An armed, Mableton, Georgia, gun store owner shot and killed one of two suspects who allegedly ordered him to the floor Monday morning during a burglary gone wrong. The incident occurred at Dixie Gun and Pawn just as the store was opening for the day. According to Action News 5, store owner Jimmy Groover said that “two men wearing masks came in with guns drawn, demanding that he get on the floor, while shouting they were going to kill him.” But Groover was wearing a handgun on his hip, and according to Fox 13 Memphis, “Police said [Groover] pulled out his gun and fired, hitting one of the gunmen.” The suspects opened fire as well, and police arrived to find shattered glass and the body of the one of the two suspects lying on the floor. The second suspect fled the scene. Groover said his store has been robbed numerous times during the 30 years that his family has owned it, but this was the first time that people allegedly tried to rob it during business hours.
Kudos to Jimmy for doing what he had to do; putting that one maggot down. Let’s hope the word gets out to into the community, and that the police find (and arrest) the second idiot.
Dismissing an appeal on a technicality, Georgia’s highest court granted a victory to a Ku Klux Klan group that has been seeking for years to participate in a highway cleanup program. The Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the state’s appeal of a lower court decision that the state had violated the KKK group’s free speech rights. The Department of Transportation filed its appeal incorrectly, leaving the high court without authority to consider its merits, the opinion said. The state attorney general’s office, which represents the department, is reviewing the decision and considering its options, spokesman Nicholas Genesi said in an email. The north Georgia KKK group applied to join the state’s Adopt-A-Highway program in May 2012, hoping to pick up litter along part of Route 515 in the Appalachian Mountains. The program was started in 1989 to get volunteers to clean up sections of roads in the state. In exchange, the Department of Transportation posts a sponsorship sign along the road with the program logo and the volunteer group’s name. The state Department of Transportation, which runs the program, denied the KKK group’s application, saying its program was aimed at “civic-minded organizations in good standing” and citing what it called the KKK’s “long-rooted history of civil disturbance” and the “potential for social unrest.” The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation sued on behalf of the KKK group in September 2012, arguing that the state violated the group’s right to free speech. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua agreed and ruled in the group’s favor in November 2014, saying the KKK’s group’s application was treated differently than others and that “viewpoint-based discrimination” is not allowed under the Georgia Constitution. The state appealed, arguing that the KKK group’s arguments were barred by the principle of sovereign immunity, which shields the state and its agencies from being sued in their official capacity unless the General Assembly waives that protection. The Department of Transportation didn’t have an automatic right to appeal in this case and failed to file a necessary application to appeal, leaving the high court without jurisdiction and with no choice but to dismiss the appeal, the opinion says. Alan Begner, an attorney for the KKK group, said they are considering the ruling a victory, though he and his clients would have liked the Supreme Court to weigh in on the underlying issue of sovereign immunity in cases of constitutional challenges to government actions. The Department of Transportation adopted a moratorium on allowing any new participants in the highway cleanup program shortly after it denied the KKK group’s request. In her original ruling, LaGrua had dismissed the KKK group’s request to order the state to allow it to participate in the program. Begner said he needs to talk to the ACLU and his clients about possible next steps.
With respect to the liberal Associated Press (AP) which brought us that story (and boy did it pain them to bring us that story)…and “technicality” or not.. This was was the right decision. This particular Georgia Klan group has every right to exercise it’s 1st Amendment right to free speech, just like every other group out there. Those of us in Colorado are well aware of the LGBT group who adopted a part of I-25 South right as you come into Colorado Springs. Their adopt a highway sign is on the right of the highway..right before the exit to the headquarters for Focus on the Family, a conservative Christian organization based in the Springs. I defy anyone to tell me that the placement of that sign, or the group’s desire to “adopt” that little stretch was calculated; that it’s placement was a mere coincidence. But, regardless, the group has every right to adopt a piece of highway…just like any other group. So, again, this was the right decision.
A Georgia homeowner was attacked Tuesday by a woman dressed in a burka armed with the American flag that was in the homeowner’s yard, The Smoking Gun reported. Aisha Ibrahim, 30, allegedly pulled Old Glory out of a mailbox in Lawrenceville, which is outside Atlanta, and “in a threatening manner” swung the flag at the homeowner, the report said. A fight ensued until a neighbor was reportedly able to hold Ibrahim, whose eyes were only visible, until police arrived. Authorities told FoxNews.com that the fight appeared to be unprovoked. The alleged victim was identified as Dami Arno, who reportedly called for hate-crime charges against Ibrahim. “A Muslim women tore my flag pole down this morning and attacked me and my daughter with it. After the fight she was charged with simple battery 2 counts, nothing else. No hate crime, no destruction of property, no criminal trespassing — nothing,” Arno reportedly posted on Facebook. Capt. Tim Wallis, from the Lawerenceville Police Department, said he is going to look into a hate crime charge. The report did not indicate the alleged attacker’s religion and said she was arrested on a pair of battery counts. A third misdemeanor charge was later filed, the report said.
Of course the suspect’s religion IS relevant. She was wearing a burka, for crying out loud. We’re curious where she’s from. So many questions.. Well, hopefully she is ordered to pay restitution to the poor homeowner she attacked..and does some jail time.