Families pick up pieces after Atlanta spa shootings

“As an Asian member of Cherokee County, I’m less than two percent. Asians make up two percent in this county. And to see the amount of support for lives lost or anybody, it’s important to see that level of support here,” Dan Wicker told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.Allison Calhoun (left) and Brittany Bengert set up candles during a vigil Thursday night.Credit: Christina MatacottaCredit: Christina MatacottaEight months before the shooting, Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33, welcomed her second child, her family said. Caring for the girl, of course, consumed Yaun and her husband’s lives when they weren’t working.Yaun worked full time at Waffle House and also supervised a roofing crew, but she was off Tuesday night, and so was her husband. They went to Youngs Asian Massage Parlor near Acworth for a massage.”This is their first evening out,” said Yaun’s grandfather, James Yaun Sr., standing in his doorway, shaking his head slowly. “The grandmother was keeping the baby so they could go out and have a good time.”Then a gunman appeared, opening fire inside the business, killing Yaun and three others. Her husband survived.”You never know in this crazy world these days,” James Yaun said.ExploreMourners 30 miles apart remember victims of deadly spa shootingsThe spa’s owner, Xiaojie Tan, was also killed. Her friends told Channel 2 Action News that Tan’s daughter recently graduated from the University of Georgia. Tan would have turned 50 years old Thursday, two days after her death.Brittany Bengert (middle) speaks to the crowd Thursday night during a vigil outside the Acworth spa where four people were killed Tuesday.Credit: Christina MatacottaCredit: Christina MatacottaGreg Hynson, 54, is a longtime customer of the Acworth business who got to know Tan, who he and many others called Emily, as a friend.”It was almost instantaneous,” he told the AJC. “She was a really sweet, kind person. She treated everybody fairly, equally. She was very unselfish. There’s a whole list of things.”Hynson, a former bodybuilder who has long used massage therapy, said he also just liked to stop by the shop and say hello. He recalled often seeing Paul Andre Michels, 54, a construction worker who did work on the store for Tan and was killed in the shooting.“During down time, we’d sit around and talk,” Hynson said.U.S. Army veteran Latrelle Rolling pauses to pray after dropping off flowers at Youngs Asian Massage.Credit: Curtis Compton / [email protected]: Curtis Compton / [email protected]’ younger brother, John Michels, 52, told USA Today he believes his brother was “just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”He said they grew up with a total of nine siblings in Detroit and both served in the U.S. Army at the same time. Paul Michels had served as an infantryman in the late 1980s, his brother said.“I’m the closest in age, so we were basically like twins,” John said. “We did everything together growing up.”Mourners prepare to lay flower bouquets at a makeshift memorial outside of the Gold Spa in Atlanta. Credit: Alyssa PointerCredit: Alyssa PointerHynson said he wished he could’ve gotten to know Daoyou Feng, 44, better. She’d only been working at the spa a month or two before being killed. Hynson said he could tell she was warm and easy to get along with.Elcias Hernandez-Ortiz was also shot, but he survived and remained in the hospital Thursday. His wife detailed Ortiz’s injuries on a GoFundMe page.“He was shot in the forehead down to his lungs and into his stomach,” Flora Gonzalez Gomez wrote. “He will be needing facial surgery.”“Please pray for my family and the families that were affected by this shooting,” she also wrote.Inge Pfleger, a Woodstock woman, said she had a special reason for attending the vigil.“I myself have been a victim of gunshots,” she said. “Women are often the victims, and whether they are Asians or Americans, we have to stand up and say this is not right.”The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office said investigators have positively identified three of the women killed at Gold Spa and Aromatherapy Spa on Piedmont Road, but are waiting to identify the fourth before releasing the victims’ names. Police said they are working with the Korean consulate during the process.“We had four Asian females that were killed, and so we are looking at everything to make sure that we discover and determine what the motive of our homicides (was),” Hampton said.n”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/jnelsonWJCL/status/1372611682451742722?s=20″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616099371332},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”JMGTRVD6ZFFRXBYP4IPZKQUTCY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616093597780},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Storms have swept the Deep South over the last 24 hours in parts of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida, leaving behind power outages in more than 20,000 homes. 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Soon after, some local governments erected contextual markers next to monuments, such as the Decatur Square obelisk and Atlanta’s Peace Monument in Piedmont Park (see below).”