February 24, 2017

ACTION NEEDED to save American lives in Georgia: Please take five minutes to help make GBI share information on released criminal aliens with your sheriff !

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*ACTION NEEDED! Four phone calls! HB 452

*Please help us save lives by passing HB 452 in Georgia!
*We only have until Friday, March 3 at midnight to pass the state House.

HB452 is written to require the GBI to share information it is already receiving from the federal government on the release of criminal aliens from federal custody. The information would be shared with all Georgia Sheriffs and posted publicly. That should already be policy. But it isn’t.

You can read more here if you have time.

In 2015, ICE released 19,723 criminal aliens. Some of them went on to kill Americans. GBI has been receiving this information for at least 18 months. They should share it with the public and with local law enforcement – like the National Sex Offender website.

NOTE: ILLEGAL ALIENS DO NOT HAVE PRIVACY RIGHTS UNDER THE U.S. PRIVACY ACT.

→ Your repeated, daily calls should start today and go until final passage or midnight March 3rd.

 

1) To the office of Georgia House Public Safety Committee Chairman Rep. Alan Powell: “Please pass out HB452.” –> 404.463.3793

2) To your own state House Rep. – are you a co-signer on this public safety bill? If not, why not? Contact info HERE.

3) To Georgia’s Speaker of the House, Rep David Ralston’s office – leave a message “please pass HB452 and save American lives that are being lost to criminal aliens released by the feds into Georgia.” –> 404.656.5020

4) To your own county Sheriff’s office. Ask your sheriff if he thinks he should be getting info on dangerous, criminal aliens that the feds have released into Georgia – ask him to call the above and help us get this bill passed. Contact info HERE.

HB 452 must pass the Georgia House before March 3, at midnight.

The illegal alien lobby is calling your state Rep right now to kill this bill. The liberal AJC is trying to kill the bill with fake news.

State Rep Jesse Petrea is a hero for sponsoring this legislation!

dak

February 23, 2017

D.A. King in the Macon Telegraph today -State legislation to warn public on release of dangerous criminal aliens – is your House Rep a supporter?

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Macon Telegraph

Opinion

February 23, 2017

State legislation to warn public on release of dangerous criminal aliens – is your House Rep a supporter?

State Rep. Jesse Petrea, R-Savannah, introduced House Bill 452 this week with an impressive list of co-sponsors including former Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, now Republican state Rep. Bill Hitchens, R-Rincon. Petrea’s bill would require the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to share information it receives from the federal government on the release from federal custody of criminal aliens with Georgia sheriffs and to post it online.

In part, HB 452 reads “to the extent permitted by federal law, the bureau (GBI) shall post on its public website the names of persons who are aliens; who have been arrested, booked, detained, incarcerated, or convicted during immigration and criminal law enforcement investigations; and who have been released from federal custody within the boundaries of this state…”

According to federal records – and the AJC – among the criminal aliens released from immigration detention since 2011, there are some 10,731 convictions for assault; 890 for sexual assault, including rape; 473 for homicide-related offenses; and 375 for kidnapping.

“This bill is about transparency. The people have a right to know when criminal aliens are released back into our communities. That information is not now available to them” says Petrea. “The people can form their own opinions based on the data made available to them. My goal is to make the information available.”

The Center for Immigration Studies in Washington D.C. released a report last year “Free to Kill: 124 Criminal Aliens Released By Obama Policies Charged with Homicide Since 2010” outlining information on some of the criminal aliens who have been released by the agency since 2010. ICE provided data on aliens who were charged with homicides after being released and aliens who were released multiple times by ICE.

“The criminal aliens released by ICE in these years — who had already been convicted of thousands of crimes — are responsible for a significant crime spree in American communities, including 124 aliens charged with 135 new homicides” reports Jessica Vaughan of CIS.

Rep. Petrea’s bill has been assigned to the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.

