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US: Georgia (News/Activism)

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  • Stacey Abrams: Voting changes will show whether protests taken seriously

    06/03/2020 11:18:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 3, 2020 | Anna Giaritelli
    Former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams said the government’s ability to ensure that everyone has a safe way to vote in the November election will indicate how seriously it has responded to calls for racial equality and justice in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Abrams, who is contending to be presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's running mate, is a leading voting rights activist who challenged her defeat in 2018 in the Georgia governor's race to Republican Brian Kemp. Abrams claimed after losing the close race that Kemp, then Georgia’s secretary of state, engaged in voter suppression.
  • Atlanta Police Chief says Charges against Officers are Political

    06/03/2020 8:25:34 AM PDT · by Cecily · 26 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Consitution ^ | June 3, 2020 | Stephen Deere
    Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said in an email to employees late Tuesday that multiple law enforcement agencies have stopped assisting the department during the ongoing protests because Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced criminal charges against six officers involved in an arrest Saturday. Atlanta, like cities across the country, has experienced continued unrest over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. Shields said that although her officers had escalated a “low-level” encounter with two college students and behaved inappropriately, she never discussed charging the officers with the district attorney or Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.
  • 6 Atlanta police officers charged in forceful arrests of college students in car

    06/02/2020 4:30:44 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 32 replies
    Yahoo via ABC ^ | 6/2/2020 | Christina Carrega
    Six Atlanta police officers have been charged after forcefully pulling two college students out of a car, smashing its windows and using a stun gun in the course of an arrest as protests continued nearby, a prosecutor announced Tuesday.
  • Fired APD officer had Previous Excessive Force Complaints

    06/01/2020 10:03:38 AM PDT · by Cecily · 55 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | June 1, 2020 | Christian Boone & Jennifer Peebles
    One of the Atlanta Police Department officers fired Sunday for forcibly arresting two college students had previous complaints of excessive force that were upheld after an internal review, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned. Mark Gardner, who joined APD in 1997, was the subject of four citizen complaints from Richard Williams. Two of the complaints against Gardner were for "maltreatment or unnecessary force" and two were for violation of the department's policy on personal weapons. The charges were sustained in 2016, according to APD data previously provided to the AJC. The officer received written reprimands for two of the complaints; no...
  • Protesters increase the risk of getting, spreading coronavirus: officials

    05/31/2020 10:39:12 AM PDT · by karpov · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 31, 2020 | Lee Brown
    Protesters flooding streets across America are putting themselves at risk of catching the coronavirus — and likely exacerbating its ongoing spread, officials have warned. “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week,” Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms warned those taking to the streets in her city. Bottoms was one of many to note the dangers of thousands suddenly ignoring any form of lockdown or social distancing to protest George Floyd’s caught-on-camera death in police custody. She stressed that “there is still a pandemic in America that’s killing black and brown...
  • Trump: Protesters are 'organized groups' that 'have nothing to do with George Floyd'

    05/30/2020 9:12:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 30, 2020 10:48 AM | Mike Brest
    President Trump alleged that the protesters that have taken to the streets in dozens of cities across the country are "organized groups" and have no connection to those mourning the death of George Floyd. Protests have raged across the country for the last four nights in response to the death of Floyd, a black man who died in police custody on Monday. "These are 'Organized Groups' that have nothing to do with George Floyd," Trump tweeted Saturday morning. "Sad!" These are “Organized Groups” that have nothing to do with George Floyd. Sad! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2020...
  • ‘Time To Riot Everywhere’: Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova Following George Floyd’s Death

    05/30/2020 9:45:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 89 replies ^ | 5/29/2020 | Katie Jerkovich
    Tennis legend Martina Navratilova said it was “time to riot everywhere” in response to the death of George Floyd. “Time to riot everywhere, ” the 63-year-old former professional tennis player tweeted to her hundreds of thousands of followers, in a since-deleted post, following the death of Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died in police custody. The comments were noted by The Hill in a piece published Thursday.
  • 'Karma's a mother': Rapper Killer Mike urges CNN to stop negative coverage after Atlanta vandalism

    05/29/2020 7:58:55 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 29, 2020 | Mica Soellner
    "I'd like to say to CNN right now, karma's a mother," Killer Mike said. "Stop feeding fear and anger every day. Stop making people feel so fearful. Give them hope." Protesters defaced CNN's sign and building at its Atlanta headquarters amid ongoing protests outraged over the death of George Floyd, a black Minneapolis man who died earlier this week while in police custody.
  • Riots Live Thread May 29

    05/29/2020 6:36:13 PM PDT · by cornfedcowboy · 233 replies
    Add your links here. Riots in Minneapolis, Atlanta, NY...and more.
  • REVOLT! CNN Whips Leftists into a Frenzy — Then Leftists Congregate Outside CNN Headquarters in Atlanta, Vandalize CNN Logo, Break Windows!! (VIDEO)

    05/29/2020 6:34:28 PM PDT · by bitt · 62 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 5/29/2020 | Jim Hoft
    This wasn’t supposed to happen! CNN whipped leftists into a frenzy all week over the horrible death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Now the leftists are outside CNN headquarters in Atlanta! Many are defacing for vandalizing the CNN headquarters! They created this monster — they didn’t expect it to turn on them! (videos)
  • The CNN logo is defaced during protests outside its Atlanta headquarters:

