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  • 19 Black Families Decide To Build Their Own Safe City, Purchase 97 Acres Of Land In Georgia

    09/01/2020 11:47:05 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 153 replies
    Bored Panda ^ | September 1, 2020 | Rokas Laurinavičius & Denis Tymulis
    In the middle of the protests over police brutality and a pandemic, 19 black families have joined forces and purchased 96.71 acres of land in Toomsboro, Georgia. They plan to build a new, safe city there. Ashley Scott, a Georgia-based realtor, started The Freedom Georgia Initiative with a few like-minded people. In an op-ed for Blavity, Scott explained that the idea came after the death of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who was killed by a group of white men while out on a jog. “I am concerned. At times distraught. For the first time ever in my life, I...
  • Atlanta protesters attack federal building with fireworks, shatter windows

    07/26/2020 12:35:25 PM PDT · by karpov · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 26, 2020 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    Atlanta Black Lives Matter protesters blasted a federal building with fireworks and shattered windows as they took out their wrath on an immigration office there on Saturday, according to reports. Demonstrators smashed windows and set fires outside the downtown building, which houses Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices, while footage from the protest posted on Twitter shows fireworks being hurled at the entrance. “DHS/ICE Field Office ransacked by frontliners in Atlanta in solidarity with the freedom fighters of the #PortlandProtests and every other suffering poor person trying to build a new world,” one of the posts...
  • Mayor Bottoms says city mask mandate stands despite governor’s order; not afraid of possible state lawsuit

    07/16/2020 5:03:25 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 23 replies
    Atlanta Intown ^ | 7/16/20 | Collin Kelley
    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Atlanta’s mask mandate would stand despite Gov. Brian Kemp’s executive order voiding local face covering requirements. “My belief is that the city still has appropriate standing to mandate masks,” Bottoms said during a streamed press conference on July 16 to give an update on the city’s COVID-19 response. Bottoms said she found it “quite interesting” that Kemp decided to void city and county mask mandates after Atlanta implemented one, since other cities have had them in place for weeks. The mayor also linked Kemp’s decision to President Donald Trump’s visit to the UPS hub at...
  • Has BLM apologized? (Vanity)

    07/09/2020 9:39:07 AM PDT · by Crucial · 13 replies
    7-9-20 | Myself
    Has BLM apologized for Secoreia Turner's death? George Floyd gets a gold coffin and wastes his life on drugs and crime. What does Secoreia get exactly? Is there wall to wall coverage? Of course not.
  • Atlanta cops release video of suspect carrying an AR-15 wanted in connection with the deadly shooting of a girl, 8, across the street from the Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks was killed

    07/08/2020 12:39:12 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 22 replies
    dm ^ | 7/8/2020 | farberov
    Atlanta cops have released surveillance video of a man carrying an AR-15 who is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of an eight-year-old girl. Police shared the footage to find the armed man who was near the scene when Secoriea Turner was shot dead on July 4 during protests outside the Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks was killed. Secoriea was killed when gunmen opened fire on her mother's SUV while she was trying to drive through an illegal roadblock set up by protesters. The Atlanta Police Department are now searching for four suspects for questioning in connection with the slaying...
  • 'Not By The Hands of Police Officers:' Atlanta Mayor Rips Activists Responsible for Death of 8-Year-Old

    07/06/2020 7:25:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 7/6/2020 | Reagan McCarthy
    Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) ripped protesters and activists causing violence in her city after Atlanta Police responded to a situation that ended in the death of an 8-year-old girl on Saturday night. The incident took place at the now-burned-down Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was killed a few weeks ago. Eight-year-old Secoriea Turner was in the car with two family members when the driver was met with a group of armed individuals, who eventually opened fire and killed Turner. “At some point, someone in that group opened fire on the vehicle, striking it multiple times and striking the child...
  • Atlanta Mayor Drops Reality Bomb: It’s Not Police Shooting up Communities, It’s Community Members

    07/06/2020 11:26:01 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 46 replies
    RedState ^ | July 6, 2020 | Brandon Morse
    After Atlanta Police abandoned their posts due to Atlanta’s leadership turning their back on them, crime skyrocketed and shootings became relatively common. They became so common that 8-year-old Secoriea Turner was shot and killed on Saturday when a group of people shot up the car she was riding in as they passed by the same Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was killed. (So Incredibly Evil: Armed Protesters Occupying Area Near Atlanta Wendy’s Reportedly Shoot and Kill Little Girl) Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms gave a press conference on the atrocity committed for no good reason. During her small speech, she pointed...
  • Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms test positive for COVID-19

    07/06/2020 3:01:02 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 68 replies
    Keisha Lance Bottoms @KeishaBottoms COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive.
  • Keisha Lance Bottoms Tweets Hilariously Blatant VP Plea

    07/01/2020 6:10:45 AM PDT · by teeman8r · 9 replies ^ | 07.01.2020 |
    This is a link... and i thought the bumper stickers would be funny. Biden Lance Bottoms
  • Tucker Carlson reports: Stepmother of ex-Atlanta officer who shot Rayshard Brooks fired from job

    06/19/2020 1:12:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/18/20 | Daniel Chaitin
    **SNIP** The Washington Examiner reached out to EPM for comment. About two hours after publication, the company released a statement that said Rolfe was fired because she violated company policy. "As an employer, it is imperative to maintain a safe environment for all employees. Melissa Rolfe's termination was a director result of her actions in the workplace and violation of company policy," the statement said. "While working with Melissa as she transitioned to a leave of absence granted by our organization, we discovered she violated company policy and created an uncomfortable working environment for many of our employees. As an...
  • Hire Laid Off Restaurant Workers Back First, Encourages Former Georgia Candidate For Governor Stacey Abrams

