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  • 'The Wire' Actor Wendell Pierce Arrested After Alleged Attack on Sanders Supporter

    05/16/2016 5:57:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 5/15/2016 | unknown
    Police say actor Wendell Pierce has been arrested at an Atlanta hotel where he was a guest. Atlanta Police Department spokesman Donald Hannah says in a statement that Pierce was arrested early Saturday morning at the Loews Atlanta Hotel. New Orleans native Pierce is known for his television roles as Detective William "Bunk" Moreland on The Wire and Antoine Batiste on Treme. TMZ earlier reported that Pierce allegedly got into a physical altercation with a man and woman, reportedly a couple, at the hotel after a political dispute. Citing hotel sources, TMZ reports that Pierce, an avowed Hillary Clinton supporter,...
  • Wendell Pierce of ‘The Wire’ Arrested After Fight Over Bernie Sanders (assaulted Sanders Supporters)

    05/15/2016 11:04:15 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 15 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | 05.15.16 7:11 PM ET | Goldie Taylor
    Wendell Pierce of ‘The Wire’ Arrested After Fight Over Bernie Sanders The bitter Democratic primary has now led to a Hollywood actor’s arrest: Hillary Clinton supporter Wendell Pierce was detained by Atlanta police early Sunday after an alleged assault on two Sanders supporters. Politics ain’t beanbag but, if press reports are to be believed, a well-known Hollywood actor and producer may have thrown more than a multi-colored children’s toy at a couple in Atlanta. Wendell Pierce, who turned in standout performances for HBO’s The Wire and Treme, was arrested after an altercation early Sunday morning at an Atlanta hotel. A...
  • Man wants $10 million after falsely jailed for 529 days

    05/13/2016 9:43:41 PM PDT · by Theoria · 34 replies
    CBS46 ^ | 11 May 2016 | Adam Murphy
    A man is asking for $10 million after spending 529 days in jail for a crime he says he didn't commit. Darrick McDuffie was accused of shooting a man in 2012 in DeKalb County, but he says he didn't do it and the victim backs up the story. At one point, police thought McDuffie was responsible for shooting another man so they arrested him and booked him in jail, but there is no mention of him in the initial police report. "It's a fundamental miscarriage of justice," said Adam Klein, who is McDuffie's attorney. "He was just barely 20-years-old when...
  • Georgia woman who called for ‘death to all white cops’ apologizes publicly, charges dropped

    05/09/2016 7:37:10 AM PDT · by Prov1322 · 45 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 05.06.2016 | TOBIAS SALINGER
    An Atlanta-area woman who called for black people to “rise up and shoot every white cop” apologized for her Facebook post Friday. Prosecutors charged Ebony Dickens with terroristic threats and inciting a riot after they said she wrote, “I condone black on white killings. Hell they condone crimes against us,” and “death to all white cops nationwide” under her Facebook name Tiffany Milan last April. Yet they dropped the rap in exchange for her offering of remorse while surrounded by law enforcement officials at a news conference Friday, WSB-TV reported.
  • Atlanta's HIV 'epidemic' compared to third world African countries

    05/06/2016 7:04:20 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 29 replies
    WSBTV.COM ^ | 06 MAY 2016 | DAVE HUDDLESTON
    A deadly disease is rampant in Metro Atlanta, and scientists are calling it an epidemic. Channel 2's Dave Huddleston spoke with researchers and doctors who said Atlanta is the epicenter of that epidemic, comparing some neighborhoods to developing African countries.
  • Trump stage-rusher has Go Fund Me page (Tommy DiMassimo)

    05/05/2016 11:11:36 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 43 replies
    AJC ^ | 04 MAY 16 | Dan Klepal
    Tommy DiMassimo, the Wright State University student with Atlanta ties who in March rushed the stage at an Donald Trump rally in Ohio, has raised $340 from 10 people through a Go Fund Me page for his legal defense as of Wednesday afternoon. His funding goal is $25,000, according to the page. DiMassimo was arrested March 12 after he vaulted a stage barrier and rushed to the back of the stage in a hangar near Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton. His Go Fund Me page gets political, saying that he rushed the stage “not to...
  • Walmart loss prevention officer killed pursuing suspected shoplifter

