Category Archives: DeKalb County Delegation

How Atlanta, Fulton, DeKalb Could Stop Criminalizing Mentally Ill People (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — After DeKalb police officer Robert Olsen killed Anthony Hill, a young Black man suffering a mental health crisis, Atlanta Progressive News traveled to San Antonio, Texas, to report on a program that has changed how police deal with mentally ill people in that city.   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2015/03/23/feature-in-san-antonio-anthony-hill-wouldve-been-helped-not-shot/   In this follow-up, we look at how the criminal justice, […]

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Avondale Estates Pursuing Growth through Annexation

(APN) ATLANTA — On October 27, 2014, the Avondale Estates Board of Mayor and Commissioners had a Work Session on the annexation of Stratford Green Townhomes into the City. ¬†Stratford Green includes 154 townhomes and would be pursuing a 60%/60% annexation attempt, denoting that 60 percent of the residents and 60 percent of the resident electors in the area must […]

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