The publisher of a small weekly newspaper in Georgia was indicted last week for filing an open records request with a local court, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. The story Mark Thomason was going after with his request is almost as strange as the fact that he was charged with a felony and jailed overnight after filing it.
Laurel and Hardy. Aykroyd and Belushi. Nixon and Haldeman. Soon these names will be joined by “Fuckman and Donkey Dick,” better known as Judge Bryant Durham and alleged killer Denver Allen, whose performance in a Georgia courtroom last week easily ranks them among America’s most legendary comedy teams.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning to overturn the death sentence of Timothy Tyrone Foster, a black man who was convicted of murdering a white woman in Georgia in 1987. Prosecutors struck all four black prospective jurors during selection for Foster’s case, leaving him with an entirely white jury deciding his fate.
A police chief and an officer in White, Georgia, were arrested and charged Wednesday with false imprisonment, extortion, and violating oaths of public office. Police Chief David King and Officer Blake Scheff were accused of arresting people on fabricated charges and then reducing those charges to collect fines.
General Beauregard’s is a bar in Athens, Georgia, known for its sweet tea, live country music, and brazen, nauseating dedication to Confederacy. Many people readily believed an image of a drink menu offering a “N*****ita” shooter circulating on social media late Monday night came from General Beauregard’s menu. However, the bar’s owner says the viral image is a hoax.
A man who was injured after three DeKalb County police mistakenly responded to his Georgia home Monday night was shot by one of the responding officers, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement today. Police also killed the homeowner’s dog and may have seriously wounded a fellow officer.