    06/19/2020 7:07:23 AM PDT · by kevcol · 47 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 19, 2020 | Tara Nurin
    Potential Democratic vice presidential nominee Stacey Abrams called on the restaurant industry Thursday to do better for its employees of all backgrounds as dining establishments begin to more fully re-open following the easing of coronavirus-related lockdowns. Notably, she pressed the issue of “right to return,” an idea that in this context would encourage or require hiring managers to give employees furloughed or laid off during COVID closures the right of refusal to reclaim their jobs before they get offered to anyone else.
  • [spoof/sarcasm] Maybe if Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms was tased a few times, she might reverse course

    06/18/2020 7:07:13 PM PDT · by topher · 6 replies
    Maybe if Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms was tased several times, she might realize the peril the police officers were in. She needs to be tased four or five times at least.
  • After some Atlanta police officers call out, mayor asks them to honor commitment to community

    06/17/2020 11:38:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 146 replies
    CNN ^ | June 17, 2020 | Steve Almasy and Ryan Young, CNN
    Atlanta (CNN)Hours after a fired police officer was charged with felony murder for fatally shooting a man in the back, Atlanta police officers are not responding to calls in three of the department's six zones, multiple sources within the Atlanta Police Department told CNN on Wednesday evening. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard earlier in the day announced 11 charges against Garrett Rolfe, who was fired after he shot Rayshard Brooks twice in the back on Friday night. A third shot hit a car with three people inside. The police department said an unusual number of officers working the late...
  • ‘Typical Democratic Playbook Gamesmanship’: Leo Terrell Criticizes Atlanta Mayor For Firing Officer Who Shot Rayshard Brooks

    06/16/2020 10:27:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 6/15/2020 | Scott Morefield
    Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell criticized Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms for firing the officer who shot Rayshard Brooks without due process. Brooks was shot by police Friday night in a Wendy’s parking lot after resisting arrest, fighting with police, grabbing a taser, running, then turning back to shoot the stolen taser at the pursuing officer. His death sparked another wave of protests in Atlanta over the weekend. Appearing with conservative radio host Larry Elder and Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday night’s “Hannity” to discuss the shooting, Terrell said the Atlanta mayor was engaging in “typical Democratic playbook...

    06/14/2020 12:19:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 133 replies
    WHITE GIRL BURNED DOWN WENDY'S IN ATL: BLACK PEOPLE BLAMED FOR IT Welcome to America where a white girl can burn down Wendy's and the black people get blamed for it..
  • Rayshard Brooks went from telling Atlanta officer about visiting mother's grave to being fatally shot: Video

    06/14/2020 9:14:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 114 replies ^ | 6/14/2020 | Bill Hutchinson
    Initial autopsy results say that Brooks died of two gunshot wounds to his back. Before being shot to death by an Atlanta police officer in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant, Rayshard Brooks had a cordial conversation about being in the area to visit his mother's grave and to celebrate one of his young daughter's birthdays, according to a series of videos released by officials. The shooting of Brooks, who is black, on Friday night sparked new protests and an arson fire at the Wendy's where the confrontation started and escalated into the use of lethal force. It...
  • Video appears to show a white woman setting fire to Wendy's in Atlanta

    06/14/2020 9:07:40 PM PDT · by AnotherUnixGeek · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 14 June 2020 | James Gordon
    Video appears to show a white woman setting fire to Wendy's in Atlanta where Rayshard Brooks was killed as black protesters shout 'it wasn't us' - and cops offer $10,000 to track her down.
  • ‘Suicide by Cop’: Why Did They Burn Down Wendy’s Over This Bulls**t?

    06/14/2020 4:13:21 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 58 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | 14 June 2020 | Robert Stacy McCain
    The Rayshard Brooks Memorial Bonfire: An Atlanta Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks, 27, was fatally shot by police Friday night was set on fire. The restaurant caught fire Saturday after protesters broke windows at the restaurant and threw fireworks inside.Cortez Stafford, a spokesman for Atlanta fire, said the blaze grew because it wasn’t safe to get to the area near the restaurant when the fire began. He estimated there were 1,000 protesters near the Wendy’s. . . . In addition to the Wendy’s fire, protesters walked on to the highway [Interstate 75/85, known locally as the Downtown Connector] earlier in the...
  • Fulton DA: Murder or felony murder fit if charges are filed in Rayshard Brooks shooting

    06/14/2020 3:24:30 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 46 replies
    ATLANTA (CBS46) Murder or felony murder. Those are the two charges Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said could fit former Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe for the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks Friday night.
  • Atlanta cop Garrett Rolfe who shot Rayshard Brooks could face murder charge: DA

    06/14/2020 3:00:18 PM PDT · by kevcol · 193 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 14, 2020 | Lee Brown and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    The Atlanta cop who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks could face a felony murder charge, Fulton County’s top prosecutors said Sunday. Fulton District Attorney Paul Howard said his office will decide this week if Garrett Rolfe, who was fired following Friday’s fatal shooting, will be charged in the case — and said that could mean a murder charge, he told CNN. “(Brooks) did not seem to present any kind of threat to anyone, and so the fact that it would escalate to his death just seems unreasonable,” Howard told the network. “If that shot was fired for some reason other...