The bill must clear the full House before March 3 to have a chance to pass into law this year. Many Georgians supportive of the Petrea’s legislation have already contacted the Public Safety Committee Chairman, Rep. Alan Powell, who is a co-sponsor of the bill.

Read more here: http://www.macon.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article134605269.html#storylink=cpy

Insider Advantage Georgia today: AJC reporter and editors accused of (more) fake news

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Insider Advantage Georgia

February 23, 2017

AJC reporter Sheinin criticized for “fake news”
by IAG Staff | Feb 23, 2017 | James Magazine

State Rep. Jesse Petrea, R-Savannah, and a number of immigration control activists are upset with Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer Aaron Gould Sheinin and his editors for printing what they call “fake news” in an article yesterday describing Petrea’s House Bill 452 dealing with criminal aliens.

Sheinin wrote: “Legislation filed in the state House on Wednesday would require the GBI to create and maintain a website listing any unauthorized immigrant currently in Georgia.” Longtime activist D.A. King of the Dustin Inman Society brands it as “false” (as does Petrea and others) and demanded an AJC retraction. As this is written, the newspaper hasn’t done so.

In response to an email from King calling him out, however, Sheinin claimed Petrea “introduced a bill that does more than he says it means.” But then, after speaking with Petrea, Sheinin backed down and wrote in an email that “am going to change the story to reflect what he intends the bill to do, instead of what it says in plain language it would do.”

“This happens all too often. The AJC sometimes rewrites new versions of political stories when they are originally inaccurate– rather than just simply publishing a formal clarification or correction,” says Phil Kent, CEO of InsiderAdvantage Georgia and the governor’s appointee to the state Immigration and Enforcement Review Board.

What is accurate, by the way, is that Petrea’s bill would require the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to share information it has been receiving from the Department of Homeland Security for over a year regarding the release from federal custody of criminal aliens onto the street.

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Journalist Code of Ethics (note, it applies even to immigration news)

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Journalist Code of Ethics

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Fake news from the AJC — HB 452, along with actual text and reality

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Bill would create public list of unauthorized immigrants in Georgia (FALSE)

Scores of activists with the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights protested recent arrests outside U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s downtown Atlanta offices Thursday. Photo and caption: AJC

Aaron Gould Sheinin
9:59 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 Georgia Politics and Government

Legislation filed in the state House on Wednesday would require the GBI to create and maintain a website listing any unauthorized immigrant currently in Georgia. (FALSE)

House Bill 452, by Rep. Jesse Petrea, R-Savannah, would also require the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to list any unauthorized immigrant who is arrested or convicted of a crime and any who have been released from federal custody in Georgia.

The bill requires the GBI to update the website within 12 hours of receiving the names and must send a copy to the Georgia Sheriff’s Association.

The bill comes as President Donald Trump’s administration moves to crack down on illegal immigration.

The Trump administration on Tuesday issued stringent new guidelines for vastly bolstering the nation’s border security, expanding immigration detention and prioritizing many more people for deportation.

Georgia is home to an estimated 375,000 unauthorized immigrants.

http://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/bill-would-create-public-list-unauthorized-immigrants-georgia/ekN4ts76RqkiIKysXf02OO/

** Reality:

“23  To the extent permitted by federal law, the bureau shall post on its public website the

24  names of persons who are aliens; who have been arrested, booked, detained, incarcerated,

25  or convicted during immigration and criminal law enforcement investigations; and who

26  have been released from federal custody within the boundaries of this state, as such names

  1. H. B. 452 -1-

17 LC 41 0958

  1. 27  are presented within the Law Enforcement Notification System of the Enforcement
  2. 28  Integrated Database of the United States Department of Homeland Security or the National
  3. 29  Law Enforcement Telecommunications System as received by the Georgia Information
  4. 30  Sharing and Analysis Center within the bureau or any replacement agency. Within 12
  5. 31  hours of receiving such names, the bureau shall post such names as required by this Code
  6. 32  section and electronically send a copy of such names to the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association.”

