Cobb sheriff aims to reduce inmate deaths with new technology

Black Creek President Isaac Newton said the company has been working with law enforcement agencies and correctional facilities for close to 40 years. Cobb County will be the first agency to use this new equipment.

“The sheriff should be commended for his forward thinking views on this,” Newton said.

Initially, the device will be placed on “at-risk” inmates at the facility, with all inmates expected to receive and wear one soon. Newton said the technology is a way to mitigate the shortages of police officers law enforcement agencies are experiencing and reduce the number of deaths in jails.

“It’s going to have a significant impact on the health of the inmate population, which is what this is all about,” he said.

Isaac Newton, President of Black Creek Integrated Systems, holds up a tracker on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. The tracker will be connected to the new medical tracking devices that will be worn by all Cobb County inmates. (Natrice Miller / natrice.miller@ajc.com)

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Isaac Newton, President of Black Creek Integrated Systems, holds up a tracker on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.  The tracker will be connected to the new medical tracking devices that will be worn by all Cobb County inmates. (Natrice Miller / natrice.miller@ajc.com)

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Isaac Newton, President of Black Creek Integrated Systems, holds up a tracker on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. The tracker will be connected to the new medical tracking devices that will be worn by all Cobb County inmates. (Natrice Miller / natrice.miller@ajc.com)

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The detention center can house more than 3,000 inmates. The sheriff’s office will use the devices on a trial basis and will move forward with a purchase once the county is satisfied with the technology’s performance.

“Technology is a way for us to be successful in the future. It helps us save taxpayers money, be more efficient, provide the best possible health and mental health care that we can to citizens of Cobb County,” Owens said.

Nicole Smith, 42, died in an Atlanta hospital on May 18 after she was found unresponsive in her jail cell. According to the sheriff’s office, Smith was placed on suicide check and was getting mental health treatment as part of a suicide prevention program at the detention center.

She attempted to take her life during the round-the-clock wellness checks sheriff’s office staffers conduct every 15 minutes, deputies said. Officers tried to save her before she was taken to the hospital. Smith was the third inmate to die while in custody since May 3. There were three inmate deaths in 2021 in Cobb County.

Col. Temetris Atkins, Commander of Cobb County Adult Detention Center, talks about the new medical tracking devices on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. (Natrice Miller / natrice.miller@ajc.com)

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Col. Temetris Atkins, Commander of Cobb County Adult Detention Center, talks about the new medical tracking devices on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.  (Natrice Miller / natrice.miller@ajc.com)

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Col. Temetris Atkins, Commander of Cobb County Adult Detention Center, talks about the new medical tracking devices on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. (Natrice Miller / natrice.miller@ajc.com)

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As jail populations across the country has increased, the number of in-custody deaths have as well. The latest report released by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2021 about mortality in local jails found a total of 1,120 inmates died in 2018, an increase of nearly 2% from 2017 and the highest number of inmate deaths since the Bureau of Justice Statistics began tracking mortality data in 2000.

Suicides remain the leading cause of death in local jails, according to the report, accounting for approximately 30% of all deaths. Owens said it’s hard to prevent suicides in detention centers and hopes this new technology can help. The introduction of the device was not in direct response to the recent in-custody deaths but has been in the works for some time, Owens said.

“When people are determined to hurt themselves, there is not a whole lot we can do sometimes. We try to do everything we possibly can to prevent that,” Owens said. “We’ve had six unfortunate incidents of deaths in our facilities and I’m not proud of that, but if you look around in metro Atlanta, we are not much different than anyone else.”

Last fall, the sheriff’s office launched a 24-hour mental health program to provide services for detainees at the detention center, becoming a first in Georgia to do so.

“We are not mental health professionals. That is not what we do, we are a correction (facility) and we get a hold of them until they get their day in court. I’m not here to perform mental health services,” Owens said. “I don’t want one death. One death is too many.”

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(2/2) The officer asked the man to stop and get out of the car.

Our early investigation shows that the man raised his hands up to the driver’s window. The officer shot the man. The man is being treated at a hospital.

