Friday, April 10, 2015

Gunning For Georgia

I'm emptying the clip so you will be current:

"3 dead, 2 officers wounded in shooting in Georgia" Associated Press  February 24, 2015

DECATUR, Ga. — Authorities say a former law enforcement officer fatally shot his ex-wife and wounded a sheriff and deputy at a home in northeastern Georgia.

Russell Andrews with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Anthony Giaquinta, 41, killed Kathy Giaquinta Smith, 40, at the home in Clarkesville. A friend of Smith, Steven Thomas Singleton, 45, was found dead outside the home, and authorities believe Giaquinta shot him as well.

Andrews says Giaquinta was found dead in the back yard of the home, and it is believed he was fatally wounded when he exchanged gunfire with a sheriff’s deputy who responded to a 911 call of domestic violence at the home.

Andrews says Giaquinta also shot and wounded Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell and Deputy Bill Zigan.

Giaquinta was a former police officer and sheriff’s deputy.

In a separate shooting case in Moorestown, N.J., an employee of an armed security company wounded a coworker inside the business Monday morning before fatally shooting himself outside.


"Ga. to charge chief who shot wife" Associated Press  March 06, 2015

ATLANTA — A prosecutor said Thursday he plans to seek a misdemeanor charge — but no felony — against a suburban Atlanta police chief who told investigators he went to bed with a loaded gun and accidentally shot his wife after mixing alcohol and sleep medicine.

I was going to ask what prescription pharmaceuticals he was one, but.... 

District Attorney Scott Ballard said Thursday he will seek to indict Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom next month on a charge of reckless misconduct, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison.

Ultimately, a grand jury will decide whether to charge the chief.

Ballard said evidence supported McCollom’s story that the New Year’s Day shooting was an accident. But the prosecutor said it also could have been avoided.

He said the chief told investigators he drank alcohol and took medication to help him sleep, and ended up sleeping with his loaded service weapon under the sheets between McCollom, 58, and his wife.

You know, I was always told drugs, guns, and alcohol do not mix.

Margaret McCollom remains in treatment for paralysis below the waist and complications, Ballard said.


"Retired officer kills 2 daughters, self, police say" Associated Press  February 23, 2015

HARRISON, N.Y. — A retired police officer apparently shot his two teenage daughters to death and then killed himself in the family’s home in Harrison, a police official said Sunday.

Police Chief Anthony Marraccini said the deaths of 52-year-old Glen Hochman and his daughters Alissa and Deanna on Saturday “would appear to be a double murder-suicide.”

He said the motive was unknown.

I think I might have an idea.

Marraccini said police went to the home in the Westchester County village of Harrison after a person reported that no one was answering the door. Police found the three bodies at 3:50 p.m.

Marraccini said Hochman’s body was found in the garage while the bodies of 17-year-old Alissa and 13-year-old Deanna were found on “the main level” of the house.

Three dogs were shot to death as well, he said.

Marraccini said Hochman’s wife and another daughter were not home at the time.

Hochman spent 22 years at the White Plains Police Department. Last year, Hochman won the department’s life-saving award for keeping an unresponsive man alive until paramedics arrived.

So what happened?


"Georgia investigators look into police shooting of naked, unarmed man" by Richard Fausset, New York Times  March 11, 2015

CHAMBLEE, Ga. — A witness to the fatal police shooting of a naked, unarmed man here said Tuesday that the man had approached the officer with his hands in the air, prompting the frightened officer to shoot at close range with a handgun.

The witness, Pedro Castillo, 43, is a maintenance man at the Heights at Chamblee, the apartment complex northeast of Atlanta where Anthony Hill, 27, was shot and killed Monday afternoon. Castillo, speaking Spanish, said that Hill, a black man, had seemed out of sorts. He was naked and on all fours in the parking lot when the police officer, who is white, arrived in his car, parking a good distance away, Castillo said.

When Hill saw the officer, Castillo said, he stood up and moved toward him with his hands raised, and the officer, obviously frightened, yelled for him to stop. Castillo said that he had not seen a scuffle, but that he did see the officer pull out the handgun and shoot Hill.

In a news conference Monday, Cedric L. Alexander, the DeKalb County deputy chief operating officer for public safety, said the officer had a Taser at the time. He said he did not know whether the officer had used it.

They don't work anyway from what I've been reading in the Globe.

Castillo said that while it seemed to him that the officer did not have to shoot Hill, the officer “did have to defend himself” because Hill did not stop when ordered to do so.

The incident is the third fatal police shooting of an unarmed or apparently unarmed black man in the past five days, following shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Madison, Wis. — and as the nation continues to debate race, policing, and lethal force in the wake of the fatal shooting of another unarmed black man, Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in August.

Who is pushing that debate?

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is examining the shooting, and the officer was placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation.

By Tuesday morning, the news had already spurred a rash of outraged comments on Twitter, and grief and anger here at the Heights, a complex of dun-colored apartments rented mostly by working-class Latino families. A number of mothers here, who would not give their names because they are undocumented immigrants, said Hill had been a friendly and well-known presence in the complex who often played soccer with their children and picked up trash in a nearby play area.

Julio Hernandez, 54, a groundskeeper at the complex, said Hill, who went by Tony, used to skateboard around the complex with Hernandez’s 14-year-old son. He said he had never seen Hill act aggressive or appear to be intoxicated.

“He was a calm, friendly person,” Hernandez said. “To me, this was police abuse, because what can a naked person do?”

However, a number of people here said Tuesday that Hill seemed troubled. Some of them assumed he might be high on drugs, or mentally ill and lacking a stabilizing medication.

In a phone interview Tuesday, Harrietta Jones, 62, the cousin of Hill’s mother, said that Hill had been a veteran of the Air Force who had been treated by the Veteran’s Administration.

Oh, no.

“To my understanding, he was having some difficulties with the medication that he was on,” said Jones, who lives in Moncks Corner, S.C.

Must be why this was a one-day wonder.


Also see: Gruesome Killing in Georgia 

I'm not seeing any conspiracy, are you?

Get out of Georgia as fast as you can:

"Ga. ministry seeks $65m for plane" by Kate Brumback, Associated Press  March 14, 2015

ATLANTA — The ministry of a prominent Georgia megachurch pastor and evangelist who teaches that God wants to bless the faithful with earthly riches is seeking donations to buy a luxury jet valued at more than $65 million.

A fool and his money....

The website of Creflo Dollar Ministries asked people Friday to “sow your love gift of any amount” to help the ministry buy a Gulfstream G650 airplane. Creflo Dollar and his wife, Taffi, are co-pastors of World Changers International Church in College Park, just south of Atlanta.

Dollar is one of the most prominent African-American preachers based around Atlanta who have built ministries on the prosperity gospel.

The ministry’s current plane, acquired in 1999, was built in 1984, has traveled more than 4 million miles, and is no longer safe, spokesman Juda Engelmayer said.


Will you give dollars so Dollar can fly around the world in comfort?

NDU: Ga. prisons update gender policy

Another agenda-pushing piece of Zionist perversion.