},{“_id”:”P5WI4GPEW5CT7BG3G6OPFNWKDE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813608},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In Atlanta, the city created an advisory committee to determine what to do with four monuments on city property. That 2017 effort produced several new contextual markers and the renaming of Confederate Avenue to United Avenue in 2018.”},{“_id”:”F2EKBWXBEBBXDMG2KXVCFIXX7M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813609},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Protests over the monuments have only grown in intensity since then. in recent weeks, two monuments have been removed by local officials — in Decatur and Kennesaw — despite the state law. Funerary monuments in Oakland Cemetery were vandalized overnight. At the Capitol, protesters chanting “Tear down Gordon” faced off with guards over the equestrian statue of John Brown Gordon.”},{“_id”:”3TDVNAC5V5DAHM2TZYPAUC72HI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813610},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Here are the most visible places in metro Atlanta that commemorate the Confederacy and its leaders. (And for more information about Confederate and segregation-era politicians honored at the Capitol, click here.)”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”The Lion of the Confederacy was erected in Oakland Cemetery in 1895. 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The two largest can be found in historic Oakland Cemetery. This monument, based on Switzerland’s Lion of Lucerne, is surrounded by the graves of 3,000 unknown Confederate soldiers. It was constructed in 1895 by the Atlanta Ladies Memorial Association and is on a Smithsonian list of significant funerary art.”},{“_id”:”PPXYJVAACVDE7I42HZDZAHHHYE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813614},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In 2019, the city erected a new marker after its advisory committee recommended that iconography within Oakland Cemetery be left in place with added context.”},{“_id”:”OTLTYXLBYJCJJDVBWZLHR5J4FQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813615},”type”:”text”,”content”:”However, on four occasions in May and June 2020, vandals covered the sculpture with spray-paint graffiti. Other parts of the cemetery were damaged too — the Confederate Obelisk, Confederate tombstones and one of the new contextual historical markers.”},{“_id”:”3GJNABZYEFDFLAGSMEWHQ6A4PI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813616},”type”:”text”,”content”:”As for the Lion, the Historic Oakland Foundation says that the city is “is in the process of developing a sustainable approach to the preservation of this city asset.””},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”The Confederate Obelisk at Oakland Cemetery was erected in 1873. 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It was erected in 1873 by the the Atlanta Ladies Memorial Association.”},{“_id”:”5LL5JSGAPVGI5CEFRTKFKL4QUA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813620},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The Confederate section of Oakland holds 6,900 soldiers, some who died during battles fought along Sherman’s campaign towards the city, and some from other battles who found themselves treated at Atlanta military hospitals.”},{“_id”:”7ZBP2HCNBFB6VMZU6SJRL5BIZQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813621},”type”:”text”,”content”:”As with the Lion of the Confederacy, the Atlanta committee recommended to leave this monument in place with added context, and to remove the Confederate flag flying next to it.”},{“_id”:”DH2HXQGMZNANBG74BU2JBJSOYM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813622},”type”:”text”,”content”:”It was covered with spray paint during the nights of vandalism in May and June 2020.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”Confederate Gen. 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WALKER MEMORIAL (Glenwood Avenue)”},{“_id”:”KIJRAJT4KZF3TPIFH6QGAJNIAY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813625},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Confederate Gen. W.H.T. Walker is memorialized in the spot where he was shot dead by a Union sniper, at today’s intersection of Wilkinson Drive and Glenwood Avenue. About half a mile away at Monument and McPherson Avenues, a similar monument marks the spot where Union General John B. McPherson was killed by Confederate forces the same day.”},{“_id”:”34LPRRBPTZFQPCI6X3YR25FA64″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813626},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In its published report, the Atlanta committee concluded that the Walker memorial was “a battlefield marker and does not serve a purpose of glorification.” The committee recommended adding context to both the Walker and McPherson memorials.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”The Peace Monument in Piedmont Park was erected in 1911 to celebrate North-South reconciliation. (ALYSSA POINTER / [email protected])”,”source”:{“system”:”Methode”,”source_type”:”other”,”source_id”:”9d394634-9ffc-11e8-97bd-bbf419439895″,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/G6JGJODFSAVGTNIZXCUMUKCITE.