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  • Big Win for Re-opening Supporter Governor Brian Kemp as Georgia COVID-19 Deaths Hit 3-Month Low

    07/03/2020 7:00:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/03/2020 | Stacey Lennox
    In a bit of news you can file under “good,” Georgia’s COVID-19 deaths have reached a three-month low. I asked a while back when Governor Brian Kemp was going to get an apology from the media. This question was rhetorical, of course. Georgia Reopens One of the first movers to reopen the economy, Governor Kemp was attacked by the press and the Health Experts™ as reckless and incompetent. They were dishonest then, and they are dishonest now. No one said COVID-19 was going away. We needed to flatten the curve, and it would appear Georgia has been successful in doing...
  • WATCH: Atlanta Cop Borrows Bike, Helps Catch Old Fourth Ward Skatepark Murder Suspect

    07/01/2020 5:29:03 PM PDT · by Cecily · 21 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | July 1, 2020 | Shaddi Abusaid
    A murder suspect in a shooting near the Old Fourth Ward skatepark was arrested Tuesday after an Atlanta police officer borrowed a mans bicycle and chased him on the Beltline, authorities said. Nicholas Fonseca, 21, was wanted in connection with the death of 37-year-old Andrew Scott Callahan, who was shot multiple times Sunday evening near the skatepark, AJC.com previously reported.
  • This Is Unintellectual and Irresponsible: Terry Crews Draws Ire of Black Twitter For Warning Folks Against #BlackLivesBetter

    07/01/2020 5:29:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    atlantablackstar.com ^ | June 30, 2020 | By Ashleigh Atwell
    Terry Crews was dragged on social media for the second time in a month after he criticized the Black Lives Matter movement on Twitter this week. The Americas Got Talent host posted a message that drew the ire of Twitter on Tuesday, June 30. Terry Crews was criticized by the likes of Amanda Seales and Bernice King after he posted a critical tweet about the Black Lives Matter movement. ======================================================================= If you are a child of God, you are my brother and sister, he wrote. I have family of every race, creed and ideology. We must ensure #blacklivesmatter doesnt morph...
  • WarnerMedia puts for sale sign on CNN Center in Atlanta

    06/30/2020 7:01:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    WSAV ^ | Posted: Jun 30, 2020 / 07:30 AM EDT / Updated: Jun 30, 2020 / 07:30 AM EDT | by: DAVID BAUDER
    WarnerMedia said Monday it will sell the iconic CNN Center in downtown Atlanta, but that it doesnt mean the network will abandon the city. The network will consolidate its Atlanta workforce in a series of offices across town, the same office campus where CNN was first located upon its founding by Ted Turner in the early 1980s. Downtown Atlanta has seen great investment and is quickly becoming an entertainment destination, Pascal Desroches, chief financial officer at WarnerMedia, said in a memo to staff. The CNN Center is of great value to a third party that specializes in such developments. The...
  • UPDATE: AT&T to sell Landmark CNN Center in Downtown Atlanta

    06/29/2020 7:28:52 PM PDT · by Cecily · 30 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | June 29, 2020 | Andy Peters & Rodney Ho
    The landmark CNN Center building in downtown Atlanta may soon have a new owner, though CNN employees will remain there for at least a few more years. AT&T, which owns CNN as a result of its 2018 acquisition of Time Warner, has either already agreed to sell or plans to sell the CNN Center, according to an internal company memo sent on Monday. WarnerMedia, the subsidiary of AT&T that operates CNN, will lease back the building from its new owners for at least five years.
  • Hawks approved to turn State Farm Arena into huge voting station for upcoming elections

    06/29/2020 6:51:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 29, 2020 | Kevin Arnovitz
    The Fulton County Registration and Elections Board approved a plan by the Atlanta Hawks to transform State Farm Arena into a massive polling station for Georgia's primary runoff election on Aug. 11 and early voting for the general election scheduled for Nov. 3. The idea was hatched during the weekend after the killing of George Floyd, when the focal point of protests in Atlanta was just outside the Hawks' home arena. Conversations among Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce, CEO Steve Koonin and majority owner Antony Ressler quickly coalesced around the idea of turning the playing floor into a voting location.
  • (Liberal Civil Rights Attorney) Leo Terrell: Black Lives Matter is 'profiting' on a 'false narrative'

