This blog started as a collection of news stories leading up to the 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago, which I planned on attending several months in advance. After the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, NDAA 2012, and the nation-wide police brutality in response to Occupy Wall St, my concern was that any violence on behalf of the state would be buried.
Graduated from the University of West Georgia in 2007 with a B.S. in Criminology, studies in Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy. In 2009, I served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA, developing a homeless speaker’s bureau in Atlanta, GA through the National Coalition for the Homeless. During my service, I started a local photography campaign to assist low-income and homeless service providers with clothing donations and volunteer support called Shirt Off My Back Campaign. That same year, I become an outspoken citizen, concerned with the Atlanta Police Department’s illegal and violent raid on the Atlanta Eagle, a local gay bar.
I’ve been involved in non-profit and activist work for the past ten years, centered on youth, educational programming, and social justice advocacy. My primary interests are civil liberties, reform of law enforcement and the criminal justice system, and government fiscal responsibility.