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WATCH: Georgia Deputies Kill Dog, then Order Owner to Decapitate it

Friday, December 15th, 2017
Georgia deputies forced a man to cut off the head of his dog after shooting it.
Or go to jail.
The man chose to decapitate his dog named Big Boy.
Big Boy’s owner Joe Goodwin recorded the incident with his cell phone.
Crawford County sheriff’s deputy James Hollis arrived at Goodwin’s home after Big Boy allegedly bit two people.
A Crawford County deputy shot the dog moments earlier.
The video begins with Hollis telling Crawford he’ll take him to jail unless he cuts off his dog’s head.
Goodwin wanted to take his dog to the vet.
“I tell you what,” Hollis yells at Crawford.
“I will (sic) takes

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Atlanta Cops Cite Good Samaritans for Feeding Homeless People without Permits

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Atlanta police officers punished citizens for doing the good deed of feeding homeless people during Thanksgiving week by citing them for not first applying for and obtaining permits from the government.
“I mean, outrageous, right? Of all the things to be punished for, giving free food to people who are hungry?” Marlon Kautz, an activist for Food Not Bombs, told WSB-TV after receiving a ticket.
Kautz and fellow activist Adele Maclean say instead of being praised for helping Atlanta’s homeless, they’re getting punished for it.
“This is a ticket for apparently a food service violation,” Maclean said during an interview on the

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Hospital Refuses to Perform Life-Saving Kidney Transplant on Toddler Until Father Completes Parole

Monday, October 16th, 2017
A Georgia hospital is refusing to perform a life-saving kidney transplant on a 2-year-old boy born without kidneys because his father – the only donor match – violated parole.
The toddler’s father, Anthony Dickerson, 26, has had several run-ins with law enforcement, including his latest arrest in September on weapons and forgery charges.
But says his mistakes shouldn’t impact his son’s chances at having a normal chance at life.
Little A.J.’s transplant surgery was scheduled for October 3 at Emory University Hospital but then the hospital learned his father was arrested the previous month, prompting them to cancel the surgery.
Now they are saying

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Caught On Video: Atlanta Police Officer Relieved of Duty after Viral Video Shows him Punching Man in Face.

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
A video shared by the Facebook account of Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta on June 23rd, 2017, shows a person in an Atlanta Police Department uniform punching a restrained man in the face and upper torso while he sits one top of him.All the while one of his co-workers hold the victim’s feet and another has his knee pressing down on the lower back with all his weight, also there is the fourth police officer that is simply standing there watching everything happen right at his feet.
All this force used to arrest a person who appears to be less than

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Two Georgia Cops Criminally Charged for Punching, Stomping Head of Unarmed Man

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
The two Georgia cops who were fired this month after they were caught on camera punching and stomping a non-resisting man have been criminally charged.
Turns out, one of the cops had punched the man because the man had been trying to record the interaction, according to the victim’s attorney.
But unknowing to Gwinnett County Police Sergeant Mike Bongiovanni, he was being recorded by another citizen witnessing the altercation from their car.
Another witness then recorded Gwinnett County police officer Robert McDonald, who came running up and stomped on the head of Demetrius Hollins after he had been handcuffed and was laying facedown

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Two Georgia Cops Fired – Including an “Officer of the Month” – After Videos Surface Showing them Beating, Stomping Man

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Two Georgia cops were fired Thursday after videos surfaced showing them punching and stomping on the head of an unarmed non-resisting man.
But they should also be criminally charged, so let’s see how that pans out.
From the looks of it, it is something the two Gwinnett County police officers have been doing on a regular basis.
This time, it just happened to be caught on camera by a pair of witness, which is why the cops are also under criminal investigation.
“Based on what I know right now, I would anticipate there are going to be charges,” Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter

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WATCH: Georgia Deputies Kill Unarmed Teen Before Lying to Family about Cause of Death

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Georgia deputies lied to a family about the cause of their teenage son’s death, recently released dash cam reveals.
“I was originally told that he hit a tree at 80 mph,” Greg Dyksma told the ledger-enquirer regarding his son who was killed at the hands of Harris County sheriff deputies.
“Then the story changed to he hit a cop car at 10 mph. Then it changed to they pushed him off the road. So I heard all these stories, but nothing’s been confirmed.”
But dash cam footage released last month confirms 18-year-old Nicholas Dyksma did not hit a tree.
It confirms he also did

