PDW In The News

Joe Biden is proud of creating harsh anti-drug laws — that his coke-using son won’t have to worry about

Posted by on October 21, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden is a staunch warrior against drugs, even bragging about his “tough on crime” stances during a time when even Republicans are looking to get rid of harsh policies like mandatory minimum sentencing. In 2008, Radley Balko outlined just how terrible Biden has been on war-on-drugs issues: Biden has sponsored more damaging… Continue Reading

GM’s Hit and Run: The scandal of cars that should have been fixed

Posted by on October 20, 2014

As the sun was setting on a stormy Georgia day, Brooke Melton was 30 miles outside of Atlanta in her Chevy Cobalt. It was March 10, 2010, her birthday, and the 29-year-old pediatric nurse was on her way to her boyfriend’s to celebrate. Melton had purchased the white GM Cobalt in 2005, the year the… Continue Reading

McEnroe son’s NYC drug case on track for dismissal

Posted by on October 18, 2014

NEW YORK — A son of tennis star John McEnroe and actress Tatum O’Neal will get a New York City drug-possession case dismissed if he stays out of trouble and gets treatment. Court records show Kevin McEnroe’s case was put on track Tuesday for dismissal if he avoids re-arrest. The arrangement isn’t uncommon for low-level… Continue Reading

Man cleared of murder charges after 29 years in prison

Posted by on October 17, 2014

NEW YORK — Cleared of the murder that had put him behind bars for almost 30 years, David McCallum sobbed and thought of the man who wasn’t there with him. Co-defendant Willie Stuckey’s conviction also had just been thrown out after Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson concluded the two confessed falsely as teenagers to kidnapping… Continue Reading

Georgia police chief arrested—accused of soliciting sex.

Posted by on October 16, 2014

Authorities have arrested the police chief of a small west Georgia city who is accused of soliciting young men for sex. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says agents on Wednesday arrested Chief James Roberts, who’s also the mayor of Concord, after investigating him for a month and a half. It was not immediately clear whether… Continue Reading

Oops….maybe the rain caused this ACCPD police cruiser to rear end another motorist?

Posted by on October 15, 2014

Rainy weather might have played a role in an accident that happened on Atlanta Highway today: an Athens-Clarke County Police car rear-ended an SUV near the Epps Bridge Road overpass. There were no injuries reported.               In other ACCPD news…………Chief Jack Lumpkin looks to be the next Chief of… Continue Reading

Cobb County, Georgia 20 year old gets 20 serve 12 for robbery of an ipad.

Posted by on October 14, 2014

A 20-year-old Cobb County man was sentenced to 20 years, including 12 to serve in prison, for putting a boy in a headlock and stealing his iPod, the district attorney said Monday. Shareef Tawwab Hakim, of Marietta, was convicted of robbery and aggravated assault, DA Vic Reynolds said. The teenage victim was sitting outside his… Continue Reading

AMC’s The Walking Dead Returns to Televsion and Police in Ft. Worth confront a naked, blood covered man.

Posted by on October 13, 2014

Fort Worth police opened fire and killed a man covered in blood on Saturday afternoon. The department said its officers responded to a call in the 5600 block of East Lancaster around 3:43 p.m. Saturday. Officers arrived to find a white male in his 30′s covered in blood. Upon making contact with the suspect, he… Continue Reading

5 year old forced to sign suicide contract over crayon and saying “pew…pew”.

Posted by on October 12, 2014

Partner’s note: Lord save us from this level of government stupidity. -Mo Wiltshire One mother is furious after her 5-year-old daughter was reportedly forced to sign a “suicide contract” at school. The mother, named Rebecca, told Alabama outlet WPMI-TV that the incident occurred after her kindergarten daughter drew a picture that resembled a gun and… Continue Reading

Gurley Drama Spilling over into fights between friends in Athens, Georgia

Posted by on October 11, 2014

A 26-year-old Athens man who engaged in an argument about running back Todd Gurley and the University of Georgia Bulldogs on Thursday called Athens-Clarke police after he accidentally broke his cell phone. The man and his 37-year-old companion were arguing at a home in east Athens and the older man became “very passionate about Gurley… Continue Reading

AT&T to pay $105M for bogus phone charges

Posted by on October 10, 2014

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — AT&T wireless customers may want to take a closer look at their old phone bills because they may have money coming back to them. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that AT&T Mobility LLC, a subsidiary of the telecom giant, has agreed to a hefty $105 million settlement after the… Continue Reading

Tracy Morgan Suing Walmart over Car Accident

Posted by on October 9, 2014

Actor Tracy Morgan suffered injuries in June from an accident that involved a Walmart trucker. Recently, the retail giant said that the injuries could have been reduced if Morgan had worn his seat belt. During the early hours of June 7th, Kevin Roper, a Georgia truck driver, rear-ended the comedian’s limo on a New Jersey… Continue Reading

Doctor dons Ebola protection suit at Hartsfield Airport to protest CDC

Posted by on October 9, 2014

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports….. Two days after a man in Texas was diagnosed with Ebola, a Missouri doctor Thursday morning boarded a plane at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport dressed in full protection gear to protest what he called mismanagement of the crisis by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Gil Mobley checked… Continue Reading

More hazing allegations at UGA as Delta Sigma Phi is investigated

Posted by on October 8, 2014

The Theta Chi chapter of Delta Sigma Phi faces an interim suspension pending a University of Georgia Police Department investigation of hazing allegations. Stan Jackson, the director of student affairs communications and marketing initiatives at UGA, said the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs received a call from a concerned parent on Sept…. Continue Reading

Another Dog Gone….shoplifting this time

Posted by on October 7, 2014

Shoplifting charges spell the end of his brief career as a Georgia Bulldog football player: freshman defensive back Shaq Jones has been kicked off the team. Jones, from Merritt Island Florida, was booked into and bonded out of the Clarke County jail Sunday afternoon. “We have certain expectations and standards that we require of all… Continue Reading

Why Police Lineups Will Never Be Perfect

Posted by on October 6, 2014

One night in 1984, a man broke into 22-year-old Jennifer Thompson’s apartment, threatened her at knifepoint, and raped her. While it was happening she tried to memorize everything about him—his face, hair, clothes, body type. Later that day, she recounted those details to a police sketch artist. Two days later, a detective showed Thompson a… Continue Reading

In the U.K., Ebola is being veiwed by many as a dire threat.