    04/11/2016 10:11:00 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    WSBTV.COM ^ | 11 APRIL 2016 | NICOLE EMMETT
    Channel 2's Darryn Moore was the first reporter at the scene at Walmart where he talked to police. “The subject had several flat screens in a shopping cart he was trying to push out the door,” Lilburn Police Department Capt. Thomas Bardugon said. Lilburn police gave Moore the photo of the murder suspect. He is bald and was wearing dark pants.
  • Emory president chalks pro-free speech message after ‘Trump 2016’ frightens students

    03/31/2016 9:47:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 31, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Emory University President James W. Wagner chalked his own free speech message onto a campus sidewalk after students protested over pro-Donald Trump messages that they said threatened their safety. Students had petitioned the administration to denounce the pro-Trump chalkings that began appearing throughout the Atlanta campus last week, saying the possibility that fellow students could support Mr. Trump made them feel unsafe at school. Roughly 40 students carrying signs such as “Stop Trump” and “Stop Hate” protested outside of the Administrative Building last week, chanting “You are not listening! Come speak with us, we are in pain!” Some students went...
  • Here’s how to really make America great again

    03/30/2016 12:59:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 17, 2016 | Jeff Reeves
    What the heck is wrong with us? On Wednesday, Washington, D.C.’s entire Metro subway system shut down with almost no notice to perform emergency inspections, just days after a cable fire “crippled” three lines. The nation’s second-busiest rail system has been plagued by safety problems in recent years, including a 2015 incident where smoke from an electrical malfunction killed one person and a deadly 2009 crash on the system’s Red Line that killed nine people. And with a new Metro chief that has been vocal about returning to a culture that puts safety first, many say that Wednesday’s move is...
  • #BlackLivesMatter supporters booted from Georgia rally for Hillary

    02/27/2016 10:03:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 27, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Wait… I thought Hillary Clinton was the champion of minority voters and the Social Justice Warriors? If so, this news is darned peculiar. At a rally in Atlanta, Georgia the security team covering the former Secretary of State hastily escorted a couple of attendees out of the facility yesterday for the outrageous crime of holding up some signs which the campaign staff had given them before the event began. Of course, they had altered the promotional material a bit by scrawling three little words on the back of one of the Hillary signs, and they weren’t we love you. (Atlanta...
  • Donald Trump: "Bernie's Going To Start To Fade"

    02/22/2016 7:38:22 AM PST · by Biggirl · 50 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 22, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Democratic insurgent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will fade out, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump told his campaign rally in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, one day after his big win in the South Carolina GOP primary.
  • Full Speech: Donald Trump HUGE AMAZING Rally in Atlanta, GA (2-21-16)

    02/22/2016 2:12:02 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Sunday, February 21, 2016: Fresh off a major victory in South Carolina, GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia World Congress Center. Mr. Trump spoke to a packed crowd of tens of thousands of supporters. Full Speech: Donald Trump HUGE AMAZING Rally in Atlanta, GA (2-21-16)
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Rally in Atlanta, GA (2-21-16)

    02/21/2016 7:39:25 AM PST · by jennychase · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/21/2016 | rightside
    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2016 - ATLANTA, GA Georgia World Congress Center 4:00 PM
  • LIVE THREAD:Trump rally in Atlanta 2/21/2016 @ 4:00 (EST) Georgia World Congress Center

    02/21/2016 7:41:50 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 784 replies
    Sunday, February 21, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia World Congress Center. The event is scheduled to begin at 4:00 PM EST. I live in LaGrange,GA only 52 miles from the area. I have tickets to attend, but I'm told already that lines are forming for the 4:00pm event. In our local mall there is a mural size black and white photograph of John Kennedy in a convertible, riding through downtown LaGrange in October 10, 1960 for a campaign stop. At the time, there were roughly 23,000 people living...
  • “Our Hands Are Tied Because Of This Damn Brother-Sisterhood Thing”