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Georgia Deputy has Ex-Wife Arrested for Criticizing him on Facebook

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Frustrated that her ex-husband refused to bring her sick children medicine, a Georgia woman took to Facebook to express her feelings.
She ended up thrown in jail.
But only because her ex-husband is a local sheriff’s captain who runs the local jail.
Now the ex-wife is suing her piece of shit ex-husband. Or as one of her friends referred to him on Facebook, a “POS.”
But that friend also ended up jailed for her Facebook comments.
So yes, Washington County Sheriff’s Captain Corey King is a real piece of shit. And so is his cohort, Washington County sheriff’s investigator Trey Burgamy, who conspired with

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Rick Scott not bothered by Jon Steverson’s departure

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
Gov. Rick Scott suggested he wasn’t bothered by one of his agency heads overseeing the flow of millions of dollars to a law firm that he’s now going to work for.
Scott spoke to reporters after Tuesday’s Florida Cabinet meeting.
“We have people that come to work for the state and they work hard,” Scott told reporters. “And (then) they find opportunities. That’s just part of the process.”
Jon Steverson, secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, quit last Friday, reportedly for a job at the Foley & Lardner law firm, according to a Scott spokesman. The firm still has not publicly confirmed the hire.
Foley

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Days from inauguration, Donald Trump still owns/controls 500 companies that make up the Trump Organization

Monday, January 9th, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump pledged to step away from his family-owned international real estate development, property management and licensing business before taking office Jan. 20. With less than two weeks until his inauguration, he hasn’t stepped very far.
Trump has canceled a handful of international deals and dissolved a few shell companies created for prospective investments. Still, he continues to own or control some 500 companies that make up the Trump Organization, creating a tangle of potential conflicts of interest without precedent in modern U.S. history.
The president-elect is expected to give an update on his effort to distance himself from his

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Atlanta Cop Arrested on Home Invasion Charges After “Accidentally” Kicking Door Down and Threatening Occupants Inside

Thursday, December 15th, 2016
An Atlanta cop who kicked down a door and entered a home with his hand on his gun to threaten his ex-fiancee said it was all an accident.
But Atlanta police officer Phillip Barresi was arrested on home invasion charges anyway.
Now the rookie cop, who was sworn in on March 17, is on paid administrative leave until further notice.
Barresi was in uniform on November 28 when he drove to the home of his ex-fiancee’s parents and began repeatedly ringing the doorbell and kicking the door until it broke open.
He then entered the home with his hand on his gun and began

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Georgia Deputies Shoot Man After He Refused to Put Away Tablet Computer in Courtroom

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Georgia deputies shot a man after he refused to put away a tablet computer inside a courtroom during a child support hearing Wednesday.
Clayton County sheriff’s deputies say they only shot Benarvis Johnson after tasering him, which had no effect on him.
They also say he ignored their orders to put away the tablet computer, which is why they had to drag him out of the courtroom and taser him.
A witness recorded deputies with tasers in their hands struggling with the 27-year-old man outside the courtroom, but did not capture the actual shooting or any of the tasering.
But they say there

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Georgia Deputies Shoot Man After He Refused to Put Away Tablet Computer in Courtroom

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Georgia deputies shot a man after he refused to put away a tablet computer inside a courtroom during a child support hearing Wednesday.
Clayton County sheriff’s deputies say they only shot Benarvis Johnson after tasering him, which had no effect on him.
They also say he ignored their orders to put away the tablet computer, which is why they had to drag him out of the courtroom and taser him.
A witness recorded deputies with tasers in their hands struggling with the 27-year-old man outside the courtroom, but did not capture the actual shooting or any of the tasering.
But they say there

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WATCH: Georgia Cop Fired for Challenging Teen to Fight for Yelling “Fuck the Police” from Car

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
A Georgia cop was fired last week for harassing and intimidating a 17-year-old who hollered “fuck the police” at him from a moving car in an incident captured on both body and dash cameras.
This isn’t the first time Social Circle police officer James Eugene Sander has been disciplined
In 2014, he received an oral reprimand for threatening to blow up a high school as well as send anthrax to school staff after they expressed dissatisfaction with the level of security he provided at a football game,” according to the Walton Tribune.
On Thursday, after receiving an anonymous tip about the cop pulling

