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Atlanta Crime

Would-Be Robber Killed By Customer In Line For LeBron Sneakers

Posted 06.24.2013 | Weird News

A man trying to rob Atlanta customers waiting to buy the latest LeBron James sneakers was killed by a shopper who continued to wait on line after the ...

Woman Jumps From Moving Car To Avoid Kidnapping; Cops Search For Suspect

Posted 05.03.2012 | Crime

An Atlanta woman forced at gunpoint into the trunk of a car narrowly escaped her own kidnapping by jumping from a moving car, according to police. ...

Drunk Driving Diplomat Released Due To Government Status, Cops Say

AP | JEFF MARTIN | Posted 04.25.2012 | Crime

ATLANTA -- Police in an Atlanta suburb say they released a Mexican diplomat accused of drunken driving without holding him in jail after they learned ...

Mother Fights Murder Charges In Son's Jaywalking Death

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 04.17.2012 | Crime

ATLANTA -- Raquel Nelson faced a dilemma after she was convicted of vehicular homicide in the jaywalking-related death of her 4-year-old son: She coul...

Unknown Gunman Shoots Atlanta Cop From Roof

AP | Posted 05.23.2012 | Crime

ATLANTA — Atlanta police on Friday arrested a suspect in the shooting of an officer who they say was targeted from a rooftop in a busy business ...

UPDATE: Kids Reported Kidnapped By Roadside Helper Found Safe

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 04.23.2012 | Crime

DECATUR, Ga. — Two young children who police say were kidnapped from the side of an Atlanta-area interstate early Wednesday are safe but authori...

David Lohr

Stacey English's Friends, Family Plan Weekend Prayer Walk

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.27.2012 | Crime

Friends and family will gather for a prayer walk this weekend to honor the life of Georgia woman Stacey Nicole English, who disappeared after celebrat...

Grieving Mother Faces 36 Months In Jail For Jaywalking After Son Is Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver

Radley Balko | Posted 09.20.2011 | Crime
Radley Balko

We need to start holding prosecutors accountable for bringing unjust charges like those just brought against an Atlanta mother -- even if they may technically be legally permissible.