Thursday, May 8, 2014

First Slice 5/8/14: Bipartisan group calls for major changes in death penalty cases

Posted By on Thu, May 8, 2014 at 9:17 AM

The Constitution Project, a bipartisan group of criminal justice experts, released a report that calls for sweeping reforms regarding the death penalty. Recommendations include changes in interrogation methods, qualifications for attorneys, and the FDA's approval of drugs used for lethal injection.

Anthony Tricoli, the former president of Georgia Perimeter College, has filed a massive lawsuit against several current and former GPC and University System of Georgia employees for "acts of fraud."

A group of Nigerian-Americans protested outside of the Nigerian Consulate in Atlanta yesterday. The participants are calling on the Nigerian government to increase its efforts to track down the terrorist group Boko Haram. Similar protests will be staged in Centennial Olympic Park Thursday and Friday evening. It has been three weeks since Boko Haram kidnapped over 200 school girls from a boarding school. The United States and various Western groups have offered help since the beginning of the crisis, but Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has resisted outside aid. This week he finally agreed to allow the Pentagon to send a "a small group of intelligence, communications and logistics experts" to help as Boko Haram's campaign of violent attacks continues to rage on.

Georgia State wants Turner Field for new football stadium.

Mayor Kasim Reed: "If Fulton County doesn't want to do the work, it should stop taking the pay."

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