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Re: “Jury's out

Resident, the word is eluded not alluded...you're welcome.

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Posted by ohwell on 06/27/2015 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Jury's out

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/06/24/detroit-police-chase-children-killed/29252841/

I thought black life mattered? Nobody seems to mind this story.

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Posted by The Truth on 06/27/2015 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Jury's out

Maybe these two should have kept themselves out of cuffs. The father has had arrests in his home for cruelty to children, battery, obstructing 911 call and pulling a gun on someone over road rage while his teenager was in the vehicle with him. The mother was arrested a few years back for hit and run with her vehicle. Their son sped away and alluded Smyrna PD the night before this happened and this is what drew attention to him in the first place. This family keeps displaying some picture of a Cobb County Officer claiming that it is Smyrna's K. Owens hiding behind a car when he shot their son. Pretty stupid for them to think they can convince anyone in Cobb of that especially when Cobb County has blue uniform pants and Smyrna has black and the man they have an arrow pointed at as Owens is a bald man in a Cobb uniform and Owens isn't bald. Regardless, it was reported that Owens and several officers had to jump out of the way of the car and then Owens shot as the car passed him after trying to run over him in order to protect the K-9 officer. It also appears that the brother is using this as publicity for his music/club promoting business. CNN rejected this story because they researched it and discovered the truth. CNN tweeted that they wouldn't cover it because "he tried to run over officers with his car.....again."

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Posted by Resident on 06/27/2015 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Activists: State should end all Confederate memorials

"To the people that keep harping on the south as 'traitors' for rebelling, please remember the United States (colonies) rebelled against England, so you would be a traitor then too yes?"
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False equivalence. England was a monarchy (remember "no taxation without representation"). The South had duly elected representation (or at least the slave/property owning oligarchs).

The southern elites could not get their way through the electoral system so they started whining about "states rights" and decided to take their marbles and go home. Meanwhile, they conned the poor whites into fighting against their own interests to preserve the hierarchal plantation economic system. Not unlike the current Republican/Tea Party southern strategy.

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 06/27/2015 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Activists: State should end all Confederate memorials

"S.C. Governor Calls For Removal Of Confederate Flag From State Capitol"

www.npr.org/2015/06/22/416538015/s-c-gover…
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The time has come for South Carolina and all others to remove their confederate Battle Flags. Forget that many consider the flag as a symbol of slavery and white supremacy. If Southern white people can go over hard feeling after de-segregation and losing the Civil War, then black Americans let go of hard feelings about slavery and Jim Crow.

The real cause of bad taste against flying Confederate flags, is doing so is a celebration of treason. Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee, stonewall Jackson, and the entire civil and military Confederate leadership were traitors against their own country, the “United” States of America, and they conspired to kill United States soldiers and sailors. Their villainy was worse than the KKK, but on more par with al-Qaeda or ISIS.

Had it not been for the beneficence initiated by President Lincoln before his untimely demise, the confederate leaders would have gotten what was lawfully due them: hanging from the same gallows and wit the same rope used for John Brown.

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Posted by lwc30326 on 06/26/2015 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Activists: State should end all Confederate memorials

To the people that keep harping on the south as "traitors" for rebelling, please remember the United States (colonies) rebelled against England, so you would be a traitor then too yes? And please remember all human history is not so cut and dry.

Posted by Anthony DiNovo on 06/26/2015 at 4:15 AM

Re: “Recreational marijuana in Georgia? Don’t hold your breath.

It needs to be legael it coyld have saved my moms life she had cancer and died from it cuz she couldnt get weed it might even save my nicee and shes only 12 but cant have a normal 12 year olds life cus she has seziers every day and cant leave the house cus we are all scared that she wont make it to the porch with out haveing one and i ser my sisster hurting everyday knowing her only little girl wont make it to 20 years of age

Posted by kate413 on 06/26/2015 at 2:17 AM

Re: “Jury's out

http://toprightnews.com/is-this-racism-black-teens-brutally-beat-white-mom-making-her-drop-baby-on-its-head/

Fuck you

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Posted by The Truth on 06/25/2015 at 11:32 PM

Re: “Jury's out

Would this man stand tall and take responsibility had his son wrapped the stolen Maserati around a school bus full of kids?

Feel free to weigh in.

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Posted by The Truth on 06/25/2015 at 11:27 PM

Re: “Jury's out

Huey Thomas is spot on!! I applaud this citizen, as he appears to have high standards and is considerate of those who have lost loved ones in similar situations. I hope that justice is served for Thomas and his family, as they certainly have been through very much.

Thomas is also right in his statement that "anything less than massive policing and legal changes is nothing more than lip service."

Kudos Mr. Thomas and God bless you and your family!

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Posted by Only1 on 06/25/2015 at 7:42 AM

Re: “Recreational marijuana in Georgia? Don’t hold your breath.

