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11-Year-Old Building Tree Fort Says Officer Pulled Gun On Him, Friends







” A fifth-grader says he was terrified when a police officer pointed a gun at him and his friends while they built a tree fort.
  Omari Grant, 11, said he and his friends often play in a wooded area behind his home and were building a fort when a neighbor in the next subdivision called police to complain about what the boys were doing. 
  But no one anticipated what Omari and his mother say happened next. 
” I guess the release of tension was like, ‘Mom, he had a gun in my face, Mommy. Mommy, he had a gun in my face,’” said Janice Baptiste, Omari’s mother. 

  Omari told Diamant that two officers, one with his gun drawn, rolled up on him and a few of his friends as they built a fort in the trees behind his home.
” I was thinking that I don’t want to be shot today, so I just listened to what they said,” Omari said. 
  Omari said the officer holding his gun also used foul language and made him and his friends lay down on the ground.
” I learned that they’re supposed to help you not make you feel scared to even come outside,” Omari said. “


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Officer Arrested After Allegedly Making Up Story Of Being Ambushed, Stabbed


Clayton County PD Christopher Russo



” An officer claimed he was ambushed and stabbed, but police said it was all a lie.
  A McDonough police major told Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne he’s withholding comment on the motive for now, but the Clayton County officer has been released on bond on charges of false report of a crime, a misdemeanor, and false statements and writings, a felony.
“ Things just weren’t looking right. It looked like the burglary had been staged,” said Maj. Kyle Helverson of the McDonough Police Department. 
“ Who stabbed him?” Winne asked Helverson. “Himself,” Helverson said. 
  Clayton County Police Chief Greg Porter said Clayton County Police Officer Christopher Russo has probably taken dozens of police reports in his career there, but he won’t be taking any for the time being.”



It appears that Officer Russo has other problems as well …



” In addition to the internal investigation into the arrest, Porter said Russo was involved in two on-duty shootings in 2013. Both were investigated by the GBI, which is routine under department policy.  “



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19 States Join Lawsuit Against NJ Gun Law



” Support is mounting for a lawsuit that challenges New Jersey’s tight restrictions on handgun ownership and its high standard of “justifiable need” for carrying a weapon outside the home.

  Nineteen states as well as the powerful National Rifle Association have joined the case’s plaintiff John Drake, who in his lawsuit claims he was denied a permit following a thwarted robbery attempt on his Sussex County business.

  Drake lost his appeal before a three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year and now a growing number of states, led by Wyoming, are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case, claiming New Jersey was wrong when it determined that the business owner failed to prove “justifiable need” to carry a gun under state statute.

Drake’s suit also claims that his right to bear arms under the Second Amendment has been violated.”


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Teen Jumps Out Window To Escape Deputy, Who Now Faces Sexual Assault Charges






” A teenager says she had to jump out of her bedroom window to get away from a deputy, who now faces sexual assault charges.  
  Phillip Richards, 42, had to be shown which way to go as he went before Clayton County Magistrate Court Judge Richard Brown.
  One might think he would know his way around the courtroom since he’s a Clayton County deputy.  He’s a deputy who now faces serious charges that will keep him behind bars for a while. 
” Under Georgia law I cannot set a bond at this time for aggravated child molestation. That has to be on a separate bond calendar,” Brown told Richards during his first court appearance.
  Richards faces aggravated child molestation and another sex-related charge after police say he molested a 13-year-old girl. “










East Point Dad Shoots At Crooks To Protect Kids In Home Invasion



East Point Armed Home Owner


” An East Point man says he shot at the burglars he caught inside his home to protect his kids.
   A total of five break-ins have been reported in the past month at the Landmark at Creekside Grand apartments on Redwine Road. Jason Bagley told Channel 2’s Liz Artz he “was hoping to be the guy to stop” the rash of break-ins.

  Bagley showed Artz where burglars came in his home while he was asleep upstairs. “Lights off, my wife’s car was gone, someone was definitely watching us — not a good feeling,” Bagley said.
  Bagley was home alone with his two daughters, an infant and a 2-year-old. “You can’t replace my kids. All I was thinking about was my kids’ protection,” he said. Bagley said he grabbed his Glock 19 and confronted the crooks.”


