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Prison Firms, Suspected Hate Group behind Georgia's Immigrant Bills

 

(APN) ATLANTA -- Private prison firms and right-wing hate groups have supported, lobbied for, and--either directly or indirectly--helped to craft several bills pending 
in the Georgia legislature this Session, including HB 87, the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011.
"Corrections Corporation of America (CCA)- we know they have lobbyists here," Larry Pellegrini, a long-time activist and 
lobbyist for progressive causes, told Atlanta Progressive News.
"We do not know which legislators they have contributed to," Pellegrini said.  Disclosures are not available yet for the current quarter, but CCA officials have a 
pattern of donating to legislators in Arizona.  HB 87 is modeled on Arizona's controversial immigration law.
"The feeling is that these folks are certainly communicating or have communicated with their counterparts in Arizona," Pellegrini said.
"They [CCA] will benefit by the legislation.  They have a corporate stake in it around the country, through bills like the ones proposed here.  I think they're
salivating in the hallway," Pellegrini said.
Kris Kobach, a lawyer for the legal arm of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), is generaly considered the main architech of Arizona's law. 
"Those that have put together this copy-cat bill seem to be quite proud to have had his counsel," Pellegrini said.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has listed FAIR as an anti-immigrant hate group since 2007, citing the organization's "ties to white supremacy and its long 
track record of bigotry."  SPLC is internationally known for tracking and exposing the activities of hate groups.
 
The Kobach, who is Harvard and Yale-educated, has been the brains behind similarly tough local-level immigration measures and legal actions across the country according to
Mother Jones magazine. 
 
Other news reports describe Kobach as an anti-immigration extremist who comes to town with big ideas but leaves behind huge legal bills, and unworkable laws coupled 
with social unrest.
 
As Kansas's new Secretary of State, Kobach has aleady helped state lawmakers draft a knockoff of Arizona's controversial immigration bill. 
 
"The people behind Arizona's immigration bill and Georgia's copycat bills are the private prisons," Prof. Martha Rees from Agnes Scott College, told the House Judiciary 
Non-Civil Committee during a recent hearing on HB 87.
 
Rees points to numerous articles on the internet including one by National Public Radio.
 
NPR exposed the close relationship between business interests and lawmakers within the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). 
 
It was an ALEC task force, which included a representative from a private prison, along with lawmakers from Arizona and other states, that helped draft the Arizona 
immigration bill.
According to CCA reports reviewed by National Public Radio, CCA executives believe immigrant detention is their next big market.
DETAILS ON HB 87
HB 87 has been called reactionary, dehumanizing, and scape-goating; it will lead to racial profiling of the Hispanic community, opponents say.  
 
It will cost Georgia millions of dollars to implement and Georgia will lose billions in revenue, opponents point out.  These bills will hurt state and local economies with tourism, agricultural, and poultry industries especially hard hit.
"HB 87 makes me feel like I have been sent back in time to the hate years of the 1950's and 60's.  This bill makes me really ill," retired Lt. Col. EV Howe, who served for 21 
years as a Cold War and Vietnam pilot, told the State House Non-Civil Judiciary Committee.
 
HB 87, also known as Show Me Your Papers, was introducted State Rep. Matt Ramsey.
 
HB 87 would require state and local law enforcement officers to investigate the immigration status of all individuals they "reasonably suspect" of being in the country illegally. 
 
This means that "suspicious looking people" can be stopped for minor traffic violations such as going a few miles over the speed limit or rolling a stop sign.  They are then sent to private for profit-prisons to work as unpaid laborers before eventually being deported.
 
HB 87 would require private employers to use the E-Verify database, which some say is flawed, and established civil sanctions in case of non-compliance. 
 
HB 87 creates criminal penalties for any individual who encourages an undocumented person to come to Georgia, or transports or habors them once they arrive.  This means 
taxi, ambulance, and MARTA drivers could be subjected to criminal penalties.
 
HB 87 would provide additional incentives for localities to enter into 287(g) or Secured Communites.
 
HB 87 would allow any "legal resident" to bring a lawsuti against any Georgia official or agency to force them to enforce provision of the bill. 
 
This means lots of lawsuits by anti-immigration activists against the government which tax-payers will have to cough up.  Can we say let's bankrupt Georgia?
 
