Ga Tech arrested

A male-to-trans was among three people arrested during violent protests on Georgia Tech's West campus in Midtown Atlanta on Monday night. Several hundred students attended a peaceful vigil for 21- year-old Scout Schultz, a 4th year computer engineering student who was gunned down by a campus police officer late Saturday.

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Scout Schultz

A peaceful vigil for a troubled Georgia Tech student turned violent on Monday night.

Several hundred students and alumni gathered to attend a vigil for Scout Schultz on the Tech campus in downtown Atlanta at 8 p.m. Monday.

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LaFranca Devon Hollins

I couldn't help but notice a conversation between 2 loyal readers this morning in an old post I wrote about a confidence artist who impersonated a doctor in Atlanta.

A loyal reader, whose name I won't reveal, updated the post 9 months ago with a story of her own about another confidence artist named LaFranca Devon Hollins.

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According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, a Fulton County judge Tuesday found probable cause to charge former Georgia Tech basketball star, Javaris Crittenton, with murder in the drive-by shooting death of Julian Jones in southwest Atlanta (pictured at right).

Crittenton was taken into custody on August 30 by the FBI at LAX airport in Los Angeles as he prepared to board a flight to Atlanta to turn himself in.

A Fulton County Superior Court Judge granted Crittenton a $230,000 bond, requiring him to wear an ankle monitor until the case is tried on October 25th, according to the AJC.

“I guess the judge made the decision that he’s not a danger to the community, which is odd, given the charges,” said Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter. “It's not unheard of, but it's rare.”

Porter noted that Crittenton fled Atlanta for LA once he learned he was wanted on murder charges.

But Crittenton's college girlfriend, Mia Fields, who moved out to LA with him when he was drafted by the Lakers, told the judge that Crittenton wasn't fleeing from the law. She said he was on his way to LA to celebrate her birthday.

“He was with me the entire time,” she testified. “He was paralyzed in fear. He was trying to find a lawyer to prove his innocence.”

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