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  • 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 · 138 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...
  • Obama gets mayors to welcome immigrants with open arms

    05/11/2015 9:01:17 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 5/11/2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    President Barack Obama got four mayors to fully endorse his nationwide program to “build welcoming communities” for millions of “new Americans” and roll out the red carpet. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed — who recently made headlines for terminating his city’s fire chief over a Christian book that described homosexual behavior as sin — signed on late last month to join three other mayors of major American cities: Los Angeles’ Eric Garcetti, Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel and Nashville’s Karl Dean. Reed’s message to the millions of refugees and immigrants entering the country: Come to Atlanta. “Reed became the nation’s fourth mayor to...
  • Boston University prof flunks 'white masculinity' in controversial tweets

    05/09/2015 6:55:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 09, 2015 | Maxim Lott
    Those who follow campus politics say they are not shocked. "I'm not surprised that Boston University is hiring a racist to teach African American Studies," David Horowitz, author of “Reforming our Univerisities” told FoxNews.com. "Anti-white racism is rampant in Black Studies programs which are generally indoctrination programs in left wing politics." Boston University stands by the professor, who will start working at the college in June. “Professor Grundy is exercising her right to free speech and we respect her right to do so,” Boston University spokesman Colin Riley said. Grundy did not respond to a request for comment from FoxNews.com,...
  • New names for Baltimore, Charleston, Atlanta, Birmingham, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, etc.

    04/30/2015 9:46:30 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 68 replies
    The News | 30 April 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Okay, some new names for cities affected by rioting or probably soon to be affected. Baltimore - Baltitroit Charleston - CharlesWatts Atlanta - Detrantla Birmingham - Birmingtroit Philadelphia - Philatroit Pittsburg - PittsWatts
  • A soldier and his dog were killed. Watch what baggage handlers do with their caskets.

    04/10/2015 11:35:46 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    Shrug ^ | March 18, 2015
    ... The Delta Honor Guard is a group of employees and baggage handlers at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. What they do for Fallen Soldiers is extremely touching ...
  • A Charming Visionary

    04/09/2015 3:54:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    If you walked through Midtown Atlanta today, you would see a burgeoning, bustling, vibrant community. A place where people live, play and work. For me, it's not just a matter of interest; it's a matter of family history. My father-in-law, Jim Cushman, developed the first mixed-use community in Midtown Atlanta, Colony Square. Designed to include offices, shops, residential and entertainment, it began in the late 1960s when there were abandoned and burned-out buildings in the area. The idea of gathering up large parcels of land and creating a "mixed-use" community was unheard of, especially in what was thought of at...
  • Former Atlanta educators jailed in test cheating scandal

    04/02/2015 10:37:30 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/2/2015 | KATE BRUMBACK
    ATLANTA (AP) — A group of former Atlanta educators convicted in a test cheating scandal were locked up in jail Thursday as they await sentences that could send them to prison for years. In one of the nation's largest cheating scandals of its kind, the 11 defendants were convicted Wednesday of racketeering for their roles in a scheme to inflate students' scores on standardized exams. They include teachers, a principal and other administrators, who were accused of falsifying test results to collect bonuses or keep their jobs in the 50,000-student Atlanta public school system. A 12th defendant, a teacher, was...
  • Atlanta cheating scandal teachers go to cells in hand-cuffs: Eleven educators face up to...

    04/01/2015 7:17:14 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | April 1, 2015 | Belinda Robinson For Mail Online and Associated Press Reporter
    Full title: Atlanta cheating scandal teachers go to cells in hand-cuffs: Eleven educators face up to 20 years in prison for inflating their students' test scores to get bonus money for their schools . . . and for themselves The 11 teachers, testing coordinators and other administrators were convicted Wednesday of racketeering after a five-year investigation Evidence of cheating was found in 44 schools across the Atlanta school system, with nearly 180 educators involved A racketeering charge could carry up to 20 years in prison and most of the defendants will be sentenced on April 8 The cheating came to...
  • Movement to Increase McDonald’s Minimum Wage Broadens Its Tactics

    03/30/2015 4:25:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | By STEVEN GREENHOUSE
    On a recent Friday, Kwanza Brooks, a $7.25-an-hour McDonald’s worker, climbed into a 14-person van to take a four-hour ride from Charlotte, N.C., to Atlanta. As she and other workers headed south, Ms. Brooks, a short, fiery woman, swapped stories with her companions about unsafe conditions and unfair managers. Upon arriving, they joined more than 400 other people — including home care aides, Walmart workers, child care workers and adjunct professors. The gathering was a strategy session to plan for the fast-food movement’s next big wave of protests, which is now scheduled for April 15. But the meeting was also...
  • ‘Black Brunch’ Protesters Hit Atlanta on Palm Sunday: ‘You’re Scaring the Children!’