No officers were injured. https://t.co/yexgzdlsdN

— GA Bureau of Investigation (@GBI_GA) May 29, 2022

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Investigators believe at least 50 gunshots were fired the previous early Saturday morning when a graduation party in a Fayette County neighborhood swelled to nearly 200 guests, most of whom were not invited, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.”},{“_id”:”TDHITZUV4NHNDDVI556EZL2KGI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Deputies were called about 12:20 a.m. when multiple shots were heard in the area. Two people were injured in the Fayette County incident. “}],”display_date”:”2022-05-28T23:26:46.695Z”,”headlines”:{“basic”:”Graduation party shooting in Thomaston leaves 1 dead, 2 injured”},”first_publish_date”:”2022-05-28T23:26:46.695Z”,”taxonomy”:{“sections”:[{“path”:”/news/crime”,”parent”:{“default”:”/news”},”_website”:”ajc”,”parent_id”:”/news”,”name”:”Crime & Public Safety”,”description”:”Crime in Atlanta: News and issues about crime, criminals, police and personal security in metro Atlanta. 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Investigators determined that the shooting resulted from a dispute between the victims and a group of men.”},{“_id”:”KMTTUAHWF5A5FMMNP7HOL6DGSM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653771130431},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Around 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning, officers arrived in the 2200 block of Niskey Lake Road. There, police found a man with a gunshot wound but did not release any information about the circumstances of the shooting.”},{“_id”:”2RW3IBWOUBFLLHMYPEN2J7KOFQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653771130432},”type”:”text”,”content”:”All victims were taken to the hospital. Police have not announced any arrests.”},{“_id”:”RROPGUTKZFF45ELVBJZK5K6IF4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653771130433},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Two other shootings occurred just before the weekend started. Two men and a woman were shot following a dispute between the victims and the suspects Wednesday night on the 600 block of Windsor Street, according to police.”},{“_id”:”MNO6MTW33JASJOYNZETWLEK5ZM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653771130434},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The second pre-weekend shooting happened around noon on Thursday. Police arrived at the 300 block of Thomasville Boulevard, where they found an injured man.”},{“_id”:”6UPU6HMZC5E25C47FZ5XFLKKTE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”All cases remain under investigation.”},{“_id”:”7H54VXCXCFDW7KH2474JAAFFBA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653771130435},”type”:”text”,”content”:”— Please return to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for updates.”},{“_id”:”KUGPUKMV35FSTE2VBIWI4B4YX4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653769751231},”type”:”text”,”content”:”
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We’re truly blessed that no one was killed.””},{“_id”:”ZQLIELLMJRG3HLLJQM4LGU3OXM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653686948154},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The incident began shortly before 4 p.m. when deputies pulled over a white Chevrolet Impala on Lumpkin Road near the Charlestowne South apartments, authorities said. The Impala was driven by Darius Rivera, while Harvey was sitting in the passenger seat and her 5-year-old son was sitting in the rear, according to the sheriff. The deputies said they could smell marijuana and asked the driver to step out of the car.”},{“_id”:”COT7JKNCBFDQNI7LBSUBQIKY7E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653686948155},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The GBI said Harvey grabbed her son from the back seat, and began walking away from the traffic stop, ignoring Tarpley’s orders for her to stay in the car. At some point, she ran to her apartment door and was able to get in but deputies were not far behind. Deputy Dontavion Jones managed to stop Harvey from going inside, causing a struggle at her front entrance. During the skirmish, Harvey pulled a revolver from her purse and fired multiple rounds at officers, the state agency said.”},{“_id”:”NJU3E6DRQRAJRGQD63BBZQ3UF4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653686948156},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Harvey shot Tarpley as he entered the apartment. The officer was wearing a ballistic vest, but the bullet wounded him in the upper chest just above his body armor, Roundtree said. Jones returned fire and hit Harvey in the legs, but she continued to run. She was found and taken into custody nearby.”},{“_id”:”SK4E55LTDNEA7L43E7OAWYFZEI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Roundtree noted that Harvey opened fire while her son was standing between her and the deputies.”},{“_id”:”BSQFOEEE4BHCTICLQYQP6DRRIU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Having your 5-year-old child directly in the line of fire, as a parent that’s something I really just can’t comprehend,” Roundtree said.”},{“_id”:”WN53MKKWXZDUNFJJUGHOGY32BA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653686948157},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The 5-year-old was not seriously injured. He was treated at the scene for a cut to his knee that required stitches and released into the care of a relative, according to the sheriff.”},{“_id”:”ADSDYIQ35JGKZGGLUJARYSED2Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Roundtree said both deputies involved in Thursday’s shooting joined the department in 2018. The two officers were wearing body cameras. Roundtree said the footage is being reviewed by the sheriff’s office’s internal affairs investigators. Copies of the body cam footage have also been provided to the GBI, according to the sheriff.”},{“_id”:”TELC2LWXA5GXXDLD54S2BGQQVA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”While there was no timeline for Tarpley’s return, the prognosis for his recovery was good, Roundtree said. Jones, meanwhile, will remain on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the GBI investigation per department procedure, the sheriff told reporters. “},{“_id”:”OWFXLDMLCRDJDP5XWDY2X7NVDQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The incident marked the 55th officer-involved shooting investigated by the GBI this year.”},{“_id”:”Y3N5IHUMUVC5JPGNSP2BEB6G64″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also tracks officer-involved shootings that don’t involve the GBI, and those numbers sometimes differ from the GBI’s tally.”},{“_id”:”FL2EF6PNVVGY5C7R7BNM2T4QLY”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”BEBEKGVEQREGRK7KJNGEK256F4″},”type”:”raw_html”,”content”:”“},{“_id”:”VT7AWTHQCVC6XFUDEX3AWPCMAU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653686948158},”type”:”text”,”content”:”
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Zone 2 Officers Stop Suspicious Vehicle-Arrest Repeat Felon with Gun on Array of Charges\n \nOn Sunday, May 22, 2022, Zone 2 Officer Petkov observed a suspicious vehicle at Howell Mill and Trabert Ave. The suspicious vehicle, a silver Lexus, was affixed with a license plate that came back to a Honda. Officer Petkov immediately attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver did not stop until the car met a dead end, in a parking area. At this point, officer Petkov gave commands and approached the vehicle. While approaching the car, he observed the driver’s door open, and a shotgun fall out onto the ground. Petkov made contact with the driver and ordered him out of the vehicle. While attempting to take the suspect into custody, the man resisted, broke free and ran a short distance. Officer Petkov gave chase and deployed his taser. The taser was not immediately effective. During this time, civilian bystanders stepped in to assist with detaining the suspect. The suspect was eventually taken into custody. Upon further investigation, the vehicle the suspect was driving was reported stolen out of the city of Atlanta on May 5, 2022. Petkov was able to recover the suspects abandoned shotgun. Officer Petkov sustained minor injuries due to the scuffle. The arrestee was identified as 28-year-old Lavunn Jay Roberston, a convicted felon. He was charged with Seatbelt violation, Fleeing and Attempting to Elude Police, Driving While License Suspended/Revoked, Altering License Plates, Theft by Recovering Stolen Property, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon, In possession of Drug Objects, Possession of Marijuana less than 1oz, Obstruction of Officers-Felony, and Possession of a Firearm during Commission of a Felony. He was transported to the Fulton County Jail without incident.\n \nDue to Officer Petkov’s awareness, quick response, and bravery, he was able to take this armed repeat offender off the streets. At this time, we want to also acknowledge and thank each of the individuals who showed their own level of bravery and community and assisting our officers in getting this suspect under control so that he could effectively be taken into custody. Together we can make and keep our city safe.

