Oct. 20: News Briefs & Crime Blotter



President Trump returns to Georgia

On Friday, President Donald Trump held a rally in Macon less than a month before the election. Before the rally, Republican Sen. David Perdue mocked Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris by intentionally mispronouncing her name. Trump arrived around 7:20 p.m.; he was campaigning in Florida before his Macon rally. Trump is traveling across the southeast to keep swing states from turning blue. The rally lasted almost 2 hours. 


Women’s marchers protest Amy Coney Barrett

The fourth annual Women’s March took place on Jan. 18, and a second march was held to protest President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Trump nominated Barrett to replace the late Ruth Ginsburg, but there is opposition because many believe that Trump nominated Barrett to “tip the scales” and secure a Republican vote. Demonstrators marched from Freedom Plaza to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. 


Nigeria protests police brutality 

For years, Nigerians have been protesting against police brutality. But on Oct. 3, someone tweeted that “SARS just shot a young boy dead at Ughelli, Delta State … They left him for dead on the [roadside], and drove away with the deceased Lexus [J]eep.” SARS is the Nigerian Special Anti-Robbery Squad. The squad has allegedly abused their power for a long time. Videos emerged of the incident, and demonstrators took to the streets.


Oct. 8

Clarkston’s cleared case

At 9:19 a.m., a non-Georgia State offender criminally trespassed the parking deck at the Clarkston campus. The case was exceptionally cleared.

Oct. 12

“If it’s common, why can’t I be here?”

A Georgia State student criminally trespassed the University Commons at 2:14 a.m. The case was exceptionally cleared. 

Oct. 13

Like two perps. in prison

At 9:20 p.m., police arrested  two non-Georgia State offenders for a drug violation.

Oct. 14

“I want free education!”

A non-Georgia State offender criminally trespassed the University Lofts parking deck at 9:30 a.m. The case was exceptionally cleared.

Oct. 14

This really is outstanding

At 4:04 p.m., a non-Georgia State offender was arrested for having outstanding warrants and criminally trespassing Sparks Hall.

Oct. 15

Do you study PoliSci?

A Georgia State student received a judicial referral for a drug law violation at 2:14 p.m.