SB 40 mirrors several provisions of HB 87 but also would order fines and jail time for certain non-citizens that do not carry a "certificate of registration."  It is 
assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  
The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (ACLU) claims that HB 87 and SB 40 are unconstitutional and will subject the state to exorbitant litigation costs. 
"Those illegal immigrants who are using a Tax ID are not filing tax returns.  That means the state and federal government are retaining 100% of the tax withheld from 
their paychecks," Doug Rohan, an attorney, registered Republican, and son of a Cuban immigrant, told the Committee.
 
"Representative Ramsey stated that the reasons for drafting this bill included the purported use of public benefits by undocumented immigrants.  Welfare, food stamps 
and unemployment assistance are simply unavailable to undocumented immigrants by existing law," Charles Kuch, an expert in immigration law, told the Committee.
 
"Representative Ramsey sited a number of $2.5 billion as the cost of illegal immigration in Georgia, without also noting that illegal immigrants contribute more than 
$9.4 billion to Georgia's economy.  They also contribute between $215 million and $253 million to state coffers in sales, income and property taxes," Kuch explained.
 
HB 87 is currently being amended and will appear again in a similar form.
(END / 2011)

(APN) ATLANTA -- Private prison firms and right-wing hate groups have supported, lobbied for, and--either directly or indirectly--helped to craft several bills pending in the Georgia legislature this Session, including HB 87, the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011.

"Corrections Corporation of America (CCA)- we know they have lobbyists here," Larry Pellegrini, a long-time activist and lobbyist for progressive causes, told Atlanta Progressive News.

"We do not know which legislators they have contributed to," Pellegrini said.  Disclosures are not available yet for the current quarter, but CCA officials have a pattern of donating to legislators in Arizona.  HB 87 is modeled on Arizona's controversial immigration law.

"The feeling is that these folks are certainly communicating or have communicated with their counterparts in Arizona," Pellegrini said.

"They [CCA] will benefit by the legislation.  They have a corporate stake in it around the country, through bills like the ones proposed here.  I think they're salivating in the hallway," Pellegrini said.

Kris Kobach, a lawyer for the legal arm of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), is generaly considered the main architech of Arizona's law. 

Kobach has also been instrumental to helping to draft Georgia's legislation.

"Those that have put together this copy-cat bill seem to be quite proud to have had his counsel," Pellegrini said.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has listed FAIR as an anti-immigrant hate group since 2007, citing the organization's "ties to white supremacy and its long track record of bigotry."  SPLC is internationally known for tracking and exposing the activities of hate groups.

Kobach, who is Harvard and Yale-educated, has been the brains behind similarly tough local-level immigration measures and legal actions across the country according to Mother Jones magazine.  

Other news reports describe Kobach as an anti-immigration extremist who comes to town with big ideas but leaves behind huge legal bills, and unworkable laws coupled with social unrest. 

As Kansas's new Secretary of State, Kobach has aleady helped state lawmakers draft a knockoff of Arizona's controversial immigration bill.  

"The people behind Arizona's immigration bill and Georgia's copycat bills are the private prisons," Dr. Martha Rees, Professor of Anthropology at Agnes Scott College, told the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee during a recent hearing on HB 87. 

Rees points to numerous articles on the internet including one by National Public Radio.  NPR exposed the close relationship between business interests and lawmakers within the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).  

It was an ALEC task force, which included a representative from a private prison, along with lawmakers from Arizona and other states, that helped draft the Arizona immigration bill.

According to CCA reports reviewed by NPR, CCA executives believe immigrant detention is their next big market.

DETAILS ON HB 87

HB 87 has been called reactionary, dehumanizing, and scape-goating; it will lead to racial profiling of the Hispanic community, opponents say.   

It will cost Georgia millions of dollars to implement and Georgia will lose billions in revenue, opponents point out.  These bills will hurt state and local economies with tourism, agricultural, and poultry industries especially hard hit.

"HB 87 makes me feel like I have been sent back in time to the hate years of the 1950's and 60's.  This bill makes me really ill," retired Lt. Col. EV Howe, who served for 21 years as a Cold War and Vietnam pilot, told the State House Non-Civil Judiciary Committee. 

HB 87, also known as Show Me Your Papers, was introducted State Rep. Matt Ramsey. 

HB 87 would require state and local law enforcement officers to investigate the immigration status of all individuals they "reasonably suspect" of being in the country illegally.  

This means that "suspicious looking people" can be stopped for minor traffic violations such as going a few miles over the speed limit or rolling a stop sign.  

They would then be sent to private for profit-prisons to work as unpaid laborers before eventually being deported. 

