Category: Law Enforcement

Georgia Receives “A” For Anti-Trafficking Efforts

From a press release: ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today celebrated Shared Hope International’s “A” grade for Georgia’s anti-human trafficking efforts and commended the work of statewide public, private and non-profit partners. “We in Georgia believe that one victim of human trafficking is one too many, and the ‘A’ rating that we received this year

Law Enforcement Should Not Be A Thankless Job

This week’s Courier Herald column: Three years ago Georgia leaders knew they had a problem.  Seats in training classes for new State Patrol officers were going unfilled.  Recruiting new members of the force was beyond difficult.  Morale on the force was low. A six percent pay raise after years of status quo salaries had done

Congresswoman Karen Handel Kicks Off Campaign In Roswell

Congresswoman Karen Handel (R-GA-06) kicked off her general election campaign yesterday in Roswell. Speaking to a packed house, the Congresswoman highlighted some of the accomplishments that have come from the Republican Congress: largest military pay increase in a decade, tax cuts that are putting more dollars in the pockets of Americans, roaring economic growth with

Guilty Plea Expected for Reed Deputy Chief of Staff Katrina Taylor-Parks

The wide-ranging City of Atlanta corruption investigation is likely to have yet another guilty plea US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia BJay Pak issued a statement today saying Katrina Taylor-Parks will appear before a federal prosecutor at 3:00 PM on Aug. 13 where she will plead guilty to conspiracy to bribery charges.  Pak

Top Official in Fmr Mayor Reed to Appear in Federal Court Today

Katrina Taylor-Parks, who served as former Mayor Kasim Reed’s Deputy Chief of Staff, is expected to appear in front of a federal judge this afternoon as part of the ongoing corruption investigation into Reed’s administration. Multiple media reports say Taylor-Parks and her husband received thousands of dollars in payments from an unspecified airport vendor.  The

Hello? Georgia State Patrol? Idaho Is Passing You On The Right

A brief refresher.  In 2014, Georgia’s legislature passed and Governor Deal signed a “move over, slowpoke” law.  It was designed and written specifically to make slower traffic move right, regardless of speed.  That’s right.  If you’re “going the speed limit”, you can (AND SHOULD) be ticketed if you don’t yield to faster traffic in the

Georgia Has an Excessive Force Problem

I’ve included the videos connected to each incident I described.  If you have not watched any of them, I strongly suggest you watch them back to back – because this is our America.  We can’t turn the channel and avoid these issues any longer. Trump Said, “Don’t be too nice” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHdF_bmV2Ew when addressing law enforcement back