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Former VPD Officer Faces Sex Charges



Cop Kiddie Porn



” Former Valdosta Police Officer Michael Linger, 43, was indicted by a Lowndes County Grand Jury for two counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children. 

  The Valdosta Police Department Bureau of Investigations and Internal Affairs Investigators worked with Investigators from the District Attorney’s Office and ICE Agents during the investigation. 

  The investigation revealed that this conduct did not take place while Linger was on duty with the Valdosta Police Department.   Linger, who was assigned to the Bureau of Patrol Services during his career with the police department, was immediately terminated from his employment as a Valdosta Police Officer on October 3, 2013.”


     As we continue to compile cases of police illegality and corruption we have come across a common theme , that being the fact that no matter how heinous the crime a police officer is accused of there never seems to be a picture of the alleged perpetrator .  Yet one more double standard regarding the different treatment under the law received by the “elites” and by the average citizen . 

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Youth Softball Team Raffles Handgun


Softball Tean Gun Raffle




” A girls softball team is raffling off a handgun as a fundraiser and some parents don’t think that’s a good idea.
  One person who only identified themselves as a disappointed parent sent Channel 2 Action News the flyer advertising a Taurus Judge revolver as the grand prize.
  They believe this is an inappropriate fundraiser for a youth sports team, and some other parents agreed.
” I just think it’s not a good idea,” Diana Smith told Channel 2′s Carl Willis.
  She’s not affiliated with the Georgia Heat Select ’05 team in Loganville, but her children play on the same fields at West Walton Park.
  That’s where Willis found a wide range of opinions on the raffle supporting the group of 8- and 9-year-old girls.
” We play travel ball,” said Deccia Basti. “It costs enough as it is. You raffle anything you can.”
” People have a problem with just about anything nowadays,” said Kristin Hyers.
  Amanda Allred didn’t see a problem as long as the weapon didn’t end up in the wrong hands. 
“I think it’s perfectly fine. It’s raising money for a good cause,” she said.

   According to the team mom, the Walton County Sheriff, some county commissioners, and Georgiacarry.org support the raffle. “



   Good for these ladies . It is heartening to see that many parents do not have an unreasonable phobia towards guns , at least in the south . We have a feeling that if you tried that in the Statist northeast there would be an outbreak of apoplectic fits . Read more .








Euharlee Cop Accused Of Fatally Shooting Teen Fired From Other Police Agency



Christopher Roupe Killer Id'd


” Channel 2 Action News is digging into the personnel file of the Euharlee police officer who allegedly shot and killed a 17-year-old boy when he answered the door.

  Under “Meet Our Officers” on the Euharlee Police Department’s website, Cpl. Beth Gatney is the only one of nine not shown. The department took her picture down while she remains on administrative leave after she fatally shot aspiring Marine 17-year-old Christopher Roupe.

  Euharlee police say Roupe was pointing a gun at their officer on Feb. 14 when they knocked on the door to serve a probation warrant for the teen’s father. But Roupes’ attorney says family members told him the teen was holding a Nintendo Wii controller.

  Lucie went to Gatney’s home to get her side of the story on the shooting. While he was there, she shut all the blinds and didn’t answer the door.”


    While the officer refused to answer questions a little digging through the service records by reporter Craig Lucie revealed:



” Lucie pulled Gatney’s police officer standards and training paperwork and found she voluntarily resigned from the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, but it says she was terminated by the Acworth Police department after 10 years on the force.”



   WSB-TV promises more details surrounding Cpl Gatny’s from the Acworth PD firing this afternoon . We will keep you informed . 

   Friends have started a Facebook page in his honor … RIP Bubba – Christopher Roupe where you can pay your respects should you be so inclined .






Attorney: Teen Was Shot For Having Wii Controller In Hand





” The family of a 17-year-old shot and killed by a Euharlee police officer has hired an attorney, and they say he had a remote control in his hand. They say it was not a gun.