Posted by City of Atlanta Police Department on Friday, May 27, 2022

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Trial week in Banks County brought a guilty verdict and a life sentence without parole for offender Robert Miguel…

Posted by Banks County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, May 26, 2022

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He is now serving a life sentence, and remains under investigation for another child molestation case in 2019, the DeKalb District Attorney’s Office said.”},{“_id”:”BTOJ6VJDTJDJPCBK7H32M43QKY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653506582903},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Even prior to a conviction, Ivey said she was always vigilant with their daughter since giving birth in 1990 when she was 17 and Dubose was 24. She left Dubose six months later, but at that point she had little control over the child having a relationship with him.”},{“_id”:”FBUEQROEBRCFPEUAVDFHZ6HVHI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653506582904},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I had no choice because DeKalb County told me you have to give visitation after child support,” she said. “And at that point, he had no charges against him, so I had no choice.””},{“_id”:”B5DFUESPD5CBBHWMO5GXRAYZ4I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653506582905},”type”:”text”,”content”:”While she allowed the young girl to get to know her father, Ivey said she made sure to teach her what was appropriate and inappropriate. Sometimes, she said, she feared their daughter would become a victim. She is thankful nothing ever happened.”},{“_id”:”5C4622RKAZGGDL6ZA34HYJ7SZU”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”A2AYKW2FRFHAPIQFOCDGWHCKWI”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”content”:”DeKalb man gets life in prison for molesting 13-year-old girl”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/dekalb-man-gets-life-in-prison-for-molesting-13-year-old-girl/B7RZD3OQVRCTRORVYP44LYNQ5M/”},{“_id”:”UIJZ7EP2OFBD7AF4GP6MBWFVGY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653506582906},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Dubose’s first appearance in a DeKalb courtroom came in 2008, when he was charged with felony sexual battery and felony child molestation in the 2006 incident. He pleaded guilty to sexual battery and was sentenced to three years of probation. The molestation charge was dropped, according to online records. He received first offender treatment and was registered as a sex offender.”},{“_id”:”GGSRZICGCBBNRA3TXX7H6SNVQQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653506582908},”type”:”text”,”content”:”According to Amy Boney, the CEO of Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia, first offender treatment was an opportunity for Dubose to change.”},{“_id”:”A6BFRUTPBJDX3MFZ3PP3GCG62Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653506582909},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Our judicial system is set up to provide as much fairness as possible to anyone that’s accused,” she said. “I think that our juries have to currently look at what’s being accused — they can’t look at what might happen in the future because that’s not how our judicial system is designed. As long as that first offender treatment is there and applicable, it will be used because all human beings hope that it was a one-time offense.””},{“_id”:”PPQZHHTMUVAG3CZQIMFMCHRFCY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653598700720},”type”:”text”,”content”:”But it wasn’t just a one-time offense. In 2016, Ivey and her daughter had to watch as Dubose was again accused of molestation. The charges were devastating for their daughter, who had been in contact with Dubose throughout the years, Ivey said.”},{“_id”:”I6DBXAN54FHTFLWJY3GMTOZSNQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653506582911},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“It’s got to be rough anytime your parent is accused of something like this,” Ivey said. “She wanted very much to distance herself from that portion of it, which is very difficult to do.””},{“_id”:”HHI7AT5IUZASXHIQDXIFKK63DM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653506582912},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In March, Dubose was found guilty of aggravated sexual battery and child molestation. He was sentenced to life in prison. The 13-year-old victim and her mother were staying at his home in Lithonia when he assaulted the teen while others in the house were asleep, according to authorities. Dubose had also molested the victim two months prior, prosecutors said.”},{“_id”:”PKF2L74UJJA5TEU7N3TRUV4SOI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653605682804},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Dubose is also accused of molesting a child under the age of 16 in 2019, according to a DeKalb arrest warrant. He was indicted in 2021, and that case is pending.”},{“_id”:”7IB4IAI65ZF2FHB45VVXJKXSUE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653506582918},”type”:”text”,”content”:”None of Dubose’s victims were strangers to him.”},{“_id”:”YPUVEYMNSNFUBM7BVE7BELC2K4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653506582919},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Boney said the majority of child sexual abuse involves someone the child knows. It often occurs with a family member or someone the parents or the child trust.”},{“_id”:”UEZWTJDNOVHJDEPXAC67G5UA7I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653506582920},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The way predators really get their hands around children is the adults hand them to them,” Boney said. “Consider the fact that if it’s someone that is overly interested in being with the children, there may be a reason.””},{“_id”:”PNRS42HXCFHVVK373OUUU5EDTM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653506582921},”type”:”text”,”content”:”With cases involving young victims, Georgia Center for Child Advocacy CEO Sheila Ryan explained that parents need to be attentive of their children. Due to a lack of life experience and the correct words to talk about abuse, some remain silent. But even when a child is aware of the abuse, it’s not easy to disclose.”},{“_id”:”ITRRD5ZX2ZD7LOUYJUCEGAPGVI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653506582922},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“It’s really important for every child to have a trusted adult within their world, someone that if they talk to will believe them,” Ryan said.”},{“_id”:”HOQR6ZQP4FH4REH6O45JX26DBE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653506582923},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Disclosure sometimes comes months or even years after an incident. Victims tend to confess later for multiple reasons, including fear, safety and security, according to experts. 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He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and is stable. The teen was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston with non-life-threatening injuries.”