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”display_date”:”2018-08-14T19:59:55Z”,”credits”:{},”subtitle”:”Atlanta effort to rename Confederate Avenue moves forward”,”width”:2048,”first_publish_date”:”2018-08-14T19:59:55Z”,”_id”:”G6JGJODFSAVGTNIZXCUMUKCITE”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/nEmLbf2a6tQeNNJbuQzRJQD-Fbk=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/G6JGJODFSAVGTNIZXCUMUKCITE.jpg”,”comments”:[],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/nEmLbf2a6tQeNNJbuQzRJQD-Fbk=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/G6JGJODFSAVGTNIZXCUMUKCITE.jpg”,”takenOn”:”2018-08-14T19:59:55Z”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/G6JGJODFSAVGTNIZXCUMUKCITE.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/nEmLbf2a6tQeNNJbuQzRJQD-Fbk=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/G6JGJODFSAVGTNIZXCUMUKCITE.jpg”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/WBiWqfGbv_TzIW07eG4631Uno0I=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/G6JGJODFSAVGTNIZXCUMUKCITE.jpg”,”version”:0,”originalName”:”https://www.ajc.com//rw/Pub/p9/AJC/2018/08/14/Images/newsEngin.22777537_071518-confederate-update_AP_8.jpg”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”galleries”:[],”_id”:1595252813627},”created_date”:”2020-06-28T23:59:34Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2020-06-28T23:59:34Z”,”publish_date”:”2018-08-14T19:59:55Z”,”height”:1365},{“_id”:”ETKZ5W6ZIZH2XLWB46VULKV24A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813628},”type”:”text”,”content”:”PEACE MONUMENT (Piedmont Park)”},{“_id”:”RR3TOWE6LRA55CVRRNEUUKQEQQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813629},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The large monument greeting park visitors at 14th Street depicts a Confederate soldier with an angel calling a halt to his fighting. The monument was built in 1911 by former members of the Gate City Guard—a Confederate-era city militia—that was on a peace mission to unite the North and South in the decades after the Civil War. Today’s Old Guard of the Gate City Guard still rededicates the monument each year.”},{“_id”:”QBGK5YNMJRCL3FZR5MEEVT5SF4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813630},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In 2017, the Atlanta committee report concluded that it represented “Lost Cause mythology” and recommended its removal. Earlier that year, protesters defaced the monument with paint in two separate incidents and tried to topple it.”},{“_id”:”ZCEZFG626VFCVFLRZT6CO6D6SM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813631},”type”:”text”,”content”:”A contextual marker was added to the monument in 2019 but its language also created some controversy.”},{“_id”:”UY3QPK2PORB7RGCJ4U37L7WYUM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813632},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In June 2020, the words “No Peace” were spray-painted on the monument.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”The Old Guard of the Gate City Guard erected this monument at Peachtree Battle Avenue near Peachtree Road. 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He previously worked in the same capacity for the MyAJC.com homepage; the RE:Race team; Projects & Strategic teams; as a Mobile Technology Producer; as a website Producer, serving as a channel manager for accessAtlanta.com; and as a Producer for ajc.com’s strategic channels. Before that, he was a Page Designer for the Editorial department, designing the @issue and Atlanta & the World sections for the paper. 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Like the Peace Monument, its carved message stresses reconciliation between the North and South. The Atlanta committee concluded that the monument “falsely depicts the character of post-Civil War reconciliation by reflecting Lost Cause mythology” and recommended that it be removed.”},{“_id”:”GV6FF5TMSJAHFCDQYNIMF5NR7I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813636},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Instead, the city erected a contextual marker next to it in 2019.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”The bust of poet Sidney Lanier was moved from Piedmont Park and replaced with a replica.”,”source”:{“system”:”Methode”,”source_type”:”other”,”source_id”:”548d9ff0-7402-11e8-aba1-8948e2f710eb”,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/VBRCLO3AFWYUSDHKJNHYPMRPKM.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”display_date”:”2018-06-19T20:49:59Z”,”credits”:{},”subtitle”:”Photos: Confederate memorials in metro Atlanta”,”width”:675,”first_publish_date”:”2018-06-19T20:49:59Z”,”_id”:”VBRCLO3AFWYUSDHKJNHYPMRPKM”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/6_HERCOHJt_pMbYbBIJBdgZ_de8=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/VBRCLO3AFWYUSDHKJNHYPMRPKM.jpg”,”comments”:[],”keywords”:[“gwinnett county”,”dekalb county”,”cobb county”,”atlanta-news-metro.ajc”,”intown atlanta”,”fulton county”,”ajc-evergreen”,”ajc-audience”],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/6_HERCOHJt_pMbYbBIJBdgZ_de8=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/VBRCLO3AFWYUSDHKJNHYPMRPKM.jpg”,”takenOn”:”2018-06-19T20:49:59Z”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/VBRCLO3AFWYUSDHKJNHYPMRPKM.