The Daily Populous

Saturday May 15th, 2021 morning edition

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ATLANTA — A Channel 2 Action News investigation has found that Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and her husband have two active homestead exemptions, which is against Georgia law.

A homestead exemption is a big tax break any Georgia homeowner is entitled to for their primary residence.

In a statement, Greene’s office told Gray to mind his own business and called it a “pathetic smear” when he asked them about the homestead exemptions.

Greene still owns a North Fulton county home, but also bought a $610,000 house in Floyd County last year in the 14th Congressional district, which she represents.

Through open records requests, Channel 2 Action News pulled the Greenes’ homestead exemption applications in both Fulton and Floyd counties.

But Fulton County tax officials confirm to Gray, that Greene never stopped getting the tax break on the Fulton property.

“The property owners filed for homestead exemption in Fulton County in May of 2019 and it became effective for the 2020 tax year. »

Dallas County Prosecutor Disbarred for Withholding Evidence After 2 Men Cleared of Capital Murder Charges

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A former Dallas County prosecutor has surrendered his law license after the State Bar of Texas said that he withheld evidence that caused two men to be wrongfully convicted of killing a South Dallas pastor, the Dallas Morning News reported.

According to the report by the Dallas Morning News, Richard "Rick" E. Jackson was disbarred last month.

The State Bar concluded that Jackson failed to inform the defense attorneys of Dennis Allen and Stanley Mozee about evidence that could have cleared them during their capital murder trials in 2000, the Dallas Morning News reported. »

Several children killed as Israel pounds Gaza refugee camp: Live

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The UN has said it estimates approximately 10,000 Palestinians have left their homes in Gaza amid the Israeli offensive.

The report said that four missiles hit the al-Rawda Tower 2 located at Tal al-Hawa located south of Gaza City.

Thousands of Palestinians have been fleeing their homes in the last few days following intense air strikes by Israel. »

The Pentagon is tracking US citizens without a warrant, Senator says

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The Pentagon may be using commercial data to track Americans without due legal process, according to a letter from Senator Ron Wyden shared with Vice News.

"I write to urge you to release to the public information about the Department of Defense's warrantless surveillance of Americans," Wyden replied.

However, it's still a legal grey area as to where data purchases would fall in such rules. »