— Email exchange, AJC (read from bottom up)Aaron Gould Sheinin <Aaron.GouldSheinin@ajc.com>, “D.A. KING” <Dking *****> February 22, 2017 3:05 PM

Lines 23-24
Aaron Gould Sheinin
Staff Writer
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
(404) 526-5823 office
asheinin@ajc.com
@asheinin
Facebook: Georgia Politics News Now

From: D.A. KING [mailto:Dking1952@comcast.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:41 PM
To: Gould Sheinin, Aaron (CMG-Atlanta) <Aaron.GouldSheinin@ajc.com>
Cc: Riley, Kevin (CMG-Atlanta) <Kevin.Riley@ajc.com>; Roughton Jr, Bert (CMG-Atlanta) <Bert.Roughton@ajc.com>; Phil Kent <philkent@philkent.com>; Rep. Jesse Petrea <jesse.petrea@house.ga.gov>; Galloway, Jim (CMG-Atlanta) <Jim.Galloway@ajc.com>; Bryant, Timothy (CMG-Athens) <Timothy.Bryant@coxinc.com>
Subject: Re: AJC FAKE NEWS AGAIN Going national on this on RETRACTION DEMAND Georgia bill would create list of state’s unauthorized immigrants

Please be prepared to detail where exactly the bill creates a list of ” any unauthorized immigrant currently in Georgia.”

Because you are going to have that opportunity.
dak

On Feb 22, 2017, at 1:34 PM, Gould Sheinin, Aaron (CMG-Atlanta) <Aaron.GouldSheinin@ajc.com> wrote:

Pretty telling and not amusingly useful that Rep. Petrea introduced a bill that does more than he says he means.

I spoke with Rep. Petrea a moment ago and am going to change the story to reflect what he intends the bill to do, instead of what it says in plain language it would do.

Aaron Gould Sheinin
Staff Writer
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
(404) 526-5823 office
asheinin@ajc.com
@asheinin
Facebook: Georgia Politics News Now

From: D.A. KING [mailto:DKing1952@comcast.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:29 PM
To: Jackson, Andre (CMG-Atlanta) <Andre.Jackson@ajc.com>; Riley, Kevin (CMG-Atlanta) <Kevin.Riley@ajc.com>; Roughton Jr, Bert (CMG-Atlanta) <Bert.Roughton@ajc.com>; WSB-TV Assignment Desk (CMG-Atlanta) <assignmentdesk@wsbtv.com>; Gould Sheinin, Aaron (CMG-Atlanta) <Aaron.GouldSheinin@ajc.com>; Turnbull, Misti (CMG-Atlanta) <misti.turnbull@wsbtv.com>; Galloway, Jim (CMG-Atlanta) <Jim.Galloway@ajc.com>
Subject: AJC FAKE NEWS AGAIN Going national on this on RETRACTION DEMAND Georgia bill would create list of state’s unauthorized immigrants

Pretty telling – and amusingly useful – that Aaron doesn’t know how to read legislation or the meaning of legal terms he doesn’t like. This won’t be fixed with a “clarification” or a correction.
dak
http://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/bill-would-create-public-list-unauthorized-immigrants-georgia/ekN4ts76RqkiIKysXf02OO/

Bill would create public list of unauthorized immigrants in Georgia
Image removed by sender.
Legislation filed in the state House on Wednesday would require the GBI to create and maintain a website listing any unauthorized immigrant currently in Georgia. (FALSE)
House Bill 452, by Rep. Jesse Petrea, R-Savannah, would also require the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to list any unauthorized immigrant who is arrested or convicted of a crime and any who have been released from federal custody in Georgia.
The bill requires the GBI to update the website within 12 hours of receiving the names and must send a copy to the Georgia Sheriff’s Association.
The bill comes as President Donald Trump’s administration moves to crack down on illegal immigration.
The Trump administration on Tuesday issued stringent new guidelines for vastly bolstering the nation’s border security, expanding immigration detention and prioritizing many more people for deportation.
Georgia is home to an estimated 375,000 unauthorized immigrants.
ICE raids causing concern for local immigrants
Channel 2’s Rikki Klaus reports.
Channel 2’s Rikki Klaus reports.