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/6_HERCOHJt_pMbYbBIJBdgZ_de8=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/VBRCLO3AFWYUSDHKJNHYPMRPKM.jpg”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/P3BHN4U9y1wvwcQdT8C4mgZ9xi0=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/VBRCLO3AFWYUSDHKJNHYPMRPKM.jpg”,”version”:0,”originalName”:”https://www.ajc.com//rw/Pub/p9/AJC/2018/06/19/Images/020412laniered.jpg%20bust%20of%20poet%20Sindey%20Lanier%20in%20Piedmont%20ParkDS.JPG”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”galleries”:[],”_id”:1595252813637},”created_date”:”2020-06-28T23:58:13Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2020-06-28T23:58:13Z”,”publish_date”:”2018-06-19T20:49:59Z”,”height”:900},{“_id”:”GPRTZ7HEDBDD5C2Z3YIGM55UX4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813638},”type”:”text”,”content”:”SIDNEY LANIER BUST (Piedmont Park)”},{“_id”:”KC2WEP7D65ALHPPUGJZO4T34IE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813639},”type”:”text”,”content”:”This statue was erected by the Piedmont Park Association in 1914. Lanier was a famous musician, poet and author from Macon who was inducted as a charter member of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. His artistic legacy is so large that Lanier County and Lake Lanier are named after him.”},{“_id”:”LNV4EWR6BFEA7JUY4BKXVWEK2U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813640},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In his youth, Lanier was a Confederate soldier who was captured by Union forces. He contracted tuberculosis while a prisoner of war and this condition would plague him until his death. Lanier’s only published novel was a good-vs-evil tale with a Yankee villian.”},{“_id”:”FGMGU7TX6NF53JVY7BJJ6KG7RY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813641},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In 2012, the bust was relocated to Oglethorpe University and a replica was installed at Piedmont Park. The Atlanta committee concluded that the bust was not a Confederate monument and recommended leaving it in place.”},{“_id”:”EIPPK7SM5FBFBEWAEW54EUK6MM”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813642,”id”:”U57780323116KcE”},”type”:”raw_html”,”content”:””},{“_id”:”T6DG6KE52JFVTFVRSZDUF4TJ6A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813643},”type”:”text”,”content”:”ATLANTA STREET NAMES”},{“_id”:”DDMEKHVG4NBGTAUHVD4Z2UTST4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813644},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The Atlanta committee report identified 34 city streets possibly memorializing the Confederacy and recommended that some names get changed immediately: Confederate Avenue, East Confederate Avenue, and any street named after Nathan Bedford Forrest, John B. Gordon, Robert E. 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Both roads stretch into the city of Atlanta, which would also have to approve the change for those parts of the roads.”},{“_id”:”P3D27KXBLREC3BPFVC4TS6ID7Y”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813647,”id”:”U11808866318CGi”},”type”:”raw_html”,”content”:””},{“level”:2,”_id”:”KDIMTGRIOZHCFFDI34KDETA47Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813648},”type”:”header”,”content”:”Private spaces”},{“_id”:”Q5FRMZFHSNDFNAR7J52KQ2ETWM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813649},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The following monuments are on private, not public grounds:”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”The Eternal Flame of the Confederacy lamppost stood on the corner of Alabama and Whitehall streets during the Civil War but has moved around since then. 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It stood on the northeast corner of Alabama and Whitehall (now Peachtree) Streets, right next to where Solomon Luckie stood when he was struck by a shell during the Siege of Atlanta in 1864. (The photo on the left, from 1957, also shows where the shell blast damaged the front bottom of the lamppost.)”},{“_id”:”4S4HAQAXJVDJZEB36OBUSQNJBI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813653},”type”:”text”,”content”:”According to Atlanta Time Machine, the lamp was displayed in City Hall from 1864-1880 as a war memento and wound up being returned in 1919 to its street corner. During the 1939 ‘Gone With the Wind’ premiere, the Old Guard Battalion of the Gate City Guard lit the lamp and declared it ‘The Eternal Flame of the Confederacy.'”},{“_id”:”GMTP6LBI4NHYDGSZNGNQNFM4NY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813654},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The creation of the viaduct and Underground Atlanta muddle the history of the lamp’s location a bit — at one point it stood above ground. Then it was moved below to Underground Atlanta at roughly the same location, right outside a set of public restrooms.”