I think that your state would see a dramatic change if people could smoke there hippy hay cause you just want to eat and relax but as far as driving while i no but do it responsibly beer kills more people in American and meth takes kids from parents and that makes me sick me personally i like to smoke me one at home after beening a productive human and tacking care of my family that comes first it would give great revenue for your state not to mention give jobs to us Georgia's i wish that my ex neighbor Governor nathan deal would give a six mouth try and if it did work so bid we as state would make it work cause im speaking from experience i did meth and out off all drugs I've done i love mary jane. My name is james palmer and this the way i feel

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Posted by potman1983 on 06/20/2015 at 11:10 PM

Re: “Could the Chattahoochee River become Atlanta’s waterfront?

Too many big grandiose ideas in Atlanta and not enough nuts-and-bolts city management. We need an urban mechanic like Boston's Tom Menino, who will stay focused on the small incremental improvements that make a city great.

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Posted by 13th-Streeter on 06/17/2015 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Trinity Avenue Urban Farm finalists want answers

“...the lack of transparency about the contest has soured him on participating in such an endeavor again.”
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Those who are paying attention will notice that the mayor is not big on transparency.

Recall the debacle over the committee convened to select a new police chief. When Mr Mayor's preferred candidate didn’t make the first cut, he halted the process, forcing the committee to do a re-shuffle, and arbitrarily re-submit his preferred candidate.

It became apparent that the selection committee was a sham and a waste of time. The mayor knew beforehand whom he wanted and was prepared to manipulate the process as necessary.

If the design contest was being handled from the mayor’s office, then it may be that none of these three finalists had been the mayor’s preference, making the entire contest a waste of everyone’s time.

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Posted by lwc_30326 on 06/03/2015 at 6:00 PM

Re: “BMF co-leaders sentenced

Then you got stupid bozo, Coward ass, Bigots in society, like this Coward under my post that call himself "drugdealerkiller" who's nothing but a Cowardly, Worthless Bigot, will sit here and call Blacks that get caught up in drug cases, Niggers need to get an education? I my opinion, Worthless son of a BITCHES like that who does more harm to the community should be locked up for 30-40 yrs. Example: Charles Manson, Timothy McVeigh, Kkk leaders, hate crime instigators. Racist, worthless mtfs. What good is a Rank BIGOT doing the community???? I rest my case.

Posted by Mike Smith 1 on 06/02/2015 at 8:12 PM

Re: “BMF co-leaders sentenced

Then you got stupid bozo, Coward ass, Bigots in society, like this Coward under my post that call himself "drugdealerkiller" who's nothing but a Cowardly, Worthless Bigot, will sit here and call Blacks that get caught up in drug cases Nuggets and need to get an education? I my opinion, Worthless son of a BITCHES like that who does more harm to the community should be locked up for 30-40 yrs. Example: Charles Manson, Timothy McVeigh, Kkk leaders, hate crime instigators. Racist, worthless mtfs. What good is a Rank BIGOT doing the community???? I rest my case.

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Posted by Mike Smith 1 on 06/02/2015 at 8:09 PM

Re: “BMF co-leaders sentenced

The I'm on BMF side. The feds is can be good and bad.Their totally wrong when it comes to drug dealers and I don't give a Dam who don't agree.Anybody that want to Rag on Meech and Terry for this I say fuck you!! I come from Michigan.Caught a case dealing with drugs and did Federal time. The system is flawed as hell and anybody say it's fair and just don't know a Dam thing about the Justice system. Any time the police can catch me selling a ounce of cocaine to someone and give me 25 yrs and at the same time arrest my buddy for killing 2 people in broad daylight over a beef from a yr ago, which also should be premeditated, and he get 4-15 yrs in the State in which with good behavior he could be out in 2 yrs. You gone sit here with just a half of brain in your head and tell me that's right MAN FUCK YOU!! FREEBIGMEECH, SOUTHWEST T. The drug laws and the system is Fucked up.

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Posted by Mike Smith 1 on 06/02/2015 at 7:52 PM

Re: “Trinity Avenue Urban Farm finalists want answers

Reed just wants the space for the new Kasim Reed Memorial Park. Complete with
a statue of him on his knees taking Blank shots.

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Posted by gobblegobble on 06/02/2015 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Trinity Avenue Urban Farm finalists want answers

city should announce a winner, and ditch the plan. Just open the space as a community garden instead of giving it to some private farmer to manage. community gardens are few and far between in that area. How much money needs to be raised to get a water hose out there? Just a classic case of the city not being able to hand anything off to the community. just sittin on it.

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Posted by SocialAight on 06/02/2015 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Trinity Avenue Urban Farm finalists want answers

it's a pretty routine swindle guys... lol, get over it and move on

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Posted by dead lancelot on 06/01/2015 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Trinity Avenue Urban Farm finalists want answers

Update: the winner of the $25,000 is me and my stadium-building buddies, who blew it on a wild night of celebrating being rich and connected. Now fuck off.

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Posted by Kasim Reed on 05/31/2015 at 8:54 AM

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