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WATCH: Georgia Cop Fired for Challenging Teen to Fight for Yelling “Fuck the Police” from Car

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
A Georgia cop was fired last week for harassing and intimidating a 17-year-old who hollered “fuck the police” at him from a moving car in an incident captured on both body and dash cameras.
This isn’t the first time Social Circle police officer James Eugene Sander has been disciplined
In 2014, he received an oral reprimand for threatening to blow up a high school as well as send anthrax to school staff after they expressed dissatisfaction with the level of security he provided at a football game,” according to the Walton Tribune.
On Thursday, after receiving an anonymous tip about the cop pulling

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Trial set to begin in Florida and Georgia’s fight over water

Monday, October 31st, 2016
Florida and Georgia this week are taking their long-standing fight over the supply of water in their shared watershed to court. Arguments are expected to last for weeks, and the result could affect millions of people and major industries in both states.
The dispute centers on the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin. The watershed drains nearly 20,000 square miles in western Georgia, eastern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.
Florida claims that Atlanta and southwest Georgia farmers are using too much water and are hurting the oyster industry downstream. Georgia argues that limiting its water use will harm the economy.
The proceeding opens Monday before

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WATCH: Georgia Jailers Ignored Inmate’s Suicide Attempts for Eight Hours Before he was Found Dead in Cell

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Georgia inmate Yoel Robton first wrapped the blanket he’d tied into makeshift noose around his bedpost around noon, spending the next eight hours placing it around his neck in apparent suicide attempts.
Not a single guard at the Doraville Detention Center noticed until it was too late.
Now an insurance company for the city will ante up $2 million for the mentally ill  man’s suicide after settling a lawsuit with his mother.
Records show jailers failed to check on her son every 20 minutes as city policy required and they failed to give him medication prescribed for depression even after his family brought it to them, leaving him to kill himself on August 17, 2014.
Surveillance video shows Debra

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Jacksonville leaders talk “$75M – 80M” economic impact of college football, military events

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
After a month that has been defined by preparation for and recovery from Hurricane Matthew, Jacksonville could use some good news and some positive economic activity.
City leaders say it’s coming later in October and early in November, via both sporting events (the 2016 Georgia vs. Florida game and the Navy vs. Notre Dame game) and military events, in the form of the Jacksonville Sea and Sky Air Show and Veterans Day Parade.
On Tuesday morning, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, JAXSPORTS Council’s Rick Catlett, and the city’s sports and entertainment czar Dave Herrell spoke at some length about the cumulative “$75 to $80 million economic

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Rick Scott sends resources to three states to help in aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
Three Southern states will be getting a helping hand from Florida.
Gov. Rick Scott announced the state is sending 18 semi-trucks filled with meal kits to six cities in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The meal kits will be sent to food banks, which will then distribute meals to families impacted by the hurricane.
“While Hurricane Matthew caused damage in Florida, we are blessed to not have the impacts and destruction seen in our neighboring states,” the governor said in a statement. “When disaster strikes, we all have a role to play in helping our neighbors

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Storm’s 50-mile difference between disaster and catastrophe

Sunday, October 9th, 2016
Hurricane Matthew’s close-but-not-quite-direct-hit path along the Florida and Georgia coasts skirted the difference between disaster and catastrophe, meteorologists said.
Even though Matthew eventually made landfall in South Carolina as a minimal hurricane Saturday, the path it took in the days before was a stroke of luck for the United States that meteorologists will spend years trying to understand and explain.
Here are some questions and answers about Matthew’s path that one meteorologist likened to threading a needle:

Q: How close a call was it for Florida and Georgia?
A: Just a 50 mile shift to the west, or even 20 or 30 miles,

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Georgia Deputies who Tasered Man to Death on Video won’t be Charged

Thursday, October 6th, 2016
The Georgia deputies who tasered a man to death after his family called 911 for help will not face charges in what the family’s attorney calls “one of the most horrible decisions” he’s ever seen a district attorney make.
The tasering death was captured on body cam footage worn by the Coweta County sheriff’s deputies, showing them repeatedly taser Chase Sherman until he finally dies.
“Ok, I’m dead. I’m dead,” Sherman tells them as the life escapes him.
But the deputies kept tasering him, telling him to “stop fighting” and “stop resisting” while piling their weight on him.
“I’m dead, I’m dead,” Sherman reiterated.