Posted by on October 4, 2014

The Ebola virus spreading exponentially across Africa and killing thousands of people “will get worse”, the Government has admitted, amid calls for the full involvement of the international military to contain the disease. Justine Greening, the International Development Secretary, said that ministers had been shocked by a prediction from the US public health institute that… Continue Reading

Investigators mistake okra garden for marijuana plants.

Posted by on October 3, 2014

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — A Cartersville man is upset after he said investigators mistook a garden full of okra for marijuana plants. The man growing the popular Southern food said a helicopter woke him up Wednesday and then he had deputies show up at his door. He said he’s still shaken up. “I was scared actually,… Continue Reading

ATF Agent in Gunfight with Drug suspect in East Athens

Posted by on October 2, 2014

A federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent was shot in east Athens shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday during a joint drug investigation with Athens-Clarke County police, according to law enforcement sources. Police initially said a second suspect was shot and both he and the agent were taken to Athens Regional Medical Center… Continue Reading

Athens may get fourth Superior Court Judge

Posted by on October 1, 2014

Help may be on the way for the over-burdened judges of the Western Judicial Circuit, which includes Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties. The Judicial Council of Georgia — the policy-making body for state’s judiciary — recommended the creation of a fourth judgeship for the Superior Court of the circuit. The council, chaired by Georgia Supreme Court… Continue Reading

Fame can mean false accusations: UGA’s Gurley falsely accused of assault in downtown Athens bar

Posted by on September 30, 2014

University of Georgia running back Todd Gurley was falsely accused of assaulting a man early Sunday in a downtown Athens bar, Athens-Clarke County police said. The accuser, a 20-year-old UGA student, called police from his home at about 3:18 a.m. to report that he’d been punched by Gurley more than an hour earlier at the… Continue Reading

Georgia Man Arrested in Virginia for Popping Balloon

Posted by on September 29, 2014

Outside a Williamsburg apartment complex, popping a luxurious helium balloon cost a Georgia man a misdemeanor charge for destruction of property. Police arrested Justin R. Bridges, 21, from Cumming, Georgia, eight hours after he allegedly caused damage to a balloon sculpture. The sculpture was located at the to Quarterpath Place Apartments and was worth approximately… Continue Reading

U.S. Supreme Court has recognized a category of employees that cannot be forced to contribute union fees.

Posted by on September 28, 2014

Public unions dodged what could have been a lethal bullet on Monday in what’s been touted as the most important labor case the Supreme Court has considered in decades. The Justices decided in a 5-4 ruling on Monday to not overturn a 37-year precedent that allows public unions to collect dues from non-members. But the… Continue Reading

Officials call terror attack “workplace violence”. Why not call it what it is?

Posted by on September 27, 2014

More Muslim extremist terror here in the middle of the United States. Just like thinking people who are honest with themselves made the obvious call in the Ft. Hood attack, this attack is also an obvious act of terror. Putting our heads in the sand will not help us deal with these attacks in the… Continue Reading

FBI miffed over smarter smart phones. Liberty strikes a blow?

Posted by on September 26, 2014

“What concerns me about this is companies marketing something expressly to allow people to hold themselves beyond the law,” FBI Director James Comey whined to reporters gathered at FBI headquarters. His comments came in response to announcements from Apple and Google that the latest generation of mobile device operating systems will not just ease the… Continue Reading

Just in…a new 5 star AVVO reveiw from a grateful client! Nothing is is better than a happy and grateful client.

Posted by on September 25, 2014

“Mr. Wiltshire was the best attorney anyone could ask for. Not only was he with my family and I every step of the way, but he was also able to use his vast resources to help me get the best possible outcome. I would personally recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney, and… Continue Reading

Grand Jury rules Tony Stewart will not face charges

Posted by on September 25, 2014

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors announced Wednesday that a grand jury had decided against bringing criminal charges against three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said the victim, Kevin Ward Jr., was under the influence… Continue Reading

Atlanta Cop Faces Murder Charge of Woman He Met on Backpages

Posted by on September 23, 2014

After kidnapping a woman he met online, Tahreem Zeus Rana, 23, has been indicted for the death of Veronica Woodard. Rana tried to leave town a week after he kidnapped her, took her to a secluded suburban location and shot her several times. After shooting her, he tried to set her body on fire to… Continue Reading

New smart phone encryption may thwart NSA and other .gov snooping

Posted by on September 23, 2014

Moves by Apple Inc. and Google Inc. to put some smartphone data out of the reach of police and the courts are raising alarms inside U.S. law-enforcement agencies, current and former officials say. Several officials in Washington said they were bracing for a confrontation with Silicon Valley on the issue, the latest fallout from the… Continue Reading

UGA Student arrest for Miller Learning Center Threat Prank

Posted by on September 22, 2014

By Alexis Stevens The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A University of Georgia student admitted his social media post threatening violence at a campus building was a prank, police said Friday night. Only it wasn’t funny. Within hours of a threat that evacuated the Zell B. Miller Learning Center and surrounding areas, the person believed responsible was in… Continue Reading