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Letter: Statement from DJ Asante on behalf of the Mays Family

Editor's Note: The civil case between Charles K. Mays, Sr., the Mays family and Rodney Scott, referenced below, took place in Rockdale County Magistrate Court on Nov. 5. The case was heard by DeKalb County Magistrate Court Judge Phyllis R. Williams who was sitting in for Rockdale's Magistrate judges. Rockdale's Magistrate Court judges recused themselves because the matter involved a judge sitting in the same circuit. Rodney Scott told The News in response to the letter below that he wanted to take the amount of rent he owed off the total that the Mays family was ordered ...

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Letter: What is 'reasonable belief' in Officer Wilson, Michael Brown case?

I am starting to get mad with people who want to move after the fact that our young black men are being murdered. Negative protest is in my opinion completely out of order. We should not be disrespectful no matter what color we are.

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Posted: dec. 05, 2014 10:58 p.m. | Updated: dec. 06, 2014 7:57 a.m.

Letter: Ministers' stance on protest and involvement following Ferguson decision

The residents of Ferguson, Missouri have suffered great pain resulting from the police shooting death of Mike Brown on August 9, 2014. This trauma was exacerbated by the many hours that Mr. Brown's lifeless body lay slain in the street. The admitted overreaction by Ferguson police has also been a source of agitation. As the Grand Jury process draws to a close, there is widespread concern of violence as law enforcement prepares for the worst.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 8:57 p.m.

Letter: Economic Development Council’s ‘much ado about nothing’

Dear Editor: Last Tuesday, during public comments, I raised a question to the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners.  The question was “How is the County was benefitting, or what is the return on investment for the County, considering taxpayers dollars account for more than 3/4 of the total budget for the Conyers Rockdale Economic Development Council?”  I also requested that the CREDC come before the Commission to make a presentation on what it has done to serve Rockdale County taxpayers. 

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Posted: oct. 31, 2014 10:28 p.m. | Updated: nov. 01, 2014 6:26 a.m.

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