October 17, 2021

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Cop posing as 14-year-old girl online leads to conviction of attempted molester

“This strategy enables officers to detect individuals seeking to exploit children before they are able to harm a real child,” Crossland said in a news release.

Arroyo arranged for Stacey to meet him at Dupree Park on Neese Road in Woodstock at 2 a.m. on Oct. 31, Crossland said. Arroyo arrived at the park and continued to text Stacey while he waited for her to walk through the woods from her parents’ house.

When Woodstock police showed up instead, Arroyo fled and ultimately wrecked his car into the carport of a home in the neighborhood, Crossland said. He was arrested at the scene of the crash.

“Arroyo’s actions demonstrate the dangers that children face online every day. We are fortunate that Stacey was a fictional child, rather than a real 14-year-old,” Deputy Chief District Attorney Katie Gropper said in a statement.

In addition to his 15-year sentence, Arroyo will be required to register as a sex offender and will not be allowed to have contact with minors under the age of 18.

“Many children are safer tonight, thanks to the excellent work of an undercover Woodstock police officer, who identified this sick individual before he was able to hurt an innocent child, and to the Cherokee County jurors, who found this defendant guilty,” District Attorney Shannon Wallace said. “This sentence ensures that this defendant will be confined, monitored and unable to hurt a real child.”

It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the temporary closure of our retail, wholesale and online operations....

Posted by Patak Meats on Monday, August 23, 2021

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The Atlanta committee concluded that the bust was not a Confederate monument and recommended leaving it in place.","_id":"EIPPK7SM5FBFBEWAEW54EUK6MM","additional_properties":"comments":[],"_id":1595252813642,"id":"U57780323116KcE","type":"raw_html","content":"","_id":"T6DG6KE52JFVTFVRSZDUF4TJ6A","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1595252813643,"type":"text","content":"ATLANTA STREET NAMES","_id":"DDMEKHVG4NBGTAUHVD4Z2UTST4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1595252813644,"type":"text","content":"The Atlanta committee report identified 34 city streets possibly memorializing the Confederacy and recommended that some names get changed immediately: Confederate Avenue, East Confederate Avenue, and any street named after Nathan Bedford Forrest, John B. Gordon, Robert E. 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During the 1939 'Gone With the Wind' premiere, the Old Guard Battalion of the Gate City Guard lit the lamp and declared it 'The Eternal Flame of the Confederacy.'","_id":"GMTP6LBI4NHYDGSZNGNQNFM4NY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1595252813654,"type":"text","content":"The creation of the viaduct and Underground Atlanta muddle the history of the lamp's location a bit — at one point it stood above ground. Then it was moved below to Underground Atlanta at roughly the same location, right outside a set of public restrooms.","_id":"MWLPIFJS7ZE53JKYH4WXXLGH6Y","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1595252813655,"type":"text","content":"Underground Atlanta is now closed to the public as it undergoes an extensive redevelopment. In 2017, the City Council donated the lamppost to the Atlanta History Center, where it is now a part of its exhibition “Cyclorama: The Big Picture.”","owner":"id":"ajc","workflow":"status_code":4,"caption":"Inside historic Rhodes Hall, a series of stained glass windows tell the story of the “Lost Cause.” The building was once the home of the Georgia Archives. (CHARLOTTE B. TEAGLE / AJC file)","source":"system":"Methode","source_type":"other","source_id":"a047c751-80f9-4e5c-bb0b-86599ea84ec0","additional_properties":"editor":"photo center","type":"image","distributor":"mode":"reference","reference_id":"8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019","version":"0.10.3","url":"https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/VOINQD7SF322C75O3ZUHPMAAZQ.jpg","licensable":false,"display_date":"2016-02-05T21:31:36Z","credits":"by":["name":"Charlotte B. Teagle / AJC file","type":"author","byline":"Charlotte B. 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This granite mansion in Midtown has a series of stained glass windows that show the history of the Confederacy, including key battles and portraits of generals and statesmen. The windows were reinstalled at the home in 1990 after spending 25 years in storage at the Georgia Archives. Rhodes Hall hasn't been a public space since the Georgia Trust took possession of it in 1983, but it spent decades as a state building — the home of the Georgia Archives from 1930-65.","owner":"id":"ajc","workflow":"status_code":4,"caption":"WESTVIEW CEMETERY MEMORIAL: The cemetery sits where the Battle of Ezra Church was fought during the Campaign for Atlanta. This memorial was erected by the Confederate Veterans Association of Fulton County in the Confederate section of the cemetery. It's ringed by soldiers' graves and has a pair of small cannons guarding it. Nearby Mozley Park, where Ezra Church stood, contains more historical markers commemorating the battle. (KENT D. 