Tag Archives: Atlanta

Supermarket Cashier Dead In Georgia Mask Dispute, Off-Duty Sheriff’s Deputy Shot Twice, Suspect Shot

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: Authorities are on the scene of a shooting that left a sheriff’s deputy injured and a cashier dead Monday afternoon. A spokesperson said a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reserve unit deputy and two others – a man and woman – were injured during the shooting at the Big Bear Supermarket near South DeKalb Mall off …

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Homocon Multi-Millionaire Leads Push To Carve New “Buckhead City” Out Of Atlanta’s Richest Neighborhood

CNN reports: In Atlanta’s well-to-do community of Buckhead, the debate over becoming an independent city has been brewing off and on for decades. Now, amid a spike in crime, calls to split from the capital have grown louder than ever. “We filed for divorce and our divorce is final,” said Bill White, chairman and CEO of the Buckhead City Committee, …

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Prosecutor Seeks Death Penalty For GA Spa Shooter

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: A man accused of killing eight people in shootings at three Atlanta-area massage businesses has been indicted on murder charges. Six of the victims were women of Asian descent. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis also filed notice that she intends to seek hate crime charges and the death penalty against Long, who is white. …

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Atlanta Police Seek Help In Spree Of Grindr Robberies

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports: Authorities are warning members of Atlanta’s LGBT community to remain cautious following a string of robberies that began as conversations on the popular gay dating app Grindr. Investigators said several men have been robbed in recent months and believe there may be additional victims who have not come forward. “From February to May, we have …

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Man With Five Guns Arrested In Atlanta Supermarket

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: Days after 10 people were shot and killed at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, employees were alarmed when a man armed with multiple weapons entered the Publix in Atlantic Station on Wednesday. Officers responded to the store at around 1:35 p.m. and met with management who said the armed man entered the store’s restroom. …

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Biden On Atlanta Shootings: Whatever The Motivation, Anti-Asian Hate Has To Stop, Our Silence Is Complicity

The Guardian reports: “Whatever the motivation [for the shootings] we know this: too many Asian Americans have been walking up and down the streets and worrying. Waking up each morning the past year feeling their safety and the safety of their loved ones are stake. They’ve been attacked, blamed, scapegoated and harassed,” Biden said. Donald Trump and other Republican politicians …

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Georgia Shooter’s Church Condemns His “Wicked Act”

The Washington Post reports: Robert Aaron Long’s longtime church condemned him in a lengthy statement on Friday morning, saying the 21-year-old suspect in the shootings at three Georgia spas had committed an “extreme and wicked act.” “These unthinkable and egregious murders directly contradict his own confession of faith in Jesus and the gospel,” the statement from Crabapple First Baptist Church …

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Biden To Meet With Asian-American Leaders In Atlanta

NBC News reports: President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with Asian American community leaders during a scheduled visit to Georgia on Friday in the wake of the spa shootings in Atlanta that left eight people dead, six of whom were women of Asian descent. Biden and Harris’ visit to Atlanta, which will be their first joint …

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Police: Atlanta Killer Claims To Have “Sexual Addiction”

Atlanta’s NBC News affiliate reports: Cherokee County Sheriff’s Capt. Jay Baker said the suspected gunman who killed eight people Tuesday during shootings at spas in the Atlanta area appeared to have targeted the locations because he was angry at the “porn industry.” “He was pretty much fed up, at the end of his rope,” Baker said at a news conference …

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Suspect Arrested In Georgia Mass Shootings [VIDEO]

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: The man accused of killing eight people and injuring another person at three metro Atlanta spas Tuesday afternoon has been caught. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect, Robert Aaron Long, 21, of Woodstock, was captured around 8:30 p.m. following a chase in Crisp County in south Georgia, about three hours away from the …

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At Least 7 Dead In Shootings At Atlanta-Area Spas

Heavy.com reports: A manhunt is underway for a man who appeared in surveillance footage outside one of two spas where shootings occurred in the Atlanta area in Cherokee County, Georgia. At least four people have died in two separate shootings. Police have not said whether the two shootings are related. Police told Channel 2 Action News that all four victims …

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Trump May Face Criminal Investigation In Georgia

The New York Times reports: Prosecutors in Georgia appear increasingly likely to open a criminal investigation of President Trump over his attempts to overturn the results of the state’s 2020 election, an inquiry into offenses that would be beyond his federal pardon power. The new Fulton County district attorney, Fani Willis, is already weighing whether to proceed, and among the …

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John Lewis’s Motorcade Stops At Atlanta’s Rainbow Crosswalks In Tribute To His Support For LGBTQ Rights

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: The late Rep. John Lewis arrived back home in Atlanta today, following four days of tributes and services that have taken the congressman and Civil Rights hero back to his native Alabama and then to Washington, D.C. As he did at the Alabama and U.S. capitols, Lewis will lie in state at the Georgia State …

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms Tests Positive For COVID

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms revealed moments ago on Twitter that she has tested positive for coronavirus. Current Georgia stats: Cases: 95,516 (+2,216 in 24 hours) Georgia has reported 2,000 or more new cases in seven of the last eight days. McClatchy measures new cases by subtracting the total number of infections reported at 3 p.m. from the total number of …

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Atlanta Former Cop Charged With Murder Of Black Man

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced that warrants have been issued in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks. Now former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe will be charged with felony murder, among the 11 charges filed. He faces up to life in prison or the death penalty if convicted. Howard said Rolfe kicked Brooks …

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Atlanta Police Chief Steps Down After Fatal Shooting

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields has resigned following the death of a black man at the hands of an Atlanta police officer last night. Rayshard Brooks, 27, was shot and killed after a confrontation with police outside an Atlanta Wendy’s. Video released by the GBI appears to show Brooks …

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Atlanta Mayor: I Can’t Protect My Own Son From Cops

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms writes: I frantically screamed into the phone to my teenage son: “Lance, WHERE ARE YOU?!” Social media posts were swirling that protests were being planned in Atlanta in response to the death of George Floyd, a black Minnesotan, while a police officer knelt on his neck. Although as mayor, the chief of police reports to me, …

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Two Atlanta Cops Fired After Violent Arrest [VIDEO]

Atlanta’s CBS News affiliate reports: Two Atlanta police officers who tased and pulled two Atlanta University Center students from a car on Saturday night have been terminated. Three other officers were placed on desk duty pending further investigation. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms made the announcement during a press conference late on Sunday. CBS46 cameras were rolling as Messiah Young, 22, …

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Atlanta Mayor Warns Protesters To Get COVID Tests, Says Trump Should Stop Talking: He’s Making It Worse

CBS News reports: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms appealed to President Trump on Sunday to “just stop talking” after demonstrators descended on dozens of U.S. cities Saturday for the fifth day to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and clashes became more violent as day turned to night. “There are times where you should just stop, and this …

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Atlanta Erupts In Protests, Fires, And Looting [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Spasms of violence shook Atlanta overnight Friday as a peaceful march against police violence transformed into chaos that left parts of the city in flames and shops and restaurants ransacked by looters. Gov. Brian Kemp announced early Saturday that he’d deployed the National Guard to restore calm. Rioters burned police cars and smashed their way into …

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