Posts Tagged ‘Georgia’

December 3rd, 2020 - 6:11 pm § in Politics

Can Democrats flip Georgia’s senate seats?

If they do, they’ll have a 51-50 majority in the Senate allowing them to confirm Biden appointees and pass certain bills (assuming the filibuster is left intact) without any GOP votes. That’s a big deal, because it would greatly diminish Mitch McConnell’s leverage over Biden admini[...]

November 28th, 2020 - 8:56 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

GOP election fraud claims may backfire in Georgia

Both of Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats were on the ballot this year, one a special election to fill the remaining term of a senator who resigned for health reasons; and because no candidate got 50% in November, both races will be decided by runoff elections in January. The special significance of[...]

August 18th, 2020 - 12:25 pm § in Politics

QAnon crazy going to Congress

Marjorie Taylor Greene, a QAnon supporter, won the Republican primary for a safe GOP seat in Congress representing Georgia’s 14th congressional district. She has a credible Democratic opponent in the November election, but the district has voted ~76% Republican in recent contested elections, a[...]

September 16th, 2019 - 12:50 pm § in America

Racist bank employees call 911 on black doctor who only wanted to open an account

Anthony Onyegbula, M.D., a cancer specialist practicing in Georgia, believes employees of United Community Bank in Henry County profiled him when they called police thinking he intended to rob the bank. “I feel like he’s up to no good,” a teller told the 911 dispatcher, offering li[...]

June 18th, 2016 - 3:53 pm § in Uncategorized

Is Georgia’s “stand your ground” law for whites only?

Jessie Murray, a black man, is charged in Georgia with murder. On Feb. 15, 2016, Murray met his estranged wife in a bar to discuss their marriage. After a few drinks they drifted to a pool table, where a tipsy white man, an ex-cop named Nathan Adams, stumbled into Mrs. Murray and knocked her down. [[...]

November 25th, 2015 - 4:54 pm § in Politics

Georgia sheriff has a chip on his shoulder

Photo: Sheriff Mike Jolley and his sign. Tourists may be well advised to drive around his town. He judges people by their political and religious beliefs, and not everyone is welcome there.[...]

August 2nd, 2015 - 6:34 pm § in Uncategorized

Georgia cops assume black renter is a burglar and rough him up

In another ugly incident of racial profiling, neighbors in an Atlanta suburb who saw an elderly black man moving boxes into a rental house assumed he was a burglar and called police, who threatened him with drawn guns and manhandled him. The cop who slammed his face into a brick wall was fired, not [...]

July 21st, 2015 - 5:36 pm § in Uncategorized

A tale of two arrests

Two Georgia cops stopped a 30-year-old white male for a traffic offense last week. According to a police press release, “Immediately, the driver exhibited aggression towards the officers and began making statements consistent with “sovereign citizen” type beliefs. Rather than compl[...]

June 29th, 2015 - 7:41 pm § in Uncategorized

Rebel Pride Day … “God don’t like ugly”

(Parental warning: Audio track contains language unsuitable for children. But don’t turn off the audio, send the kids out of the room instead, or you won’t hear the BOOM! when these Johnny Rebs rear-end each other.)[...]