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Sheriff Sees No Wrongdoing In Viral Video Of Kindergarten Student Paddled By School Admins.

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A mother in Jasper County, Georgia posted a video to her Facebook page Wednesday that shows her son, a kindergartener, crying for his mother and struggling against the school’s principal and assistant principal as they attempted to paddle the five-year-old. The video circulating now on social media is available here. The …

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Georgia Senate Passes Anti-LGBT ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill; Mississippi House Advances Anti-Gay Legislation

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On Friday, the Republican-majority Georgia Senate passed a bill to allow legal discrimination of gays and lesbians as part of “religious freedom.”  The bill, which passed 38 to 14 along party lines, would allow for faith-based organizations to refuse service to same-sex couples. The bill, which is a hybrid of …

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More Trouble In Georgia Prisons: Three Women Accuse Former Guard Of Repeated Rapes

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Days after Georgia correctional officers gained national attention as the FBI arrest 46 of them for corruption in the drug trade, three women have gone public with a civil suit against Captain Edgar Daniel Johnson, the former supervisor at a medium-security women’s prison.  Captain Johnson has made headlines for allegedly raping the three …

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Feds Raid Georgia Prisons, FBI Arrests 46 Georgia Correctional Officers In Massive Drug Trafficking Operation

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Federal law enforcement officials have reported the arrest of 46 correctional officers, both current and former, in nine Georgia prisons. The arrests were the result of a two-year undercover sting operation which originally focused on smuggling cell phones.  The FBI had been alerted to the fact that guards were acquiring …

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