    05/29/2020 4:44:20 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 88 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7:16 PM · May 29, 2020 | Alex Salvi @alexsalvinews
    Go to source link for a short video.
  • Demonstrators clash with police during Atlanta protest (CNN HQ under siege)

    05/29/2020 3:22:43 PM PDT · by abb · 109 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | May 29, 2020 | Staff
    ATLANTA - Demonstrators clashed with police in the streets of Downtown Atlanta Friday during the protest of the killing of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died while in police custody. Protesters gathered around 3 p.m. at Centennial Olympic Park, at Park Avenue W NW. A second group of demonstrators gathered about 4 p.m. at the CNN Center, located at 190 Marietta Street NW.
  • Coronavirus job losses are hitting these 3 states the hardest

    05/28/2020 10:49:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 05/28/2020 | Zack Guzman
    The number of jobs lost due to the coronavirus shutdown continue to mount, with the latest weekly total of Americans applying for unemployment benefits topping 2 million, yet again. The latest swath of applications brings the total amount of jobless claims to more than 40 million over the past 10 weeks, wiping out the 20 million jobs added over the last decade by a two-to-one margin. But some states have been feeling the impact of job losses more than others. A Yahoo Finance review of jobless claims data from the U.S. Department of Labor shows that Georgia and other states...
  • GBI returns to neighborhood of Arbery killing with drones, digital documenting equipment

    05/28/2020 5:32:45 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies ^ | News Staff
    Crime scene techs with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation returned Wednesday to the neighborhood where Ahmaud Arbery was gunned down while out jogging. Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne went down to Glynn County, where GBI investigators also met with the FBI. Following that meeting, Winne spoke with the GBI’s head investigator who gave him new insight into the case. “The arrests are only a part of the investigation. There’s a lot more work to be done. A lot of work has been done,” said Scott Dutton, head of the GBI’s investigative division. “(We’re doing a) reexamination of the crime...
  • Ahmaud Arbery case: Preliminary hearings set for 3 men accused in murder of Ahmaud Arbery

    05/27/2020 12:39:46 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 185 replies ^ | News Staff
    Court dates have been set for Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William Bryan, according to the Glynn Clerk Court of Magistrate Court. Chief Magistrate Judge, Wallace E. Harrell, scheduled the preliminary hearing for the three Wednesday morning. The preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in the Magistrate Court.
  • Georgia governor offers to host GOP convention after Trump threatens to move event from North Carolina

    05/26/2020 11:53:53 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26 2020 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has offered up his state as the site for this summer’s Republican National Convention after President Trump threatened on Sunday to move the event from North Carolina if that state’s governor can’t guarantee the party will be allowed “full attendance” at the convention. Kemp, a Republican, tweeted Monday morning that “Georgia would be honored to safely host” the RNC this summer and asked Trump to consider holding the convention in the state. “With world-class facilities, restaurants, hotels, and workforce, Georgia would be honored to safely host the Republican National Convention,” Kemp tweeted. “We hope you will...
  • Loeffler runs ad tying Doug Collins to Pelosi, Sanders, Biden

    05/26/2020 9:44:28 AM PDT · by RandFan · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/26/20 12:32 PM EDT | BY JONATHAN EASLEY
    Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s (R-Ga.) Senate campaign is putting six figures behind a new digital ad casting Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) as a "career politician" and linking him to prominent Democrats, as the primary heats up between two Republicans running for Senate in a race that also includes several viable Democratic contenders. “A typical career politician who says one thing and does another, who opposes term limits, who supported millions for Common Core and millions more for Sanctuary Cities and politically correct restrictions on our Second Amendment Rights,” the narrator in the ad states. “That’s typical politician Doug Collins. Doug Collins...
  • Shaun King Keeps Raising Money, and Questions About Where It Goes

    05/26/2020 12:49:55 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 5/26/20 | Kali Holloway
    He blamed issues at The North Star on over-ambition, but seven former employees of the site King launched with great fanfare painted a darker picture. When Shaun King and progressive journalist Benjamin Dixon launched an ambitious multimedia reboot of Frederick Douglass’ abolitionist newspaper, The North Star, last February, it was celebrated across social media by prominent voices including Susan Sarandon, Michael Eric Dyson and Megan Mullally. A month later, the company boasted on Twitter that it already had “multiple angel investors” and more than 30,000 subscribers contributing $5 per month for students and $10 a month and up for the...
  • Ahmaud Arbery killing being investigated as federal hate crime, family attorney says

    05/25/2020 7:47:47 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 133 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 9:59 PM ET, Mon May 25, 2020 | By Angela Barajas and Martin Savidge,
    S. Lee Merritt, an attorney for the family of Ahmaud Arbery, told CNN on Monday that the US Department of Justice is investigating the shooting death as a hate crime.
  • No coronavirus catastrophes following reopenings of Georgia, Florida and Texas

    05/23/2020 10:57:01 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 78 replies
    NY Post ^ | 22 May 2020 | Bruce Golding
    Three large Southern states that moved aggressively to reopen amid the coronavirus crisis have seen new cases and deaths largely hold steady since then — despite several controversies over some of their data. In Georgia, where Gov. Brian Kemp bucked the White House and local officials to lift a stay-at-home order on April 24, the state reported 862 cases on Thursday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. That was less than the 946 new cases counted on Wednesday, but helped spur a slight rise in a seven-day rolling average that’s been basically trending downward since the start of the Peach State’s...