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Frank Jones April 24, 2014 at 10:01 pm
jason, the three step test worked well in the trayvon martin case...trayvon had no weapon and weRead More know how thay worked out....waanabe cop acting outside his training scares black teen into self defwnse and teen gets killed. Too many guns too many places.
Dave April 24, 2014 at 10:14 pm
"For the third time, the exact same questions asked three times with very little range inRead More wording even. Let's see what Dave will do to try to wiggle out of answering them this time.".........FIRST time they have been posted. I don't discuss anything with people incapable of remembering what they post and are too bigoted to carry on a discussion. But, I had one thing correct, you can't keep your word even for a few minutes.
Dave April 24, 2014 at 10:20 pm
"Frank Jones April 24, 2014 at 07:16 PM"........You are somewhat correct. The personRead More would not be exempt from prosecution but could use the defense of himself or otters as a legitimate defense strategy...even if he was a felon. Even felons have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Indicted former DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis. (Patch File Photo)
twin oakley April 23, 2014 at 08:52 am
"It’s beginning to cost this county a lot of taxpayer money" ... welcome to DeKalb!Read More (Burrell Ellis, Crawford Lewis, Derwin Brown... greed, violence and corruption in government = $$$$$ for taxpayers.)
David Brown April 23, 2014 at 09:32 am
Twin, you were probably referring to Sidney Dorsey, not Derwin Brown. Dorsey was convicted ofRead More assassinating Brown in 2000.
Briarcliff residents are invited to a meeting April 22 to discuss the next step in efforts to form a city. Credit: Briarcliff Initiative
Keith Hanks April 21, 2014 at 11:13 pm
For those looking to learn more about cityhood or help be part of cityhood founding this is a goodRead More meeting to attend. Briarcliff will be involved with other events over the next few weeks. Looking for additional opportunities to meet with neighborhoods + local businesses to walk through the cityhood process, including watch is known and possible pathways moving forward.
Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis is under indictment. File|Patch
Charlie Vosburgh April 19, 2014 at 01:45 pm
Cobb and DeKalb counties are virtually the same size in population. Yet the county government ofRead More DeKalb has over 2000 more employees than Cobb. The governor FIRED the entire school board for their ineptness. Now we have yet ANOTHER (alleged) crook running our county government. Is it any wonder why our property taxes are almost double that of Cobb for similar properties?? Anybody have a better explanation I'd LOVE to hear it!
Paul Broun, one of the most staunchly conservative candidates in Georgia's Senate election, is confident he can pull through despite struggles in polling and money.
David D April 17, 2014 at 09:39 am
@jonathan Maquire: Too bad you didn't this one through. I think you are misusing the wordRead More "principled" when you should be using "stubborn" or even "prejudiced". This congressman denies science big time and the logical result of that will lead to the death of the human race and most of the animal species on earth. Principle has nothing to do with this. This man shouldn't represent Georgia in any office of government.
jMichael April 17, 2014 at 11:29 am
Jonathan Maguire: A man of principle does not pimp his Messiah for political gain; nor does heRead More betray The Promise of Philadelphia for an ancient scroll.
TheSkalawag April 17, 2014 at 12:01 pm
Jonathan Maguire I think you know exactly what jMichael and Kathy are saying. --- You are just usingRead More the right-wing ploy of feigning to not understand so that you can appear as though you are trying to being reasonable. I believe you know full well what Rep. Broun's position on the issues are. --- There is no need to " figure out what he stands for" he has made that abundantly clear. --- Determining whether or not "he is a man of principle" depends on whether or not one agrees with HIS fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for HIS system of belief or behavior. And since you are apparently coming to his defense it would seem that YOU do.
David Montgomery April 19, 2014 at 05:02 pm
I'm not a Republican nor am I a Democrat. I have no political party affiliation. I do not own aRead More television; therefore, the news media has no effect on my thinking. The best government is self government. You should resist judging people and jumping to wild assumptions.
jMichael April 19, 2014 at 05:12 pm
My apologies, David. Your FOX-chanted slogan threw me off. Now please respond to the substance ofRead More my comment. How does your slogan match up with the data?
