The scoop on Tuesday, May 17: 5 things to know this morning

An editor for an online news site said her adult son was targeted by Atlanta police officers as he attempted to sell a laptop computer he advertised on Craigslist. But officers were only acting on a tip that the laptop may have been stolen, an Atlanta Police Department spokeswoman said Monday. In an emailed statement released Monday to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Goldie Taylor, editor-at-large for The Daily Beast, said her 25-year-old son, Josh, was attempting to sell his MacBook when he was approached by undercover officers, who put a Taser to his back, handcuffed him and searched his hard drive. Read more. 

2. Braves young rotation has begun to shine. 

Their record (9-27) was still the worst in the majors entering Monday, but if you've watched the Braves all season you know they've at least been more competitive lately. The primary reason for that has been the starting rotation, which has been working deeper into games. That's eased some of the pressure from a bullpen that got overexposed early, and kept the Braves in games long enough to give their hitters a chance to score meaningful runs. Read more. 

3. Sandy Springs House race battle of proxies to replace Wilkinson. 

The Republican candidates to replace a long-term Sandy Springs legislator both agree the governor was right to veto two of the most controversial Republican-backed bills of the year. Deborah Silcox and Graham McDonald, who are running to fill the House District 52 seat Joe Wilkinson is leaving after 16 years, both said they support Gov. Nathan Deal's campus carry and religious freedom vetoes. Silcox, 52, said her son is a college student in Texas, where campus carry is the law. At his school, a dean resigned in part because of the law. Additionally, she said, she did not think the religious freedom law would withstand a judicial challenge. Read more. 

4. Politically connected consultant challeges DeKalb Commissioner Gannon. 

No doubt, Warren Mosby is connected. His brother is state Rep. Howard Mosby, D-Atlanta. His sister is Atlanta City Councilwoman Natalyn Mosby Archibong. His father was former DeKalb Commissioner Nate Mosby. But it's his relationship with DeKalb Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton that his opponent is questioning.  Mosby is seeking to unseat Commissioner Kathie Gannon, one of Sutton's political rivals, in the May 24 primary election. Read more. 

5. DeKalb Commissioner Sutton targeted in key election. 

In a contentious race for DeKalb County Commission, two challengers trying to unseat incumbent Sharon Barnes Sutton say she lacks integrity, while she counters that they're being used as pawns of her rivals on the board. Business development manager Steve Bradshaw and sales manager Lance Hammonds are opposing Sutton in the May 24 Democratic primary for County Commission District 4. They point to accusations of ethics violations that have followed Sutton for two years. Read more.