    02/09/2016 3:59:28 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 50 replies
    For decades, students at Spelman — the elite historically black women's college — have spoken out about instances of sexual assault committed by students from Morehouse College, their unofficial brother school. Now, in the wake of a petition, protests, and a federal investigation, their messages are ringing louder than ever. Why haven't we heard them?
  • A BEATIFUL REFRESHING IS HERE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2016 10:11:08 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    I saw a huge waterfall pouring over a beautiful rock formation and the water looked like liquid glass so pure and transparent you could see all the rocks behind it . All around the base of the waterfall were people and they were enjoying the refreshing spray and droplets covering them as a beautiful misty spray and the droplets just seemed to hang in the air effortlessly and the sound of the waterfalls was the roar of His Voice. As I looked over where the water goes over the falls I saw Jesus with his bare feet standing in the...
  • Atlanta Paper Epitomizes Gun Grabbers’ In 2 Sentences Back-to-Back (Georgia dem gun grab)

    01/24/2016 2:10:35 PM PST · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 24, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On January 16, the Atlanta Progressive News (APN) used one sentence to explain a Democrat-proposed ban that will require owners to hand over "assault weapons" by the end of October 2016 and in the very next sentence mocked pro-gun citizens who "are already yelling that Democrats are trying to take their guns away.” In other words-Sentence 1: New Democrat-proposed bill means your "assault weapons" will be taken away. Sentence 2: Pro-gun people are already trying to malign the law by claiming Democrats want to "take their guns." Here are APN's exact words: This bill will require people who possess assault...
  • Psychiatrist arrested after 36 of his patients died

    01/15/2016 10:23:03 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 40 replies
    WMBF (NBC Affiliate) ^ | Jan 15, 2016 | Adam Harding
    JONESBORO, GA (CBS46) - A psychiatrist was arrested after 36 of his patients died, 12 of whom passed away due to overdose on prescription medication. Doctor Narendra Nagareddy's office in Jonesorbo, just south of Atlanta, was raided by DEA agents Thursday. Dr. Nagareddy is accused of violating Georgia's Controlled Substance Act. "The search warrant [alleges] 36 of his patients have died, 12 of whom were autopsied with cause of death being overdose on prescription medication," said the Clayton County District Attorney.
  • Atlanta Fed Waits Until The Close To Reveal 0.6% Q4 GDP Estimate

    01/15/2016 2:17:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 1/15/16 | tyler durden
    With less than half an hour until the close, we asked the Atlanta Fed - the most accurate predictor of GDP - which was scheduled to post an update of its Q4 GDP NowCast following today's ugly economic data, if it was was planning on releasing its latest Q4 GDP estimate before or after the close, something it usually does just before noon.
  • Naked prostitutes chase gunmen through hotel after they posed as clients and robbed them...

    01/04/2016 10:01:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 68 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 10:27 EST, 4 January 2016 | Staff
    Two prostitutes were forced to run through a hotel naked as they tried to catch gunmen who robbed them while they stripped off. The pair were at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center in Georgia on Saturday, thinking they were being paid a visit by a prospective client. The man entered the room and, after the group had discussed prices for around 10 minutes, a second suspect barged in with his weapon drawn.
  • Man forces woman to call her boyfriend so he can listen as he rapes her (she dials 911)

    12/30/2015 4:59:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/30/15 | James Dunn
    Man forces woman to call her boyfriend so he can listen as he rapes her - but is caught when she dials 911 instead Police arrested an attacker who abducted a woman and made her call her boyfriend so he could listen as he raped her in an adult store parking lot when she dialed 911 instead. Robert Giles, 27, abducted the woman from her home in Hapeville, Atlanta, and told her to call her partner from the car because he wanted him to hear the sexual assault happening. But the woman called 911, and the quick-thinking dispatcher pretended to...
  • Miss Puerto Rico suspended for anti-Islam rant accusing Muslims of 'terrorizing' the USA

    12/20/2015 5:04:49 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 64 replies
    daily mail ^ | 20 December 2015 | REGINA F. GRAHAM
    Miss Puerto Rico Destiny Velez has been indefinitely suspended by the official Miss America Organization after sending a series of offensive anti-Muslim messages on Twitter. Velez, 20, launched an anti-Muslim tirade at filmmaker Michael Moore on Thursday after he shared a photo of himself outside of Trump Tower in New York City with a sign reading: 'We are all Muslim.' Moore's photo was in response to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the US, which inspired the hashtag #WeAreAllMuslim on social media. The former beauty queen sent a number of tweets directed to Moore including...
  • Lawsuit by ex-Atlanta fire chief critical of homosexuality to proceed

