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  • 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...
  • Severe weather forecast for East after tornadoes rip across Illinois [VIDEO]

    04/10/2015 4:54:48 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies ^ | April 10, 2015 |
    [VIDEO] One person was killed and seven others were injured Thursday after a tornado tore through a tiny Illinois town, part of a storm system that pummeled large parts of the central U.S. and is forecast to bring severe storms to the East Coast Friday. DeKalb County coroner Dennis Miller told reporters early Friday that a 67-year-old woman was found dead inside her home in Fairdale, an unincorporated town of about 200 residents about 80 miles northwest of Chicago. Seven others were taken to area hospitals for injuries. "17 structures have been determined to be destroyed," Matthew Knott, division chief...
  • Pizza Driver Delivers Bullet To The Face Of Armed Robber, May Lose Job For Defending Her Life

    01/14/2015 9:54:03 PM PST · by Lexinom · 70 replies ^ | 13 January 2015 AD | Bob Owens
    A Papa John's delivery driver in Dekalb County, Georgia is worried that she might lose her job for defending her life earlier this week against a pair of armed robbers. When a woman delivering pizzas in DeKalb County was ordered to the ground by a man with a gun, she fired back. Armed with her own gun, she shot the man Sunday night, according to police. The employee of a Columbia Drive Papa John’s wasn’t injured, her mother told Channel 2 Action News. But the woman is worried the incident could get her fired because she carried her gun for...
  • Police caught off guard by huge park gathering where 2 women were shot

    04/21/2014 12:14:12 PM PDT · by armydawg505 · 23 replies
    DeKalb County Police say they were caught off-guard Sunday by the unsanctioned party at a public park that ended with two women being shot. “This came really as a surprise to us,” the county’s public safety chief Cedric Alexander told reporters on Monday. But Alexander vowed that they would be prepared in the future. “We’re going to monitor social media going forward so that we can try to get ahead of them as quickly as we can and intervene and try to make sure those illegal crowds do not converge upon a crowd and become a threat to anyone,” he...
  • Black GA Legislators Sue to Dissolve ‘Super-Majority White Cities’

    03/29/2011 4:47:17 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 29 Mar 2011 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus filed a lawsuit Monday against the state of Georgia seeking to dissolve the city charters of Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Milton and Chattahoochee Hills. Further, the lawmakers, joined by civil rights leader the Rev. Joseph Lowery, aim to dash any hopes of a Milton County. The lawsuit, filed in a North Georgia U.S. District Court Monday, claims that the state circumvented the normal legislative process and set aside its own criteria when creating the “super-majority white ” cities within Fulton and DeKalb counties. The result, it argues, is to dilute...
  • Georgia high court disbars former Congresswoman Majette

    03/29/2014 8:29:55 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 34 replies
    AJC ^ | March 28, 2014 | Rhonda Cook
    The Georgia Supreme Court has disbarred former Georgia Congresswoman Denise Majette, finding she overbilled clients and misled the court about how much she was owed in fees. *** DeKalb County voters elected Majette to Congress in 2002 after she defeated then-Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney in the Democratic primary. She resigned after one term to run for the U.S. Senate and lost to Republican Johnny Isakson in the general election in 2004. In 2008, she sought office again but lost her bid to unseat state School Superintendent Kathy Cox.
  • Cops: Teen [15 yo] pregnant after rape by Facebook ‘friend' [41 yo]

    06/06/2012 8:40:59 AM PDT · by kevcol · 9 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 30, 2012 | Alexis Stevens
    After claiming on Facebook he was 25 years old, a DeKalb County man allegedly drove to the home of a 15-year-old girl and raped her, according to police. Now, the teenager is pregnant and the alleged rapist is in the Cobb County jail. . . when he arrived at her Mableton home, Norman allegedly forced his way inside and then raped the girl on the foyer rug, the warrant states. . . The teen's mother told police she contacted Norman on Facebook, and he told her he would take care of the child if it is his, the warrant...
  • Suspect charged with murder of seven-year-old girl 53 YEARS after child was abducted

    07/02/2011 6:23:42 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 5 replies
    A man has been charged with the killing of a seven-year-old girl 53 YEARS after she was abducted in a case that gripped America. Jack Daniel McCullough, 71, is accused of murdering Maria Ridulph, who was kidnapped while playing with a friend near her home. As almost an entire community and law enforcement agencies searched for her, President Eisenhower and FBI director J Edgar Hoover demanded daily briefings on the hunt. McCullough, from Seattle, is being held at Washington's King County jail today awaiting extradition after being picked up for questioning last Wednesday. The crime has haunted the city of...
  • Police: Train ticket helps crack 1957 Ill. killing

    07/03/2011 3:49:17 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 2, 2011 | BARBARA RODRIGUEZ
    SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) — Charles "Chuck" Ridulph always assumed the person who stole his little sister from the neighborhood corner where she played and dumped her body in a wooded stretch some 100 miles away was a trucker or passing stranger — surely not anyone from the hometown he remembers as one big, friendly playground. And, after more than a half century passed since her death, he assumed the culprit also had died or was in prison for some other crime. On Saturday, he said he was stunned by the news that a one-time neighbor had been charged in the...
  • County sues farmer for too many vegetables