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Hundreds of thousands flee Florida coast to escape Matthew’s fury

Thursday, October 6th, 2016
Hundreds of thousands of anxious people boarded up their homes and businesses and grabbed a few belongings to flee inland as Hurricane Matthew gained strength and roared toward the Southeast seaboard on Thursday.
In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott said the state, its skies already darkening from early outer rain bands of the life-threatening storm, could be facing its “biggest evacuation ever” as Matthew menaces almost all the state’s Atlantic coast.
As people hurried for higher ground, authorities in South Carolina said a motorist died on Wednesday after being shot by deputies during an altercation along an evacuation route.
Scott said Florida, its

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Georgia Cop Gets Shot, Blames Black Man, Gets Charged with Fabricating Story

Saturday, September 24th, 2016
Sherry Hall was two months into the job as a Georgia police officer when she came across a scary black man who shot her before escaping into the woods, sparking an intense manhunt that was followed by the usual condemnation of Black Lives Matter on social media.
But as we’ve seen so many times before, Hall had fabricated the entire story.
And now the Jackson police officer is facing four felonies.
Hall, who was careful to keep her dash camera turned off, did not realize investigators could still find ways to expose her lies.
Or maybe she didn’t expect the Georgia Bureau of

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Georgia Cop Fails to Intimidate PINAC Reporter into Handing Over ID for Recording Police in Public (Updated)

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

PINAC reporter Jeff Gray was enjoying some traveling with his family in central Georgia when he decided to slip away to conduct a seatbelt audit on the Warner Robins Police Department, which is where he stands on public property outside the department to record officers as they drive away to see if they are wearing seat belts.
After all, not only does state law require all drivers to wear seat belts, most law enforcement agencies, including this one, have departmental policies also requiring the use of seat belts.
And as Gray points out in his video, the number one cause for law

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Georgia Cop Fails to Intimidate PINAC Reporter into Handing Over ID for Recording Police in Public (Updated)

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

PINAC reporter Jeff Gray was enjoying some traveling with his family in central Georgia when he decided to slip away to conduct a seatbelt audit on the Warner Robins Police Department, which is where he stands on public property outside the department to record officers as they drive away to see if they are wearing seat belts.
After all, not only does state law require all drivers to wear seat belts, most law enforcement agencies, including this one, have departmental policies also requiring the use of seat belts.
And as Gray points out in his video, the number one cause for law

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Georgia Cop Fails to Intimidate PINAC Reporter into Handing Over ID for Recording Police in Public (Updated)

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

PINAC reporter Jeff Gray was enjoying some traveling with his family in central Georgia when he decided to slip away to conduct a seatbelt audit on the Warner Robins Police Department, which is where he stands on public property outside the department to record officers as they drive away to see if they are wearing seat belts.
After all, not only does state law require all drivers to wear seat belts, most law enforcement agencies, including this one, have departmental policies also requiring the use of seat belts.
And as Gray points out in his video, the number one cause for law

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Georgia Cop Fails to Intimidate PINAC Reporter into Handing Over ID for Recording Police in Public (Updated)

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

PINAC reporter Jeff Gray was enjoying some traveling with his family in central Georgia when he decided to slip away to conduct a seatbelt audit on the Warner Robins Police Department, which is where he stands on public property outside the department to record officers as they drive away to see if they are wearing seat belts.
After all, not only does state law require all drivers to wear seat belts, most law enforcement agencies, including this one, have departmental policies also requiring the use of seat belts.
And as Gray points out in his video, the number one cause for law

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Georgia Cop Fails to Intimidate PINAC Reporter into Handing Over ID for Recording Police in Public (Updated)

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

PINAC reporter Jeff Gray was enjoying some traveling with his family in central Georgia when he decided to slip away to conduct a seatbelt audit on the Warner Robins Police Department, which is where he stands on public property outside the department to record officers as they drive away to see if they are wearing seat belts.
After all, not only does state law require all drivers to wear seat belts, most law enforcement agencies, including this one, have departmental policies also requiring the use of seat belts.
And as Gray points out in his video, the number one cause for law

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