    12/17/2015 10:52:51 AM PST · by sparklite2 · 19 replies
    News Daily ^ | December 17, 2015 | David Beasley
    ATLANTA (Reuters) A federal judge will hear a high-profile discrimination lawsuit brought by a former Atlanta fire chief who claims he was fired for his religious beliefs after publishing a book critical of homosexuality. In a 2013 self-published book, 'Who Told You That You Were Naked?,' Cochran called homosexuality 'vulgar' and 'the opposite of purity.' Cochran distributed about 20 copies of the book at work, and the city fired him early this year after employees complained to city council members, city attorney Robert N. Godfrey said.
  • 'Take Off with Ted' Atlanta Rally (December 18 4:30 pm)

    12/15/2015 9:07:09 AM PST · by Isara · 5 replies
    Cruz for President ^ | December 15, 2015
    'Take Off with Ted' Atlanta Rally Friday, December 18, 2015 Doors Open: 3:30 pm Program: 4:30 pm Cobb County International Airport - McCollum Field Hawthorne Aviation Hangar 1723 McCollum Pkwy NW Kennesaw, GA 30144 Register for the event.
  • Donald Trump swastikas appear in Atlanta

    12/09/2015 3:28:07 PM PST · by amorphous · 62 replies
    WND ^ | 9 Dec 2015 | Joe Kovacs
    Achtung, political fans! Images of Donald Trump on swastikas are now making their debut into this presidential race. Police in northeast Atlanta spent much of Wednesday morning trying to scrape the swastikas from at least two bridge supports in the area. The symbols feature a cartoon of Trump sporting a Hitler-style mustache and a bow tie made out of money. Their appearance comes only days after Trump's controversial call to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. until a proper vetting process is developed. Trump said in a statement released Monday there should be a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims...
  • A Birthing is Transpiring [Charismatic Caucus]

    12/02/2015 11:28:35 AM PST · by Jedediah
    the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 12-2-15 | bible,Holy Spirit
    Surrogate anointing's are transpiring right now as my spirit moves among my people and what I have birthed through one by great revelations from my waters shall begin to rise up and rain down on other. I AM releasing the voice of many waters throughout my vessels of truth dressed in my righteousness bearing the oil of intimacy trimmed in humility and grace. BY Pat Chen: Problems can occur in the process of bringing God's vision to birth as well. Whether God has called His church to birth new souls into the kingdom or to bring forth a vision or...
  • Man Accidentally Carries Loaded Gun on Flight, No One Notices

    11/27/2015 3:00:50 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 48 replies
    Flyer Talk ^ | November 17, 2015 | Joe Cortez
    A retired truck driver flying through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is warning American flyers their experience may not be secure, after he was able to pass a loaded handgun through a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint. Speaking to Britain’s Daily Mail, the flyer says while packing his gun was purely accidental, he feels the TSA should have caught it prior to departure. The incident happened on November 5, as 67-year-old Blake Alford was preparing to fly from ATL to Chicago Midway Airport (MDW). In his bag was a Ruger .38 pistol, loaded with a full magazine of seven hollow-point bullets....
  • Rapper Killer Mike, Sanders dine in Atlanta

    11/23/2015 6:11:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/15 | Caitlin Yilek
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and rapper Killer Mike dined together before the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate's rally in Atlanta on Monday. The hip-hop star will introduce Sanders at the rally. "Brought this guy to Busy Bee on MLK in ATL," Killer Mike tweeted, with a photo of Sanders reading a menu.
  • 8 Days After Paris Bloodbath, Anonymous Says ISIS Plans to Hit New Targets This Sunday

    11/21/2015 3:52:30 PM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 42 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | November 21,2015 | Justin charters
    It’s only been eight days since ISIS terrorists murdered 129 people in Paris, including American college student Nohemi Gonzales. Following the massacre, ISIS produced propaganda videos threatening both New York City and Washington, D.C., with suicide bombers. And now, Anonymous, a rogue organization of skilled hackers, says that the Islamic State is planning to strike Europe and the U.S. as soon as Sunday. According to NBC News: The FBI said Saturday that it’s aware of a terror threat made against a WWE event in Atlanta on Sunday — but with no “credible information,” organizers want the show to go on....
  • Anonymous Says ISIS Plans Attacks Against 'Paris And The World' Sunday