    03/30/2015 10:37:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 30, 2015 | Dave Urbanski
    Like they did a week ago, ”Black Brunch” protesters hit the Atlanta area on Palm Sunday to disrupt “white spaces” by walking into restaurants, standing among diners and loudly reading statistics and proclamations regarding black oppression. Twitchy noted the latest protests, which were caught on cellphone video and spread around the Internet via social media. In this clip a man who appeared to be a manager attempted to get protesters out of the eatery to no avail — not even when a woman told them, “You’re scaring the children!” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)[continued]
  • Brunch patrons fight back against #BlackBrunch protesters in suburban Atlanta and Minneapolis

    03/23/2015 7:44:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 78 replies
    americanthinker ^ | March 23, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Some sort of tipping point seems to have been reached, with Sunday morning brunch patrons no longer willing to sit passively as noisy protesters attempt to guilt-trip them about being white, or having the disposable income to go out for a nice brunch, or something (in my view, mostly anger about being such losers). Gateway Pundit reports on the pushback in Atlanta and Minneapolis eateries yesterday. In Atlanta: Black Brunch protesters invaded several Decatur, Georgia restaurants on Sunday. Protesters report two establishments called police, with managers from Sweet Melissa’s trying unsuccessfully to throw them out.
  • Closing Arguments Begin in Test Cheating Trial of 12 Atlanta Educators

    03/17/2015 11:59:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    nytimes ^ | March 16, 2015 | ALAN BLINDER
    ATLANTA — After more than five years of controversy and five months of testimony, a prosecutor used seven words on Monday to recap the accusations against the dozen Atlanta educators seated in a courtroom here. “They cheated,” the prosecutor, John E. Floyd, told the jurors in Fulton County Superior Court. “They lied. And they stole.” Mr. Floyd’s scornful summary came near the start of what will be days of closing arguments centered on whether significant increases in standardized test scores in Atlanta’s public schools came about because of endemic cheating and what prosecutors say was criminal misconduct that included racketeering....
  • Former Atlanta fire chief Cochran files federal lawsuit against city, mayor

    02/19/2015 8:49:47 PM PST · by barmag25 · 2 replies
    CBS 46 ^ | 2/18/15 | Vanzetta Evans
    ATLANTA (CBS46) - Former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed. Cochran was reportedly fired after handing out a book he wrote to his employees. The book had what Reed called "disturbing sentiments about the LGBT community." At first, Reed suspended Cochran for 30 days and the chief was to undergo sensitivity training. The former chief believes he was fired because of his Christian faith and beliefs.
  • 7 people shot, 5 dead in Georgia shooting

    02/07/2015 4:13:39 PM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 7, 2015
    DEVELOPING: A gunman shot seven people Saturday, killing five of them, in a subdivision west of Atlanta, Georgia. [Snip] Daniel said five people were killed, including several children.
  • It Looks Like Someone’s Solargraphy Camera Just Got Blown Up by an Atlanta Bomb Squad

    02/03/2015 12:06:23 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 21 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 02/02/15 | Michael Zhang
    If you’re looking to do a solargraphy project by leaving a pinhole camera in a place for months, a bridge above a busy freeway is not a smart location choice.
  • TECHNOLOGY Google to Announce Fiber Expansion In Four Cities

    01/27/2015 12:35:30 PM PST · by edzo4 · 16 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 1-27-2014 | ALISTAIR BARR
    Google Inc. is preparing to offer its high-speed fiber-optic Internet service in four new metro areas, the latest step in a careful expansion of the service. Google will announce launches of Google Fiber in Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Nashville, Tenn. in coming days, according to two people familiar with the situation.
  • Bomb threats reported on two flights landing at Hartsfield Jackson Airport in Atlanta

    01/24/2015 1:57:46 PM PST · by Cementjungle · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/24/2014 | Mia De Graaf
    Bomb threats have been reported on two flights that recently landed at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. NORAD fighter jets were deployed to escort Delta flight 1156 and Southwest flight 2492 to the Atlanta, Georgia, airport, the FAA confirmed. The Delta flight came from Portland, the Southwest flight flew in from Milwaukee.
  • Was Atlanta's Fire Chief Fired Over His Faith?