David Montgomery April 19, 2014 at 05:22 pm
A large faction of voters that voted the way they did in the most recent presidential election didRead More so because they were and are looking for some form of government handout. Many exit polls showed this time and time again. Many people don't want to work today; they want someone else to take care of them such as their government. That is the current state of our country. When you rely on government, you lose. Just ask any Hurricane Katrina survivor. No need to reply to me. Have a Happy Easter.
Bonnie Youn accepts an award as one of the 25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia. She was indicted earlier this month on visa fraud and witness tampering charges.
Octo Slash April 15, 2014 at 08:26 am
Deep down...is anyone even mildly shocked at this kind of constant corruption anymore? Throw herRead More ass under the jail.
Georgia State Capitol. Credit: Patch file
Richard "the Equalizer" Pellegrino April 15, 2014 at 12:50 am
I agree Brian but I dislike the label or term "convict".
Octo Slash April 15, 2014 at 08:34 am
Okay...how about 'ex-convict'? Or 'temporarily wayward downtrodden societal misfortunate'? IsRead More that sweet and harmless enough? For god's sake let's remove any and all stigma from those convicted of felonious crimes against the innocent. We wouldn't want them to be uncomfortable at work.
Richard "the Equalizer" Pellegrino April 15, 2014 at 12:04 pm
I get your point Octo but still don't like labels as such....who is to say that someone convicted ofRead More a felony but doesn't do any time in prison is not a "convict" so it sets up an artificial class of people that somehow someone who does time is worse or has committed a worse crime than someone who doesn't (because we know there is great inequity in the justice system when it comes to race and class). I prefer not to judge folk once they have already been judged and done their time or punishment by attaching a label.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Credit: The Carter Center
jMichael April 11, 2014 at 03:44 pm
Mark. You make a fair point. Many thanks.
Todd M April 11, 2014 at 11:30 pm
"Si vis pacem, para bellum" No matter the topic, the world is full of armchairRead More quarterbacks. Those who sit around after the game, with all of the facts about the conflict now known, saying with great certainty how clearly they would have known the path to peace and how stupid everyone in the conflicts were for doing things the way they were done. Armchair quarterbacks or not, it is plain foolishness to think that every person has the same core motivations, morals, etc. There is nothing more dangerous than to believe that every human prefers peach and resolution. This is why appeasement didn't work with Hitler. Many thought that we could negotiate with him, or control him by trying to become his friend. Dictators rarely care about what others think of them. When there is a fire raging through a forest, sometimes more fire is used to battle the fire (controlled burns) to stop the spread of the fire. To say that America was/is a warmongering nation is stupidity. A man doesn't run towards conflict, but he most certainly doesn't run from it either. In any given war, had we turned our soft fleshy side towards our enemy, we would have only emboldened them, allowing them to continue to grow and get stronger. Sometimes as much as you do not want to fight, sometimes fighting is required. A bully cannot be reasoned with. Any kids who has ever been bullied knows this fact. You stand your ground and fight so the bully knows that from this day forward you will not be an easy target. He knows that he will always be met with a fight. This President has destroyed America. Our foreign policy issues exist due to our perceived weakness. More people will die due to our weakness than if we had maintained our strength, even if that meant a skirmish.
M L Goins April 12, 2014 at 11:14 am
Review-libya holding Americans hostage while under presidency of carter, lots ofRead More talking/negotiating, result-hostages beaten, etc. Ronald Reagan sworn in as President, the American hostages are released...differences in the leadership persuaded the terrorists to release the hostages. Current leadership and carter have alot in common. There will be a world power. And whomever the world power is will use their military to achieve their goals. Current pres. is decreasing our defense and military at a rapid rate, while Russia and China increases theirs and meet often to discuss their common goals. (read 'dreams FROM my father' by current pres to understand his dreams/goals for America watch 'obamas america 2016' & note when the producer started this documentary he was a fan of obama, if you want to understand why obama is chipping away at the sovereignty of America as well as our ability to defend ourselves...) poor old carter means well and probably really believes peace can be achieved through talk....