  Christopher Roupe, 17, was in the ROTC at Woodland High School and wanted to join the Marines. His friends said he looked after them.

“ He was a good kid. He always hung out with me and he took up for me,” said William Corson.

  Roupe’s young life ended Friday night when Euharlee police officers showed up at the door of his home in the Eagle View Mobile Home Park to serve a probation violation warrant for his father.”



    Friends have started a Facebook page in his honor … RIP Bubba – Christopher Roupe where you can pay your respects should you be so inclined .












Roadside Violation: Drivers, Passengers Say Police Searched Inside Underpants



GA Police Roadside Strip Searches




” Officers are supposed to pull drivers over for traffic violations, but a Channel 2 Action News investigation found traffic stops leading to a violation of another kind.
  Driver after driver told investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer officers searched inside their pants while they were stopped for minor traffic violations. In several cases, the invasive searches targeted passengers who were riding in the car.  
” He was like, ‘Just unbuckle all your clothes,’ and put his hands down inside my pants,” said Terry Phillips.
  Forest Park police had pulled over Phillips’ wife for a suspended registration.
  Phillips consented to a search. However on the officer’s dashboard camera recording Phillips can clearly be heard protesting when he realized the extent of the officer’s intentions.
” That’s illegal, man, you can’t do that. You can’t do that,” said Phillips to the officer. The officer continued.
  Phillips filed a complaint with the Forest Park Police Department and hired an attorney.”




Read much more on this blatant and widespread abuse of authority by the Forest Park PD .









Sheriff Takes A Stand Over Duck Dynasty; Announces Department Will No Longer Assist A&E During Filming




” Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller posted the following statement on his personal Facebook page Friday announcing his own “business decision, saying, “It is time for someone other than Hollywood and the news media to stand up for what is right!”:

Screen shot via Douglasville & Douglas county for Civic Action









After 2nd Break-in This Georgia Homeowner Greeted The Burglars With A Surprise Of His Own


Decatur Ga Homeowner



” In the course of 5 days a Decatur, Georgia man’s home was broken into twice.  But this time at least one burglar was not able to get away. Watch VIDEO at bottom of post.

  It was in broad daylight when 3 crooks decided to break into the home at the end of the cul-de-sac.   The homeowner happened to be going home for lunch when he got an alert from his alarm company that someone had broken into his house.”










GRAPHIC VIDEO: Vicious Daycare Brawl




” A formal investigation was officially opened after a vicious brawl unfolded at an Atanta daycare center. Footage from the brawl shows a parent and at least two other workers stumbling around and swinging their fists at each other. The video shows that all participants fighting, come extremely close to frightened toddlers. A women is seen rushing to rescue one toddler and remove the child from harm’s way.”










Circle K Clerk Fired For Shooting At Armed Robber Who Was Holding A Gun To His Head




” Johnny Jarriel, of Douglasville, GA, isn’t having the best November.

Jarriel has faced an armed robber who put a gun to his head and he lost his job, all in about 48 hours. The two incidents are actually connected.”  



” Jarriel, who was working as an assistant manager at a Circle K convenience store, was working on some paperwork in a back room just after 9am earlier this month. That’s when an armed robber burst into the room, peppered sprayed Jarriel, put a gun to his head, and told Jarriel that he would kill him unless he opened the store’s safe. “


    Let Circle K know how you feel . No one should have to forfeit their natural right to preserve their life in order to have a job . 








Hail Mary Auburn

Click pic to see Nick Marshall's Hail Mary throw & Ricardo Louis' AMAZING reception

AUBURN, Ala. – ” Auburn’s magical season continued Saturday with a big whew, an unbelievable catch and a one-for-the-ages 43-38 win over Georgia.
Nick Marshall’s 78-yard touchdown pass to Ricardo Louis with 25 seconds brought home a thrilling victory. The pass? It bounced off a Georgia defender and Louis caught it in stride racing to the end zone.
Whew? Whew. Auburn dominated the first half and enjoyed a nice lead in the third quarter. But Georgia threw a scare in the Tigers in the fourth quarter. Auburn survived, beating Georgia in the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry, and setting the stage for a big Iron Bowl game in Jordan-Hare Stadium on Nov. 30.
Auburn led 37-17 in the fourth quarter. Georgia closed fast, scoring 21 points in a seven-minute span in the fourth quarter.
Auburn improved to 10-1 overall and 6-1 in the SEC. Alabama is next.”



