a guilty plea in Cherokee County, Georgia, for the murders of four people based on “race, national origin, sex and gender.” The guilty plea is reportedly part of a deal thatContinue reading “Atlanta Spa Shooter Pleads Guilty to Murdering 4 People”

Justice Department suing Georgia over state’s new voting law

The Justice Department is suing Georgia over the state’s new election law, alleging Republican state lawmakers rushed through a sweeping overhaul with an intent to deny Black voters equal access to the ballot. “Where we believe the rights of civil rights of Americans have been violated we will not hesitate to act,” Attorney General Merrick GarlandContinue reading “Justice Department suing Georgia over state’s new voting law”

Martin Luther King III, Al Sharpton to hold nationwide march against voter suppression

Martin Luther King III and the Rev. Al Sharpton will hold a nationwide march against voter suppression on Aug. 28 — the 58th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. The event, dubbed “March On for Voting Rights,” comes as legislatures across the country move to tighten up voting rules. Just under 390 bills have been introduced acrossContinue reading “Martin Luther King III, Al Sharpton to hold nationwide march against voter suppression”

Students sue Atlanta police after being shocked with a stun gun, pulled from car

Two students who were forcibly pulled out of their car and had a stun gun used against them by Atlanta police during protests of George Floyd’s murder in 2020 are now suing the city, according to a lawsuit that was filed on Thursday. Taniyah Pilgrim and Messiah Young, who both attend historically Black colleges in Atlanta,Continue reading “Students sue Atlanta police after being shocked with a stun gun, pulled from car”

BREAKING: Atlanta spa shootings suspect indicted, will face hate crime charges

Fulton DA will seek death penalty for Robert Aaron Long Eight weeks after eight people were killed at three metro Atlanta spas, a Fulton County grand jury has indicted the alleged gunman, the District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. Prosecutors also plan to seek the death penalty and pursue hate crime charges, according to court filings.Continue reading “BREAKING: Atlanta spa shootings suspect indicted, will face hate crime charges”

Cop Fired After Killing Rayshard Brooks Is Reinstated to Atlanta Police Department

The police officer who was fired after he fatally shot Rayshard Brooks last June has been reinstated to the Atlanta Police Department, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Behind the decision was the city’s Civil Service Board, which concluded that Garrett Rolfe “was not afforded his right to due process,” when he was terminated. “The Board grants the AppealContinue reading “Cop Fired After Killing Rayshard Brooks Is Reinstated to Atlanta Police Department”

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