Gov. Nathan Deal has announced two possible solutions the state could pursue that would lead to the safe and legal use of cannabis oil by Georgia children suffering from epileptic disorders. Credit: Patch file
Melinda April 11, 2014 at 09:54 am
They can pass the "Slow Poke Bill" immediately but not a bill that can benefit some ofRead More those suffering from a medical condition. As a cancer patient who is reading more research on how cannabis derivatives can help myself as well as others with different chronic or as in my case terminal conditions I find it appalling this bill did not pass on the first go around. Some are citing political maneuvering by a representative from Buford that caused it to stall in the Senate. If this is true I hope no one in her circle of friends or family ever is afflicted with any of these conditions. she should be ashamed of resorting to these tactics and needs to NOT be reelected. Unfortunately, most politicians have no shame and really don't serve the people well who elected them. Time for our voting power to speak for us and not put people back in office who don't support the will of the people.
Kirby Mayeaux April 11, 2014 at 11:04 am
To Matt Duckworth and owners of american lube fast ( customer beware ) Duckworth , you sure showedRead More how low and what kind of scum you really are by setting me up to look like a thief so I'd quit in order for you to move Marty's crew in , you did the same thing to the crew before me ,even the officers yesterday knew it was bull and already told me no one was going to jail , Kim lol want a be cop , you most think I'm just some small minded poor white trash , we'll you need to know , I know you knew Britt been trafficking drugs from the shop for months and you was buying weed from Britt for your wife , I could care less about that stupid job but i do care about the way you made me look like a thief , everyone knows that's just bull , but little do you know the guy who worked closely with law and drug enforcement also who wrote the articles about A.l.F being a haven for for drug use and selling A.k.A Mr macfarlin local business owner was me , 2 years ago Timmy and Matt turner came to you and told you that Britt was doing drugs and selling it ..you told me and them that Britt was your best friend and it was useless to say anything , you like your pills and out of your own mouth told me you didn't care because your wife smoke weed anyways I will be at the court house today and I will be a witness against Britt , your best friend and partner who we still know you meet here in cummings still, plus your probably thinking well you could just say ( he's only saying that because I fired him for stealing ) WRONG they believe me about Britt and got their guy they got there bust so I'm pretty sure they will believe me about your involvement and cover up , plus the public will know about how you Train your shops to recommend auto service by scrapping the dry oil off caps to sell engine flushes, selling fuel injection cleaners by a e.k.g machine that cause the score to be worst then what it really is , snap shots that hold a mass of fluid so of course the power steering, transmission fluid going to look dark and dirty it's just wrong to steal and lie to people , I spoke to 8 people yesterday alone who will not be back and I have over 30 I will be speaking to that will go where I'm going because they only there because of me and jerry , spoke to the crew they will not be there long , just Jason , the dea and home land security , Atlanta waste , Jim that we just got he whole fleet of limos , manager and asst manager at hotel it's to many people but I can tell you truthfully , it ranges from battery plus to panda all the way to the hospital they will back me and believe me when I explain about the drugs and the money you and alf deceive them out of , I will continue this until no cars will use your lube shop , I will be calling the fox news and other aware groups to tell them the same true facts I'm explaining to you now any FB and on line group will be getting the same information , plus the owner will be getting calls about all the brakes and engine that has either been put on wrong are hurt there motors and a copy of this letter will be sent and posted my mission is to expose you and american lube fast company for what you really stand for and so you will stop hiding behind a label ( Christian base company when y'all are more shady then any other company , he'll even change your account names on you deposit to avoid paying taxes, any ways I hope you have a great day and thank you .....
Charlie Russell April 11, 2014 at 11:51 am
This happens so often in these shops. It's unfortunate you can't trust any of these shops. MaybeRead More the dealership is the safest answer, I don't know.