    06/28/2020 7:44:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Fox News - Life, Liberty and Levin ^ | 28 June 2020 | Victor Garcia
    Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell joins "Life, Liberty & Levin" on Sunday night where he addresses his issues with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, saying the organization's motivation is money and calling them "profiteers." "This is why Black Lives Matter is basically, in my opinion, the Al Sharpton of the 21st century. They're profiteers. They are profiting on trying to give a narrative, a false narrative that is white racist cops, deaths destroying the black community," Terrell told host Mark Levin. "You point out Chicago. No [BLM] presence walking through the neighborhood protesting to stop black-on-black crime. Al Sharpton...
  • A Racist's Name Is on a Senate Office Building. Here's Why BLM Won't Want to Change It

    06/17/2020 3:27:23 PM PDT · by Renkluaf · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/17/20 | Victoria Taft
    A Racist's Name Is on a Senate Office Building. Here's Why BLM Won't Want to Change It Why is a Senate office building named for a racist? While the secular Taliban of the Left has been busily destroying statues like theyre ISIS in Palmyra, scrubbing American history and reducing Founders, such as Declaration of Independence authors, to racist caricatures, theyve missed one big, glaring target: the Russell Senate Office building. But theres big reason why groups such as antifa, Black Lives Matter, and other professional protesters probably dont want to touch the issue. The building, previously known as the Old...
  • Roger Stone: Deep State Wants Me Dead to Protect Itself

    06/28/2020 12:52:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 June 2020 | https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/06/28/roger-stone-deep-state-wants-me-dead-to-protect-itself/
    Detention in a federal prison in Jesup, GA, amounts to a virtual death sentence, said Roger Stone on SiriusXMs Breitbart News Saturday with special guest host Ed Martin, referencing his age and health. Im looking at a virtual death sentence in two weeks, declared Stone, of his prison sentence scheduled to begin on July 14. Wayne County has five hundred employees who work in the correctional facility. The infection rate in Wayne County today is 25 percent of the the population and growing. Stone continued, Theres no use of masks or gloves in [Federal Correctional Institution, Jesup]. There is no...
  • 10 Georgia mayors ask Legislature to repeal stand your ground law

    06/27/2020 8:32:37 AM PDT · by DOC44 · 55 replies
    Ten Georgia mayors have sent a letter to General Assembly asking them to repeal the states stand your ground law. Under stand your ground laws, a person can say they acted in self-defense and had no duty to retreat during a confrontation with someone else. The letter was signed by the mayors of Atlanta, Savannah, Augusta, Athens-Clarke, Decatur, Norcross, Milledgeville, Waycross, Fairburn and Stockbridge.
  • DOJ whistleblower admits to seeking job with House Democrats during Trump impeachment

    06/24/2020 10:59:01 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24 2020 | Thomas Barrabi
    Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., had a testy exchange Wednesday with a Justice Department whistleblower who admitted during a House Judiciary Committee hearing that he sought to work House Democrats during the Trump impeachment proceedings. John Elias, a senior career official in the Justice Departments antitrust division, is one of two whistleblowers who testified before the Democrat-led committee on alleged politically-motivated overreach by Attorney General William Barr and other appointees. During his testimony, Elias accused his supervisors of improperly investigating mergers involving cannabis companies because of a personal dislike of the industry. Collins questioned Elias on his own political background, asking...
  • Atlanta leaders address concerns of protester blocked zone near torched Wendy's

    06/24/2020 6:31:51 PM PDT · by blueplum · 11 replies
    CBS 46 Atlanta ^ | 24 Jun 2020 | Adam Murphy
    ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- A group of armed people set up an autonomous zone around the burned-out Wendys on University Avenue during the past week. We have to police our streets. PTP police the police, an organizer said.,,, ...Moore went on to say they have been working to clear the road and restore order using a phased approach. What I understand, there are various groups of people there because when I was there, they were arguing with each other which is when I left because you have armed people arguing with each other doesnt turn into anything good, Moore said....
  • Stacey Abrams: Trump's use of 'kung flu' shows 'racism is the core of his appeal'

    06/24/2020 2:56:01 PM PDT · by kevcol · 100 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 24, 2020 | Dominick Mastrangelo
    Democrat Stacey Abrams pointed to President Trump's use of the phrase "kung flu" to describe the coronavirus as an example of the bigotry in the United States she says he's counting on to help him win reelection. "Once again, he shows that racism is the core of his appeal," the failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate, who is black, said Wednesday on MSNBC.
  • Three men indicted in the death of Ahmaud Arbery