Post Game at Toomer’s Corner


 Quick Stats
 First Downs
 Rushing Yards
 Passing Yards
 Total Yards
 Total Plays
 3rd Down Conversions
 4th Down Conversions
 Field Goals
 Time of Possession
 Stat Leaders
 AU – Marshall
 UGA – Murray
 AU – Mason
 UGA – Gurley
 AU – Louis
 UGA – Wooten

War Eagle !!!

One last chore … Let’s roll back the “Tide

 2013 Schedule
 10-1 Overall, 6-1 SEC
 31-24 vs. Washington State
 38-9 vs. Arkansas State
 24-20 vs. Mississippi State
 35-21 at (6) LSU
 30-22 vs. (24) Ole Miss
 62-3 vs. Western Carolina
 45-41 at (7) Texas A&M
 45-10 vs. Florida Atlantic
 35-17 at Arkansas
 55-23 at Tennessee
 43-38 vs. Georgia
 vs. Alabama

Army Veteran Banned From Daughter’s School After Posting

Picture Of Weapons Permit


This white principal is afraid of ...



” An Army veteran living in Georgia says she wants an apology from her daughter’s former school after being banned from the building for posting a photo of her concealed weapons permit to her Facebook page, WRDW.com reports.

Tanya Mount says she was approached by a police officer from the Richmond County Board of Education at McBean Elementary School and was warned that she was about to get a criminal trespass warning.


“I am a private person, however after serving OUR country, it is my DUTY to make sure that our lives are not infringed upon, however do it all within the confinements of the LAW, I am a law abiding citizen”


The officer told her that the principal at the school was “scared” of her and did not want her on the school property, she told the station.”



... This law-abiding black veteran mom .




     Sounds like racism to us . The white principal is afraid of a black woman that served our country and is licensed to carry a gun ? 










1.8M-Year-Old Skull Gives Glimpse Of Our Evolution


” The discovery of a 1.8-million-year-old skull of a human ancestor buried under a medieval Georgian village provides a vivid picture of early evolution and indicates our family tree may have fewer branches than some believe, scientists say.”   





”  The fossil is the most complete pre-human skull uncovered. With other partial remains previously found at the rural site, it gives researchers the earliest evidence of human ancestors moving out of Africa and spreading north to the rest of the world, according to a study published Thursday.”



” The skull and other remains offer a glimpse of a population of pre-humans of various sizes living at the same time — something that scientists had not seen before for such an ancient era. This diversity bolsters one of two competing theories about the way our early ancestors evolved, spreading out more like a tree than a bush.”










Probation Officer Shoots and Kills 2-Year-Old Jack Russell Terrier, Said He Gave Dog Verbal Command To Get Back




” Antoine Jones, a probation officer with the Albany Probation Office in Georgia, went to the home of Cherrie Shelton to check in on her son and ended up shooting her 12-pound Jack Russell terrier, Patches, killing him. Shelton apparently called the Albany Police Department on the officer, which means he gave a statement to police. The local Fox affiliate reports:

According to the report filed with the Albany Police Department, Officer Antoine Jones stands at 6 feet tall and weighs nearly 300 pounds. The responding officer quoted Jones in the report saying, “He stated that he gave the dog verbal commands to get back but the dog continued to come towards him in an aggressive manner so he fired one shot at the dog using his duty weapon.” “

Police: Woman Shot Intruder 9 Times In Self Defense




” An intruder who was shot and killed after a confrontation with a Duluth woman in her shower was likely stalking her for days and may have other victims, Gwinnett police said.

The 53-year-old woman, who is also a veteran private school counselor, was alone at the time of the Wednesday morning attack. She lives on East Mount Tabor Circle in Duluth.