HB 87 would require private employers to use the E-Verify database, which some say is flawed, and establishes civil sanctions in case of non-compliance.  

HB 87 creates criminal penalties for any individual who encourages an undocumented person to come to Georgia, or transports or habors them once they arrive.  This means taxi, ambulance, and MARTA drivers could be subjected to criminal penalties. 

HB 87 would provide additional incentives for localities to enter into 287(g) or Secured Communites. 

HB 87 would allow any "legal resident" to bring a lawsuit against any Georgia official or agency to force them to enforce provision of the bill.  

SB 40 mirrors several provisions of HB 87 but also would order fines and jail time for certain non-citizens that do not carry a "certificate of registration."  It is assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee.  

The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (ACLU) claims that HB 87 and SB 40 are unconstitutional and will subject the state to exorbitant litigation costs. 

"Those illegal immigrants who are using a Tax ID are not filing tax returns.  That means the state and federal government are retaining 100% of the tax withheld from their paychecks," Doug Rohan, an attorney, registered Republican, and son of a Cuban immigrant, told the Committee. 

"Representative Ramsey stated that the reasons for drafting this bill included the purported use of public benefits by undocumented immigrants.  Welfare, food stamps and unemployment assistance are simply unavailable to undocumented immigrants by existing law," Charles Kuch, an expert in immigration law, told the Committee. 

"Representative Ramsey sited a number of $2.5 billion as the cost of illegal immigration in Georgia, without also noting that illegal immigrants contribute more than $9.4 billion to Georgia's economy.  They also contribute between $215 million and $253 million to state coffers in sales, income and property taxes," Kuch explained. 

HB 87 is currently being amended and will appear again in a similar form.

(END / 2011)

 


Comments (10)

martha rees
Said this on 2-22-2011 At 03:38 pm

Thanks Gloria, I got you message, downloaded and read the article, and passed it on. 

Said this on 2-22-2011 At 04:21 pm

But seriously, Gloria, whose payroll are you on? Don't tell me, I already know the answer.

You just gotta love these Open Society folks. 

They certainly know how to pull trojan horses out of thin air. 

The only reason to support Open Borders and no immigration policy, which is the true agenda here, is to crash the sytem entirely and create the type chaos and deconstruction of the American infrastrucrute that the extremist elements of the Progressive movement so long for.  Does publishing and  enabling this sort of silliness really help the reputation of this site and the Progressive movement as a whole... ? Doubtful, indeed.

Bob Jones
Said this on 2-22-2011 At 04:28 pm

 The left suffers from schizophrenia as it pertains to race. They claim to want to move past race in this country, but are reluctant to do so. Race provides them with a sense of security; they believe that through race they are able to keep their emotional and moral equilibrium. And because the left is emotionally tied to race it is a potent political weapon the use of which power seekers and power keepers will not soon relinquish.

Charging racism against those with whom you disagree is getting old and outdated. More often than not it means you are on the losing end of an argument if that's the only thing you can think of.We have no problem with non-citizens as long as they are here legally and paying taxes. "Legally" is the key word. If someone is not here legally, that means they violated our laws and should not receive any public benefits, including K-12 public education. These benefits keep the illegal [immigrants] coming.

abusedcitizen
Said this on 2-22-2011 At 06:03 pm

Opponents to bills designed to protect Americans and their assets from illegal aliens include Human Trafficers, Coyotes, Pro-Crime attorneys, document forgers, racist organizations such as La Raza, and various anarchists.

Loves thy neighbors
Said this on 2-22-2011 At 07:01 pm

I was invited to look at comments, and am constantly amazed as to the total self centeredness of most to the comments.  The God most of us believe in made the rules really easy:  Love God and Love thy neighbor!  Attacking those of us who live out God's commandments is really sad, and speaks to what many really worship: amassing more toys to win the materialism race.  I saw nothing about open borders, just to treat those who were initially welcomed in the 90's be considered for work visas as McCain/Kennedy proposed in 2007, which would have eliminated the current situation.  No open border, those who came here since 2005 would be deported.  Why are you all reading a progressive newsletter anyway?  Go back to screaming radio talk show hosts who spread lies and hate.

Said this on 2-22-2011 At 07:39 pm

"The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has listed FAIR as an anti-immigrant hate group since 2007, citing the organization's "ties to white supremacy and its long track record of bigotry."

