February 23, 2017

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

Posted by D.A. King at 6:09 am - Email the author   Print This Post Print This Post  

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)

From: “D.A. KING” <Dking1952@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: AJC FAKE NEWS AGAIN Going national on this on RETRACTION DEMAND Georgia bill would create list of state’s unauthorized immigrants
Date: February 22, 2017 at 5:52:38 PM EST
To: Aaron Gould Sheinin <Aaron.GouldSheinin@ajc.com>, Kevin Riley <kriley@ajc.com>, Bert Roughton <Bert.Roughton@ajc.com>, Andre Jackson <Andre.Jackson@ajc.com>
Cc: Phil Kent <philkent@philkent.com>RE; lines 23-24 HB 452

Aaron et al. I paste below the lines to which he refers and the language that demonstrates his inaccurate report. And which illustrate the feeble attempt to defend the inaccurate report. Let’s all note together that the AJC report did not err on the side of the Americans who may be killed or maimed by criminal aliens released from custody. Or that the bill was inspired by dead Americans like Kate Steinle and countless others who have been killed by criminal aliens who have been released from custody.

Let’s also note, as I will in a more public forum, that I tried very hard to sell the story around this language last year to J Salzer while I explained to him that GBI has been receiving the information about released criminal aliens for at least 18 months, but refused to share info with Ga sheriffs or to even answer my open records requests on that topic. I even created a web page for Salzer to mine info after I explained the problem to him. No news there!

AJC policy: Public safety angle on immigration?: bad. Poison a new piece of legislation aimed at saving lives: SOP. Because immigration agenda.

Constantly altering news stories to get to accurate w/o note: Normal.

This one isn’t going away.

dak
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

sem·i·co·lon

ˈsemēˌkōlən,ˈsemīˌkōlən/
noun
a punctuation mark (;) indicating a pause, typically between two main clauses, that is more pronounced than that indicated by a comma.

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
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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.