Mayor Kasim Reed is leading a delegation of Atlanta-based companies, organizations and officials exploring new business opportunities in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: Special
South Fulton Guy April 9, 2014 at 04:46 pm
How many are in the City of Atlanta delegation? Who else went and how many plane tickets and roomsRead More did we buy?
Hunt Archbold (Editor) April 9, 2014 at 05:06 pm
From the City: Reed will be joined by a delegation including City Council President Caesar MitchellRead More and councilmembers Keisha Bottoms, CT Martin and Kwanza Hall, as well as Invest Atlanta President and CEO Brian McGowan, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Interim General Manager Miguel Southwell, the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) President and CEO Hala Moddelmog and the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce President Lucia Jennings. The Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University will also be part of the delegation along with twenty other Atlanta-based companies.* *Participating Atlanta companies include Carter Real Estate, Clean Energy Bridge LLC, Delta Air Lines, DLA Piper, Epsten Group Inc, Georgia Foreign Trade Zone Inc., Global Atlanta, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Hawaii Pharma, Mail Chimp, Morelli’s Ice Cream, NCR, Novelis, Pansophy Capital, Power Secure Inc, Rio Spaces, Tople Construction & Engineering Inc and UPS.
Lee May. (Patch file photo.)
Keith April 10, 2014 at 06:27 pm
Possibly 3 different council members giving black eyes to the county? How many more do we needRead More before we vote all the incumbents out? Democrat or Republican, our current representatives have proven that they're greedy, self motivated, and on the take.
Betty April 11, 2014 at 11:13 am
If you don't vote for Gregory Adams to replace Stan Watson then we get what we don't want another 4Read More years of a corrupt professional politician. Making our county the laughing stock of GA and the USA. adamsfordekalb.com
Betty April 22, 2014 at 04:44 pm
Well things are going full circle Lee May, Ms. Boyer, Stan Watson and Sharon Sutton. The indictmentRead More shows "the Mayor" of DeKalb county of who got the kickbacks and the P card has been abused. Wait for after the May elections and Lee May elects Jerome to sit on the board of commissioners. Hopefully with fingers crossed with a new Govenor he can fire the remaining commissioners and clean house.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. File|Patch
Kathy April 9, 2014 at 10:33 am
How much of that will go to his family???? Just got busted for firing people investigating his lackRead More of ethics. But, he will get re-elected because the media is afraid to point fingers at this criminal!!!!!
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Andy Roekest April 8, 2014 at 10:34 am
Of course, what the article fails to mention is that what you are able to buy in the stadium isRead More officially licensed gear that probably won't fall apart and become threadbare after 2 washings. Can Larry Miller guarantee that the jersey I buy from him will still be wearable in 30 years?
Robert Peller Frommer April 8, 2014 at 03:20 pm
Andy: Yes, all the items that the vendors sell are officially licensed and are identical to what isRead More sold inside.
GA Citizen April 8, 2014 at 05:27 pm
This battle is a moot point. With the Braves moving to Cobb, you can bet no outside vendors will beRead More allowed anywhere near the "entertainment complex" the Braves Organization is building to complement the baseball stadium. And you can bet prices will be even higher still in the new complex! It's all about keeping the profits "in the family!"
DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer apologized last month for having personal expenses on her county credit card. Credit: File|Patch
Octo Slash April 8, 2014 at 08:24 am
Y'all don't get it. She's an elected public official. SHE'S BETTER THAN YOU. SHE'S MORE IMPORTANTRead More THAN YOU. SHE DOESN'T HAVE TO OBEY THE LAW LIKE YOU.
Leonie Hardie April 8, 2014 at 10:47 am
What is wrong with DeKalb county? Seems like a day does not go by without some dishonesty. IRead More believe that dishonesty is the norm for DeKalb county Government Need to check out the candidates before you vote. To say the least, I am appaled.
R. Phillips April 9, 2014 at 12:22 pm
If we ever vote for her again, or express trust in her, we have only ourselves to blame. Don'tRead More complain about her. If she is "not able to read", or not taken the time. I wonder how many other "mistakes" she has made.