Legal

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Maria Boynton
June 20, 2018 - 5:35 pm
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms seems determined to ensure that the city she leads "continues to fulfill our legacy of inclusion, compassion and tolerance.” In doing so, she has signed an Executive Order that prohibits the city's jail from allowing new detainees through the U.S. Immigration and...
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June 15, 2018 - 6:00 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A woman whose arm was amputated after a collision involving an Atlanta police officer is suing the city. Lisa Williams filed a lawsuit Thursday in Fulton County State Court. The suit asks for a jury trial and seeks damages for physical and mental pain and suffering, as well as for...
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June 14, 2018 - 5:13 pm
A Democratic political group launched a legal campaign Wednesday to create additional majority-minority congressional districts in three Southern states, claiming the current maps discriminate against black voters. Attorneys filed separate federal lawsuits in Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana,...
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Maria Boynton
June 13, 2018 - 3:11 pm
When community groups and national activists descend upon the headquarters of Waffle House in Norcross (GA) at 10 a.m. this Friday, it'll be just as the company has opened for business. It's the operations at the company's restaurants nationwide that activists have been trying to impact since the...
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Maria Boynton
June 13, 2018 - 12:22 pm
It's a life sentence for a McDonough man who pleaded guilty to raping a child. According to the Henry County District Attorney's Office, the victim’s mother reported the rape after she and the 13-year-old child learned the girl was pregnant. The state also had DNA in the case. Michael Arnold, 38,...
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June 11, 2018 - 5:51 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A Texas-born man who prosecutors say rose to the top ranks of a Mexican drug cartel using ruthless violence to defeat rivals and secure control of drug trafficking routes was sentenced Monday by a federal judge in Atlanta to serve nearly five decades in prison. Edgar Valdez...
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Maria Boynton
June 06, 2018 - 11:49 am
Starting today, area houses of worship are partnering for a mass bailout. It's in commemoration of the Juneteenth Holiday. Spearheaded by Atlanta's Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church , there will be a community rally for bail reform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight. The Freedom Day Bailout Campaign...
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Maria Boynton
June 05, 2018 - 9:09 pm
A car reaches speeds of at least 130 mph in a chase with police in Atlanta. It started Tuesday afternoon, when the driver of the allegedly stolen 2010 white Hyundai Veracruz, refused to stop near Lee Street and White Street. The vehicle eventually crashed through a metal fence on Capitol Avenue and...
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