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  • ‘Please, God, Don’t Let Me Get Stopped’: Around Atlanta, No Sanctuary for Immigrants

    11/26/2017 12:38:58 AM PST · by Theoria · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Nov 2017 | Vivian Yee
    CHAMBLEE, Ga. — Not many notice when the SUVs arrive. Around 5 a.m., when the immigration agents pull into the parking lot of the Chamblee Heights apartments, 16 miles from downtown Atlanta, only one person is on the lookout. Cristina Monteros catches sight of the cars with the telltale tinted windows from her small apartment near the front, where she runs a day care, and calls her downstairs neighbor: ICE is here. The neighbor dials another, who passes it on. It takes less than 15 minutes for everyone in the complex to hear about “la migra,” whereupon they shut their...
  • Atlanta fire chief canned for politically incorrect LGBT book gets day in court

    11/24/2017 7:46:24 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    noqreport ^ | November 22, 2017 | David Leach and Kelvin Cochran
    In an opinion piece published nearly three years ago by the NY Times Editorial Board, we learned that terminating people of faith from public sector jobs is not only acceptable but demanded if they hold politically incorrect views on LGBT matters. The “tolerant” liberals running the Times shared this little tidbit following the termination of Kelvin Cochran from his position as chief of the Atlanta Fire Department, a position where he was recognized as the 2012 Fire Chief of the Year after declining a Senate-approved appointment by Barack Obama to be FEMA’s US Fire Administrator in 2010. In other words,...
  • Georgia Dome imploded with nearly 5,000 pounds of explosives

    11/20/2017 8:39:25 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 113 replies
    The dome that opened in 1992 was flattened in 15 seconds at 7:30 am. The Georgia World Congress Center Authority said prior to the blast that it should take 12 seconds for the explosives to go off plus another 3 seconds for sections of grandstands to be on the ground. The 71,250-seat dome -- which was the site of high school football state championships, Peach Bowls, SEC championship games, two Super Bowls, 1996 Olympic basketball, three Final Four NCAA basketball tournaments, concerts, pro wrestling and other events -- has been replaced by the $1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium next door.
  • Atlanta mom charged with murder after allegedly putting 2 young sons in oven

    10/17/2017 2:54:08 AM PDT · by topher · 39 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 17-Oct-2017 | FoxNews
    An Atlanta woman was charged with murder after she allegedly put her two young sons in an oven and turned it on sometime between Thursday and Friday last week. Lamora Williams, 24, with murder in the deaths of 1-year-old son Ja'Karter Penn and 2-year-old Ke-Yaunte Penn. Channel 2 Action News, citing an arrest warrant, reported that she is accused of killing the two “by placing them in an oven and turning it on.” Police reportedly said that the children had injuries, including burns.
  • Falcons to Lock Arms, Encourage Fans to do the Same

    09/27/2017 11:45:26 AM PDT · by Cecily · 138 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | September 27, 2017 | D. Orlando Ledbetter
    FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons coach Dan Quinn said the team will lock arms during the national anthem and will encourage the fans to do the same before they play the Bills on Sunday. “For us, we will lock arms together during that time, and we would encourage our fans to do the same,” Quinn said Wednesday. “I think that would be kind of a nice tribute as we’re getting started. It’s an important time in our world. There are a lot of issues that are really important to talk about, and we’ll spend some time and we have as a...
  • OneTrust Creating 500 Jobs In Atlanta (Georgia)

    09/25/2017 1:03:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Business Facilities ^ | September 25, 2017
    OneTrust, a global privacy management software company, will create 500 jobs and invest $5 million in a Fulton County, GA facility expansion. New jobs at the Atlanta facility will include positions in sales, consulting, marketing and software engineering. “OneTrust plays a critical role in helping global organizations comply with international privacy regulations, and Atlanta serves as the best city for our business with its easy access to global markets,” said Alan Dabbiere, co-chairman of OneTrust. “Having previously built two successful technology companies in this city, I believe Atlanta has the top technology talent pool for building a leading, successful software...
  • The Georgia / Alabama Irma Thread

