Judge: City was right in enforcing curfews at Woodruff Park.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
City parks officials say repairs needed, blames Occupy Atlanta.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Occupy Atlanta activists say they're trying to stop foreclosure on a home that has been owned by the same family for generations.
Carmen Pittman has lived in her Old Fourth Ward home with her mother, father and three siblings since third grade. It’s the house that her grandmother and great-grandmother called home. But Pittman and her family face eviction because a bank has started foreclosure proceedings on their house on Glen Iris Drive. "This has always been a family house," said Pittman, 21. "It's always been here for anybody to come back to. ...You want to come sleep here, you can, you're more than welcome." Now, the family has invited Occupy Atlanta protesters onto their property in a bid to save their home and raise awareness in the neighborhood about the foreclosure crisis. About ten protesters arrived Tuesday to set up tents in the front lawn and signs with …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Atlanta police arrest some Occupy protesters near Georgia State University
Atlanta police arrested eight people linked to Occupy Atlanta Thursday as they marched to the state Capitol after they blocked a portion of Courtland Street to vehicular traffic. "Our mission is to show the world that you can evict a park but you can't evict an idea," CBS Atlanta quoted Occupy Atlanta organizer Tim Franzen as saying. "This is an idea and it's global." In a statement, Atlanta Police Department spokesman Carlos Campos said the protesters were warned to get out of the street before officers began arresting them. "Officers then moved in and arrested 6 men and 2 women," Campos wrote in his statement. "Those arrested were charged with a city ordinance of Obstructing Traffic and transported to Atlanta City Detention Center." For …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Atlanta Police Department arrests Georgia State, Kennesaw State journalists during weekend Occupy Atlanta standoff
by Frank D. LoMonte The Student Press Law Center, a nonprofit advocate for the First Amendment rights of the student media, asked Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Monday to investigate the treatment of two college journalists arrested during a weekend roundup at the site of the “Occupy Atlanta” demonstrations and to drop all criminal charges against the journalists. On the evening of Nov. 5, Atlanta Police Department officers arrested college journalists Alisen Redmond of The Sentinel at Kennesaw State University and Judith Kim of The Signal at Georgia State University as they were covering “Occupy” protests near downtown Atlanta’s Woodruff Park. The two spent about 14 hours in jail each and were issued citations for the offense of “obstruction…
Monday, November 7, 2011
The day's top headlines for Monday, November 7, 2011.
APS SPLOST IV, Sunday Alcohol Sales On Ballot Tuesday. Don't Forget: Nov. 8 Is Election Day. Five Things To Know Before Election Day. What's On The Ballot For Tuesday. 20 Atlanta Landmarks Announced As Legoland Finalists. Atlanta Police Arrest 19 Protestors. Stone Mountain Holds Traditional Indian Festival. Sandy Springs Cares About Savannah Port Fight. Brookhaven Residents Respond To Occupy Atlanta.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
"Occupy" protests are at least shining a light on greed, which the Bible warns of numerous times.
In the 1987 film “Wall Street,” the money-obsessed Wall Street tycoon named Gordon Gecko, played expertly by Michael Douglas, famously declares that “greed, for a lack of a better word, is good.” Gecko is a character that ruthlessly pursued wealth and achieved it in unethical ways, which today’s “Occupy Wall Street” protesters would have a few words about. The “Occupy” movement is a seemingly ever-growing group that is rallying against corporate greed and influence in the American government. Many have debated where Christians fit in among the protesters and the government/corporations that are being called out by them. No matter what you may think, though, the Bible at least makes it crystal clear that greed is definitely not good. A …
Replay our live coverage of Saturday night's Occupy Atlanta protest and march.
The Atlanta Police Department arrested 19 people during Saturday night's Occupy Atlanta protest. APD Public Affairs Manager Carlos Campos said those who were arrested "refused to leave Woodruff Park after the 11 p.m. closing time or impeded Peachtree Street and other city roads by blocking them and not allowing police to open them to normal traffic." Another person who allegedly assaulted a motorcycle patrol officer was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and obstruction, Campos said. "Mayor Kasim Reed was clear earlier this week in his public statements that the city would arrest any persons who violated the law," said Police Chief George Turner. "Our officers professionally and efficiently made arrests as authorized by State …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
The week's top stories from October 31-November 4, 2011
Atlanta Public Schools Come Off Probation. Protestors Blocked On March To Atlantic Station. Smyrna-Vinings-Cumberland Area Allegedly Suggested For Ricin Attack. Fire Destroys Apartments Near Piedmont Park. Burrell Ellis Hosts Town Hall Meeting In Tucker. Wal-Mart Developers Meet With Medlock, Decatur Residents. APD Seeks Sexual Aggressor Against Women. Two More South Cobb Schools Make AYP. Bookhaven, Chambele Schools Hit, Miss On AYP. All Three Fulton Schools In Cascade Make AYP. Most Buckhead Schools Make AYP Standard. Three Sandy Springs Schools Did Not Make AYP. Grady, Inman Students Meet AYP.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The day's top headlines for Thursday, November 3, 2011
Protestors Blocked On March To Atlantic Station. Wal-Mart Developers Meet With Medlock, Decatur Residents. City Zoning Board Denies QuikTrip Site Appeal. Grady Sophomore Named Among Georgia's 20 Under 20. APD Seeks Sexual Offender.