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Georgia superintendent fired for screaming racial slurs threatened to kill employees ‘in a heartbeat’: report

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Geye Hamby, former superintendent of Buford City School System in Georgia, is accused of irrational and volatile behavior, according to a new legal filing, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Thursday.

The filing originated in from the pretrial deposition of former Buford High School Principal Banks Bitterman.

“He’d lose his temper in a heartbeat and yell, ‘I’m going to kill that (expletive),’” Bitterman said. “I’m going to kill this. I’m going to kill, kill, kill. I’m going to (expletive) that person, (expletive) this person.”

Hamby resigned after he was caught-on-tape with a racist rant against black construction workers.

“F*ck that n****r. I’ll kill these – shoot that (expletive) if they let me,” he reportedly said.

The filing was made in a racial discrimination suit by Mary Ingram. One of her attorneys, Ed Buckley, explained the importance of the past comments to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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“In discrimination cases, evidence of expressions of racial bias and evidence of other instances of race discrimination are relevant and admissible,” he said. “That Mr. Hamby harbored a racial bias — comments about other blacks and use of the n-word — we think that is highly probative.”

Hamby was paid $308,000 a year prior to his resignation.

(Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Geye Hamby was the superintendent of Gwinnett County Public Schools.)

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How the GOP is embracing more ruthless power grabs in the face of huge political challenges

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On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on two cases highlighting the collision between partisan power grabs and setting the ground rules for two of the most important elections in America—those for U.S. House and state legislative chambers.

This article was produced by Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

One ruling concerns whether the Trump administration can add a question to the 2020 census that asks if anyone residing in that address is not a U.S. citizen. The other concerns whether hyper-partisanship is unconstitutional when state legislatures run by a single party draw electoral districts to maximize their party’s likelihood of winning elections.

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Hope Hicks may have implicated Jared Kushner in a coverup

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Former White House communications director Hope Hicks frustrated Democrats last week when she refused to answer multiple questions about her time in the White House.

However, Mother Jones' David Corn and Dan Friedman noticed one bit of Hicks's testimony that shines a negative light on Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner.

When asked about her false statement in December 2016 that there had been no contact between members of the Trump campaign and Russian government officials, Hicks said she consulted several top officials who worked for the campaign before making the statement, including Kellyanne Conway, Steve Bannon -- and Jared Kushner.

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Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos’ Seattle suburb is running out of money thanks to lax taxation

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The government of one of America's richest zip codes may soon run out of money to keep the lights on.

CNBC reports that the small town of Medina, Washington will have a budget referendum in November to raise taxes and prevent a budget shortfall in the coming fiscal year.

The idea of Medina being cash-strapped seems counter-intuitive given that both Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos have houses there. What's more, Medina has an average home value of $2.77 million and a median household income of around $186,000.

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