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The statue had been on loan from a private citizen, who feared that it might be damaged, and asked that it be removed. It is unclear if the donor will ever want it to return to the grounds. Jefferson, our third president and author of the Declaration of Independence, owned more than 600 slaves.","_id":"5BNFWRLKHFDODHV73FBH52P5NU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1616090577921,"type":"text","content":"Yet another monument on the DeKalb Courthouse grounds is being considered for removal — a cannon erected to commemorate the Indian War of 1836. The United Daughters of the Confederacy placed the cannon there in 1906. In December 2020, the Decatur City Commissioners voted to remove the cannon but acknowleged that the county should decide its future. 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According to the Coosa Valley News, the statue will be moved to the nearby remnants Fort Norton, a Civil War fortification.","_id":"3GKRG42SQZALBATXHL4OJHVDFA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1616089834228,"type":"text","content":"DALTON: In February 2021, a statue of Confederate Gen. Joseph P. Johnston was removed from a prominent public space downtown. The action was taken by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, which owns the statue, and did not involve public input or local votes. An attorney for the UDC told CNN that “various parties have worked together” to find a solution. The statue, which was erected in 1912, will be relocated to the historic Huff House, which once served as Johnston’s headquarters during the Civil War.","_id":"OP6ANGYDSNBD7PCQD63BFKH7SQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611064893805,"type":"text","content":"MACON: Macon-Bibb commissioners voted to relocate two Confederate monuments in downtown Macon in July 2020 as part of a downtown revitalization project. The plan calls on placing the two monuments — one a 141-year old statue of an anonymous Confederate soldier statue on Cotton Avenue and the other a “Women of the South” obelisk on Poplar Street — to Whittle Park outside of Rose Cemetery. A lawsuit filed by the Military Order of the Stars and Bars Georgia Society Inc. calls the plan “a racially-motivated action designed for political purposes to placate the mob mentalities” and seeks to block the moves. Although that lawsuit is pending, local officials are prevented from moving the memorials due to a temporary injunction.","_id":"W6OCZXRBHVHZXNQDF5KLKZOQ2M","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611064893806,"type":"text","content":"BRUNSWICK: In November 2020, the Brunswick City Commission voted to remove a statue of a Confederate soldier from Hanover Square, but only once legal issues involving similar statue removals in other cities were resolved. The commission did not decide at the time what would become of the 118-year-old statue or where it might be moved.","_id":"TKRGDXN7QVFH3EHONJ55DAQMD4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1595252813751,"type":"text","content":"ATHENS: A Confederate memorial on Broad Street was the target of protests in May and June 2020. The mayor said that city officials would like to remove the memorial as soon as possible and are investigating ways to do it. One plan involved removing the statue to a site a few miles away near a Civil War battlefield.","owner":"id":"ajc","workflow":"status_code":4,"caption":"A Confederate monument on the Rockdale County Courthouse grounds was dismantled early Wednesday morning.","source":"system":"Methode","source_type":"other","source_id":"f69952ec-bb88-11ea-9be7-e1cc2fa91760","additional_properties":"editor":"photo center","type":"image","distributor":"mode":"reference","reference_id":"8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019","version":"0.10.3","url":"https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/DG27TASOMIMG6XO5XHJKASXVGE.jpg","licensable":false,"display_date":"2020-07-01T10:52:32Z","credits":"by":["name":"LEON STAFFORD/AJC","type":"author","byline":"LEON STAFFORD/AJC","slug":"leon-stafford-ajc"],"subtitle":"Rockdale County to remove century-old Confederate monument Tuesday","width":4032,"first_publish_date":"2020-07-01T10:52:32Z","_id":"DG27TASOMIMG6XO5XHJKASXVGE","additional_properties":"fullSizeResizeUrl":"/resizer/SEzedqwobw0nDj2hPaKoALiKhUc=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/DG27TASOMIMG6XO5XHJKASXVGE.jpg","comments":[],"keywords":["SAP:atlanta-news-metro.ajc","ga-government.ajc","localnews.ajc","Rockdale