    09/13/2010 7:11:27 AM PDT · by rawhide · 67 replies ^ | Monday, September 13, 2010 | By Alexis Stevens
    DeKalb County is suing a man for growing too many vegetables on his own land, Channel 2 Action News reported. Steve Miller of Clarkston said he plans to fight the county and has gotten his 2-acre property rezoned so that he can have his garden. But he still faces nearly $5,000 in fines, Miller told Channel 2. Miller has been growing a variety of vegetables for 15 years, and his neighbors support him. He sells what he grows at local markets and gives some away, he said. "It's a way of life, like it's something in my blood,” Miller told...
  • A Murder, A Suicide...Connecting More Dots in the Culture of Corruption

    08/18/2009 6:29:34 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 370+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 08/18/2009 | Mike Volpe
    The 2000 election for Sheriff of Dekalb County was bitter and difficult. It pitted incumbent Sheriff Sidney Dorsey against policeman Derwin Brown. Brown ran on a platform of cleaning up the corruption in the Sheriff's department. Many times the fingers of corruption were pointed directly at Dorsey himself. Dekalb County Sheriff's Department had a long history of corruption and Dorsey himself was no stranger to criminality.
  • 'Crack was my friend,' ex-addict says (Ultrasound of her Baby made her seek treatment)

    04/20/2009 9:33:46 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 1,275+ views
    CNN ^ | 04.17.09 | David S. Martin
    ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Crack-addicted Felicia Anderson was pregnant with her third child when an ultrasound changed the direction of her life. "You could hear that baby's heartbeat strong and steady. Really, that's her personality today, a strong, vibrant little girl. And at that time, laying there, tears starting rolling down my face," Anderson, 44, recalled. In that moment, Anderson vowed to stay off drugs, something she'd been unable to do in more than a decade addicted to crack cocaine, even when she was pregnant with her first two children. Anderson didn't think she could do it alone, so, like...
  • 1 dead in botched auto-parts-store robbery, Store employee shoots & kills Suspect (GA)

    02/25/2009 5:36:27 PM PST · by Coleus · 13 replies · 868+ views
    ajc ^ | 07.03.08 | MARCUS K. GARNER
    A DeKalb County auto parts store employee shot and killed a would-be thief Thursday night during a botched armed robbery attempt, police said. DeKalb County police are still looking for a second would-be robber, who fled on foot after the shooting. Just before 10 p.m., police responded to an armed robbery and person shot report at the Auto Zone at 1805 Memorial Drive in Atlanta. "One of the employees saw two individuals in the parking lot changing clothes and putting on masks," DeKalb Police spokesman Marcus Hodge said. The two men entered the store with weapons drawn, but the store...
  • Would-be carjacker shot dead

    06/21/2004 9:14:03 AM PDT · by Lysander · 120 replies · 397+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 06/21/04 | SAEED AHMED
    An armed man who tried to carjack a motorist at a DeKalb County gas station Sunday was killed when the motorist shot at him, police said.DeKalb police said the would-be carjacker, Banarrek Von Clayton, 28, was shot in the leg and later died at Grady Memorial Hospital.The motorist, Brian Dean, 24, told police he was at a gas station in the 4300 block of Glenwood Road at about 3 a.m. when Clayton approached him and threatened him with a gun.Dean then took out his gun and shot Clayton in the leg, said Sgt. Willie Durrett.Clayton was able to drive off...
  • Boy's Mom Sentenced For Signing Teen's Abortion Papers

    06/11/2008 9:58:40 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies · 546+ views
    wsbtv ^ | 06.10.08
    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A Hall County mother has been sentenced to a year in jail after taking desperate measures to keep her son's teenage girlfriend from having his baby. Officials said Cindi Cook, 44, found the Northside Women's Clinic for a 16-year-old girl. Cook paid for the abortion and signed a parental notification form saying she was the girl's mother. "This is reprehensible conduct and it will not be tolerated," said DeKalb County Solicitor General Robert James. James told WSB-TV Channel 2 he had never seen a case like the one involving Cook. "It's terrible when one parent takes...
  • Students May Be Suspended for Having Knife at School (used to cut birthday cake)

    05/21/2005 7:58:50 PM PDT · by Coleus · 37 replies · 1,146+ views
    firstcoastnews ^ | 05.18.05 | Associated Press
    Students May Be Suspended for Having Knife at School DECATUR, GA (AP) -- Two DeKalb County students planning to graduate this weekend are appealing their ten-day suspension for having a knife at Martin Luther King Junior High School. The mother of one girl -- Wendy Pickens -- says the students found the knife at school and used it to cut a birthday cake for another student. She says they intended to put the knife back, but the room was locked. Pickens is concerned about how the case will affect the girls' plans to attend college next fall. Her daughter...