Closer Look: Reactions To ICE Arrests; Gwinnett Officers’ Cases; And More

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onday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”: 

  • 0:00: Rose and Jim give a news brief on this morning’s travel disruption on the connector, after a tractor-trailer overturned,which led to a chemical spill.
  • 1:48: Page Pate, WABE legal analyst talks about 89 cases of alleged criminal activity being dismissed in Gwinnett County. The decision comes after two officers involved in those cases were fired for punching and kicking an unarmed man. We look at the legal repercussions;
  • 14:54: Dr Cedric Suzman,  founding Executive Vice President and Director of Programming with the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, and Donna Bryson, Journalist/Author of ”It’s a Black and White Thing,” discuss South Africa’s past and how far the country has come since apartheid ended 23 years ago;
  • 26:35: Bryan D. Cox, Southern Region Communications Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, speaks to us about last week’s arrests of Somali nationals in DeKalb and Gwinnett, that includes the city of Clarkston;
  • 36:41: Omar Shekhey, Executive Director of the Somali American Community Center, tells us the local reaction from the Clarkston Somali community.

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