County","Confederate monuments","George Floyd","systemic racism"],"proxyUrl":"/resizer/SEzedqwobw0nDj2hPaKoALiKhUc=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/DG27TASOMIMG6XO5XHJKASXVGE.jpg","takenOn":"2020-07-01T10:52:32Z","originalUrl":"https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/DG27TASOMIMG6XO5XHJKASXVGE.jpg","published":true,"resizeUrl":"/resizer/SEzedqwobw0nDj2hPaKoALiKhUc=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/DG27TASOMIMG6XO5XHJKASXVGE.jpg","thumbnailResizeUrl":"/resizer/10kpDPUG1G5fLib94aeJTYpkfm4=/300x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/DG27TASOMIMG6XO5XHJKASXVGE.jpg","version":0,"originalName":"https://www.ajc.com//rw/Pub/p11/AJC/2020/07/01/Images/rockdale%20confederate%20monument%20068.JPG","mime_type":"image/jpeg","restricted":false,"galleries":[],"_id":1595252813752,"created_date":"2020-07-01T11:00:10Z","last_updated_date":"2020-07-01T11:00:10Z","publish_date":"2020-07-01T10:52:32Z","height":3024,"_id":"NKMTBWX6KNCINLXDECGLNBDBJE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1595252813753,"type":"text","content":"CONYERS: On the night of June 30, 2020, a monument of a Confederate soldier was removed only hours after the chairman of the Rockdale County Commissioners announced plans to remove it. 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Gang member sentenced to 20 years in prison:nnToday, a Newton County jury found Quentavrius Durham guilty of Aggravated...

Posted by Newton County District Attorney's Office on Friday, August 20, 2021

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That’s likely to be a sticking point in Georgia as well, where Republican lawmakers recently pushed through an expansive new election law that includes some restrictions on voting.","_id":"BDHYBGQZHZBAHOSKVYXBJKA4AE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628277985444,"type":"text","content":"“I think (HB 833) is going to be dead on arrival,” McCarthy said. “I wish the Democrats would put this much effort into voter ID overall in Georgia.”","level":3,"_id":"INDLA3QWSZH5BDA4W7UXEN4FFI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629315336552,"type":"header","content":"Possible benefits of expansion","_id":"7E2ZXOA2TJBX7NX4G7D6BFMNEE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629306620571,"type":"text","content":"Despite the opposition, advocates say expanded access to driver’s licenses is needed due to the lack of viable public transit alternatives in vast swaths of the state.","_id":"OJQALFIXCNAYJNVNK7TCHBPD7Q","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625259099782,"type":"text","content":"“In a place like Georgia, not being able to drive is not being able to eat,” said Kavi Vu, spokeswoman for the Asian American Advocacy Fund, one of the groups advocating for the adoption of HB 833.","_id":"EMS7IRLRSJATRGMJODGELMM5IE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625259099783,"type":"text","content":"Though unauthorized immigrants would be among those most directly impacted by HB 833, other marginalized groups with limited access to identification documents — including survivors of domestic violence, homeless people and formerly incarcerated individuals — could benefit as well, advocates say.","_id":"HDI47CAB4NFMZOJ6MIZZX4FH5M","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629306620574,"type":"text","content":"The legislation could also yield public safety benefits and would allow for better access to health care, including vaccinations against COVID-19, supporters say.","_id":"DRM2VKACMZDULPTQUO25MIL4PE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629306620575,"type":"text","content":"A report published this year by the left-leaning Georgia Budget and Policy Institute found that expanding access to driver’s licenses could have a positive impact on road safety and generate new revenue for state coffers from vehicle registrations, licensing fees, and motor fuel taxes.","_id":"GC6MCTXPWJA5HPKRV4LZZE2MRA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625259099789,"type":"text","content":"“As far as people who drive automobiles on the road, you want them to know what the rules of the road are, and you want them to be able to go through the process of becoming credentialed to drive,” David Schaefer, research director at the institute, said. “We think that (HB 833) really facilitates that.”","_id":"BAYDMGHAVVDTRIE7TE77CSW7XI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629315336559,"type":"text","content":"According to a report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 1 in 5 fatal car crashes involve an unlicensed or invalidly licensed driver. Those drivers are also 10 times more