The woman was getting out of the shower when she was met by a strange man with a kitchen knife, police said. They said there was a struggle in the bathroom, and she fell in the tub. Police later identified the man as Israel Perez Puentes, a Cuban national who lived in Alpharetta.”




HT/Guns Save Lives

Frontier Fort Found From Revolutionary War Discovered In Georgia





” Less than two months after British forces captured Savannah in December 1778, patriot militiamen scored a rare Revolutionary War victory in Georgia after a short but violent gunbattle forced British loyalists to abandon a small fort built on a frontiersman’s cattle farm.

More than 234 years later, archaeologists say they’ve pinpointed the location of Carr’s Fort in northeastern Georgia after a search with metal detectors covering more than 4 square miles turned up musket balls and rifle parts as well as horse shoes and old frying pans.

The February 1779 shootout at Carr’s Fort turned back men sent to Wilkes County to recruit colonists loyal to the British army. It was also a prelude to the more prominent battle of Kettle Creek, where the same patriot fighters who attacked the fort went on to ambush and decimate an advancing British force of roughly 800 men. “







Georgia High School Students Fight To End Segregated Prom






” Four girls in Rochelle, Ga. are fighting to do in their hometown what the Civil Rights Act was meant to do for all of America in 1964: end segregation.

WSAV in Georgia reports that Wilcox County High School holds two proms for its students: a whites-only prom, and an integrated prom. WSAV notes that the school has never had a fully inclusive prom in its history.

Best friends Stephanie Sinnot, Mareshia Rucker, Quanesha Wallace and Keela Bloodworth are trying to change that. “We are all friends,” said Sinnot. “That’s just kind of not right that we can’t go to prom together.”

If any non-white person tried to attend the whites-only prom, “They would probably have the police come out there and escort them off the premises,” said Bloodworth. According to WSAV, this was the case in 2012 when a biracial student who tried to attend the dance was “turned away by police.” “







City Looks To Make Gun Ownership Mandatory




” Every homeowner in a local town could soon have to own a gun or break the law. It’s a controversial new plan for the city of Nelson.
Leaders told Channel 2′s John Bachman the reason they need the law is because the city straddles Cherokee county to the south and Pickens County to the north.

That, they said, can lead to slower response times.

One police officer patrols Nelson, Georgia for eight hours during the day. That leaves 16 hours overnight when the city is basically unguarded.”



Shooting In Stone Oak Adds To Dialogue On Guns

San Antonio police work at the scene Tuesday January 15, 2013 where a suspected burglar was shot and crashed the car he was driving. The suspected burglar was killed and another suspected burglar was shot in the chest by a Stone Oak resident who told police he caught the men breaking into his SUV outside his home near Lightstone Drive and Stonepath Drive about 1:50 a.m. . Photo: JOHN DAVENPORT, San Antonio Express-News / ©San Antonio Express-News/Photo Can Be Sold to the Public



” Set against the backdrop of a national debate over gun control, a shooting early Tuesday in a Stone Oak-area subdivision that left one burglary suspect dead and another critically injured didn’t just spark talk about the incident itself but about the best way to keep from becoming a victim.

Life on Lightstone Drive had returned to normal Tuesday afternoon for the neighbors of Roger Bond Pemberton, who shot at the two men he believed were trying to take his SUV, police said.

The crime scene tape no longer blocked access to his neighbors’ homes. The detectives, evidence technicians and patrol officers all were long gone. But the 1:50 a.m. shooting still was the talk of the street.

“If it was a legitimate theft I support what he did,” neighbor Michelle Harms said.

Woman Hiding With Kids Shoots Intruder







A woman hiding in her attic with children shot an intruder multiple times before fleeing to safety Friday.

The incident happened at a home on Henderson Ridge Lane in Loganville around 1 p.m. The woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman. He said she took her 9-year-old twins to a crawlspace before the man broke in using a crowbar.

But the man eventually found the family.

“The perpetrator opens that door. Of course, at that time he’s staring at her, her two children and a .38 revolver,” Chapman told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh.

The woman then shot him five times, but he survived, Chapman said. He said the woman ran out of bullets but threatened to shoot the intruder if he moved. “


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