You had me at Gumby...
@Burroughston Botches A Point
I botched nothing. Don't listen to what the protestors say about their motives - watch what they do.
The same applies to you.
Protestors don't care about what they say they care about. They just want to protest. I'm an old white man. I read minds.
Regarding the body in the trash can, why is it that the linked article says "near" the dog park, while Creative Loafing's report say "in" the dog park. (The pictures in the linked article support the word "near", not "in".)
Welcome to my hood y'all!
@ jc atl
The protestors are interested in this woman's death only as a means to mount a protest. They want to portray her death as a crisis so they can employ Rahm Emanuel's mantra, "You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."
I grew up on Tilly Mill Road and that area was had its dodgy bits. Its great to see this area start to spring back to life again. It is in my opinion one of the best places in the north metro/OTP to live.
Don't know if many people saw this article in yesterday's AJC where Barney Frank outs Sam Nunn as a hateful, personalized bigot:
“Sam Nunn actually fired two men at two different points from his staff when he found out they were gay. Geez, even some of the right-wing Republicans wouldn’t do that.
“And then he was at his worse when [President] Bill Clinton tried to get rid of the ban on gays in the military. Nunn became the leading opponent of that. He had more hearings questioning sailors in their bunks about gay people than he did about NATO.
“Later, in 1996, after he succeeded in that,…Senator [Ted] Kennedy brought up this bill to ban discrimination against gays and lesbians in employment. It was a pretty partisan vote. Republicans had a majority….All but five [Democrats] voted for this bill. Four of them were over 70 – there’s a generational thing there. And then there was Sam Nunn….
“Later that year, after he committed the third serious assault on fair treatment for us, I get a call from a friend in the White House who said Clinton was thinking seriously about making Nunn secretary of state. And I wrote Clinton a very strong memo, saying that would be an outrage. That would be a betrayal of your friends and those of us who defended you.”
Frank said that author Taylor Branch interviewed Clinton years later. Branch, a friend of Nunn, asked the former president why he didn’t bring the Georgia senator into his administration. Clinton showed Branch a copy of Frank’s letter."
Wow, Sam Nunn was a real fucking asshole. It's an open secret in DC that many hard-right Republican senators have gay people working for them, and that these senators are totally fine with that.
Meanwhile Sam Nunn goes around firing people from his staff because they're gay? Really???
I always felt there was something about Sam Nunn that was really off-putting and unpleasant...and now I know why. Ugh, what a thoroughly nasty man.
why did they not call a female officer to the scene? this is protocol and i have dealt with apd and they will. They never do their job correctly? How could you miss such a big gun? If she is know to slip out her cuffs why not use the zip ties or wrist to ankle cuffs? Why was their a nee to mention both officers were african american? Is it because the latest trend in police brutality. Their color should have nothing to do with their duty or the situations its not a contributing factor. But this story is very fishy. They may have know the victim. WRONGFUL DEATH is in order. 2 TO THE CHEST TO SUBDUE THE SUSPECT/CRIMINAL. THEY WENT WAY OVERBOARD. KEEP IN MIND SHE WAS NOT BIGGER THAN BOTH OFFICERS STILL HAND ONE HAND CUFFED AND WAS ALSO STILL IN THE CAR NOT TRYING TO ESCAPE!!!
"The correct hashtag is #BlkWomynLivesMatter♀"
omg i forgot the symbol :(
Sure, the cops should have frisked her, but when you start firing at cops, whether in or outside of a squad car, it's basically your fault that you're dead. The protesters should investigate why this young woman thought Grand Theft Auto was real life and work to prevent other youth from pursuing the same short-lived career.
This is why we can't have nice things.
Stop being so racist and sexist, no-hyphens.
The correct hashtag is #BlkWomynLivesMatter♀
What other random things are this diverse group of activists concerned with? I'm going to guess nothing. And that totally invalidates their concerns on this matter.
Someone killed a homeless lady, wrapped her in a rug, and stuffed the body in a trash can?
Jesus, what's wrong with some people?
Alexia Christian made her bed and now she's sleeping in it. End of story.
They have an animal rights show? I'm putting a stop on the check.
WHOA... Hold up!
Tim Franzen stopped wearing a red hat? What is happening to our city?
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