likely to leave the scene of an accident than validly licensed drivers. And per GBPI, giving all immigrant drivers the opportunity to become licensed would mean more of those drivers would take out car insurance than is currently the case. That could lower premiums for everyone else.","_id":"2RHAMMM3KRGHFOW5SABHAMEJ5I","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629315336560,"type":"text","content":"In California, after over 1 million undocumented immigrants were able to apply for driver’s licenses, hit-and-runs were reduced by 10%, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Similar policy changes in Connecticut contributed to hit-and-runs in certain cities there declining by 15%, according to official data — leading to millions of dollars saved in related expenses.","_id":"GN7CF4X5IFH4NGYEA6O5W7YBDM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625259099795,"type":"text","content":"GBPI estimates that, within the first three years of implementation, about 40% of the state’s 400,000 unauthorized immigrants would seek a license — that’s nearly 165,000 people.","_id":"GN7CF4X5IFH4NGYEA6O5W7YBDM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625259099795,"type":"text","content":"Immigration advocates say licenses would also represent a boon for mental health.","_id":"BYR37JAOAVBXBDMGJSKFOZ6X3I","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625259099799,"type":"text","content":"“A lot of our community would want nothing more than to be able to drive with peace of mind, without that stress of having to every morning leave their house to go to work and not knowing if they are going to be stopped and and referred to ICE,” said Vanesa Sarazua, founder of the Gainesville-based Hispanic Alliance GA. “The emotional turmoil that we have is real … And it’s an impact in our community that is seldom spoken about.”","level":3,"_id":"XBF5TNQRZNC5PPCKXSTHHRGHEA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629306620579,"type":"header","content":"Some hesitancy on both sides","_id":"IL5YMETPIFA3XHH4CUCE2W2Q7A","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629306620580,"type":"text","content":"Garnering support for the legislation will be challenging.","_id":"PN2FDDCGMBCCFFJTC2MKUOIYI4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629296660479,"type":"text","content":"Some states, like Maryland, that allowed unauthorized immigrants to obtain a legal ID found that hundreds of licenses were issued to applicants who submitted counterfeit documentation. In 2006, Tennessee ended its licensing program for unauthorized immigrants, after federal investigations showed that some applicants used fraudulent documents, and in some cases also bribed state workers, to secure driving privileges.","_id":"TGHUJLGRPBG7LOOWZ7FHY2L4HY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625259099801,"type":"text","content":"In other parts of the country, some states’ expanded driver’s license programs were used by immigration enforcement authorities to obtain participating immigrants’ personal information, leading to arrests and deportations.","_id":"PN2FDDCGMBCCFFJTC2MKUOIYI4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629296660479,"type":"text","content":"To get the support of the immigrant community, sponsors of the Georgia bill have included language that would prevent routine information sharing with ICE, stipulating that a federal court order would need to be produced for any data to be released.","_id":"DYRPGJHM7RBELHQBRBTAVXGEVE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625259099806,"type":"text","content":"Schaefer says that provision would be key in not only protecting private information, but also in getting members of the unauthorized community to sign up for licenses in the first place.","_id":"XCXELVDJXNCHVHS5TLAU3LB66Q","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625259099807,"type":"text","content":"“If you are going to encourage people to apply, they have to know that their information will not be used against them,” he said.","_id":"CMPUVKTUAJEB5OME6CVKDQ26PU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":"TKSM6MPBUNGN7D7LMRL3MQ3FCI","type":"text","content":"Lautaro Grinspan is a Report for America corps member covering metro Atlanta’s immigrant communities."],"display_date":"2021-08-23T14:00:00Z","headlines":"basic":"Coalition pushes licenses for unauthorized immigrants in Georgia","first_publish_date":"2021-08-23T14:00:01.848Z","taxonomy":{"sections":["path":"/news","parent":"default":"https://www.ajc.com/","_website":"ajc","parent_id":"https://www.ajc.com/","name":"News","description":"Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles - Atlanta