Speaking of white supremacy and long track records of bigotry, the SPLC turns 40 this year and in all that time it has NEVER hired a person of color to a highly paid position of power, and certainly not an immigrant.

http://wp.me/pCLYZ-7m

That's a pretty long record of white supremacy. Some things just never change in Montgomery.

Brittanicus
Said this on 2-22-2011 At 09:19 pm

 STATES SELF-INFLICTED WOUNDS.


Those States that are still catering to the illegal alien invasion will not get any sympathy from the majority of Americans. By now all States have seen the developing costs associated with people stealing across our national border and entering into this country under the pretext of being a tourist or student. Every year from every corner of the world, thousands come to the US, to have their children fully aware that this child will have dual citizenship and can take financial advantage of the 14th Amendment provisions. Many States-- like the illegal alien popular State of California and now Nevada is bearing towards disaster with their unregulated use of tax dollars to pay for the education for their offspring, and the need for the uninsured--medical care. Arizona was so close the border fence that it accumulated hundreds of thousands of uninvited guests, lowering job opportunities for less educated citizens and yet hardly aiding the tax base.

Documentation from the GAO (General Accounting Office) has disclosed finally, that for every one dollar spent by illegal nationals; they get a return of between three and four dollars. But this problem is beyond credibility as the taxpayer’s bill, keeps on mounting rapidly. All politicians had better care that's happening here, because American people have finally begun to wake and learning why their taxes keep rising. As the Federal management has failed to pay attention, so the States are trying to defend their own inhabitants from illegal labor occupation. A reasonable question to ask all the leadership in Washington and all State lawmakers is where are thousands of illegal immigrants whose lives were disrupted by Arizona's policing provisions--flew to places unknown? My guess is they didn't go far?

Said this on 2-23-2011 At 03:09 pm

  Hello America!

Please Meet the Quitman Ten

 

See what The South Georgia News Media Refuse to tell you; but as Paul Harvey would say, “and now you know; the rest of the story.”

 Georgia FREE PRESS has already told you about District Attorney David Miller, Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI), Brooks County Law Enforcement, and others that they apparently wanted us to know about.  But there is an UNTOLD story about the “Quitman Ten,” of whom we respect and see in total contrast of what has been reported in the South Georgia Press 

 

First; I commend the movers and shakers of the “Rural Black Family Day” planners and coordinators in Atlanta yesterday at the Georgia State Capital.  As they move closer to the Black Family Day Event in October 2011, and I look forward to that high and historical day. 

 

Even more noteworthy is the support given to the Quitman Ten by the people from the Atlanta Area and beyond yesterday.  We were even more privileged to have:

 

-      The HONORABLE SHIRLEY SHEROOD of the United States Department of Agriculture to be on hand and as she commended the Quitman Ten for their courage and what we must be prepared to do to carry on the struggle for rural Georgia.

 

 

An even greater appreciation goes out to Senator Robert Brown, Carolyn Hughley, Representative Al Williams Ken Dious, Esquire, Representative Winfred Dukes, Reverend David Flowers and honored guests for lending your voices to the cause of justice. 

 

Your voices of support came as the voice of God howling in the wind; much like the voice of God crying out to Moses from the mountain top; and from the burning bush as Moses walked on the backside of the mountain considering the power of the pharaoh of that day.  Not knowing that when truth comes into the minds of people that seek truth; then all falsehood must vanish and that falsehood is forever a vanishing thing---as the historical archives reveals.

 

The local press has already labeled the Quitman Ten as criminals and has apparently instilled the seed of guilt and negativity in the hearts of the general public.  Which seems to setting the stage for a guilty verdict---when and if the goes before the Southern Judicial Circuit.  But why have voters complaints of intimidation, harassment, and other acts made against the investors----has been totally ignored by local television, newspapers, and local radio stations? 

 

The general public not informed about complaints against the agent driving around in a white intimidating people in the black community.  This should have been news worthy and the public should have been notified by news media outlets but were not. 

 

In addition why were the Whites Voters not investigated since both camps had a spike in absentee ballots cast?  We can ask why District David Miller failed to question and investigate those that were doing the investigation and allegedly intimidating voters during the election process.  So be that as it may; but let us see what the Quitman Ten has outside of being criminals as depicted in the South Georgia Media without both sides of the story being told.

 

“THE QUITMAN TEN”

And What Local News Media Failed to Publish!