    01/16/2015 7:37:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/15/2015 | BY JIM DALY
    By now you've likely heard that Atlanta Fire Chief, Kelvin Cochran, was recently fired from his position for publishing a book in which he affirmed a biblically orthodox understanding of human sexuality. Who Told You That You Were Naked book coverThe 162-page book in question, "Who Told You That You Were Naked?" is a Bible study designed for Christian men. According to press reports, Mr. Cochran gave a copy of the book to three individuals within his department, all of whom he knew to be Christian. So, what's the problem? The now former fire chief was initially suspended from his...
  • Atlanta's Fire Chief Fired for Espousing Christian Beliefs

    01/08/2015 2:29:30 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    NC Register ^ | January 8, 2015 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    The mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed announced today the firing of the city's fire chief for the crime of being a Christian, according to news reports. It seems the fire chief, Kelvin Cochran, wrote a book for his Bible study group in which he espoused actual Christian beliefs. How dare he? But his firing doesn't infringe on religious freedom at all, so says the mayor. "This is not about religious freedom, this is not about free speech" the mayor reportedly said. "Judgement is the basis of the problem." So there you have it. If you're fired for being a Christian...
  • Atlanta Fire Chief: I was fired because of my Christian faith

    01/08/2015 2:21:03 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/7/2015 | Todd Starnes
    Kelvin Cochran was five-years-old when he realized that he wanted to be a firefighter. “My family was very, very poor,” Cochran told me. “We were living in a shotgun house in an alley – three big brothers, two little sisters.” One Sunday afternoon the Cochran children heard a fire truck stop across from their neighbor’s home. Miss Maddie’s house was one fire. “It’s a frightening day in the United States when a person cannot express their faith without fears of persecution following,” White told me. “It’s persecution when a godly fire chief loses his job over expressing his Christian faith.”...
  • Atlanta Fire Chief: I was fired because of my Christian faith

    01/07/2015 1:27:38 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/7/15 | Todd Starnes
    Kelvin Cochran was five-years-old when he realized that he wanted to be a firefighter.... God granted Kelvin Cochran the desires of his heart. The little boy in the shotgun shack grew up to become the fire chief of Shreveport. He was named the Atlanta fire chief in 2008 – a position he served until 2009 when was called to serve in the Obama Administration as a fire administrator. In 2010 he returned to Atlanta where he was unanimously confirmed to once again be the city’s fire chief. But now Chief Cochran’s storied career is up in smoke – all because...
  • Atlanta Fire Chief fired over controversial statements

    01/07/2015 12:10:51 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    <p>TLANTA - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced Tuesday that he will 'separate' Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran from the department. The Chief was terminated just after noon, Reed said.</p> <p>The announcement came as Cochran scheduled to return to work following a one-month suspension.</p>
  • Mercedes Benz USA to move headquarters to Atlanta

    01/06/2015 10:42:33 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Jeff Bennett
    Mercedes-Benz USA is expected to announce it will move its headquarters to the Atlanta area from New Jersey, ending a more than 40-year connection to the state where it employs about 1,000 people. The announcement could be made as soon as Tuesday, according to two people briefed on the matter. Mercedes-Benz, a division of Daimler AG DAI, +0.70% , has been based in Montvale, N.J., since 1972. Reports of a possible move first surfaced in December.
  • Feds give emergency approval to new Ebola testing kit for Americans

    12/25/2014 7:02:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 24, 2014 | Kellan Howell
    <p>The Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency approval for a new diagnostic kit to test blood for the deadly Ebola virus, even as doctors are reporting a survival rate in one hard-hit area that has climbed to about 70 percent.</p>
  • Local activists arrested for shutting down Buckhead intersection ... (Atlanta)

    12/21/2014 1:54:07 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 28 replies
    Creative Loafing ^ | 12/20/2014 | Max Blau
    On the weekend before Christmas, last-minute shoppers descended upon Buckhead to pick up last-minute gifts for their friends and family. And protesters, who in recent weeks have taken to Atlanta's streets over the non-indictments of police officers responsible for the killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y., decided to stage one of their most disruptive demonstrations yet by shutting down a major intersection near two of Atlanta's biggest shopping centers. Atlanta Police this afternoon arrested more than a dozen protesters who blocked traffic for more than 90 minutes at Peachtree and Lenox roads...
  • NLRB hits McDonald’s as joint employer

    12/19/2014 12:05:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    McDonald’s and its franchisees illegally retaliated against employees for participating in union-related activities, the National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer alleged Friday in a case with sweeping industry implications. NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin announced Friday he will issue 13 complaints involving 78 charges against franchises and McDonald’s USA, LLC. Though many of these alleged labor violations were committed by independent franchise owners, Griffin ruled earlier this year that McDonald’s can be held liable for those actions as a so-called joint employer, leaving the corporatrion — and potentially other franchisors — exposed to such claims. McDonald’s said the decision will...
  • Who Really Discovered America?

