First Slice 5-11-15: Guns, not cars, are now killing more Georgians

Plus, doubts raised about bin Laden raid details


Georgia residents are now more likely to die from a gunshot than a car crash.

It’s up to Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard to determine whether to indict an Atlanta Police officer who was driving a vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian.

Fort McPherson can and should be so much more than a fenced-off movie set that locks out everyone around it. Selling 330 acres for a mere $30 million to Tyler Perry is an idea that has been ramrodded by Mayor Kasim Reed, who seems to be working on behalf of a friend rather than the people who elected him.”

Jimmy Carter cut short a trip to Guyana to help monitor the South American country’s elections. The former president returned to Atlanta after falling ill from an unspecified ailment, according to a Carter Center spokesperson.

Mableton wants to create a one-acre square where residents of the unincorporated area can gather. The Cobb County Commission will vote on the $3.1 million project’s final design this week.

What really killed the streetcars that once ran throughout America’s cities, including Atlanta?

Much of what we know about the raid that ended with the death of Osama bin Laden is wrong, reports longtime muckraker Seymour Hersh in the London Review of Books.

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