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Georgia man’s life destroyed after he is jailed for 7 months — and then acquitted in 45 minutes

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A Georgia man lost custody of his two sons, his business, his apartment, most of his belongings, and seven months of his life when he was jailed for allegedly attacking a social worker.

John Blue was acquitted in January, after he was held without bond for more than a half a year in the Gwinnett County Jail, when a Division of Family and Children Services employee crashed into his van but accused him of attacking her, reported WSB-TV.

The social worker had gone to Blue’s home to serve a court order to take the boys, ages 14 and 10, into state custody over an abuse claim.

She claimed Blue loaded the boys into his van and tried to drive away, but she attempted to block him in.

The caseworker told police that Blue rammed her car repeatedly before driving off, but Blue said she crashed into him and never identified herself as a state employee.

“She looked like she was a crackhead,” Blue told WGCL-TV. “She walked over, she beat on the window. She never identified herself. She never says nothing to me. She says, ‘You can’t go nowhere with those kids — I need to talk to them.’ I don’t know who this lady is. She looked like a junkie to me, so I told her no.”

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Duluth police issued an Amber Alert for the two boys, saying he had abducted them and placed them in extreme danger.

Blue said he was not aware of the alert and did not realize he was wanted when he gave the boys to his father for a planned trip to South Carolina, but he turned himself in to police after learning of the allegations.

“That was the worst mistake I made,” Blue said. “I thought I could clear it all up. I was trying to do the right thing by the law, (but) they didn’t do nothing right by me. I end up sitting in jail and being prosecuted and nobody cared.”

The 55-year-old Blue’s sons and his girlfriend told police that he had not attacked the caseworker.

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“My baby said, “Daddy, we have told all these people the truth — why are you still in jail?’” Blue said. “The one thing I teach my sons is, if you are telling the truth you don’t have to worry or care about nothing else — as long as you are telling the truth there is nothing bad that can happen to you.”

Blue said the caseworker lied to police, and a jury took only 45 minutes to acquit him of all charges.

He would like to see the DFCS worker tried for ramming his car, and he said her employer knows she lied about the alleged assault.

“I sat in jail for seven months because someone lied on me,” Blue said. “If I was charged with aggravated assault and didn’t do anything, let her stand before the same people.”

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A DFCS representative said the caseworker is still employed by the agency but declined further comment.

Blue – who lost his interior design business and home while awaiting trial and now lives in the same van the caseworker crashed into – is fighting to regain custody of his sons, who are living with relatives out of state.

“My kids have never wanted for anything,” Blue said. “This is not fair, not right — my family has been destroyed.”

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The full interview with President Donald Trump finally aired on ABC Sunday, revealing the shocking way that he views his life.

Trump lamented that he's had such a hard life, as the son of multi-millionaires who paid to get him out of trouble multiple times.

"You're a fighter. You, you, it feels like you're in a constant kind of churn--" host George Stephanopoulos began.

"Yeah, uh, my life has always been a fight," Trump said. "And I enjoy that I guess, I don't know if I enjoy it or not, I guess -- sometimes I have false fights like the Russian witch hunt. That's a false fight. That's a made-up, uh, hoax. And I had to fight that."

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President George W. Bush oversaw eight years that restricted rights, banned LGBTQ equality, appointed anti-choice judges and so much more. But under Donald Trump's presidency, social conservatives have managed to roll back any progress made by President Barack Obama's leadership.

A new Axios report listed out any anti-LGBTQ, anti-women and anti-poor policies.

“He campaigned saying that he would be a good friend to LGBT people,” James Esseks, director of the ACLU’s LGBT and HIV Project, told VOX. "Actions speak far louder than words. And what he's done has been a wreck."

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Israel’s Netanyahu just christened a building named after Trump — that doesn’t even exist

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spent his Father’s Day dedicating a new Trump Tower-type building that hasn't been built in a town that doesn't exist.

Standing in front of a large sign saying "Trump Heights," Netanyahu, who is being forced back into another election, announced the building before planning even began, Axios reported.

A great day on the Golan. PM Netanyahu and I had the honor to dedicate “Trump Heights” — first time Israel has dedicated a village in honor of a sitting president since Harry Truman (1949). Happy Birthday Mr. President!! @POTUS pic.twitter.com/fdYWzokFLK

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