Journal-Constitution","_id":"/news","additional_properties":"original":"parent":"AmpNav":"https://www.ajc.com/","default":"https://www.ajc.com/","BottomNav":null,"TopNavRedesign":null,"SectionMap":"https://www.ajc.com/","LoggedOutMenu":null,"MainMenuRedesign2021":"https://www.ajc.com/","TopNav":null,"TopicsBar":null,"ComposerNav":"https://www.ajc.com/","site":"site_url":"https://www.ajc.com/news/","section_comments_enabled":"Yes","site_description":"Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles - Atlanta Journal-Constitution","site_title":"Atlanta GA News ,"navigation":"nav_title":"News","inactive":false,"node_type":"section","_website":"ajc","name":"News","Sponsor":"sponsor_url_open_new_tab":"true","sponsor_desktop_banner":"","sponsor_mobile_banner":"","sponsor_url":"","_id":"/news","ancestors":"AmpNav":["https://www.ajc.com/"],"default":["https://www.ajc.com/"],"BottomNav":[],"TopNavRedesign":[],"SectionMap":["https://www.ajc.com/"],"LoggedOutMenu":[],"MainMenuRedesign2021":["https://www.ajc.com/"],"TopicsBar":[],"order":"AmpNav":1001,"default":1001,"SectionMap":1018,"MainMenuRedesign2021":1001,"ComposerNav":1135,"_website_section_id":"ajc./news","type":"section","version":"0.6.0"],"primary_section":"path":"/news","name":"News","tags":["text":"teamjanel","text":"reportforamerica","text":"immigrantcommunities","text":"georgia-news.ajc"]},"type":"story","last_updated_date":"2021-08-23T14:00:01.842Z","canonical_url":"/news/coalition-pushes-licenses-for-unauthorized-immigrants-in-georgia/SYWL7U2CPRAQTAPCOSVKSL6FOU/","promo_items":"basic":"credits":"affiliation":[],"subtitle":"Advocates seek expansion to Georgia driver's license program","width":490,"caption":"House Bill 833 would give Georgia undocumented immigrants the opportunity to apply for a new kind of driver’s license. 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He was rushed to a hospital in critical condition before dying from his injuries, marking the 100th investigation into a homicide that police have opened this year.","_id":"43KOUD3IOJE5JPZOBXFOTAGZPA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629665149378,"type":"text","content":"The triple homicide at McDaniel and Whitehall streets happened about nine hours later.","_id":"5RQBJOLPFRC7XD7VFFDIFSAPC4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629653035223,"type":"text","content":"Surpassing 100 homicides is a grim milestone that reflects an increase in violent crime that Atlanta police and city leaders have been combatting for more than a year.","_id":"SPRZ3JMXDZEWZFA7XA66X7GDF4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629653035224,"type":"text","content":"In 2020, the Atlanta Police Department investigated 157 homicides, up from 99 in 2019. 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He said that level of law enforcement staffing did not solve issues facing the city and he would rather see “community policing” that gets officers out of their vehicles and onto the streets where they can learn their communities.","_id":"ECE66MTFNRH33JG2ZPSUMUSQAA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629662990358,"type":"text","content":"“Militarizing Atlanta police is not going to solve the problem,” Brown said.","_id":"KJTOGCINHZBSPNO77J6IQWLZFI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629662990357,"type":"text","content":"Brown is currently under federal indictment for charges including wire fraud involving alleged acts that occurred prior to his election as a councilman. 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But attention to the needs of our neighborhoods also must play an important role if we are going to reverse this bloody trend and develop lasting public safety in our city.”","_id":"EVU6ETJ6LJGOTCFUYKCWJC7KUQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629662990365,"type":"text","content":"Gay pledged to work closely with Gov. Brian Kemp’s office and other regional governments.","_id":"Q2RV3GQLOBA5LGTM3PNUN7W75U","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629662990366,"type":"text","content":"“We need to think in broad terms. Crime is often an ugly manifestation of other troubling community issues,” Gay said.","_id":"VMK4GMQL7ZEVZIU2APFXC3RF6E","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629662990367,"type":"text","content":"City Council President Felicia Moore said Atlantans are tired and angry about waking up to headlines of more violence. 