Archiv: Atlanta


14.06.2020 - 08:15 [ WBSTV.com ]

LIVE UPDATES: Officer who shot Rayshard Brooks has been fired, police say

Atlanta Police Spokesman Carlos Campos confirmed to ABC News early Sunday morning that the officer who shot Brooks has been fired. The officer has been identified as Garrett Rolfe. The other officer, Devin Bronsan, has been placed on administrative duty.

14.06.2020 - 08:06 [ 11Alive / Youtube ]

Rayshard Brooks shooting: Police bodycam footage from Wendy’s shooting released

This is a five-minute portion of the 1 hour, 23 minute video from the body cam of Officer Devin Bronson.

14.06.2020 - 05:07 [ 11Alive / Youtube ]

Rayshard Brooks | Family attorneys speak after man shot by Atlanta police in Wendy’s parking lot

Atlanta police have identified a man killed in an officer-involved shooting outside a Wendy’s restaurant late Friday night.

A crowd gathered at the scene off of University Avenue near Interstate 75/85 in southwest Atlanta Saturday to protest the fatal shooting.

14.06.2020 - 04:55 [ WSBTV.com ]

Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields resigns after shooting death of Rayshard Brooks

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields has resigned following the death of a black man at the hands of an Atlanta police officer last night.

Rayshard Brooks, 27, was shot and killed after a confrontation with police outside an Atlanta Wendy’s. Video released by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation appears to show Brooks take a Taser from an officer, run from police and then fire it at them before he was shot.

14.06.2020 - 04:54 [ Matt Johnson, Reporter @WSBTV / Twitter ]

GBI released video that shows the moment Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by an Atlanta Police officer at a Wendys on University Ave last night. Police say Brooks had taken an officer’s taser and pointed it at the officer as he ran.

14.06.2020 - 04:50 [ ABC30.com ]

Atlanta police shoot, kill suspect after struggle

A man reported to police for sleeping in a car blocking the drive-thru lane of a fast food restaurant was shot and killed in a late night struggle with Atlanta officers after he failed a field sobriety test and resisted arrest, Georgia authorities said Saturday.

10.06.2020 - 23:00 [ Voter Protection Project / Twitter ]

Still over 30,000 ballots left to be counted in #GA07.

VPP is working to raise $25,000 for @NabilahforGA07
in the next 24 hours. Can you chip in to our EMERGENCY FUND to make sure every vote is counted in #GA07?

10.06.2020 - 22:57 [ Axios.com ]

Georgia secretary of state launches investigation into chaos at voting booths

Flashback: App issues marred vote reporting during the Iowa caucuses in February, highlighting the risk of tech issues during a key election.

10.06.2020 - 22:51 [ New York Times ]

Georgia Primary Election Results: Seventh Congressional District

Democratic Primary

Carolyn Bourdeaux lost the 2018 general election in this district by fewer than 500 votes. Nabilah Islam was endorsed by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

10.06.2020 - 09:53 [ NBC News ]

Georgia election ‚catastrophe‘ in largely minority areas sparks investigation

(09.06.2020)

„This seems to be happening throughout Atlanta and perhaps throughout the county. People have been in line since before 7:00 am this morning,“ Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a Democrat, tweeted shortly after polls were supposed to open — and in some cases still hadn’t.

Cody Cutting was in a long line at Lang Carson Community Center in the Reynoldstown neighborhood of Atlanta, where the line snaked around the block and some people had been waiting to cast their votes for 4½ hours.

10.06.2020 - 09:49 [ Prospect.org ]

‘My Name Is Nabilah Islam. It’s an American Name.’

(04.06.2020)

Two days before we spoke on May 31, Nabilah Islam had joined with protesters in Atlanta who were calling for an end to police violence and racist policing. Islam is running for Congress in Georgia’s Seventh District, which includes Gwinnett County near Atlanta. It’s an open seat, and the Democratic primary is June 9.