 

1.  LULA SMART:

 -    B.S. Business Administration from Tuskegee Institute University

-    Master of Education (Middle Grades) from Valdosta State University

-    2007 Georgia Master Teacher (27 years teaching experience) and a Brooks County   School Board Member.

 2.  ANGELA BRYANT:

-    Criminal Justice Student at Georgia Military College

-    National Retail Store Manager and Community Volunteer

 

3.  SANDRA CODY:

 

-    Valdosta Technical College Graduate

-    Pre-school Instructor

-    Brooks County Youth Department Assistant

 

4.  ELIZABETH DIANE THOMAS:

 

-    B.S. Business Administration from Tuskegee Institute University

-    Master of Education (Middle Grades) from Valdosta State University

-    2007 Georgia Master Teacher (27 years teaching experience)

-    Brooks County School Board Member

 

5.  APRIL PROCTOR: 

-   Student at Wiregrass Technical College

-   Criminal Justice

-  Volunteer Community Soccer mad Softball Coach

-   National Distribution Company Package Inspector

 

6.  Dr. NANCY WITFIELD DENNARD:

-   Master of Education in Speech-Language Pathology from Valdosta State University

-   Education Specialist Leadership from Argosy University

-   Speech and Language Pathologist

-  President of Brooks County School Board

 

7.  ROBERT DENNARD:

-   Brooks County Schools Educated

-   Personal Care Assistant

-   Community Youth Football Coach Assistant

 

8.  KECHIA HARRISON:

-    Student at Wiregrass Technical College

-   Criminal Justice

-   Support Facilitator for Brooks County School System

-  A licensed Cosmetologist

9.  LATASHIA HEAD:

-   Student at Valdosta State University

-   Certified Pharmacy Technician

-   Community Volunteer

 

10. LINDA TROUTMAN:

-   Master of Education from Valdosta State University

-   Secondary Education-History

-   Retired Educator

-   Member of Brooks County Board of Education

 IN CONCLUSION:  If these Outstanding Rural Brooks County Citizens are NOT proven criminals:

 -          Why should the South Georgia Media condemn them in the eyes of the general public so repeatedly in the press?

-         

-          Why were all sides NOT reported equally; including the alleged actions by some GBI Investigators? 

 

-          Why have complaints from Brooks County Voters on problems with investigators been given equal access in telling their stories as others involved in the alleged voter absenctee ballot fraud?

 

-          Why are the Quitman Ten; being tried in the local media before having their day in court?

 

-          Where are the Brooks County Democratic Party and Lowndes County Democratic Party so quiet?  Have they sat down and listened to their individual side of the stories as fellow democrats? 

 

-          Is the Democratic Party providing any type of support?  Morally or otherwise and if not why not?

 

-          Why did not the Local News Media Interview them along the lines of fairness as those that are questionable in the Brooks County Area that was?

 

-          Does the Quitman Ten also have the presumption of innocence until proven guilty?

 

-          What was their criminal motivation to break the law? 

 

-          Did the Quitman Ten call the Georgia Secretary of State, Brooks County Board of Elections concerning these alleged criminal acts, Lowndes County Board of Elections, Georgia Attorney General or any other State Representative?

 

-          What parts did the other candidates play in the investigation and why did the GBI wait until election time to do what they did?

 

-          Why have this been practically ignored by CNN, and other Georgia State News Media Outlets?  Is it about race in that this is the first time in Brooks County History that Whites will have a School Board that is dominated by Blacks----when Blacks have always had a White School?

 

I do what I do because I believe in our beloved republic.  However as a retired United States Armed Forces Military Veteran I have little to no confidence in the South Georgia Judicial System and the Courts.  I have seen them act and it is not good if you were born Black.  If more information is needed to explain my stand I can provide many cases along with real live people. 

 

Moreover we must examine the fact that David Miller’s action concerning the Valdosta-Lowndes County Jail Deaths and other abuses that have been going on for decades without any real SOLUTION to the problems.  See inmate Willie James Williams Death; in September 1998 and the video “A Chorus of Fear.”  God will bless America along with everybody else!

 

 

 

GEORGE BOSTON RHYNES

Retired Military Veteran that respects all Presidents regardless

A concerned citizen and brother of all humanity

Said this on 2-23-2011 At 03:17 pm
Speaking of Prisons!  Have you seen the Valdosta-Lowndes County Jail and what goes on there.  Where is Disrict Attorney David Miller on the investigation of this facility as was done over in Quitman withe the Quitman Ten? Take a peek....
Wednesday, January 10, 2007



1998--2007 A Chorus of Fear: VIDEO: Wille James Williams, Valdosta-Lowndes County Jail 1998 Death!
Video "A Chorus of Fear," Death of Willie James Williams in 1998 in Valdosta-Lowndes County. The death galvanized 2,000 citizens for the cause of justice. The local media reported 1,500. But I personally counted each person and I counted 2,000
plus.