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The city detention center, which Bottoms and allies have sought to convert into a center for equity with community services, could shoulder more of the inmate population.","_id":"G6FALJSWIBH7RBLPMRA67JNEDU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629662990370,"type":"text","content":"Moore said the city’s nightclubs are an important industry, but like Gay, Moore said serial violators in the city’s nightlife scene must be addressed.","_id":"TIDDOV65RBFQJFU3GP7MQ246XE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629662990371,"type":"text","content":"“Most importantly … we’ve got to set a tone in the city of Atlanta (that) the crime that is happening is not acceptable and we as a community don’t accept it and we don’t accept allowing it to define who we are as a city and we’re going to everything possible to change it,” Moore said.","_id":"UYYDFB6WAFA6HH3F7M5AR45FHQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629662990372,"type":"text","content":"Former Mayor Kasim Reed, Bottoms’ predecessor who is again seeking the mayor’s office, shared his response in an email.","_id":"MPGF7Q6IAFFOLMFWNYFP6SAHQM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629662990373,"type":"text","content":"“Every life lost represents a family mourning the loss of a mother, a father, a sister, or brother,” Reed said. “We cannot accept this loss of life as the new normal as violent crime continues to surge.","_id":"GDXQLHBW7NCS7L6FTFZWLC5SEQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629662990374,"type":"text","content":"“This crisis requires hands-on leadership and an approach that is both tough and smart on crime,” he said.","_id":"3PTUFDOZTJHHHHGUK4WMCQ3ERM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629653035225,"type":"text","content":"— Staff writers Shaddi Abusaid and Alexis Stevens contributed to this article."],"display_date":"2021-08-22T22:39:28.817Z","headlines":"basic":"Police respond to fatal triple shooting hours after Atlanta hits 100 homicides","first_publish_date":"2021-08-22T22:39:28.817Z","taxonomy":{"sections":["path":"/news","parent":"default":"https://www.ajc.com/","_website":"ajc","parent_id":"https://www.ajc.com/","name":"News","description":"Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles - 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The father of six and grandfather of two died from his injuries when a bullet entered his back and struck his heart, his family said.","_id":"Y2UF4SNRKBEDNEB33B2BN7Z7S4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629511996070,"type":"text","content":"“It was a complete shock,” said Kanika Rodrique, his wife of 16 years, days after his death. “He was enjoying life and someone stole that from him. And I’m really upset and angry.”","_id":"IWVQLINVANB37E5YBBYPDO37YQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629511996071,"type":"text","content":"Among the 2021 homicide cases are at least seven cases where a person traveling inside a car was shot and killed. 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All three victims were pronounced dead at the scene.","_id":"BT3YDP4O3FF2JHP5APT4F72MUA","additional_properties":"comments":[],"_id":"UWEICXQX6RHUZM2EIVFT5CYSGI","type":"raw_html","content":"n","_id":"57TVMCMWJJHGLETRF7UKNAXTHM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629711844699,"type":"text","content":"“Currently, we are at the preliminary stages of the investigation to identify witnesses and what other evidence is available,” Genson said.","_id":"SZK6IAFGMRFQ7KKW2BH5V7UE7M","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629711844700,"type":"text","content":"The relationship between the victims is not clear, police said. Anyone with information on the fatal incident is asked to contact Atlanta police.","_id":"ETUBBLTBHFCYPHEC5YKBSUZXNM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629711844701,"type":"text","content":"The fatal shooting happened within nine hours of another shooting that left a man dead on Magnolia Way in northwest Atlanta.","_id":"4YQ63MCIDBBE5JRWZ5NFSC2ISE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629711844702,"type":"text","content":"The victim, identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office as 28-year-old Johnathan Pennington, was found inside a car with a gunshot wound just before 4 p.m. He was rushed to a hospital in critical condition before dying from his injuries, marking the 100th investigation into a homicide that police have opened this year.","_id":"IMDKBMCLDVCMZCKNUY7IOBMBTA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629711844703,"type":"text","content":"The grim milestone reflects the increase in violent crime that Atlanta police and city leaders have been combatting for more than a year.","_id":"YTTE73CAKBARZHCH74J2HEGEDI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629711844704,"type":"text","content":"In 2020, the Atlanta Police Department investigated 157 homicides, up from 99 in 2019 and the most in more than two decades. 