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Given 2nd chance, ex-Fulton sheriff’s lieutenant faces 15 years in prison

August 25, 2009 --

Two years ago, a Fulton County sheriff’s lieutenant almost lost his job for pocketing a civilian’s knife, then lying about it. Department rules say dismissal is the minimum penalty for lying, but Sheriff Myron Freeman let Lt. Earl Glenn stay with a 30-day unpaid suspension. Today, Glenn admitted that he repeatedly struck a jail inmate last year and lied when the FBI asked about it. He faces up to 15 years in federal prison and a $500,000 fine.

ATL real estate blog finds 65% spike in burglaries since 2005

ATL real estate blog finds 65% spike in burglaries since 2005
August 25, 2009 --

The Good News: Residential burglaries are down 2 percent in Atlanta so far this year. The Bad News: That small dip follows a 65 percent spike during the three previous years. So reports Terminal Station, an Atlanta real estate blog that has started picking apart Atlanta’s crime statistics. An excellent, if somber, analysis that advances discussion of the issue beyond the spin from City Hall.