},{“_id”:”7TK3L456ONBD7FIUOR5LJ2CQDY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653597170121},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The GBI did not share any details about the nature of the relationship between the girl and the man, whose 3-year-old was involved in the custody exchange.”},{“_id”:”QZYN2YBUU5ASFDA3TO4NQVM3PU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653596338324},”type”:”text”,”content”:”According to the GBI’s initial investigation, the man called the Fayette watch desk to ask for law enforcement assistance with a dispute at a home on Carnoustie Way. A sheriff’s deputy met the man at the entrance to the Whitewater Creek neighborhood, a gated community in Fayetteville.”},{“_id”:”7LL2SNK76NGOFCCTNX3M6ASVR4″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”WK2X7Z6RNBHQTK2OZJS5VPBTDM”},”type”:”raw_html”,”content”:”“},{“_id”:”MNKRIPIQHZFAXB6TOQ27WYE34E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653596338326},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The man parked in the driveway of the home and walked to the front porch while the deputy parked on the street, the GBI said. As the deputy was walking to the front of the house, the 13-year-old girl stepped out and began to fire, shooting the man several times, the GBI said. The deputy then fired multiple shots, striking the girl.”},{“_id”:”RRH3CQ6BEVAULDXXSC7HYA2OGU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653596338327},”type”:”text”,”content”:”This is the 54th officer-involved shooting the GBI has investigated this year and the second involving a minor.”},{“_id”:”C3AJMEG6HJCRPDH4DXRSPA5VGQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653596812876},”type”:”text”,”content”:”On Feb. 7, a 16-year-old and two 17-year-olds in Columbus drew gunfire from police when they drove a stolen car toward two officers, the GBI said. The three teens later showed up at a hospital, with two of them suffering from gunshot wounds. The GBI did not specify which two teens were injured.”},{“_id”:”YJYRG7H27JFH3KWWPI4E3CL2C4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”At least 10 teenagers have been involved in police shooting cases in Georgia this year, but none were fatal.”},{“_id”:”RRH3CQ6BEVAULDXXSC7HYA2OGU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653596338327},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The GBI is investigating the latest case and agents are asking for help from the public. Anyone with information is asked to contact the GBI’s Region 2 field office in Columbus at 706-565-7888. 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Bryant, who joined the department in 1988 at just 20 years old, said he would love to see an internal candidate selected as the city’s 26th chief. As for now, he said he doesn’t know who will take over the department in an interim role next week.”},{“_id”:”FSK3NRVMXFGV3E4EFI74DRH5AI”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”WF6EMTZMIFHBHCJ5V4YCAM7LNA”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”content”:”Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant to retire in June”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta-news/breaking-atlanta-police-chief-rodney-bryant-to-retire-in-june/AYBIIXMAKNFY7MK2G5UFDPAJUU/”},{“_id”:”XFX6A63BORDJDOQB2IQV7TT7BY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653581357568},”type”:”text”,”content”:”His two years in charge of the department weren’t easy, Bryant acknowledged. Officer morale was at an all-time low amid the protests and officers were leaving en masse. Like many major departments, Atlanta is still grappling with a surge of deadly shootings.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”copyright”:”© 2022 Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”address”:{“locality”:”Atlanta”,”region”:”Georgia”},”caption”:”Homicide investigators collect evidence after a 19-year-old man was shot and killed May 6 in southwest Atlanta. 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While homicides are up over the past two years, Bryant said morale within the department has improved. More officers are joining APD and attrition appears to be slowing, he said.”},{“_id”:”V6CRWPRCRRGIDEUMRLE4S53CBU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653596162380},”type”:”text”,”content”:”According to the department, there have been 71 new hires since Jan. 1 and 154 since last July. There are currently 1,524 sworn officers in Atlanta’s ranks and another 137 recruits in the pipeline.”},{“_id”:”DDE6KGS7NVD7JOGRIAVPAKZOCI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653596162381},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Morale continues to grow,” Bryant said. “We have our ebbs and flows, but things are certainly getting better. We aren’t losing nearly as many people as we were a year and a half ago.””},{“_id”:”CNSD5VAVKBCJTJVL74Z2N3ZQCU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653581357584},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Dickens has said he hopes to hire 250 new officers this year to alleviate the shortage and bolster the type of community policing he would like to see more of across the department’s six zones.”},{“_id”:”2TJ3I5FI4ZDQ3MM2D6XBAGDPAM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653581357586},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I want to do community-based policing, which means getting out of your car to go walk, and you can’t get out of your car if you’re already covering more ground in your car then you need to,” Dickens said last month.”},{“_id”:”5TFMTOJ2HZAFNJDB7LDYROH2QM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653596162384},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Bryant said the department appears on track to meet the mayor’s goal of hiring 250 officers by year’s end.”},{“_id”:”AL232KLZQRDFHA5ZWUSLLQYS4E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653581357572},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Having held every rank except captain, Bryant said he’s proud of his career in Atlanta and feels like he’s leaving the department in better shape than when he inherited it. Outdated precincts are being replaced and city officials have approved a state-of-the-art training facility for police and fire recruits. For Bryant, the future of public safety in Atlanta looks bright.”},{“_id”:”P6GANYCV4FGJBB4X3BFKEWKWFM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653596162386},”type”:”text”,”content”:”As for what’s next, the outgoing chief said he looks forward to riding his Harley-Davidson, fixing up his old Ford Mustang and spending more time with his three adult daughters.”},{“_id”:”LBXJT33ONJBGNGC2IZSC5RC4XE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653596162387},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He also plans to take his mother out more often.”},{“_id”:”EZROEMMZIBBDVNIFBD5C3TM5Z4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653596162388},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I owe her a bunch of lunches,” he said smiling. “I’ve been so busy that I haven’t really had time to break away during the day.””},{“_id”:”FAJF76UKGBDWXEEDVYADQYBQA4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653596162389},”type”:”text”,”content”:”His biggest regret, he said, was not immediately meeting with his officers the day he took over the department in June 2020. In the throes of civil unrest, Bryant greeted his executive staff on Day 1 before taking his spot in the joint-operations center to monitor the protests.”