The MARTA Board of Directors grieves the shocking death of our GM/CEO Jeff Parker who has died by suicide. He was an outstanding leader and steward of MARTA whose passing leaves us all heartbroken. As Chairwoman and on behalf of my fellow MARTA board members, we are devastated at this loss as we valued Jeff's leadership and looked forward to him bringing his vision for transit to fruition. The entire metro Atlanta region owes him a debt of gratitude for his transformational efforts and we will not stop working to build on the foundation he created. As we struggle to understand the complexity of this tragedy, we grieve with and for his wife Erin, his daughters and all of Jeff's family and friends as well as his MARTA family. As we continue to grieve, we want you to know that suicide is preventable and help is available to you. For access to services and immediate crisis help, call the Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225, available 24/7. read more
The wife of an Ohio man who was fatally shot by police just minutes into the new year says he had been firing a gun to celebrate the arrival of 2022 when an officer opened fire on him without warning read more
What Is Mass Formation Psychosis? Robert Malone Makes Unfounded Covid-19 Vaccine Claims On Joe Rogan Show------
A massive rock formation? A Massachusetts psychosis? No, a "mass formation psychosis" is the term that Robert Malone, MD, used on The Joe Rogan Experience to describe what's been happening in the U.S. in recent years. Malone appeared on Joe Rogan's Spotify podcast shortly after being permanently booted from Twitter last week for "repeated violations" of their Covid-19 misinformation policy. And if you look at some of the outrageous, unscientific things that are said on social media in general, it typically takes a fair amount of "pseudosciencing" to get booted in this manner. So was there any merit to Malone's use of this "mass" term on the Rogan show? In a way, perhaps some. But maybe not in the way that Malone had intended.
The Associated Press investigates Ashli Babbitt's background. read more
The Associated Press reports the January 6 Committee is preparing to go public with their findings.