THE VIDEO: A Chorus of Fear
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3930808120854021155

THE VIDEO PART II. A Chorus of Fear
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=932407478921834517

The Valdosta City Mayor, every Councilman and every member of the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners including the then Chairman were given a personal copy of this VIDEO. But no action have been taken by our elected officials as I understand it of this death...

It is strange that eighteen deaths have occurred in Valdosta-Lowndes County Jail in the land of the free and the home of the graves in the Twenty-First Century? While America’s News Media refuse to pick-up the story, investigate, and report to the public.

http://gbrhynes.blogspot.com/2006/07/george-boston-rhynes-list-of-inmates.html

 Friday, January 05, 2007









2007---Valdosta and Lowndes County New Jail (???)

Citizens of Vald0sta-Lowndes County
Touring of New Jail!
(Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony)

On November 26, 2006 The Valdosta Daily Times (VDT) reported, “Citizen can tour the New Jail before its official opening.” It will house more inmates using less man-hour. The current facility was originally built to handle only 200 inmates but it is now accommodating 700 with another article stating up to 800. (Published July 08, 2006 11:14 pm – VALDOSTA) http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/siteSearch/apstorysection/local_story_329225545.html

The Times reported that the county have completed a very essential and state of the art facility. The project was completed almost two months before its expected completion date. It came in under budget at $4,482.437. The county originally budgeted more than $8.2 million for the first phase, which included, booking, medical, kitchen, laundry, and additional administrative facilities. The second phase will complete the new housing facilities for prisoners.

Then on November 30th the VDT headlines was “Citizens Tour New Jail.” http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/siteSearch/apstorysection/local_story_334002544.html
Both article seem to be misleading to the general pubic, inmates, parents, love ones, concerned citizens and children that have lost friends and relatives in the jail----to the tune of eighteen. With inmates indicating that even more have died but not reported by local media. http://gajaildeaths.blogspot.com/2007/01/deaths-in-or-surrounding-valdosta-and.html

Now on December 31st, 2006. Page 5A, Article 9 headlines was; “Valdosta-Area Stories of 2006.” Jail expansion opened.

The times HEAD LINES should have said during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. That this was only an EXPANSION and did not include the actual ill living areas of inmates. The alleged abuses, deaths, and 700 or more AMERICAN CITIZENS living in a jail originally designed to hold 200 inmates in 1950s.

These ill conditions have been documented for nearly three decades, and casts a White mark on our community, and the State of Georgia. With little to no questions asked by faith based organizations, politicians, veteran’s administration, local, or state media outlets etc. Even though local civil rights organizations and the Lake Park Post have provided much information to many governmental bodies, media outlets, and elected officials on the issues.
http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/siteSearch/apstorysection/local_story_340222702

Yet 700 citizens have been living in a jail designed for only 200 inmates for decades. At least during the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov 29, and in the VDT, Capt J.D. Yeager of the Sheriffs Department tried to set the record straight by saying. There is a misconception in our community. That this is a cure all for the problems at this facility. This is only the first phase and it could take up to three years to complete the actual living quarters of inmates.

Here again, citizens are not getting information that will educate, and cultivate their minds in this Metropolitan Metropolis. This includes the Officers and Airmen stationed at Moody Air Force Base, students attending Valdosta State University, Valdosta State Technical College, Wild Adventure and our Industrial Complex. I believe South Georgia High Tech Mass Media Networks could do much better in the 21st Century. How sad?



GEORGE BOSTON RHYNES
A concerned citizen and brother of humanity
Retired United States Air Force (Active Duty)

P.S. This is not to single out any one news agency. We are all obligated as Americans to leave America in a better state. Than, what we found in the 19, and 20th Century of our Lord, and this great republic. Peace!Two heads may be better than one but never forget which one belongs to you.{GBR}




Keith Beaumont
Said this on 4-12-2011 At 02:51 pm

It's not really about hate or race at all though. It's about using perpetual American fears to make lots and lots of money. It's been the game plan for a lot longer than we've been around.

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