February 21, 2017

WABE-News, pretense-free anti-borders NPR affiliate in Atlanta interviews Ag Commissioner…over and over and over

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February 20, 2017

Ga. Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black On Immigration Debate

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Audio

WABE-News HERE

February 20, 2017

Welcome to the Georgia Senate! Where we are more equal than you!

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“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors”

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Georgia Senate Chamber Photo, Georgia Lt. Governor’s office

Welcome to the Republican-ruled Georgia Senate! Where we are more equal than you, puny citizen!

We do not allow common citizens who sit in the gallery to use cameras to record what we do in our Chamber, including to track our unrecorded votes. Camera use in the Senate Chamber is reserved for us only!

And don’t come into the Senate Rules Committee with the intention of recording video from the front of the room. We don’t like that either. You may get too much information. Prepare to be sent to the back of the room, and out of microphone range. Don’t like it? We will call lots of police to make you comply! Resistance is futile!

Photos below: “Welcome to the Georgia Senate” rules for visiting the Senate gallery: Cover and contents.

Three state Senators, two taking pictures on the Senate floor. Left to right: Senators Jeff Mullis, John F. Kennedy and Blake Tillery (AJC).

 

 

 

February 19, 2017

IERB attachment to complaint: Whitfield County Schools

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Immigration Enforcement Review Board

19 February 2017

Attachment to complaint: Whitfield County Schools

Multiple violations OCGA 50-36-1

IERB:

A quick inspection of the Whitfield County Schools reveals that they are conducting Adult Education classes. Several emails from Anna Bello at that office confirm that fact. I attach one below.

A Mr. Eric Beavers at the same office has replied to my open records request, and I also attach his message. He admits that his office has none of the documents required to verify the eligibility mandated in OCGA 50-36-1 of the adult individuals they are spending tax money to educate.

I request enforcement action and that the IERB forward this information to the state Attorney General’s office for separate investigation and enforcement action.

Below is the text of my recent open records request to Whitfield County Schools and the reply from that office.

25 January 2017

Open records request
Whitfield County Schools

Compliance with state Public Benefits law
Re; OCGA 50-36-1
Mr. Eric Beavers
Communications Specialist
Whitfield County Schools
P.O. Box 2167
Dalton, GA 30722-2167
communications@whitfield.k12.ga.us
Phone: (706) 217-6724
Mr. Beavers,

Please regard this as my official request for public records under Georgia’s open records law.
Please send me copies of any and all state required verification documents, including applications, affidavits and Secure and Verifiable ID associated with the calendar years 2015 and 2016 administration of the adult education for English language classes conducted by Whitfield County Schools, including the Adult English Class for ESOL Parents conducted at Varnell, Antioch, Pleasant Grove and Dug Gap schools.

Please also include any document that illustrates the original start date of these adult education classes.

Please contact me with any questions. I hope for an electronic response.
Thank you,
D.A. King
Marietta, Ga. 30066

UPDATED January 26, 2017
To: D.A. King
Re; OPEN RECORDS REQUEST January 26, 2017 1:38 PM

“Dear Mr. King,
To the extent we understand the records you have described, the District has no records responsive to your request. To the extent that you seek records that may be related to the program that you reference those records would be exempt from production pursuant to O.C.G.A. section 50-18-72(a)(37).
2017-01-25 0:28 GMT-05:00 D.A. KING :

Eric Beavers – Communications Specialist
Whitfield County Schools
w: (706) 217-6724 • c: (706) 980-7447”
__

And, email from Anna Bello

Good morning ****

I was told that you needed the times and places where I offer Adult English Class for ESOL Parents. The following is my schedule:

Monday = Varnell 9-11am
Tuesday = Antioch 8-10 am
Wednesday = Pleasant Grove 10-12 am
Friday = Dug Gap 12:30-2:30 pm

Please call me if you have any questions.
Thank you


Ana M. Bello
T III Parent Involvement Coordinator
Cell: 706-980-1702
ana.bello@wcsga.net

End of complaint attachment.