},{“_id”:”TAWLX5HB6NGSTG3E2I7VDAGPIA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653596162390},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I didn’t speak to the men and women of this police department until three days later and I think that was a mistake,” he said. “My first message should have been to them. Even though they were in the midst of dealing with protests, they should have heard my voice and understood that I was here with them.””},{“_id”:”AKDSPIYRRVCMBJAMSU47J2WNKQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653596162391},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Though he’s come back from retirement before, Bryant thinks when he walks out the door next week, it’s for good.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”copyright”:”Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”address”:{},”caption”:”Atlanta Police Department Chief Rodney Bryant in Atlanta on Thursday, May 26, 2022. 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The car appeared to have been parked for some time.”},{“_id”:”7T2AVDS3LNFGFILW3P3PSURXME”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653336204055},”type”:”text”,”content”:”A spokesperson confirmed that Christopher Thomas served in the U.S. Army from October last year until March. He had no deployments and held the rank of private at the end of his service. The spokesperson declined to disclose the characterization of his discharge.”},{“_id”:”STQH3ROO5ZDO7NYEFVTDZWTPOI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653340792520},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He was arrested Dec. 30 in Cobb County and charged with aggravated assault strangulation and battery of a pregnant person after allegedly choking Victoria Thomas, his wife at the time.”},{“_id”:”NPW4SYMSXNA6NNXNRDA3NX6UDQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653410673149},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Court documents alleged he held her down on a bed by her neck and choked her. He also put his hand over her mouth and nose and punched her, which resulted in visible marks on her neck and a swollen black eye, officers wrote in a warrant for his arrest.”},{“_id”:”QNUWNTXKGVGPTBCSYVFENAECHM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653410673150},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He was granted bond on the condition that he would not possess firearms or any other weapons “except for the limited and sole purpose” of his military obligations.”},{“_id”:”YRNG6UUXWVD6BESFXGJU7TP3YA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653417704702},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Victoria Thomas then divorced him and moved in with her mother, Channel 2 Action News reported.”},{“_id”:”W5234UGYBNHZVPDTNYG7D3ST6Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653592281814},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The family has set up a GoFundMe account to raise funds for Victoria Thomas’ funeral expenses and supplies to care for the children, who will be living with their aunt. Within two days, more than $36,000 has been raised.”},{“_id”:”UJHNQ4QK55G7THJVLPYFDVZ5BM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653410673151},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Garcia is a pillar of the Latin American community and has worked for various organizations, including the Latin American Association in Georgia.”},{“_id”:”JOZM3DW2QNGGRGETH4BFLAJ4AU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653410673152},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The group’s CEO, Santiago Marquez, has known Garcia for close to 20 years. He called her a positive person and motivated, always looking for opportunities to help the community, he told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.”},{“_id”:”7GMJUEUNWBGENP6DLP47HVRAV4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653410673153},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The news took everyone by surprise, Marquez said, adding that it didn’t seem like many people were aware of the potential danger Garcia and her daughter faced with her former son-in-law.”},{“_id”:”ZHWK77UVV5BCLIQYFFZKFGVDPU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653417704706},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“She’s always very happy and very forthcoming, so you would’ve never known what she was going through,” he said. “I think we’re all devastated. Someone we consider a friend and colleague is going through this, and I think the violent nature of the situation really has us, I want to say, on edge.””},{“_id”:”IF6YK5I4YRAFVALILAQ7ST62GI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653417704707},”type”:”text”,”content”:”If she survives, Garcia will have a long journey ahead after being a witness to her daughter’s killing.”},{“_id”:”MGB2ZZKGPFCLDFB43G5AMRBRBA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1653417704708},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Being a father myself, I can’t even imagine what that is like,” Marquez said. “The reality of the situation is that there’s going to be a lot of trauma. 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APD Continues its Crackdown on Gangs and Repeat Offenders- Gang Enforcement Detail Leads to Arrest of Wanted Suspect\n\nThe Atlanta Police Department continues its mission to reduce crime, and hold gang members and repeat offenders accountable. On 5/18/2022, the APD Gang Unit, along with Zone 1, Zone 4, F.I.T., and A.C.E. conducted an enforcement detail in various zones throughout the city. The detail began in Zone 4 with the immediate arrest of wanted larceny from auto suspect who was on the Larceny from the Auto Unit’s top 5 wanted list. Members of the Zone 4 F.I.T. were patrolling in the area of Pryor and M.L. King Jr. Dr. when they spotted a silver SUV being driven by wanted suspect Victavious Terrell. \n\nUnits attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle, but Terrell abandoned the car and ran off from officers. Officers successfully brought Terrell into custody after a short foot chase. Terrell is a documented gang member. He had outstanding warrants out of four different jurisdictions. Clayton County: Assault Strangulation, Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, Terroristic Threats. Sandy Springs: Aggravated Assault and Robbery, and Henry County warrants were for traffic offenses. Terrell had two warrants out of the city of Atlanta for Theft by Receiving and Financial Fraud. Inside the vehicle, two firearms were recovered both 9mm Glock handguns. The vehicle was impounded and both guns were turned into property. \n\nWe would like to thank and commend the APD Gang Unit, Zone 1 and Zone 4 F.I.T. Teams, and A.C.E. for a collaborative effort to arrest another dangerous criminal and keep our City of Atlanta streets safe. Criminals are on notice that if they come to our city to commit a crime, our team will find you, make the arrest, and escort you to jail. #DontDoTheCrimeIfYouCantDoTheTime