    11/21/2015 1:34:14 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 43 replies
    International business times ^ | November 21 2015 8:32 AM EST | By David Gilbert @daithaigilbert d.gilbert@ibtimes.com
    UPDATE: 3:05 p.m. EST -- The FBI Saturday said in a statement it is aware of an alleged threat by the Islamic State group to stage an attack on a WWE event scheduled for Atlanta Sunday evening. However, FBI Special Agent in Charge J. Britt Johnson of the Atlanta office said the bureau did not have "specific or credible information of an attack." The FBI is aware of reports of an alleged threat that includes an Atlanta, Georgia, venue and event. ... We have ... made the proper notifications as we continue to work closely with our law-enforcement and private-sector...
  • CDC: Obesity Still Rising in US, Women Overtake Men

    11/12/2015 7:42:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 12, 2015 | Associated Press
    Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government research shows. For the past several years, experts thought the nation's alarming, decades-long rise in obesity had leveled off. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report Thursday that the obesity rate has climbed to nearly 38 percent of adults, up from 32 percent about a decade earlier.
  • Andrew Luck out 2-6 weeks with abdominal injuries

    11/10/2015 1:08:12 PM PST · by ETL · 63 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Nov 10, 2015 | Jay Busbee
    The Indianapolis Colts, already reeling with injury and performing below expectations, received even more terrible injury news on Tuesday: quarterback Andrew Luck suffered abdominal injury in the team's victory over Denver. Luck is expected to miss two to six weeks. Colts head coach Chuck Pagano announced the injury on Tuesday afternoon, saying Luck suffered a lacerated kidney and a partially torn abdominal muscle on a fourth-quarter scramble. This is in addition to the report from earlier this season that Luck had been playing with multiple fractured ribs. The Colts are in a bye week this week, then face the Falcons,...
  • Atlanta sits on 6,000 confiscated guns — and won’t sell them

    11/08/2015 1:55:24 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Somewhere in Atlanta, in a room controlled by the city’s police force, is a cache of 6,000 or so guns that have been plucked off the streets over the last three years. Yes, that’s “6,” followed by three zeros. Or 2,000 a year, which works out to just under six every day. In years past, the city would have turned most of this hardware into scrap metal.Gun stock image pistol illustration icon trigger shoot Source: Veer But in 2012, Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law S.B. 350, which required local governments to make an effort to return firearms to “innocent...
  • The Pentagon Paid Millions to Pro Sports Teams for Military Tributes

    11/04/2015 2:06:05 PM PST · by Wolfie · 23 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 11/04/15
    The Pentagon Paid Millions to Pro Sports Teams for Military Tributes That time 80 members of the National Guard unfurled an American flag on the turf during an Atlanta Falcons football game? You paid for that. That on-field swearing-in ceremony for soldiers at a New York Mets game? You pairs for that, too. That's because the Department of Defense paid at least $6.8 million in taxpayer money to professional sports teams for military tributes over the last few years, according to a new report by U.S. Senators John McCain (R) and Jeff Flake (R), both of Arizona. The document shows...
  • The 49ers have benched Colin Kaepernick — and it looks like he's done in San Francisco

    11/03/2015 7:44:02 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 48 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 11/3 | Emmett Knowlton
    The 2-6 San Francisco 49ers are benching quarterback Colin Kaepernick and starting Blaine Gabbert this weekend against the Falcons, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday. Niners head coach Jim Tomsula said earlier on Monday that he was "evaluating everything." Later in the day, Schefter reported that San Francisco had traded veteran tight end Vernon Davis to the Denver Broncos for a 2016 7th-round draft pick and 6th round picks in 2016 and 2017. Kaepernick, who led the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012 and the NFC Championship Game in 2013, is having the worst season of his career. He's thrown...
  • Atlanta officials in court: Christian city employees not allowed to express their beliefs

    10/15/2015 6:30:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/15/15 | Dan Calabrese
    " . . . when you're a city employee, and those thoughts, beliefs and opinions are different from the city's, you have to check them at the door." Just in case you’ve forgotten, gay rights and gay marriage won’t affect you in any way. Remember that promise? Don’t like gay marriage? Don’t enter into one. That’s all you have to do and you’re square, bro. But that was always a lie, and as we’ve discussed in this space many times, the gay marriage and gay rights movements were never really about what they claimed to be about at all. They...
  • Final-stretch talks on huge TPP trade deal open in Atlanta (U.S. Sovereignty Forfeit Alert)