    07/14/2002 2:08:47 PM PDT · by blam · 182 replies · 18,652+ views
    Who Really Discovered America? Did ancient Hebrews reach the shores of the North and South American continents thousands of years before Christopher Columbus? What evidence is there for Hebrew and Israelite occupation of the Western Hemisphere even a thousand years before Christ? Was trans-Atlantic commerce and travel fairly routine in the days of king Solomon of Israel? Read here the intriguing, fascinating saga of the TRUE DISCOVERERS OF AMERICA! William F. Dankenbring A stone in a dry creek bed in New Mexico, discovered by early settlers in the region, is one of the most amazing archaeological discoveries in the Western...
  • American possibly exposed to Ebola being transferred to Atlanta hospital

    12/03/2014 8:59:57 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-3-2014 | Tami Chappell
    A U.S. healthcare worker who had been in West Africa and may have been exposed to the Ebola virus is being transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, a hospital spokeswoman said on Wednesday. The patient will be monitored and observed for signs of infection. The hospital said it did not have a time of arrival and was unable to share more details "out of respect for patient privacy and in accordance with the patient's wishes." It did not say where the patient is currently located or when he or she returned to the United States.
  • Dog Saves Atlanta Family from Road-Rage Gunfire

    11/30/2014 9:55:39 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/30/14 | Michael Pearson
    (CNN) -- Witnesses are crediting a family's German shepherd with shielding its owners from gunfire in an Atlanta road-rage incident (video also)
  • These Buildings Used to Be Abortion Clinics, What They Do Now is Amazing (Re-Purposed for Life!)

    11/28/2014 9:51:29 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    7/21/14 | Kelsey Hazzard
    Years ago, I encountered a piece in Feminism & Nonviolence Studies entitled “Feminist, Prolife, and Atheist,” by Kathryn Reed. At the time, I had no idea that atheism was in my future. What really stuck with me was not the title, or even the body of the article, but one of the subheadings: “Converting Abortion Clinics To Peacetime Use.” The idea of “peacetime use” has been on my mind a lot lately, as the pro-life movement has seen a record number of abortion businesses close in recent months. On a whim, I thought I’d put together a list showing how...
  • Atlanta fire chief suspended over book controversy

    11/24/2014 4:02:01 PM PST · by madprof98 · 49 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11/24/14 | Katie Lesley
    Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has been suspended without pay for one month because of authoring a religious book in which he describes homosexuality as a “sexual perversion” akin to bestiality and pederasty. Mayor Kasim Reed’s spokeswoman Anne Torres said the administration didn’t know about “Who Told You That You Are Naked?” until employees came forward with complaints last week. . . . Cochran has been ordered to undergo sensitivity training and has been barred from distributing copies of the book on city property after a number of firefighters said they received them in the workplace.
  • See How Atlanta’s Preparing For Ferguson Protests

    11/21/2014 8:13:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WVEE-FM V103 The People's Station ^ | November 21, 2014 | Maria Boynton, anchor
    Janice Mathis with Rainbow Push Coalition says she’s never seen anything like it, nothing so deliberate and focused on a particular incident that was about to happen. According to Mathis, “I’ve seen meetings sort of like this in the aftermath of Jena, or in the aftermath of Trayvon, but I’ve never seen anything like this in preparation for an announcement.” Close to 200 metro Atlanta law men and women, administrators from various jurisdictions, members of clergy and civil rights organizations, along with high school and college students gathered Thursday afternoon inside the chambers of the DeKalb County School Board. They...
  • Bank Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot Himself During Chase Was Former Atlanta PD Lieutenant (Illinois)

    11/20/2014 6:02:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11020-2014
    Bank Robbery Suspect Who Fatally Shot Himself During Chase Was Former Atlanta Police Lieutenant Police said Dodd was a former lieutenant with the Atlanta police and was visiting Matteson from Georgia Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 • Updated at 4:05 PM CST A man suspected of robbing a bank Friday morning and leading police on a car chase through the south suburbs before fatally shooting himself has been identified as a former lieutenant with the Atlanta Police Department. Maurice Chester Dodd, 44, died of a gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a suicide, according to the Cook...
  • GA:Successful Disarm by Homeowner