    06/24/2020 1:46:51 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/24/20 | Theresa Waldrop and Erica Henry
    The three men accused in the February 23 shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery were indicted Wednesday by a grand jury, a district attorney said. Glynn County's Grand Jury has indicted Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William R. Bryan on malice and felony murder charges in Arbery's death, Cobb District Attorney Joyette M. Holmes said at a press conference.
  • WATCH: Louie Gohmert refuses to stop making tapping noises on desk as 'witness' goes over time limit

    06/24/2020 10:58:16 AM PDT · by RandFan · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24 | BY HARPER NEIDIG
    A House Judiciary Committee hearing erupted in bickering on Wednesday as lawmakers heard testimony from a pair of Justice Department whistleblowers and two former senior officials over allegations that the Trump administration has politicized the agency. The fracas began as former Deputy Attorney General Donald Ayer was delivering an opening statement. As Ayer ran over his allotted five minutes, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) began making a tapping noise to drown him out. Gohmert's behavior angered the Democrats on the committee and prompted one to call for the sergeant-at-arms to intervene."Mr. Chairman, I would ask that the sergeant-at-arms be called upon...
  • Armed protesters 'take over' the streets near the Wendy's parking lot where Rayshard Brooks was killed and use crude roadblocks to prevent people from getting to their homes on the day of his funeral

    06/24/2020 3:24:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 24, 2020 | Leah Simpson and Karen Ruiz
    Armed Georgians have 'taken over' the Wendy's parking lot where Rayshard Brooks was shot dead by police in Atlanta. People who live in the neighborhood said the group of people brandishing firearms had blocked the roads making it difficult for them to get home. Some gun owners were seen holding rifles or with pistols in their pockets while standing outside the fast food restaurant that was burned down the day after Brooks was killed by Officer Garrett Rolfe.
  • Georgia lawmakers approve hate-crime bill after Republicans drop police protections

    06/23/2020 11:06:59 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 23 2020 | Caitlin McFall
    Georgia state lawmakers have approved the first-ever hate crime bill put forward by state Senate Republicans Monday, after a deal was reached removing protections for police officers. We have a long history in Georgia of embedded discrimination. We cant deny it. We cant run from it, but we can change it, state Sen. Bill Cowsert, a Republican legislator, said Monday. I heard someone say, If you stand idly by and tolerate hatred and discrimination, you are part of the problem. The bill, which is now headed to Gov. Brian Kemp's desk for signature, would institute harsher penalties for hate crimes.
  • Accused Wendys arsonist Natalie White was Rayshard Brooks girlfriend: lawyer

    06/23/2020 8:34:33 PM PDT · by kevcol · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 23, 2020 | Vincent Barone
    The woman arrested for burning down an Atlanta Wendys as retribution for the police-killing of Rayshard Brooks was his girlfriend, her lawyer confirmed Tuesday. . . Findling declined to comment further on Brooks relationship with White out of respect to the Brooks family who had a funeral today and is grieving the loss of Rayshard Brooks.
  • BREAKING: U.S. Marshals arrest suspect in Atlanta Wendys fire

    06/23/2020 5:21:35 PM PDT · by Cecily · 149 replies
    The Atlanta Jourmnal Constitution ^ | June 23, 2020 | Alexis Stevens
    A woman authorities say set fire to the Atlanta Wendys where Rayshard Brooks was fatally shot by an Atlanta police officer was arrested Tuesday afternoon, the Fulton County Sheriffs Office said. Natalie Hanna White, 29, was arrested outside her attorneys office shortly before 3 p.m., Eric Heinze, deputy commander with the U.S. Marshals Service, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It was a joint effort among various law enforcement agencies, including the Gwinnett County Sheriffs Office. White was seen earlier in the day in Gwinnett County and investigators tracked her to an office park, where she was arrested without incident, Heinze said.
  • Armed protesters 'take over' Atlanta Wendy's parking lot where Rayshard Brooks was killed, reports say

    06/23/2020 4:18:03 PM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 64 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/23/20 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Armed protesters stood guard on Tuesday at an Atlanta-area Wendy's, the site where Rayshard Brooks, a black man shot twice in the back by an Atlanta police officer, died earlier this month. Earlier in the day, a group of people had "taken over" the burned-out property in South Atlanta, according to local reports. People living in the area also have complained that the protesters who remained were no longer peaceful, but instead were using the space for their own gain and at times blocking people on the street from getting by. They claimed the Atlanta police weren't doing much to...