    10/05/2015 4:46:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/30/15 | Paul Handley
    Trade ministers from the United States, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim countries opened final-stretch negotiations Wednesday trying to seal a deal on the world's largest free-trade pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Ministers are under pressure to bridge differences over a handful of key issues which prevented an agreement during top-level talks in Hawaii in July. The stakes were high for many, with farm and pharmaceutical industry lobbyists from various countries and civil society activists gathered at the same Atlanta hotel to defend their interests. And as the ministers began meeting Wednesday, a handful of protestors marched through the lobby of...
  • Anti-Muslim Protests Nationwide:'Global Rally For Humanity' Calls On Demonstrations

    10/01/2015 12:53:55 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/30/2015 | Michael Kaplan
    An anti-Islam group has called on "patriots" to hold demonstrations in front of mosques across the country in October. Responding to the call, protests organized under the name "Global Rally For Humanity" have already been scheduled for Oct. 9 and 10 in at least 20 locations, including Charleston, South Carolina; Atlanta; Dearborn, Michigan; and Phoenix, Imagine 2050 reported Tuesday. Some of the organizers have encouraged demonstrators to leave their weapons at home, while others have encouraged participants to utilize their right to bear arms, the website said. “As this invasion of Muslim colonization continues unchecked on American soil, we can...
  • Atlanta-area police officer shot, circumstances unclear

    08/31/2015 7:48:40 PM PDT · by matt04 · 35 replies
    ATLANTA – An Atlanta-area police officer has been shot and taken to a hospital. DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish said the officer was shot Monday night but she didn't immediately have any details about the circumstances of the shooting. ... Parris said the officer would undergo surgery at the hospital. The extent of the officer's injuries was not immediately known.
  • Atlanta home invasion: ‘Please don’t shoot, I have a little baby

    08/19/2015 6:43:27 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 25 replies
    Michael Lash knew he had a broken leg and he couldn’t feel his other foot. One bullet had gone in the front of his thigh and out the back. While trying to protect his wife and two young children, the northwest Atlanta father was shot in both legs Sunday evening, the beginning of a few terrifying moments for the family. As Lash was recovering Tuesday, Atlanta police were investigating the home invasion, hopeful that security cameras on neighboring homes and evidence left behind would help identify the suspects.
  • Atlanta home invasion: ‘Please don’t shoot, I have a little baby’

    08/18/2015 10:44:56 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 18, 2015 | Alexis Stevens
    Michael Lash knew he had a broken leg and he couldn’t feel his other foot. One bullet had gone in the front of his thigh and out the back. While trying to protect his wife and two young children, the northwest Atlanta father was shot in both legs Sunday evening, the beginning of a few terrifying moments for the family. As Lash was recovering Tuesday, Atlanta police were investigating the home invasion, hopeful that security cameras on neighboring homes and evidence left behind would help identify the suspects. The Lash family had just returned to their Sumter Street home from...
  • A century after Jewish man's lynching, Georgia town unsettled

    08/16/2015 5:18:04 PM PDT · by Borges · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/16/2015
    In 1913, Frank was convicted of murdering 13-year-old Mary Phagan, who worked in his Atlanta factory. The case, charged with race, religion, sex and class, exploded in a national media frenzy. When Georgia's governor commuted Frank's death sentence, citizens took matters in their own hands. The case established the Anti-Defamation League as the country's most outspoken opponent of anti-Semitism. It also fueled the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan. Until ADL lawyers pressed officials to posthumously pardon Frank in the 1980s, the case was hushed in Atlanta's synagogues, the homes of Old Marietta, and among Phagan's descendants.
  • Confederate flags placed at Martin Luther King’s church

    07/31/2015 7:26:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 31, 2015 4:26 AM EDT | Kate Brumback
    Surveillance cameras caught images of two white males laying Confederate battle flags on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s church, but it wasn’t clear whether they had committed a crime. Atlanta police Chief George Turner said Thursday his officers were working with federal authorities and hadn’t determined what, if any, charges might be sought. Turner said they had not ruled out a hate crime, though Georgia has no state hate crimes law. An officer from the Atlanta FBI’s joint terrorism task force was on the scene “to better determine if any specific threats were received” and to...
  • Atlanta NAACP chapter calls for removal of massive Confederate sculpture in public park