    09/11/2017 4:57:07 AM PDT · by Eagles Field · 67 replies
    9-11-17 | Eagles Field
    Power outage reports, request for assistance, tornado reports. Expecting peak winds up to 50MPH, 3-7 inches of rain. 8AM - 9/11, 40 miles NW of Atlanta, all is well and a little wet.
  • Georgia FReepers, prepare for Irma

    09/07/2017 11:53:58 AM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 67 replies
    @RyanMaue on Twitter ^ | 8/7/17 | Ryan Maue on Twitter
    This plausible track scenario highlights extreme inland wind gusts well in excess of 70-90 mph all the way to Atlanta.
  • Mystery of the tiger t\that Terrorized Atlanta Is Solved

    09/06/2017 11:05:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 6, 2017 | Jackie Salo
    The tiger gunned down in a wild police chase through suburban Atlanta had escaped unnoticed from an entertainment company truck, authorities said. Feld Entertainment Inc., which produces Disney on Ice and Monster Jam, was transporting the Bengal tiger Wednesday from Florida to Tennessee when the big cat broke free. Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division said that the company was not aware that the animal made a break for it. “The truck had stopped in Georgia during the overnight hours and during that stop, the female Bengal tiger managed to escape unnoticed,” authorities said in a statement.
  • Atlanta-area drivers encounter an unexpected creature on I-75

    09/06/2017 10:58:03 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    herman cain ^ | Sept, 6, 2017 | Dan Calabrese
    Yes. A freaking tiger. Photo courtesy of Twitter user Dispatch Demon. What the . . . ? I've driven through Atlanta at rush hour. It was bad. If I'd seen this, I'd probably have assumed I'd fallen asleep behind the wheel and was dreaming. But it was no dream:
  • Two women at Dragon Con hit by chairs thrown from hotel balcony

    09/04/2017 5:31:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Sept. 4, 2017 | Ellen Eldridge
    Two women who attended Dragon Con in Atlanta are recovering from head injuries after they were hit by chairs thrown from a hotel balcony Sunday morning. Two chairs were tossed from the 10th floor of Marriott Marquis hotel in downtown Atlanta about 1:40 a.m., Atlanta police spokesman Sgt. John Chafee told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. That floor had a terrace area from which chairs could have been thrown so police said they do not believe the chairs came from a guest’s room, Officer carlos Campos said. ... McDaniel thinks her Loki costume from the “Avengers” movies helped lessen the blow from...
  • Disabled Marine veteran ambushed, killed by masked men in his Georgia garage

    09/03/2017 3:32:15 PM PDT · by topher · 30 replies ^ | 3-Sept-2017 | Fox News
    A disabled Marine veteran was shot and killed during a confrontation in his garage with would-be home invaders on Friday, police said. Authorities said that Phillip Lamar Davis, 47, was getting ready to take his wife to work early Friday morning when he opened the garage door and three masked men ambushed them. Police believe the men intended to rob the victims after entering their home. "This just doesn't make any sense." Heartbroken loved ones talk 2 @FOX5Atlanta after deadly home invasion in DeKalb Co — Marissa Mitchell (@MarissaMFOX5) September 1, 2017
  • Atlanta's 'third world' HIV epidemic isn't getting any better, CDC says

    09/01/2017 7:09:05 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 56 replies via WPXI ^ | September 1, 2017 | Wendy Corona
    ATLANTA - Black gay men are contracting HIV in Atlanta in epidemic proportions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which stated in 2016 that one in two black men would contract the disease. Christian Dacus is a youth HIV policy advisor with Georgia Equality. He said personally, the spike in the number of HIV cases for gay black men in Atlanta is not surprising to him because of the stigma. “It's been spun in such a negative way that HIV is a punishment for your sins,” Dacus said. Dacus cited non-acceptance from religion and family, and living...
  • NAACP calling for boycott of NFL, Atlanta Falcons