Islam, 30, said that she didn’t see any elected officials or candidates at the protest she attended. “I think it’s very important that we’re present with people on the ground,” she said. “I think the status quo isn’t working when a leading cause of death for young black men are police encounters in this country.”

10.06.2020 - 09:42 [ Washington Post ]

Democrats grow bullish on Senate prospects as Georgia voters cast ballots

(09.06.2020)

Also on the ballot Tuesday are primaries with general-election implications, including in the suburban Atlanta district held by retiring Rep. Rob Woodall (R) that Democrats narrowly missed winning in 2018.

Republican candidates include business executive Lynne Homrich, physician Rich McCormick and state Sen. Renee Unterman, while Democrats are choosing whether to renominate Carolyn Bourdeaux, a Georgia State University professor who came within 433 votes of unseating Woodall. Among the five other candidates seeking the nomination are activist Nabilah Islam, state Sen. Zahra Karinshak and state Rep. Brenda Lopez Romero.

10.06.2020 - 09:38 [ The New York Times / Twitter ]

Major problems with Georgia’s new voting machines are leading to long lines and widespread frustration statewide on a critical primary day

(09.06.2020)

10.06.2020 - 09:15 [ New York Times ]

Major Problems With Voting in Atlanta as 5 States Hold Primaries

(09.06.2020)

Georgia’s Seventh District was once reliably Republican territory, but it includes an increasingly diverse section of metro Atlanta. Now there are contested primaries on both sides for the seat held by Representative Rob Woodall, a Republican who is not running for re-election. Mr. Woodall won by fewer than 500 votes in 2018, and his opponent in that race, Carolyn Bourdeaux, is again seeking the Democratic nomination. Another Democrat in the race, Nabilah Islam, was endorsed by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

01.06.2020 - 08:42 [ Tommy Blamire / Twitter ]

It all starts just after the 2-minute mark. Messiah Young is seen pulling closer to the sidewalk to film with his cellphone the arrest of someone on the sidewalk.

#MessiahYoung #Spelman #AtlantaProtests #AtlantaRiots

01.06.2020 - 08:39 [ Fox5atlanta.com ]

Atlanta mayor: 2 officers fired after pulling college students from car, stunning them during arrest

The two students were in downtown Atlanta during during the second night of protests in the city over the death of George Floyd. In the incident, the two students were pulled from the car, stunned, and arrested. FOX 5 learned one of the students is enrolled at Spelman College and the other is enrolled at Morehouse College. Both were released from police custody Sunday.

30.05.2020 - 14:01 [ 11Alive / Youtube ]

T.I., Killer Mike join Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms in condemning violence in Atlanta protests

The mayor urged protesters to go home as the event was no longer peaceful – and the culprits possibly not from Atlanta.

30.05.2020 - 13:05 [ CNN / Youtube ]

Violent George Floyd protests at CNN Center unfold live on TV

CNN’s Nick Valencia reports live from inside the CNN Center in Atlanta where demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd have turned violent.

20.11.2019 - 19:15 [ theHill.com ]

Five things to watch in tonight’s Dem debate

The field’s four leading candidates — former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — are all jockeying to deliver a strong performance at the debate, hoping to give their campaigns a burst of momentum heading into 2020 and the Iowa caucuses.

They’ll share the stage with six other candidates — Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), former tech executive Andrew Yang, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and billionaire philanthropist Tom Steyer — all of whom are hoping for breakout moments of their own.

20.11.2019 - 19:10 [ Washington Post ]

Get ready for Wednesday’s debate

The fifth Democratic debate is Wednesday night and is co-hosted by The Washington Post and MSNBC. Here’s what you need to know.

When: Coverage starts at 8 p.m. Eastern time, and the debate will run from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time.

Where: It’s being held in Atlanta, at Tyler Perry Studios, and you can watch it on washingtonpost.com or our apps or on MSNBC.