Thank you,

D.A. King

February 17, 2017

Refundable Money Transfer Fee Bill Current Version, HB 66

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HB 66 current version as of 17 February 2017

D.A. King in the Macon Telegraph (blog) -$100 million a year revenue bill shunned while internet sales taxes and casino gambling debated…updated with “big boat” tax break info

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Macon Telegraph

Opinion columns and blogs

February 16, 2017

$100 million a year revenue bill shunned while internet sales taxes and casino gambling debated

D.A. King

From the Gold Dome suspect priorities file: A common sense bill that is projected to produce $100 million in annual state revenue if passed has so far been refused even a committee hearing.

House Bill 66, from state Rep. Jeff Jones of Brunswick, consists of a simple and proven concept involving a, small, fully refundable fee on wire transfers sent out of the state by individuals. Corporate transfers are specifically exempted and Jones makes it clear that his revenue bill is aimed at the vast underground economy.

Under the language of Jones’ bill, wire transfer senders who pay the small and standardized fee can easily obtain a full refund when they file their state income tax return.

Implemented in Oklahoma in 2010, the revenue system does not cost honest tax filers of any description a penny. Official reports from Oklahoma show that not only is the refundable fee system producing a reliable stream of revenue, but that it is increasing by about 10 percent each year. In 2015, the system added $11 million to the state coffers there.

The reluctance to allow a hearing on HB 66 seems to be related to the fact that in part, it will assuredly harvest revenue from the huge amount of money sent out of Georgia every year by black-market labor. This, despite Jones’ assurance that he has been told by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce that it has taken a “support” position on his measure.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, Georgia has a larger illegal population than Arizona and dwarfs that of Oklahoma. Solid 2006 figures from the Inter-American Development Bank show that more than $1.7 billion was sent from Georgia in the form of “remittances” to the home nations of immigrants living in Georgia, many of them illegally.

While the Georgia Legislature may be willing to ignore the huge revenue windfall readily available involved in remittances, Mexico grins all the way to the bank. That nation took in about $25 billion last year in money sent back by its citizens living outside the country. An amount higher than its oil revenue. Most of that money left the United States. This is in addition to the fact that Atlanta is a hub for the illegal drug trade and the estimated billions of dollars that vile industry creates and which Georgia cannot levy.

HB 66 has been assigned to the Ways and Means Committee chaired by Rep. Jay Powell, R-Camilla. This is an important note in that Powell himself has authored a bill to impose a tax — not refundable — on online commerce and has a who’s who list of powerful co-sponsors.

Add to all this the push to reinstate the fuel tax credit for Delta from establishment Republican Rep. John Carson, R-Marietta, and the unabashed willingness of Republican leadership to openly debate casino gambling — I mean “destination resorts” — while boasting of the potential revenue to the state from that controversial topic.

We think the refusal to jump on the $100 million-a-year revenue from the no-brainer system involved in Jones’ bill says a lot about the Republican-run House.

It is up to the Georgia taxpayers to decide exactly what the message really is.

Update Thursday PM:

After this was written and posted here, during a lunch-time visit to the state Capitol, this writer learned that earlier in the day the Georgia House had passed a bill to give “big boat” owners a tax break. And that one of the co-signers – a Democrat – of the legislation described above had scratched his name off the bill, HB 66.

We also learned that the email sent to Rep. Jones from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce was a mistake. The Chamber had this bill confused with another one. The unsurprising reality is that the Georgia Chamber of Commerce wants HB 66 to die along with the estimated $100 million annual boost to the state budget it would harvest from the underground economy.

There is a swamp under the Gold Dome. It should be drained.

D.A. King is president of the Dustin Inman Society.

Read more here: http://www.macon.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article132850189.html#storylink=cpy

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