    07/14/2015 3:24:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 166 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/14/2015
    A sculpture in Georgia larger than a football field – depicting Civil War luminaries Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson – has become the latest target in the push to purge the South of signs of the Confederacy. The Atlanta chapter of the NAACP called Monday for the elimination of all symbols of the Confederacy from Stone Mountain Park, whose marquee attraction is the 90-foot-high, 190-foot-wide sculpture carved deep into the mountain. "Those guys need to go,” chapter leader Richard Rose told WSB-TV, referring to Davis, the former president of the Confederate States of America, and the...
  • Atlanta Fire Chief Fired For ‘Anti-Gay’ Views ‘Absolutely’ Wants His Job Back

    07/06/2015 7:28:46 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 06, 2015 | Kelsey Harkness
    After being fired for writing what’s been described as an “anti-gay” book, former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran says he “absolutely” wants his job back. “In the United States of America, Americans should not have to choose between keeping your job and living out your faith,” Cochran told The Daily Signal in an exclusive interview. “And that’s the position the city of Atlanta actually has taken—that I have to have a choice to live out my faith or to keep my job.” Cochran was fired in January 2015 for publishing a men’s devotional book for a Baptist church group. In...
  • A Video Featuring Snoop Dogg Has Caused Uproar Among a Religious Group in India

    07/03/2015 6:28:17 AM PDT · by odds · 4 replies
    TIME ^ | 5.008 AM ET | Time Staff
    Members of the Parsi Zoroastrian community in Calcutta have filed a petition in a local high court against the music video for the song “King” by Amitis featuring Snoop Dogg, calling it blasphemous and disrespectful toward their faith, the Times of India reports. Zoroastrianism is a millennia-old faith with roots in ancient Persia and a flourishing community in India; its scripture emphasizes the sanctity of nature and the duality of existence. Amitis is an Iranian-born singer who now lives in Atlanta; “King” appears to be her entrance into the realm of Western pop. Snoop Dogg is Snoop Dogg — in...
  • 'Mysterious’ fireball lights up Atlanta sky

    06/29/2015 3:18:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    According to the American Meteor Society fireball is another term for a very bright meteor, generally brighter than magnitude -4, which is about the same magnitude of the planet Venus as seen in the morning or evening sky. A bolide is a special type of fireball which explodes in a bright terminal flash at its end, often with visible fragmentation. A spokesperson for the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says the fireball which was seen over Walker County (Alabama) was a meteor as neither FAA nor local authorities have any confirmed information about a plane crash or any other accident,...
  • Warriors Win over Rockets sets up dream Finals matchup

    05/31/2015 7:55:54 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 12 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 5/28/15 | Ben Golliver
    OAKLAND — What's one more week compared to a 40-year championship drought? What's one more week when it means a shot at the first title in franchise history? The Warriors eliminated the Rockets with a 104–90 victory in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday, advancing to an NBA Finals date with the Cavaliers. This is a matchup worth waiting for, and a little patience will be required. Because both Golden State and Cleveland made quick work of their conference finals foes, the NBA will hit the pause button for a full week before the championship series opens...
  • Flag desecration on Memorial Day - Where, and Who? Freeper input

    05/25/2015 4:53:00 PM PDT · by cyn · 140 replies
    May 25, 2015 | cyn
    VIA TWITTER: Where is this, and who is the woman?
  • Ga. man holds would-be carjacker at gunpoint until cops arrive: ‘You woke up stupid this morning’

    05/22/2015 12:20:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    A Georgia man says he has no regrets after he turned the tables on a would-be carjacker and held him on the ground at gunpoint until police arrived. Hashim Fannin said he was pulling into a parking spot at the Family Dollar in northwest Atlanta earlier this month when Edgar Horn, 61, slid into the passenger seat after Mr. Fannin’s doors automatically unlocked, a local ABC affiliate reported. “He told me, ‘You know what this is,’ ” Mr. Fannin recalled. Thats’ when he pulled out his gun on the suspect. “I asked him to get out the car, probably not...