I can only assume that Gov. Deal is working on eliminating other procedures that some Georgia taxpayers may find morally objectionable, like blood transfusions or circumcisions.
Thank you for your public stand against the forces of hate and prejudice, Mr. Taylor. It is shocking that so many people in this area see racism and inequality as acceptable. We should celebrate, instead of loathe and fear, the wonderful diversity of our country.
Mr. Molina is arrested while doing nothing illegal,has to go to court multiple times, and must pay a big fine to get a car released that never should have been towed in the first place. Is this part of the "liberty and justice for all" we Americans take such pride in proclaiming?
yaffay, did you actually take time to read what Sheriff Hammond was trying to explain? If you read what he said, did you so much as comprehend it? Do you even understand how that savage beating by those two thug cops of one black man could actually maybe tied to fear and hatred that other black man in the white house? Do you even know of or realize what's been going on or said on some social discussion forums against people of color since a black man has been elected to the white house?
Thanks so much for your concerns about my reading comprehension skills, jjmez, but I can assure you I have no problem in that area. I also listened to the audio of Hammond's conversation with the reporter to get a clear picture of what he said. I did not hear or read any comments by the sheriff that fell in the "exposing the truth and shining a light on all this idiocy that traveling around behind the scenes," as you mentioned in your defense of Mr. Hammond. Did he say these people were wrong and completely misguided? Did he mention how bigoted and without merit it is to judge a president or anyone else by the color of their skin? When those in the community came to him with these irrational fears, did he use it as a teachable moment to explain the illogic behind their concerns? He did mention it as an "Old South" way of thinking, but he did not condemn it. He said we must be reasonable in how we approach the issue, but did not mention any reasoned approaches he or his staff uses to combat the ignorance of prejudice.
You ask if I understand how the beating of a black man by the 2 cops could be tied to the fear and hatred of President Obama. If that was the first beating of a black man by white cops, your point might have a shred of validity. However, this type of behavior has historically been all too common, in both this area and the nation. It started long before Obama was our president and sadly, will not disappear when he leaves office.
Police officers are sworn to uphold the law and must exhibt a high standard of behavior. The actions by officers in the video are a most sickening example of police brutality.
Fear of our president because he is black is irrational and bigoted, Mr. Sheriff. However, fear of 2 inhumane police officers who like to administer harsh beatings that result in numerous broken bones is a realistic fear in this community. Why did you not address a real issue versus the one that exist only in narrow little minds?
I think this is much ado about nothing. If your kids ask about the sign,reference the sofa used in the decor and the burgers. Inappropriateness is in the eye of the beholder, I suppose.
A liberal, a moderate, and a conservative walk in a bar. The bartender says, "Hi,Mitt."
Clever cartoon, Clay. She will certainly fit in Romney's infamous binder if he flattens her with that engine.
This was an interesting and timely article. Great reporting job, Ms. Garrett.