Category Archives: GBI

1,000 Demand Justice for Nick Thomas, Slain by Smyrna PD


(APN) ATLANTA — An estimated one thousand people gathered outside of Smyrna City Hall on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, to hold a vigil for Nicholas Thomas, the latest Metro Atlanta victim of police homicide.   On March 24, 2015, Mr. Thomas, age 24, was working at a Goodyear Tire Shop near Cumberland Mall, when Smyrna police arrived to serve him […]

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Kevin Davis’s Girlfriend, April Edwards, Talks about Shooting

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(APN) ATLANTA — April Edwards returned to Atlanta to tell the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) what she witnessed the night her boyfriend, Kevin Davis, was shot and killed by Joseph Pitts, a DeKalb Police Officer.   Edwards and Officer Pitts are the only witnesses alive who know what happened that fatal night.  Up until this point, only the police […]

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Protesters Camp at DeKalb Courthouse over Kevin Davis Police Killing

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(APN) DECATUR — About twenty-five people camped out overnight outside of the DeKalb County Courthouse on the evening of Wednesday, February 05, 2014, calling on the DeKalb Police Department (DPD) to allow for an external investigation into the death of Kevin Davis.   As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, Kevin Davis was shot by DeKalb police officer Joseph Pitts […]

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Candlelight Vigil Held for Kevin Davis in DeKalb County

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(APN) DECATUR — A candlelight vigil at the DeKalb County Courthouse on Thursday, January 29, 2015, brought out about seventy-five people to support the family of Kevin Davis, who was recently killed by DeKalb police.   As Atlanta Progressive News previously reported, Davis made the apparent mistake of calling the police for help, when a guest stabbed his girlfriend during […]

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FEATURE: The Many Eric Garners of Georgia

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(APN) ATLANTA — The police murders of Mike Brown of Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner of New York may be dominating national headlines–having inspired a diverse national movement against police brutality–but here in Georgia, there has been a long history of the same that has been equally as deserving of concern.   A TIMELINE OF POLICE BRUTALITY AND MURDERS   […]

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Voter Fraud Charges from 2010 Fizzle in Quitman, south Georgia

(APN) QUITMAN — On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, after four years, two mistrials, and a third trial that lasted over four week, Lula Smart, one of the original “Quitman 10,” was finally found not guilty on all charges of voter fraud.    Georgia’s Republican Legislature has used the spectre of “voter fraud” to justify efforts that have made it more […]

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Black Leaders Mobilize to Help the Quitman Ten

  (APN) ATLANTA — Black leaders and elected officials held a press conference at the Georgia State Capitol on Monday, January 23, 2012, to discuss their concern regarding the Quitman Ten, a group of Black elected officials and voters from Quitman, Georgia, who are facing questionable indictments for voter fraud. Quitman, Brooks County, Georgia is a small town of approximate […]

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