Atlanta Approves $2 Million Settlement for Tasered Protest Students, Declares It “Well-Deserved Justice”

Atlanta, GA — The Atlanta City Council recently sanctioned a $2 million settlement for students who were shocked with a Taser by police during the protests in 2020. According to the students’ attorney, Chris Stewart, this compensation is justified and should not be seen as a gratuitous award. Stewart emphasized the gravity of the situation and the well-deserved nature of the settlement during a press conference held earlier this week. In another development focusing on conservation efforts, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has adopted an unprecedented measure in the eastern United States to protect … Read more

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Shines Spotlight on Global Cinema and Culture

Atlanta, Georgia – The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) concluded its 2024 edition, bringing together an impressive showcase of international cinematic talent. The festival, which took place from February 13th to the 26th, presented a diverse selection of 48 feature films and 15 shorts from 20 different countries. While the festival’s in-person screenings are now concluded, an encore of 32 films will be available online for those who missed the live events. Among the standout films at the festival were ‘Seven Blessings’ and ‘No Name Restaurant’, which were recognized and celebrated for their contributions to … Read more

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Celebrates Outstanding Films with Jury Award Winners

Atlanta, Georgia – The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) recently announced the winners of its Jury Awards, with “Seven Blessings” and “No Name Restaurant” among the recipients. The festival, which ran from February 13 to 26, concluded with a special screening of the documentary “Shari and Lamb Chop” at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center. While the in-person screenings have ended, the festival will continue to offer a streaming encore from February 27 to March 7, providing audiences with the opportunity to watch 32 films online. This year’s AJFF showcased a diverse selection of films, … Read more

Atlanta News First Provides Live Coverage of Young Thug’s Massive Organized Crime Trial

Atlanta, Ga. – After facing delays over procedural motions, a juror’s living condition, and low defense attorney pay, the trial of rapper Young Thug is set to resume in Atlanta. Jeffery Williams, known as Young Thug, is facing eight criminal counts under a federal law enacted to combat organized crime. While Georgia has its own RICO law, the alleged criminal enterprises in the state do not need to have existed as long as the federal law requires. In addition to the organized crime charges, Williams is also accused of possession of marijuana, codeine, cocaine, a … Read more