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FBI Targets Georgia – Who’s on their hit list now?

FBI Targets Public Officials

A recent AP story revealed that the FBI has formed a task force to investigate crime and corruption in Georgia. But who are they targeting this time? It’s not Insane Clown Posse gangs, it’s not bank robbers, it’s not drug trafficker, it’s judges, elected officials, and law enforcement agents. The very people we trust to enforce the law!

The FBI is investigating local public officials. Why? Georgia has a history of being one of the most corrupt states in the nation. Over the past 30 years hundreds of sheriffs, judges, politicians and government workers have been indicted, arrested and convicted for violating their oath of office or violation of state and federal laws.

State and local agencies have done little to keep local official in check and stop the corruption. Some public officials feel untouchable and protected by local law enforcement and judges who refuse to investigate and prosecute corrupt officials. Often district attorneys refuse to investigate and present evidence to grand juries for possible prosecution.

State agencies whose job it is to investigate wrong doings by public officials have become nothing more than dog and ponies shows, offering, at best, a slap on the wrist when public officials violate laws. Fines levied are often paid by taxpayers.

The FBI recognizes the depth of crime and corruption in this state and we should welcome their involvement to help restore confidence and integrity in the criminal justice system.

Any thoughts?

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Richard Segal August 25, 2011 at 01:00 AM
This could get interesting.
Diana September 04, 2011 at 12:34 PM
WELCOME FBI!
Bruce February 23, 2012 at 10:13 PM
It's about time! Douglas County has plenty of good cases for the FBI. Why not start with the death of a jailed inmate that was white washed by the sheriff, the chief deputy, the jail staff, the coroner, the DA, and the GBI. We're waiting for justice in Douglas County. COME ON FBI. God grant us relief from the REAL criminals, the DC govt.
Richard Nichols February 26, 2012 at 01:16 AM
Wow, it sure is easy to say that the DC government is made up of real criminals. For instance? Who says the FBI is made up of all the good guys? I've met a number of the people running Douglasville and Douglas County, in the government and in law enforcement and I have to say that they are some of the most responsible and intelligent people in this area. I understand that people are entitled to their opinions and that not all officials are squeaky clean, but to say that our leaders here are the REAL criminals just sounds extremely ignorant to me. Perhaps you should get out more often and meet the people who run this place personally instead of hiding behind a keyboard. There are some great people in this city and county. I wouldn't trade them for anyone in any of the other Atlanta metro counties for ANYTHING. Go take a citizen's police academy course with either the city police or the sheriff's office and then come back here and tell us who the real criminals are. They have their hands full. If you were to let them go you would find out the hard way who is guarding your freedom and your property here.
Jane Doe February 26, 2012 at 08:23 AM
I have to agree with Bruce. It is about time someone caught on. Douglas County needs some cleaning up. I have seen innocent people sit in the jail there and wait for so long just to get a court date. It seems they are very unfair, and already assume guilt when they finally do appear in front of the no good judge. They only feed the inmates twice a day which should be a crime. I can go on and on. I just hope they get what they deserve.
Richard Nichols February 27, 2012 at 06:41 AM
Yet, you identify yourself as Jane Doe. I identify myself as who I really am. I think you need to be responsible if you really have an issue here. People who find themslves in jail must realize that they have caught the attention of the judicial system. Behave yourselves. Freedom is something we all want and deserve but if you push the limits of the laws that the people of America help put into place, then you will find yourself in jail. Stand up for your rights and state your name. Otherwise, you are hiding behind a computer and your claims are wasted. Who are you? It's important to say who you are when you say what you believe.
Bruce February 28, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Richard, go to the Douglas County Sentinel posting for today. Read the article by editor Mitch Sneed. I've posted the beginning of the article for you and anyone interested in the next comment.
Bruce February 28, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Read the Douglas County Sentinel article by editor Mitch Sneed about the death of an inmate in the Douglas County jail. Here it is: Why did Rodney Graham die in Douglas County Jail? GBI report leaves questions by Mitch Sneed / Editor Douglas County Sentinel 02.26.12 - 12:27 am When Rodney Neal Graham died on the floor of Cell 257 at the Douglas County Jail on Nov. 4, 2009, few questioned reports that he died of natural causes, a heart attack in one account or a drug overdose in another. The indictment and arrest of former Douglas County Sheriff’s Office employees Stephanie Evans and Kelli Marie Brown on charges of reckless conduct in the Villa Rica man’s death, now has questions swirling like a winter leaf in a tornado. Why were pleas and ... There is the murder and cover-up laid out as plain as day.
