4/10/18 - Atlanta - Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms answered questions about her cabinet resignation and the the cyberattack on city computers at a press conference at Atlanta City Hall today. Earlier she released a statement saying “I have asked for the resignation of all Cabinet members, and after further assessment will determine which resignations I will accept. Consistent with what I said upon taking office in January, I have taken the first 100 days to evaluate the leadership of my Administration.” Bob Andres bandres@ajc.com
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Atlanta mayor Bottoms to be honored by ACLU of Georgia

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will be honored by the ACLU of Georgia for her efforts in criminal justice reform in the city, the organization said Thursday. 

Bottoms will receive the inaugural Civil Liberties Achievement Award at the group’s annual membership meeting Thursday evening. The program will also feature a conversation between award-winning author Carol Anderson and Emmy-winning journalist and KISS 104.1 radio host Monica Pearson. 


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The ACLU cited Bottoms’ decision to eliminate cash bond requirements for some low-level offenders and prohibit the jail from accepting new detainees of the U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency as reasons for honoring her. 

Others being honored at the meeting include activist Maria del Rosario Palacios who is receiving the Community Leadership Award; Asian Americans Advancing Justice who will receive the Partnership Award; and former president of the ACLU board Gail Podolsk who will receive the Volunteer Leadership Award. 

The meeting will be held at The Temple’s Schwartz Goldstein Hall on 1589 Peachtree St. 

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You'll find a diverse lineup of graduation speakers at Atlanta-area colleges and universities this year. Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will deliver the keynote address at Spelman College. Legal analyst and TV host Nancy Grace will speak at her alma mater, Mercer University. Former Tallahassee mayor and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum will be at Clark Atlanta University. Atlanta Hawks icon Dominique Wilkins will be the keynote speaker for Morris Brown College's graduation ceremony. High

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