Tag Archives: Georgia

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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Jury Socks GA Pastor With $500,000 Verdict After He Refused To Apologize To Woman Suing Him For Rape

The Christian Post reports: Pastor Lewis Clemons of Kingdom Awareness Ministries International in Columbus, Georgia, could have settled a civil case against him for zero dollars if he agreed to acknowledge and record a public apology for allegedly sexually abusing and raping his former congregant, Lequita Jackson. He refused and went to trial. On Wednesday, a jury in the Superior …

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Georgia Gov Booed At State GOP Convention [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Gov. Brian Kemp (R) was booed at the Georgia GOP convention, where a resolution was passed to censure Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger for ignoring former President Trump’s pressure to overturn the state’s 2020 election results. The action shows the grip Trump has on the Republican Party in the state. Raffensperger was censured for a “dereliction of …

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Cultists File $1B Suit Over Moving Of All-Star Game

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: A 21-page lawsuit by conservative small-business advocacy organization Job Creators Network, filed Monday in federal court in New York, demands the immediate return of the game to Atlanta and $100 million in damages to local and state small businesses. The suit also seeks $1 billion in punitive damages. MLB, the MLB Players Association, Commissioner of Baseball …

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Cultist GA Gov Candidate Vows Audit Of 2020 Election

CNN reports: A day after Trump said in a statement that Georgia should follow Arizona’s lead, former Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones, a Trump supporter who is challenging incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in next year’s GOP primary, proposed an audit Wednesday. “Georgians still have questions about irregularities found in the 2020 election and they deserve answers,” he said in …

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Retiring GA Lt Gov Got “Hundreds” Of Death Threats

“I’ve got three kids — three boys ages 19, 15, 10. I’m married to my high school sweetheart. These have been some very interesting times for us. I’m proud to have them on my team, they’ve been very supportive. “But when you receive death threats from hundreds of Republicans from around the country, that’s a problem, when you’re only sitting …

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GOP Georgia Lt Governor Won’t Seek Reelection

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan said Monday that he won’t be seeking a second term as Georgia’s No. 2 official and will instead focus on building a “GOP 2.0” movement that urges fellow Republicans to envision a party beyond former President Donald Trump. The lieutenant governor would have faced a difficult campaign for a second term after …

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QAnon Rep Accused Of Illegal Homestead Exemption

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: A Channel 2 Action News investigation has found that Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and her husband have two active homestead exemptions, which is against Georgia law. A homestead exemption is a big tax break any Georgia homeowner is entitled to for their primary residence. It is against the law to file for more than …

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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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GA Repeals Citizens Arrest Law After Vigilante Killing

Law & Crime reports: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed bipartisan legislation on Monday repealing a Civil War-era citizen’s arrest law used to defend three white men accused of chasing down Ahmaud Arbery and fatally shooting him. The men claimed they suspected Arbery had just committed a crime. Lawmakers in the Georgia House and Senate passed HB 479 and thus overwhelmingly …

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Hate Crime Charges In 2020 Murder Of GA Black Man

CBS News reports: Three Georgia men were charged with federal hate crimes Wednesday in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who was pursued and gunned down by two White men as he jogged through a Brunswick neighborhood. The men already faced state murder charges. Travis McMichael, 35, his father Gregory McMichael, 65, and 51-year-old William “Roddie” Bryan were …

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Cultist GOP Ex-Rep. Doug Collins: I Won’t Run In 2022

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: Former Congressman Doug Collins announced Monday that he will not run for office in 2022 — silencing the rumors that he could possibly challenge fellow Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in a primary or go after Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock’s seat. Collins gave up his seat in Congress, where he served in the 9th district, to …

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Georgia AG Resigns As Head Of National Group For GOP AGs Over Robocall Urging Cultists To March On Capitol

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Chris Carr has stepped down as chairman of a national group that advocates for Republican attorneys general, citing a “significant difference of opinion” in the organization’s direction following a robocall that urged people to march to the U.S. Capitol and “stop the steal” ahead of the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection. Carr, Georgia’s GOP attorney general and …

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Cultist “Big Lie” Spreader To Challenge Georgia Gov

The New York Times reports: Gov. Brian Kemp, the Georgia Republican who ranks high on former President Donald J. Trump’s list of enemies, will face a high-profile pro-Trump challenger in next year’s Republican primary: Vernon Jones, a former Democrat who, echoing the false claims of Mr. Trump, has called Georgia’s November presidential election “fixed” and “tainted.” Mr. Jones, a former …

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GA Loses First Major Film Production Over Voting Law

The New York Times reports: Will Smith and the director Antoine Fuqua said on Monday that they were pulling their upcoming film production “Emancipation” out of Georgia because of the state’s new voting law, which has been denounced by activists as an effort to make voting harder for the state’s Black population. The slavery-era drama, which is being produced and …

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Georgia Gov: Voters In Line Can Just Order Uber Eats

The Huffington Post reports: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Tuesday voters waiting in line in Georgia could order food from Grubhub or UberEats after a new state law criminalized offers of free food and water near polling stations. “They can order a pizza,” Kemp said on the conservative cable news network Newsmax. “They can order Grubhub or UberEats, right?” Among …

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District Attorney Won’t Prosecute Dem Georgia State Rep Arrested For Knocking On Gov. Brian Kemp’s Door

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports: Fulton County’s district attorney said Wednesday that she won’t prosecute the Democratic lawmaker who was arrested last month after she knocked repeatedly on the door of Gov. Brian Kemp’s state office as he was on live television touting a sweeping new elections law. District Attorney Fani Willis said she considers the case closed after reviewing the …

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Denver To Host Major League Baseball All-Star Game

USA Today reports: Major League Baseball is scheduled to announce Tuesday that this year’s All-Star Game will be moved to Coors Field in Denver, home of the Colorado Rockies, a person with direct knowledge of the decision told USA TODAY Sports. The move was first reported by Altitude TV in Denver and ESPN. Government officials in Colorado and Denver immediately …

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GA Republicans Ban Coca-Cola From Their Offices

From the far-right Moonie Times: A number of Georgia Republicans are pushing the unthinkable — kicking Coca-Cola out of state legislative offices over its criticism of Georgia’s new voting rules. In a letter to Coca-Cola that reporters posted to social media, eight members of the House of Representatives declared their offices Coke-free zones and demanded that the Atlanta-based soda behemoth …

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POLL: 72% Of Republicans Say Make It Harder To Vote

Pew Research reports: As partisan conflicts over voting access take center stage in Congress and in scores of states around the country, the share of Americans who say “everything possible” should be done to make voting easy has declined since 2018 – with the decrease coming entirely among Republicans. Republicans and Democrats take dramatically different positions on this issue. An …

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