Shelly Bressner April 09, 2012 at 06:03 AM
There is a Divorce Gang operating in Douglas county. These men drug, stalk, and slander their wives and ex-wives. I believe that most of the drugs and gasses (subtle at first) are blown through air conditioning units. It's an invisible crime that could easily be conducted against inmates.
chad April 28, 2012 at 07:11 PM
douglasville judicial system is so corrupt its pathtic.the judges there are all racist.when there cases are investigated they will all be replaced and even barred and or jailed themselves.FBI please look into judge james cases and you will unveil pure prejudice.THANK YOU!
Phil Goins June 14, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Douglasville city officials ARE CORRUPT!!! They attack the common citizen! They make DUMB LAWS (such as the "signs must be 12 feet off the street" law!) COMMON SENSE says THAT CAN'T BE DONE ON MOST (if not nearly ALL) streets in the city of Douglasville. There either isn't any grass or the sign is on private property of an individual. Why? Because the city obviously doesn't want anyone to host yard sales. It may not seem like a "big deal" law to some..... but weekend after weekend these "code enforcers" search people out and SLAP THEM WITH CITATIONS! How much can a citation be for a sign, you think? Any guesses?? Here in the city of Dville? $320!!! Are you kidding me?!?! For a sign which after hearing the litigation THE JUDGE KNEW IT WAS A MISTAKE?!?! Really..... and there are many citations filled out every month!!! So now we see how the new convention center and courthouse on Fairburn Road got built. It's common citizens who mean NO HARM who are getting slapped with UNREASONABLE fines and charges over laws that MAKE NO SENSE!! The lawmakers, the judges, the enforcers... everyone knows what is going on, and what can the average citizen do? We all sit here feeling defeated because trying to tackle all the "dumb laws" that are passed seems to be impossible. The only thing I've learned from my situation is that there is no common sense in this city, and that the only thing the officials want is money. It makes me sick to think that I was ever proud to live here!
Bruce June 15, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Phil, you've got it! Now you know how corrupt government works! This is known as selective and unequal enforcement of the law. It is unConstituional and therefore illegal. Government officials cannot pick and choose which laws they will enforce against which individuals, yet that is what happens. A city council member can turn in a false bill for compensation, as recently reported in the Sentinel, and nothing happens. A citizen puts up a yard sign and gets walloped with a fine. This is the stupidity of government and why I am Libertarian and Tea Party.
Missy Guider-Holmes June 15, 2012 at 11:31 PM
INMATES ARE BEING PUNISHED THAT'S WHY THEY ARE THERE- MANY TIMES I ONLY GET TO EAT TWICE A DAY AND I AM NOT OUT COMMITTING CRIMES - I AM WORKING EVERYDAY TO PAY TAXES TO SUPPORT THEM BEING IN JAIL! I WORK FOOD PANTRYS WHERE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN DOUGLAS COUNTY WISH THEY HAD FOOD TO EAT TWICE A DAY - YOU'LL GET NO SYMPATHY HERE
wth February 02, 2013 at 02:56 AM
To Missy Guider-Holmes: I feel really sorry for you. Your lack of compassion is the result of a cold heart. I hope you get a taste of Douglas county justice. Punishment in this country is suppose to be humane and civilized not cruel. Punishment is loss of freedom not torture beating or starvation. You probably would have cheered on Hitler.....
wth February 02, 2013 at 03:02 AM
Amen Chad....Judge James is not a racist though. He hates all poor people. I will have a party when that evil man dies.
wth February 02, 2013 at 03:20 AM
Bruce and Phil....I will go you one better. I worked on the Fire System in the New Court House. I was nearly finished when I was told that My company was finished with the project. I thought this strange but found out why later. They fired contractors and then hired new contractors to "finish" the project paying them a full contract price. The contractors they hired where all bogus companies and all owned and financed by the sheriffs bank. I am so glad the regulators shut that bank down. The next scheme is clever as well: Sheriff Millers bank owned a private probation company called Maximus. Wanna know who the investors are? Three superior court judges 1 DA 1 former DA and his brother. The sheriff arrests them the judge convicts and sentences them and every conviction gets a heavy probation sentence. Look up former sheriff Earl Lee if you want to see corruption.
PDavis June 12, 2013 at 05:35 PM
wth.. do you have any evidence of this Maximus ownership, etc. Ex resident of county and knew of this but cannot find anything, only yours above
Josh September 09, 2013 at 03:20 PM
To all who realize just how bad things are in Georgia all over. Come out on November 5th, 2013 and join the Million Mask March on Georgia(<--the name of the Facebook page if you wish to learn more) there are over 179 protests going on world wide against the corruption that is taking over our state, our nation, and our world. Money is the deciding factor in politics these days not whether whatever bill, law, or act is being voted on will help or hurt the people. If you realize this as many others do please look into the American Anti-Corruption Act. It is what our country needs to get money out of politics and the care of the people back in them.

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