Sept. 8: News Briefs & Crime Blotter



Three men are arrested for racing on I-85

On Aug. 29, several troopers arrested three men who blocked the northbound lanes of I-85 in DeKalb County. The three Marietta men, ranging from ages 19 to 21, blocked the lanes for people to drag race and shoot fireworks. A car wreck was caused by the blockage. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 19-year-old Luis Puga was one of the street racing organizers. He has been charged with racing, driving while unlicensed and obstructing the road. 


A grand jury is selected for the Daniel Prude case

On March 23 in Rochester, NY, a 41-year-old black male named Daniel Prude was in police custody when a “spit hood” was placed over his head without warning. He was also pressed against the ground for 2 minutes. Prude died from acute PCP intoxication and asphyxia a week after being taken off of life-support. On Sept. 5, Attorney General Letitia James announced that she will empanel a grand jury for this case. 


China continues to suppress the Uyghurs 

According to government officials, up to two million Uyghurs and Muslims have been in Chinese detention camps since April 2017. Afraid that Uyghurs hold extremist views, the Xinjiang government detains them to eliminate threats to China’s government. Women are sexually abused and forced to undergo abortions and many are forced to renounce Islam while in these camps. The Chinese government continues to expand the detentions to suppress the Muslim minority. 


Aug. 28 

“Let’s hop this fence…”

At 11:41 a.m., a non-Georgia State offender criminally trespassed the Aderhold building. The case was exceptionally cleared. 

Aug. 29

“Just kidding let’s hop THIS fence!”

A non-Georgia State offender criminally trespassed on Piedmont Avenue at 7:01 p.m. The case was exceptionally cleared.

Aug. 31 

“I’m not one for probation. Go big or go to jail!”

At 8:05 a.m., a non-Georgia State offender was arrested for disorderly conduct and an outstanding warrant. 

Sept. 1

You can’t take my stuff! It costs a ‘for-ten’”

A Georgia State student was a victim of larceny in the U Parking Lot at 4:10 pm. The case is still active. 

Sept. 2

Did you not have assemblies at your school?

A non-Georgia State offender was arrested for a drug law violation at 10:52 p.m. 

Sept. 3

Is this real life or an R-rated movie?

At 10:53 p.m., a non-Georgia State offender was charged on a drug law violation and weapons law violation. The case was cleared.