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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.”

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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.

“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.

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


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Woman allegedly involved in Central Park scandal placed on leave from job: ‘We do not condone racism’

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Video circulated on social media on Memorial Day of a woman in Central Park claiming she was calling 911 to falsely claim an "African-American man" was threatening her life.

It reportedly started after he filmed her walking her dog without a leash.

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Internet sleuths worked to identify the woman. During the day on Monday, rumors of her identity spread online.

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Scientists fight online coronavirus misinformation war

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With cat photos and sometimes scathing irony, Mathieu Rebeaud, a Swiss-based researcher in biochemistry, has nearly tripled his Twitter following since the coronavirus pandemic began.

With 14,000 followers, he posts almost daily, giving explanations on the latest scientific research and, in particular, aims to fight misinformation that spreads as fast as the virus itself.

He is among a growing number of doctors, academics and institutions who in recent weeks have adapted and amplified their scientific messaging in hopes of countering what has been termed an infodemic -- a deluge of information, including widespread false claims, which experts say can pose a serious threat to public health.

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Ted Cruz doesn’t want people shamed with body bags for going to beach: ‘Please stop the hate’

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In early May, Florida attorney Daniel Uhlfelder made news by dressing up as the Grim Reaper in an attempt to scare people from crowding beaches during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Days later, he escalated by laying out body bags on the steps of the Florida capitol building in Tallahassee.

He escalated further on Saturday by announcing he would be handing out body bags to Florida beachgoers and started a fundraiser with the funds going to two progressive Political Action Committees.

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The effort caught the eye of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

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