Posted by City of Atlanta Police Department on Monday, May 23, 2022

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The women are forging a path similar to those of other marginalized groups who sought economic opportunities and mainstream acceptance while at the same time not abandoning their identity.”},{“_id”:”A3PRXXNPWJAZDFGZ4FP4NXRBHM”,”type”:”text”,”additional_properties”:{“_id”:1653324369518,”comments”:[],”inline_comments”:[]},”content”:”“So much of who we are is our identities as queer women. That’s why I’m so vocal: this is who I am. And, I’m OK with making people uncomfortable with it,” says Bryant. “If you have a problem, we won’t align anyway. We stand on the shoulders of our parents and grandparents who didn’t have the opportunities we had. We take pride in our blackness and queerness. 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The flip side is that the more you become assimilated into the great society, the less you see a need for specific spaces and businesses for those marginalized within your community. That goes back to feeling comfortable in your own skin, and even if you do, there are others that may not and they should be supported.””},{“_id”:”EBDHKE4FLKKJQJG4VOPLMGWMYE”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/XIJ2QzRBZo9cifhloscg4G5qNHY=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/EBDHKE4FLKKJQJG4VOPLMGWMYE.jpg”,”galleries”:[],”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”originalName”:”https://www.ajc.com//rw/Pub/p11/AJC/2020/06/14/Images/newsEngin.25773676_061620-pride-generationn-Paul-Conroy.jpg”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/EBDHKE4FLKKJQJG4VOPLMGWMYE.jpg”,”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/XIJ2QzRBZo9cifhloscg4G5qNHY=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/EBDHKE4FLKKJQJG4VOPLMGWMYE.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/XIJ2QzRBZo9cifhloscg4G5qNHY=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/EBDHKE4FLKKJQJG4VOPLMGWMYE.jpg”,”restricted”:false,”takenOn”:”2020-06-14T19:40:09Z”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/BSQeZz9Vo1ebCe4kwNr-Q-VsJ40=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/EBDHKE4FLKKJQJG4VOPLMGWMYE.jpg”,”version”:0,”_id”:”5WL3IY6MOVBRFDO73WGAQUMQWI”,”comments”:[]},”caption”:”Paul Conroy is the founder and artistic creative director of the Out Front Theatre Co., which is an LGBTQ theater company on the west side of Atlanta. 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Denison, the state’s district director of the Small Business Administration, says that with changes in society “business owners are stating who they are. Ultimately everyone wants to compete in the free enterprise system. It starts with the consumer base that shares your demographic group. They create their own microeconomy,” she says. Adding, “I don’t know if its generational or just individual personalities but there are some business owners who are very vocal and make it clear that they are LGBTQ-owned while others don’t put their sexual identity out there.””},{“_id”:”NZ4QK5HYM5GPHJ6WPYNO7FMZUU”,”type”:”text”,”additional_properties”:{“_id”:1653324369523,”comments”:[],”inline_comments”:[]},”content”:”To helps these emerging groups, development programs aimed at providing training, funding and opening doors into the corporate and government purchasing departments were started. The National Minority Business Council, for instance, consists of 12,000 certified Minority Business Enterprises and works with more than 1,400 large corporations. To be certified, a business must be at least 25 % Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American. There is a National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce that certifies its members. In 2004 there were 30 certified LGBTQI businesses; in 2021, that number rose to 1,830 who work with 399 corporate partnerships.”},{“_id”:”WLRKLKPKJ5C6TAD4C2DPF3HJ3A”,”type”:”text”,”additional_properties”:{“_id”:1653324369524,”comments”:[],”inline_comments”:[]},”content”:”David Gacsko, owner and CEO of Hierarchy, a marketing firm, and president of the Out Georgia Business Alliance (formerly the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce), says the certification does open doors. “It may present the opportunity to do business with some of the larger companies in Atlanta. But I don’t necessarily put it out there — present Hierarchy as a gay business. But, if it gives me a priority up with a company, I’d be stupid not to use it. And, people may choose not to work with us and I don’t care.””},{“_id”:”LXDOOXHOMZG5RM5EBJRPQEMQ34″,”type”:”text”,”additional_properties”:{“_id”:1653324369525,”comments”:[],”inline_comments”:[]},”content”:”The gay entrepreneurial community is still, in many cases, left on the outside of those major corporate partnership or governmental set-aside programs. The City of Atlanta’s Office of Contract Compliance provides opportunities to minority firms, which it defines as “small, disadvantaged, female and minority”; the gay community is not included. Yet.”},{“_id”:”TYALG3BUWFA2LA5WRHCN5MP2KI”,”type”:”text”,”additional_properties”:{“_id”:1653324369526,”comments”:[],”inline_comments”:[]},”content”:”“There is now acknowledgement in this mayor’s administration for the need for representation in supplier diversity. There is movement being made,” says Gabrielle Claiborne, co-founder and CEO of Transformation Journeys Worldwide. “There’s a lot of conversation around it.” Claiborne is a member of the Mayor’s LGBT Advisory Board.”},{“_id”:”46XM6BEEDFADBOWZHUUQIR73DY”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/Aofe5A_u_IdhCYXNDb3X9D3QZg4=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/46XM6BEEDFADBOWZHUUQIR73DY.jpg”,”galleries”:[],”ingestionMethod”:”manual”,”keywords”:[“”],”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”originalName”:”AAJC 0222-2 DL Pride Business.jpg”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/46XM6BEEDFADBOWZHUUQIR73DY.jpg”,”owner”:”sandi.west@ajc.com”,”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/Aofe5A_u_IdhCYXNDb3X9D3QZg4=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/46XM6BEEDFADBOWZHUUQIR73DY.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/Aofe5A_u_IdhCYXNDb3X9D3QZg4=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/46XM6BEEDFADBOWZHUUQIR73DY.jpg”,”restricted”:false,”takenOn”:”2019-06-25T12:24:41Z”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/yc0juPcR6E3Lne8sbBCLWpe6nQM=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/46XM6BEEDFADBOWZHUUQIR73DY.jpg”,”version”:0,”template_id”:594,”_id”:”YGBLOUHKSZFSPBDJXSEJG5K6GM”,”comments”:[]},”address”:{},”caption”:”Gabrielle Claiborne, co-founder and CEO of Transformation Journeys Worldwide often speaks to major corporations about gender identity in the workplace. \nCourtesy of Transformation Journeys Worldwide”,”created_date”:”2022-05-23T16:45:55Z”,”credits”:{“affiliation”:[],”by”:[{“byline”:”Handout”,”name”:”Handout”,”type”:”author”}]},”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019″},”height”:3068,”image_type”:”photograph”,”last_updated_date”:”2022-05-23T16:45:55Z”,”licensable”:false,”owner”:{“id”:”ajc”,”sponsored”:false},”slug”:”AAJC 060222 DL pride businesses”,”source”:{“name”:”AJC”,”source_type”:”staff”,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”},”edit_url”:””,”system”:”photo center”},”subtitle”:”AAJC 060222 DL pride businesses”,”taxonomy”:{“associated_tasks”:[]},”type”:”image”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/46XM6BEEDFADBOWZHUUQIR73DY.jpg”,”version”:”0.10.3″,”width”:2048,”syndication”:{}},{“_id”:”FXSCYBIHI5GCLJKQYPTE5QC5HI”,”type”:”text”,”additional_properties”:{“_id”:1653324369527,”comments”:[],”inline_comments”:[]},”content”:”Roy Broderick Jr., president and CEO of Authentique Agency, an integrated marketing firm, remembers earlier times. “In the old days you had to hide who you were. I worked in a corporate setting and everyone knew I was gay, but I didn’t want to be known as the ‘gay guy.’ I wanted to be known as a smart strategist who happens to be gay. Multicultural and minority populations always had to be resilient.””},{“_id”:”V6OS4CED2ZDYTPHXAABFFSHAFQ”,”type”:”text”,”additional_properties”:{“_id”:1653324369528,”comments”:[],”inline_comments”:[]},”content”:”Broderick, who sits on the Mayor’s LGBT Advisory Board, touts the importance of diversity programs and certification. The procurement departments of corporate entities and governments are discovering gay businesses. “They recognize it and are adding it to the portal. Awareness still needs to be made and we’re gonna get there. It takes time. What we don’t want is companies celebrating Pride but not doing anything internally. Networking alone makes certification worth it so you can learn from folks who do business.””},{“_id”:”RIYXKWUIZZCUBLZX5UXSABIUUA”,”type”:”text”,”additional_properties”:{“_id”:1653324369529,”comments”:[],”inline_comments”:[]},”content”:”It’s the same with other minorities, he says. “We all have the same issues when it comes to funding, access to information and banking requirements. We’re starting to see things open up. The Voting Act wasn’t that long ago. People in our community are starting to see themselves in a positive way and are creating businesses and surviving.””},{“_id”:”GGWOEBJN6EOY5CZPBSKEQXTUY4″,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/JnOhmtGJpQPG7HkgMH3ZzbkaihI=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/GGWOEBJN6EOY5CZPBSKEQXTUY4.jpg”,”galleries”:[],”iptc_job_identifier”:”5f6fbb8906bb2d1cb15c5372″,”keywords”:[“AJC Freelancer”],”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”originalName”:”s3://ajc-arc-photo-integration/Freelancer/aajc 100920 lgbtq biz pride. 09.jpg”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/GGWOEBJN6EOY5CZPBSKEQXTUY4.jpg”,”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/JnOhmtGJpQPG7HkgMH3ZzbkaihI=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/GGWOEBJN6EOY5CZPBSKEQXTUY4.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/JnOhmtGJpQPG7HkgMH3ZzbkaihI=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/GGWOEBJN6EOY5CZPBSKEQXTUY4.jpg”,”restricted”:false,”takenOn”:”2020-10-02T00:00:00Z”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/BBZWrhZFrAsJgnKYIcOnrK9bVpA=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/GGWOEBJN6EOY5CZPBSKEQXTUY4.jpg”,”version”:2,”_id”:”YMT7GH2K3BGV7PKLIVNL5MQBPY”,”comments”:[]},”address”:{“locality”:”Atlanta”},”caption”:” Buzz Busbee, owner of YEAHBUZZY, works in his home office in Atlanta, Ga, October 03, 2020. 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A graphic designer, he creates bold, graphic-inspired apparel and goods and sells them at festivals and online. He is now looking to open a brick-and-mortar store.”},{“_id”:”XHKNJKL7BNFIPBWENZDRLKIJRI”,”type”:”text”,”additional_properties”:{“_id”:1653324369531,”comments”:[],”inline_comments”:[]},”content”:”“We’re intentionally inclusive of everyone even though our designs are driven conceptually around gay culture.” He sees the community expanding outside the traditional gay businesses of bars, design, health clubs and beauty salons. “The 2015 Marriage Equality Law really changed that. Gay bars used to be sacred safe spaces and now we’re allowed to go to other places. We’re becoming ingrained and intertwined in the community mainstream.””},{“_id”:”ZLIEPPVPCFE33MBMRFOPT4MDLE”,”type”:”text”,”additional_properties”:{“_id”:1653324369532,”comments”:[],”inline_comments”:[]},”content”:”As with other groups who feared being swallowed up in the melting pot, he says it’s important for the gay community to be authentic and stay connected. “Even though we’re becoming more mainstream, we all have a unique story to tell and it’s very important to be represented in our own community. I’m running my own company and it’s my vision. My customers are invested in it, and if you don’t like it, you can go elsewhere. We’re feeling more safe and more authentic. 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But Kemp’s camp is hoping for a détente that could at least scale down the vitriol ahead of a November matchup against Stacey Abrams — and the likelihood that Trump will return to Georgia to rally for Herschel Walker and Burt Jones, the two Trump-backed statewide picks who won.”},{“_id”:”PTMKDJGKIBCUBLZHRNK2MZZKZA”,”type”:”text”,”additional_properties”:{“_id”:1653993979092,”comments”:[],”inline_comments”:[]},”content”:”And the last thing senior Republicans want to see is a redux of what Trump told thousands of supporters last year in Perry, when he trashed the governor on stage and said he’d rather voters elect Abrams than a second term of Kemp.”},{“_id”:”CU4Q5RDPOVDCTAILCDVVMBRRVQ”,”type”:”text”,”additional_properties”:{“_id”:1653993979093,”comments”:[],”inline_comments”:[]},”content”:”One of the emissaries in this Operation Outreach is Derrick Dickey, a longtime Perdue aide who is trusted in Trump world. Dickey urged Perdue not to challenge the governor last year and later helmed a pro-Kemp outside group that spent big money to boost the incumbent. He and others hoping to tone down Trump’s ire can rightly point to the fact that Kemp never “once said a bad word” about Trump, as the governor often reminds audiences.”},{“_id”:”4JDBKFY6ABGPTJZVYXZOHENZWY”,”type”:”text”,”additional_properties”:{“_id”:1653993979094,”comments”:[],”inline_comments”:[]},”content”:”What happens next is very uncertain. Two people close to Trump say the chances of reconciliation were worsened when former Vice President Mike Pence headlined a pre-primary rally for Kemp, furthering a split between the two former running mates. Others remain hopeful they can at least minimize Trump’s potential harm in a race where even slight changes in voting patterns could have a significant effect on the results.”},{“_id”:”7ZER6IKSOZBLNFIUFME37HFBRQ”,”type”:”text”,”additional_properties”:{“_id”:1653993979095,”comments”:[],”inline_comments”:[]},”content”:”UPDATE: Trump signaled he’s not ready for peace talks just yet. In a message to supporters Tuesday morning, the former president blasted out a single sentence, “Something stinks in Georgia,” with a link to false claims about the state’s elections, this time about 2022.”},{“type”:”oembed_response”,”subtype”:”twitter”,”_id”:”U3TO43NEWBCPZLDHS7J4Y6SVD4″,”raw_oembed”:{“url”:” Murphy”,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/MurphyAJC”,”html”:”

