Stories tagged: "Georgia"


Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, speaks at a Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration jail. Wooten says authorities denied COVID-19 tests to immigrants, performed questionable hysterectomies and shredded records in a complaint filed to the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)
DHS Announces Investigation into Claims of ICE Detainees Being Sterilized Without Their Consent

A whistleblower reported earlier this week that immigrant women detained at a Georgia detention center were being forced to undergo unnecessary gynecological procedures without their consent.

An ICE detention-center nurse this week alleged misconduct over women being given hysterectomies against their will. Her complaint extends the list of alleged abuses that have occurred inside of immigrant detention centers around the country. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Hysterectomies and Denied Dialysis: An Immigration Lawyer Explains How Atrocities Can Happen in Immigrant Detention Centers

COURIER spoke with an immigration lawyer familiar with the neglect that allegedly took place at LaSalle Corrections’ private immigrant detention centers. She claims hysterectomies are only the part of the story.

FILE - In this March 2, 2020, file photo Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., speaks during a campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Charlotte, N.C. Tillis, facing a competitive North Carolina reelection contest, “is looking forward to campaigning" with Trump, Tillis' spokesperson said. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)
These Senate Republicans Attacked Obama’s Response to Ebola But Have Nothing to Say About Trump and COVID

“There were problems [Obama] needed to surge," North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis said. "It's a very different story."

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp looks on during a coronavirus briefing at the Capitol Friday, July 17, 2020, in Atlanta.  Kemp sued the city of Atlanta over its face-mask requirement just after President Donald Trump arrived in the city without wearing a mask, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Friday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Atlanta Mayor Says Governor’s Anti-Mask Lawsuit Against Her Is a Political Ploy to Please Trump

“I don’t think it is happenstance that this lawsuit came the day after Donald Trump visited Atlanta."

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Long Lines and Broken Machines Couldn’t Stop These Black and Latino Voters In Georgia

In spite of long delays, these two Latinos and a Black mother and son showed up to cast their ballots. This is what their experience at the polls was like.

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States Are Using Bad Data to Justify Reopening. That’s Wildly Dangerous.

Faulty statistics could leave Americans who make decisions about day-to-day matters with the impression that the virus is under more control than it actually is.

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The Story of These 2 Churches Shows the Risks of Reopening

All 50 states may be at least partially “open,” but the emerging outbreaks in churches underscore an uncomfortable truth about what the future holds.