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Having an association with Americans can make SIV holders vulnerable to being targeted by the Taliban and put their safety at risk.","_id":"5VTKSADZVBE2LFD3NQZIU2BZEE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629495577053,"type":"text","content":"A refugee is defined as a person who flees their homeland due to fears of war, violence or persecution. Once safe in another country, they will register with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, while staying at a refugee camp or a safe location within their new host country. The United Nations estimates there to be more than 26 million refugees in the world right now, and less than 1% of those people are resettled. Those who are chosen for resettlement, and permitted to come to the United States, quality for the refugee resettlement program. This is a part of a public-private partnership between that includes the United States government and resettlement organizations. These groups will help get refugees accustomed to life in the U.S. through educational programs and community-based support.","_id":"YVPA4UXDDJECPILNCWG763O7PQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629487838363,"type":"text","content":"Are Afghans who come to the United States under the Special Immigrant Visa program given the same resettlement aid as refugees?","_id":"M5445MDWABARBDOODSOFE4Q4FQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629468413891,"type":"text","content":"Yes. Once an Afghan SIV holder arrives stateside they are eligible for the same services as a refugee. 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While overseas, refugees do not have a say in their relocation country; however, if they qualify to come to the United States agencies will attempt to resettle them near loved ones they have may in this country.","_id":"5BZOPW7JTFA5TJYBGLYUMYBBMQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629493712172,"type":"text","content":"How about the airfare to come to the United States, who pays for the ticket?","_id":"WNHKOESBHJHFPJHWLQEBZEZAWI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629468413899,"type":"text","content":"The federal government requires anyone in the resettlement program to begin paying back their airfare fees six months of their arrival. This is because airplane tickets and other transportation fees are considered a loan by the government.","_id":"NFTKVTL72VBFZI63YT5BHD6NK4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629468413892,"type":"text","content":"What are some of the services refugees and SIV holders can expect when they arrive to the U.S.?","_id":"65C72GZBMZDFHPCMSL2DDRSQU4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629468413893,"type":"text","content":"The International Rescue Committee is one of several agencies working with these groups, and it provides a safe place for them to live, furnishes it, and stocks the pantry with culturally appropriate food. They also get picked up from the airport, and given a hot meal once they make it to their new homes, Howell said. They’re also given a quick orientation about the program and expectations. Within the first 10 days of their arrival, refugees and SIV holders will receive a medical screening. Aid organizations will also help with basic needs such as enrolling children in school, providing adults access to language-classes, job training and employment support, such as resume development.","_id":"S7KKKGQBPJBHJCJWSWMO5HGCLM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629500297587,"type":"text","content":"Another local group, the Refugee Women’s Network, is fundraising to help new Afghan arrivals resettle in the Atlanta area. The RWN was created about 25 years ago with the purpose of aiding refugee and immigrant families in Georgia. Donations are used to purchase basic goods such as clothing, kitchen supplies and food, along with providing social services, said Marjan Nadir, an economic empowerment manager with the group.","_id":"TOK6CDH6KNDPJDVB2HQ33KKBDU","additional_properties":"comments":[],"_id":"G3UUYVUCNFEGRG6O3OC2VHSGAY","type":"interstitial_link","content":"How to help people affected by unrest in Afghanistan","url":"https://www.ajc.com/life/how-to-help-people-affected-by-unrest-in-afghanistan/HL7JCGJPMRAHZD2J4IWO44IFKQ/","_id":"J4M737UXTVCVPJZDMNQM3MZLHI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629468413896,"type":"text","content":"How long does it take for the typical new arrivals to able to become self-sufficient?","_id":"QWLFZCE7IJBNFCT7NFPQMIQOFI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629468413897,"type":"text","content":"Howell said about 90% of the families and individuals his office serves are fully self-sufficient within six months of their arrival. Although they’re welcome to continue a relationship with the IRC in Atlanta for support, such as help meeting educational goals.","_id":"ZUAHP3L255EMJO7UGUQ3EOHVPI","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629468413900,"type":"text","content":"Is there a pathway to citizenship for people who come to the United States on SIV or through the standard refugee resettlement program?","_id":"X7OMMN4ITBD4RP464BFFWZM4UA","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629493712179,"type":"text","content":"Anyone