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Ga. Judge Allegedly Uses N-Word in Court

Ga. Judge Allegedly Uses N-Word in Court | Upsetment | Scoop.it
After two sheriff’s deputies reportedly referred to a witness as “N--ger Ray,” several people overheard county Judge Roger Bradley tell a story about “N--ger Bob.”
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Wrapped in the black robe of a judge or white robe of a Klan member, a bigot is still a bigot. This is the face of a bigot and a man of whom the state of Georgia should be rightly ashamed.

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SWAT kills Georgia man using info from drug addict who stole his car

SWAT kills Georgia man using info from drug addict who stole his car | Upsetment | Scoop.it
A Georgia SWAT team, acting on a tip from a drug addict, killed a 59-year-old grandfather and businessman in his home while executing a warrant. The informant had stolen a car from the property a few days before.
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Since there had been a robbery on the premises, why didn't the police simply send an officer to the door to inquire about that and assess the situation? That would have been a rational first step which would most likely have shown there was no need for a SWAT invasion. This is police malfeasance at its worst and all in the name of a failed "War on Drugs."

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40,000 unprocessed Georgia voter registrations go to court | Al Jazeera America

40,000 unprocessed Georgia voter registrations go to court | Al Jazeera America | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Group behind minority registration drive wants to know why Republican secretary of state has not added names to rolls
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This is unconscionable. Not only do we need the Voters' Rights Act but we also need serious criminal penalties for anyone who interferes with the right to vote. Might I suggest that the election in Georgia be held with open voting for all or that it be delayed while the state functions under U.S. government control (yes, reconstruction) until a proper election be held.

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Red States Hatch Plans To Block Obamacare Even If Dems Take Over

Red States Hatch Plans To Block Obamacare Even If Dems Take Over | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Republicans are taking no chances when it comes to Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. They're closing every possible door. Under bills passed in Georgia and Kansas recently, even if a Democratic candidate were to pull off an upset and take the governor's seat, they would not be able to expand the program without the consent of the state legislature -- which will almost certainly remain Republican.

In other words, GOP lawmakers have taken steps to guarantee that many of their poorest residents will remain uninsured under the health care reform law, no matter what happens in the gubernatorial election.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) both oppose Medicaid expansion. They both look likely -- if not quite certain -- to win re-election in November. That should make the bills passed by their respective state lawmakers unnecessary, but they seem intent on guarding against even the remote possibility of a Democratic governor.

An explanation offered by a GOP lawmaker in Kansas, where the bill was signed into law by Brownback last week, points to the motive.
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If I read this correctly, the GOP is saying no matter what the voters may want, we are going to make it difficult for them to get it. My response is to suggest that the GOP lawmakers at every level be voted out of office. We need a two party system, but two parties that are prepared to take part in our form of democratic process.

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