Monday Morning Reads – April 9

Happy Monday, everyone! Grilling season has officially begun (if the weather cooperates)

News by the Numbers

12 minutes – Georgia’s eavesdropping laws could be reshaped after Georgia Subsequent Injury Trust Director *takes deep breath* Mike Coan was charged with allegedly eavesdropping for 12 minutes on an employee’s butt-dial and subsequently firing him after hearing the less-than-desirable conversation.

$20 million – Despite cyber security experts national security officials, and state lawmakers acknowledge Georgia’s election system isn’t secure, but the 2018 midterms will still use our 16-year-old machines. Georgia is $20 million short of a complete election system overhaul. And some lawmakers aren’t even trying to sell ballot security to voters anymore.

2000 troops – Last week, President Trump announced a rapid withdraw of 2000 U.S. troops from Syria. Then yesterday, he tweeted, “President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price to pay.” Homeland security Thomas Bossert said nothing should be taken off the table.

356 cemeteries – Don’t mess with Harris County, or else one of their armed citizens will shoot you. That’s what Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley wants you to know. Sheriff Jolley’s unconventional, yet amazing sign reads: “Welcome to Harris County, Georgia. Our citizens have concealed weapons. If you kill someone, we might kill you back. We have ONE jail and 356 cemeteries. Enjoy your stay!”

13 years – The United States surgeon general issued a rare national advisory — the first since 2005 when Richard Carmona advised women not to drink alcohol when pregnant — urging Americans to carry naloxone, a drug used to revive people overdosing on opioids.

15 minutes of fame – Okay, I’m sorry for sharing this, but I’m a #Millenial. Cardi B released Invasion of Privacy and it’s incredible. The best line: “My little 15 minutes of fame lasted long as hell, huh?”

Developing Story – Sumter County DA found dead. GBI is investigating.

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