Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams is trailing badly in the polls. Perhaps that’s why he has now unveiled a “deportation bus” that he plans to drive around the state as a way to drum up attention for himself.
What started as a routine traffic stop in Alpharetta, GA resulted in a 65-year-old black woman being pulled out of her car and screamed at by a police officer, who accused her of failing to sign a ticket.
Dressing and acting more like they were on patrol in Afghanistan than policing a neo–Nazi rally in a small town in Georgia, hundreds of police officers in combat gear and carrying high–powered weapons demonstrated what it looks like when we militarize our police forces.
Rufus Davis, the second black mayor of Camilla, Georgia, lives with his mother in a white ranch-style home nestled a few blocks east of the heart of the city. On a brisk, damp day he greeted me outside, sporting a black V-neck t-shirt, black slacks, and black socks.
On April 1, the contract between Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Piedmont hospital system, which has over 100 locations around Georgia, expired, meaning those locations were now considered out-of-network for anyone with BCBS insurance. According to Piedmont, about 500,000 people with BCBS had seen a Piedmont provider…
Lawmakers in Georgia voted on Thursday to pass a statewide tax measure without a tax break that would have benefited Atlanta-based Delta Airlines. The move was a direct retaliation for the company’s decision to end its relationship with the National Rifle Association in the wake of the Parkland shooting.
Delta Airlines recently joined a number of companies that are publicly breaking ties with the NRA. In this case, Delta is ending the NRA’s discounted rates for group travel. (Given that it’s the NRA, the fact that Delta was offering these discounts is morally dubious in the first place.)
On Sunday night, police in Cartersville, GA—a suburb northwest of Atlanta—responded to a report of gunshots at a house party.
Georgia State Rep. Betty Price, wife of former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, ignited a social media firestorm over the weekend when a video of her suggesting people with HIV should be quarantined was published by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Forced to respond, Price defended her comments as…
A vigil honoring Scout Schultz, a Georgia Tech student-activist who was killed by campus police on Saturday night, descended into chaos as protesters clashed with cops. Monday night’s vigil began as a peaceful gathering to honor Schultz, a prominent voice for the LGBTQ community on campus, but the demonstration turned…
Georgia Tech campus police shot and killed a LGBTQ student-activist late Saturday evening after responding to an emergency call about an armed person walking around the university’s downtown Atlanta, GA, campus. When officers arrived they found Scout Schultz, a 21-year-old engineering student, outside a dormitory…
Law enforcement officials in DeKalb County, GA, have reopened an investigation into an officer who was filmed repeatedly striking a homeless woman with a police baton.
Republican Karen Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff in the closely watched, closely fought special election runoff for Georgia’s 6th congressional district on Tuesday night.
Nine students–including seven minors–are suing deputies from the Worth County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia after they allegedly conducted “unreasonable, aggressive, and invasive” searches.
Update, 5/17: J.W. Ledford Jr.’s request was denied, and he was put to death by lethal injection early Wednesday morning at a state prison in Jackson, Georgia.
Georgia’s historically Republican Sixth district is full of leafy, quiet neighborhoods that are mostly white, with smatterings of immigrant families like mine. I recently returned there to interview Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff, who faces a runoff against Karen Handel in June. The national attention…