who comes to the country as an SIV holder or through refugee resettlement is on a full pathway to citizenship the minute they land stateside, Howell said. They are also eligible to work and pay taxes from the moment they arrive.","_id":"WLJG2FDLRZADVNICEY6JBYK6TE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1629468413908,"type":"text","content":"Paradise Afshar is a Report for America corps member covering metro Atlanta’s immigrant communities."],"display_date":"2021-08-22T12:00:00Z","headlines":"basic":"FAQ: How aid groups are preparing to help Afghan refugees","first_publish_date":"2021-08-22T12:00:02.531Z","taxonomy":{"sections":["path":"/news","parent":"default":"https://www.ajc.com/","_website":"ajc","parent_id":"https://www.ajc.com/","name":"News","description":"Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles - Atlanta Journal-Constitution","_id":"/news","additional_properties":"original":"parent":"AmpNav":"https://www.ajc.com/","default":"https://www.ajc.com/","BottomNav":null,"TopNavRedesign":null,"SectionMap":"https://www.ajc.com/","LoggedOutMenu":null,"MainMenuRedesign2021":"https://www.ajc.com/","TopNav":null,"TopicsBar":null,"ComposerNav":"https://www.ajc.com/","site":"site_url":"https://www.ajc.com/news/","section_comments_enabled":"Yes","site_description":"Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles - Atlanta Journal-Constitution","site_title":"Atlanta GA News ,"navigation":"nav_title":"News","inactive":false,"node_type":"section","_website":"ajc","name":"News","Sponsor":"sponsor_url_open_new_tab":"true","sponsor_desktop_banner":"","sponsor_mobile_banner":"","sponsor_url":"","_id":"/news","ancestors":"AmpNav":["https://www.ajc.com/"],"default":["https://www.ajc.com/"],"BottomNav":[],"TopNavRedesign":[],"SectionMap":["https://www.ajc.com/"],"LoggedOutMenu":[],"MainMenuRedesign2021":["https://www.ajc.com/"],"TopicsBar":[],"order":"AmpNav":1001,"default":1001,"SectionMap":1018,"MainMenuRedesign2021":1001,"ComposerNav":1135,"_website_section_id":"ajc./news","type":"section","version":"0.6.0"],"primary_section":"path":"/news","name":"News","tags":["text":"teamjanel","text":"reportforamerica","text":"immigrantcommunities","text":"news.naviga","text":"politics.ajc"]},"type":"story","last_updated_date":"2021-08-24T13:29:19.636Z","canonical_url":"/news/qa-with-international-rescue-committee-atlanta-director-about-afghan-refugees/SYAQQZCMG5DOHFFM3NW2NTS6PY/","promo_items":"basic":"subtitle":"People trying to flee the country gather outside of the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. 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Critics have warned against allowing the program to lead to a more permanent residency for recipients.","_id":"A7HVNYYRJFCOJIKYQXIXB3ZL24","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628616053139,"type":"text","content":"But the reality is that many countries’ TPS designations get renewed with regularity, according to Urbina.","_id":"NQ3R45MV5BEPJLHYAQG6EEITJQ","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628616053140,"type":"text","content":"“Unless the situation in Venezuela just completely magically improves by [September 2022], it will be extended beyond that point,” he said.","_id":"YX4FNKD2HBDTZGYGCIEKCQSUWE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628616053141,"type":"text","content":"There are also worries among the community, advocates say, that filing for TPS could jeopardize separate applications for asylum, an immigration benefit that, unlike TPS, lays out a path to citizenship. In reality, immigrants with pending asylum claims as well as immigrants who are planning on applying for asylum in the future can also file for TPS, with no adverse effect on their case.","_id":"STXA3RQQS5CORJ5IRBO2WMYZKU","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628616053142,"type":"text","content":"“If you apply for asylum and you get granted that status, that would be more permanent status in the U.S. but I also think it’s generally better to have more than one option,” said Nina Salazar, staff attorney at the Latin American Association. “I would really encourage immigrants who are in the process of the asylum application or thinking of applying for asylum to also submit their TPS applications as well.”","_id":"KU4KCZ6XVZD3TEVF5W64KOYFPY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628616053143,"type":"text","content":"Both Salazar and Urbina indicated that approval rates for TPS are higher than those for asylum. That’s especially true for asylum cases that fall under the jurisdiction of Georgia’s immigration courts, which have some of the highest denial rates in the nation, according to data compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a nonpartisan research organization at Syracuse University. 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