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  • April 14

    April 14, 2011 --

    Opinion: Dear state, please don’t cave in to Arthur Blank Murray Co. commissioner accused of sexually assaulting worker Judge accused of smoking pot faces hearing Lawmakers restore domestic violence shelter funds Feds crack down on SunTrust mortgage practices SACS sends letter to Cobb school board Toxins linger in East Athens stream Ex-DeKalb court clerk to […]

    ACLU sues feds for deporting mentally ill U.S. citizen

    October 13, 2010 --

    Federal authorities deported a mentally ill North Carolina man even though he was an American citizen and had never set foot in Mexico before he was deported there, the ACLU alleged in a lawsuit filed today. Mark Lyttle, now living in Griffin, spent four months in jails and homeless shelters in Central America before he got back to the U.S. “I didn’t think what happened to my brother could ever happen in America,” said David Lyttle, one of his brothers. Read the ACLU news release and the lawsuit.

    July 1

    July 1, 2010 --

    U.S. asks federal court to take over state’s mental health system Ga. colleges say they have few illegal immigrants State creates waiting list for HIV/AIDS drugs Ethics panel could expand candidate disclosure requirements Cherokee commissioner withdraws from race over discrepancies in military record State investigating 3-month delay in notifying victims of security breach Suit: Ethics […]

    March 24

    March 24, 2010 --

    Rant: ATL Council fiddles while city burns Law to punish elected tax cheats stalls Deal likely received independent ethics report before resignation ACLU accuses Gwinnett of racial profiling Jurors hear DeKalb discrimination testimony Ralston ethics bill coming soon Barrow Commission chairman censured for skipping anger management

    Inconsistencies surface in feds’ accounts of detainee’s death

    Inconsistencies surface in feds' accounts of detainee's death
    March 12, 2010 --

    A federal detainee who died in Georgia last year of a treatable heart infection had suffered chest pains for the previous three days, contradicting officials’ prior account of the man’s death, an advocacy group said Thursday.

    Dec. 17

    December 17, 2009 --

    IRS audited Perdue after land deal Vogtle monitor shut out of key meetings College Park mayor: Loan to bankrupt restaurant was risky Endangered ‘hawks’: Former speaker’s lieutenants Buford investigated over hotel tax use Atlanta, ACLU settle suit over Forrest Hill Academy

    Oct. 14

    October 14, 2009 --

    DeKalb schools’ COO, husband under investigation Former Gwinnett judge forced from non-profit board Cobb sheriff signs new deal with ICE amid ACLU profiling claim Energy for Atlanta, mercury for coast Peachtree City airport chair resigns before removal vote Suit alleges Delta invaded privacy, used hacked e-mail Fired Cobb principal charges board violated Open Meetings Act […]

    Cobb deportation drive: Enforcing the law, or isolating immigrants?

    October 13, 2009 --

    The Cobb County sheriff’s deportation efforts have undermined law enforcement work in immigrant communities and refocused police attention to traffic violations and other minor crimes, the ACLU says in a report issued Monday. Since it comes from the ACLU, many of you will automatically dismiss this report, titled “Terror and Isolation in Cobb.” I’m posting […]