Trump pulling out his 2021 playbook scaremongering supporters that Ga. Elections, run by Republicans, are “rigged.” A Georgia Republican texts, “This is why we have two Democratic senators.” https://t.co/FDBhAZozQB

— Patricia Murphy (@MurphyAJC) May 31, 2022

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Today, I officially launched our Georgia Votes coordinated campaign with my dear friend, @ReverendWarnock. Let’s get it done. pic.twitter.com/FmGw4vpl8b

— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) May 29, 2022

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Some items from Donald Trump's rally in Wyoming last night about Georgia's elections. Trump complained about Democrats being allowed to vote in GOP primaries in Georgia.

What Trump didn't say (or doesn't know):
Georgia does not register voters by political party. 1/ pic.twitter.com/7FR7AebrDC

— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) May 29, 2022

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I asked @GeoffDuncanGA if this meant he’s in favor of opening a debate on new gun restrictions. “Like an overwhelming majority of Americans, I am ready to have a conservative and comprehensive conversation about changing the trajectory of gun violence and mass shootings.” #gapol pic.twitter.com/YL86OmihxT

— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) May 27, 2022

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#ICYMI: @HerschelWalker joined #loveandrespectwithkillermike to talk about his decision to run for office, #gapol and more with host @KillerMike. Watch the full conversation on-demand at pic.twitter.com/DVsjqLV3sD

— WABE (@wabeatl) May 29, 2022

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Honored to stand alongside these courageous Americans in McDonough as we salute those who gave their lives in service to our nation. pic.twitter.com/0BB5aFs8Qx

— Reverend Raphael Warnock (@ReverendWarnock) May 30, 2022

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.@GAFirstLady & I are sharing the following statement on the passing of former first lady, Betty Foy Sanders. pic.twitter.com/RqyUOdpMcF

— Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) May 30, 2022

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