    08/18/2017 6:27:40 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 99 replies
    Fox 5, Atlanta ^ | AUG 18 2017 | Aungelique Proctor
    ATLANTA - The NAACP has called for a boycott of the NFL. The organization says the league treated free agent Colin Kaepernick unfairly for his headline grabbing protest during the national anthem. --SNIP-- Kaepernick has not been signed by an NFL team. This boycott is not just here in Georgia. It is nationwide. The NAACP says they are planning to send a strong message to not only commissioner Rodger Goodell, but NFL owners like Arthur Blank.
  • Protesters in Atlanta Tear Down ‘Peace Monument’ After Mistaking It for Confederate SymboI

    08/16/2017 8:15:20 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/16/17 | Penny Starr
    Protesters vandalized and attempted to take down the Peace Monument in Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Sunday, mistaking it for a pro-Confederate statue. The protesters were marching in response to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday where one woman died after being deliberately hit by a car, and two law enforcement personnel were killed when the helicopter they were in crashed. “The Atlanta march traveled from Woodruff Park to Piedmont Park Sunday, where some damaged the Peace Monument, erected in 1911,” a blog on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution website said. “The sculpture features an angel standing above a Confederate soldier,...
  • Confederate Group Wants Atlanta Statue Repaired After Damage

    08/14/2017 8:24:34 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 73 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | August 14, 2017 | AP
    A protester climbs a Confederate monument with a chain in an attempt to topple it Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in Atlanta. The peace monument at the 14th Street entrance depicts an angel of peace stilling the hand of a Confederate soldier about to fire his rifle. Protesters decrying hatred and racism converged around the country on Sunday, saying they felt compelled to counteract the white supremacist rally that spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia. The group that erected an Atlanta monument depicting a Confederate soldier vowed Monday that it will be repaired after protesters splattered it with red spray paint...
  • Roger Stone UnRavels his Bowtie, Fires up the Rebels at Dixie MAGA Meetup

    08/14/2017 4:25:28 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 9 replies
    Here he is: the dandy ex-campaign manager of Donald Trump, the Bush Crime Family, and the soul of the true Republican party dating back to the Nixon era -- and still going strong. The audio is terrible, the video is low quality. But grass roots politics doesn't get any better than a Roger Stone pep talk!
  • Civil rights organizations holding march in Atlanta in response to Charlottesville rally

    08/12/2017 4:32:54 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 22 replies
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Several civil rights organizations are coming together to condemn Saturday's violence and rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and march in the streets of downtown Atlanta. Leaders from Bend the Arc Jewish Action, Color of Change, Human Rights Campaign, and Muslim Advocates are gathering Saturday night to condemn the violence. The organizers of the rally say they will urge President Trump to call the rally a "white supremacist convention."
  • Atlanta gym owner defends ban on cops, soldiers: This is not an ‘aggressive, hetero-jock space’

    08/11/2017 4:20:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 9, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    An Atlanta gym owner is making no apologies after his ban on police officers and members of the military caused a local backlash. The controversy started when passersby noticed a sign posted in front of EAV Barbell Club in the city’s East Atlanta Village neighborhood and brought it to the attention of local NBC affiliate WXIA. “Do whatever the f— you want, correctly, except crossfit cultism. No f—g cops,” the sign reportedly read. The gym’s owner, Jim Chambers, said he took the sign down and regretted the profanity, but the policy still stands. “We’ve had an explicitly stated ‘No Cop’...
  • Atlanta Gym Owner Refuses To Allow Police Officers, Military

    08/10/2017 7:54:10 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 46 replies
    OANN ^ | 10 Aug 2017
    An east Atlanta gym is receiving backlash after the owner posted a sign on the window prohibiting police officers and military members from obtaining a membership. The sign gained attention when a former service member saw it on the window of EAV Barbell Club with profanity, and reported it to media outlets. The owner of the gym, Jim Chambers, claims the policy was put in place because the minority population he serves are uncomfortable in the presence of law enforcement. Chambers claims this policy has been in place since the gym opened. The self-proclaimed political activist told media outlets he...