    11/16/2014 4:13:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Jabari Sadler demonstrates the disarm.  You can see the bullet hole in the door. In a home invasion in Atlanta, a father protected his wife and children with a successful disarm of one of the invaders. Multiple people were on separate floors of the three level home when the four invaders broke the door down.  It appears that only one home invader had a gun.  He was left guarding the family on a lower floor while the three other invaders rushed upstairs and gathered TVs, phones, and other valuables. The grandmother was hiding under a bed on the third...
  • Tony the Tiger Says, “Wear Your Stripes With Pride,” Gay Pride That Is (Kellogg’s promoting sodomy)

    11/08/2014 9:59:34 AM PST · by UnwashedPeasant · 89 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/7/14 | Michael Morris
    Kellogg’s was a sponsor of the Atlanta Gay Pride March and festival last month. Apparently, Tony the Tiger wants to make sure you and your kids “wear your stripes with pride,” gay pride that is. According to the American Family Association’s (AFA) Facebook page, “[t]hey even put an ad in the ‘Pride Guide.’” Also displayed on the ad is Human Rights Campaign (HRC), who considers Kellogg one of the “BEST PLACES TO WORK,” due to its support "for LGBT Equality."
  • Kasim Reed: Ferguson mailers hurt Michelle Nunn

    11/04/2014 2:52:48 PM PST · by Hoodat · 10 replies
    WaPo ^ | November 4 at 3:37 PM | Nia-Malika Henderson
    <p>Election returns from the Georgia Senate and gubernatorial contests will be closely watched tonight for what they might tell us about race, region and politics in the age of Obama.</p> <p>Democrats are hoping for evidence of a demographic realignment they could benefit from -- if not now, then perhaps in the coming years. And Republicans are looking to hold firm, maintaining their firewall among Southern white voters who have grown more and more Republican in recent years.</p>
  • [Ferguson] Protesters temporarily block Downtown Connector (I-75/85 in downtown Atlanta)

    10/23/2014 5:31:06 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 26 replies
    Ben Gray and Jon Gargis ^ | 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 | Ben Gray and Jon Gargis
    A human blockade temporarily formed on I-75/85 northbound Wednesday evening as protesters halted traffic. The incident was part of a protest in response to the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of a 18-year-old African-American by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee said a number of protesters were present on the Downtown Connector near Freedom Parkway. Their presence blocked traffic for a short time. No arrests were made in connection to the protest, he added. . .
  • After A Month Of Silence, We Finally Know What Happened To Emory's 3rd Ebola Patient

    10/20/2014 5:33:20 PM PDT · by bgill · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct. 20, 2014 | Lauren F. Friedman
    A patient who was transported to Emory University Hospital on Sept. 9 with Ebola virus disease was discharged from the hospital on Oct. 19, 2014. In coordination with the CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health, the patient was determined to be free of virus and to pose no public health threat. The patient has asked to remain anonymous and left the hospital for an undisclosed location. He will make a statement at a later date.
  • Ebola-Stricken Dallas Nurse Nina Pham Expected to Be Moved to Maryland:

    10/16/2014 9:02:55 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 81 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10-16-2014 | Gabe Gutierrez
    Nina Pham, one of the two nurses who contracted Ebola in Dallas, is expected to be moved to a National Institutes of Health isolation unit in Bethesda, Maryland, a federal official with direct knowledge of the plans told NBC News on Thursday. The transfer could happen later Thursday, but the official cautioned that plans were evolving. Pham, 26, was diagnosed with the virus on Sunday after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who contracted Ebola in Liberia, flew to Dallas and later died. The other nurse who contracted Ebola in Dallas, Amber Vinson, was flown on Wednesday to Emory University Hospital in...
  • Second Ebola-Infected Nurse Flown From Dallas To Atlanta For Specialized Treatment

    10/15/2014 9:11:00 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-15-2014 | Fox News
    October 15, 2014 FoxNews.comThe second nurse infected with Ebola at a Dallas hospital after treating a man who later died of the virus was flown by private jet Wednesday to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for further treatment in a specialized isolation unit. The patient was identified earlier in the day as 29-year-old Amber Vinson as authorities expressed concern that she took a domestic flight — reportedly to prepare for her wedding in Cleveland — just one day before coming down with symptoms of the deadly disease. "The second health care worker should not have been allowed to travel by...