Tag: Georgia

‘Feeling Cute, Might Shoot Your Baby Daddy Today’: Corrections Officers Show Their Collective Asses in Social Media Challenge

Photo: iStock There’s something about the power of euphemism: you call someone a “prisoner” or an “inmate” and, suddenly, all sorts of dehumanizing, terrible, violent things that would be unfathomable to subject a “regular” person to become possible. Become necessary. You call someone a police officer, guard, or a “corrections officer,” and suddenly the power […]

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Cory Booker Proposes Getting a Day Off to Get Your Vote On

Photo: Getty Saying there is a need for a “new Voting Rights Act,” U.S. Sen. Cory Booker promised a number of voting reforms if he became president in 2020, including making Election Day a national holiday and restoring the voting rights of ex-felons. “During my presidency, we will fight to protect and expand every American’s […]

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Big Pimpin’: Ex University Employee and AKA Adviser Among 7 Indicted in Fort Valley State Prostitution Case

Alecia JohnsonScreenshot: WSB-TV A Fort Valley State University employee and adviser to the campus chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha who resigned after being accused of running an on-campus prostitution ring is among seven people who have been formally indicted on prostitution and pimping charges in the case. In addition to charges of prostitution, Alecia Johnson, […]

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Media on Its Mind: Georgia Bill Would Force Reporters to Turn Over Photos, Audio and Video if Asked

The front page of the Aug. 16, 2018, edition of the Boston Globe reads “Journalists are Not the Enemy” as part of an effort by newspapers to jointly decry Donald Trump’s description of the media as the “enemy of the people.” Now, in what’s being seen as a similar anti-press move, GOP lawmakers in Georgia […]

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Wild Ride: Suspect in 9-Year-Old’s Hit-and-Run Says He Was Fighting Off Carjacker When He Crashed

LaDerihanna HolmesPhoto: GoFundMe Police have arrested a suspect in the hit-and-run of a 9-year-old Georgia girl and her 11-year-old friend who were playing in her front yard when a car came barreling across the lawn and hit the 9-year-old head-on. But in a wild twist, the suspect says he was fighting off a carjacker at […]

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9-Year-Old Playing in Her Yard Suffers Broken Skull After Car Plows Into Her

It’s a miracle this little girl even survived. Sadly, it seems no matter where they are, kids can also face the threat of death, whether celebrating a birthday at their own home or doing homework while reclining in their own beds. In this latest installment, a child can’t even play in her own yard without […]

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For Students in Dublin, Ga., Armed Teachers Aren’t an Anomaly, They’re an Expectation

Photo: Jenna Eason (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Between meager wages, overcrowded classrooms, limited funding, and a host of other headaches, teachers have plenty on their plates. But as if they don’t already have enough to worry about—because educating our children has somehow become an afterthought in the equation—the onus has now fallen on our educators to […]

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Georgia Legislature Outlaws Abortion With ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Bill. Stacey Abrams Would Have Vetoed This B.S.

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) Following a slew of states with Republican-led legislatures, Georgia lawmakers approved a “heartbeat” abortion ban Friday, making it one the strictest abortion bans in the U.S. With this bill, abortion is effectively illegal in Georgia once an embryo’s heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks […]

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Georgia Is Latest State to Pass Fetal Heartbeat Bill as Part of Growing Trend

Tensions over a growing movement to ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected intensified this week as lawmakers in Georgia passed a bill that stands to become one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. The bill, which narrowly passed in the Republican-controlled legislature on Friday, is expected to be signed […]

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Georgia Tech Football Player Died During Step Practice, Authorities Rule Out Foul Play

Photo: Getty Images Georgia Tech football player Brandon Adams died while practicing step dancing, possibly in connection to his candidacy for membership with black fraternity Omega Psi Phi, according to an Atlanta Police report. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported the development. “Nothing in Mr. Adams’ autopsy by the GBI on Monday pointed to foul play […]

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Gabrielle Union, Don Cheadle Among Celebs Protesting Anti-Abortion Bill in Georgia, Threaten Boycott 

Photo: Dia Dipasupil (Getty Images) Over the past decade, Georgia has become one of the most lucrative filming locations in the entire world, generating billions of dollars for the entertainment industry with its enticing film incentive program—which awards up to 30 percent of production costs back in transferable tax credits, which can then be sold […]

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What Should Stacey Abrams Do?

To borrow from Irving Berlin, there was nothing Beto O’Rourke did that Stacey Abrams didn’t do better in her historic campaign for governor of Georgia. She came closer than Beto, the near-miss Senate candidate from Texas, to breaking the Republican stranglehold in an equally difficult state for Democrats, falling short by just 55,000 votes, and […]

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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case of Man Sentenced to Death by a Racist Juror

Photo: Georgia Department of Corrections The Supreme Court agreed that at least one of the jurors who convicted a Georgia man of murder was a virulent racist. They previously came to the conclusion that racism may have affected a juror’s decision. But in a unanimous no-decision, the Supreme Court declined to take up the prisoner’s […]

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Stacey Abrams, Star Trek Nerd, Is Traveling at Warp Speed

She has seen every iteration of “Star Trek” and can recite with picayune detail the obscure plot points from incidents buried deep in the canon. She likes space-time anomalies. She admires Captain Picard but reveres Admiral Janeway. One of her favorite things is “Shattered,” the 157th episode of “Voyager,” in which the ship goes through […]

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Faces Investigation by House Panel

The House Oversight and Reform Committee is investigating allegations of voter suppression in Georgia under Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who has since become governor. The investigation was revealed in letters that the committee’s Democratic leaders sent on Wednesday to Mr. Kemp and his successor as secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger. The letters instructed Mr. […]

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Making Georgia’s Bad Elections Even Worse

After Brian Kemp suppressed enough votes and stirred up enough bigotries to get himself elected governor of Georgia last November, you might have expected him to hit the ground running with some extra-crazy, super-Trumpy initiatives. Kemp edged out Democrat Stacey Abrams, after all, by running as Trump with a Deep-South Drawl—brandishing his shotgun at a […]

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Georgia Is One Vote Away From Stealing Elections for the Next 20 Years

Sloane (no last name given), 2, waits between her father’s legs as he and other voters cast their ballots at a polling station set up at Grady High School for the mid-term elections on November 6, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Georgia has a tight race to elect the state’s next Governor.Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) […]

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Stacey Abrams, After Narrow Loss, Has Some Decisions to Make

ATLANTA — Pick a strategy Democrats are considering ahead of 2020, and Stacey Abrams’s narrow loss in the Georgia governor’s race serves either as a blueprint or a warning sign. Democrats are debating how much voting issues can swing an election, whether identity politics are energizing or polarizing, and if it is better to double […]

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