},{“_id”:”MWLPIFJS7ZE53JKYH4WXXLGH6Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813655},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Underground Atlanta is now closed to the public as it undergoes an extensive redevelopment. In 2017, the City Council donated the lamppost to the Atlanta History Center, where it is now a part of its exhibition “Cyclorama: The Big Picture.””},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”Inside historic Rhodes Hall, a series of stained glass windows tell the story of the “Lost Cause.” The building was once the home of the Georgia Archives. (CHARLOTTE B. TEAGLE / AJC file)”,”source”:{“system”:”Methode”,”source_type”:”other”,”source_id”:”a047c751-80f9-4e5c-bb0b-86599ea84ec0″,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/VOINQD7SF322C75O3ZUHPMAAZQ.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”display_date”:”2016-02-05T21:31:36Z”,”credits”:{“by”:[{“name”:”Charlotte B. Teagle / AJC file”,”type”:”author”,”byline”:”Charlotte B. 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This granite mansion in Midtown has a series of stained glass windows that show the history of the Confederacy, including key battles and portraits of generals and statesmen. The windows were reinstalled at the home in 1990 after spending 25 years in storage at the Georgia Archives. Rhodes Hall hasn’t been a public space since the Georgia Trust took possession of it in 1983, but it spent decades as a state building — the home of the Georgia Archives from 1930-65.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”WESTVIEW CEMETERY MEMORIAL: The cemetery sits where the Battle of Ezra Church was fought during the Campaign for Atlanta. This memorial was erected by the Confederate Veterans Association of Fulton County in the Confederate section of the cemetery. It’s ringed by soldiers’ graves and has a pair of small cannons guarding it. Nearby Mozley Park, where Ezra Church stood, contains more historical markers commemorating the battle. (KENT D. 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(Not a good place for a picnic or jog, in other words.)”},{“_id”:”L4BEP53KWNADNFVBHNWCHKZHRI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813662},”type”:”text”,”content”:”That also means that this memorial was not part of Atlanta’s advisory committee report, which only applied to city-owned property.”},{“_id”:”LZCUXSIH4FD6HAQV4OK4VL2XSI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813663},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The cemetery sits where the Battle of Ezra Church was fought during the Campaign for Atlanta. This memorial was erected by the Confederate Veterans Association of Fulton County in the Confederate section of the cemetery. It’s ringed by soldiers’ graves and has a pair of small cannons guarding it. Nearby Mozley Park, where Ezra Church stood, contains more historical markers commemorating the battle.”},{“_id”:”QGJM5Z22AJHO5H3TT2C27IR5QE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813664},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Several years ago, the cemetery removed a Confederate battle flag near the statue after discussing the matter with the Sons of Confederate Veterans.”},{“_id”:”YJQXRYEFFZBSBJU3ZLGGDYAJOQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813665},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Although Westview has not experienced the level of vandalism that Oakland Cemetery has seen in recent weeks, another part of Westview — the grave of Henry Grady — was covered with graffiti.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”The Battle of Peachtree Creek monument was disassembled and is being stored during construction by Piedmont Healthcare.”,”source”:{“system”:”Methode”,”source_type”:”other”,”source_id”:”86766938-b49d-11ea-a809-0b9f3272a14d”,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/H3ZIZWJJCYC6ALUXIJUBKKC3PY.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”display_date”:”2020-06-22T15:32:04Z”,”credits”:{“by”:[{“name”:”Piedmont Healthcare”,”type”:”author”,”byline”:”Piedmont Healthcare”,”slug”:”piedmont-healthcare”}]},”subtitle”:”Photos: Confederate memorials in metro Atlanta”,”width”:948,”first_publish_date”:”2020-06-22T15:32:04Z”,”_id”:”H3ZIZWJJCYC6ALUXIJUBKKC3PY”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/T9bY1E9w-ROZu2uXLkl825Hoqlg=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/H3ZIZWJJCYC6ALUXIJUBKKC3PY.jpg”,”comments”:[],”keywords”:[“gwinnett county”,”dekalb county”,”cobb county”,”atlanta-news-metro.ajc”,”intown atlanta”,”fulton county”,”ajc-evergreen”,”ajc-audience”,”Confederate”,”Corson”,”atlanta protests”],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/T9bY1E9w-ROZu2uXLkl825Hoqlg=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/H3ZIZWJJCYC6ALUXIJUBKKC3PY.jpg”,”takenOn”:”2020-06-22T15:32:04Z”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/H3ZIZWJJCYC6ALUXIJUBKKC3PY.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/T9bY1E9w-ROZu2uXLkl825Hoqlg=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/H3ZIZWJJCYC6ALUXIJUBKKC3PY.jpg”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/QUgnj6xpdmArI_ZR5MQ4FgC78Mc=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/H3ZIZWJJCYC6ALUXIJUBKKC3PY.jpg”,”version”:0,”originalName”:”https://www.ajc.com//rw/Pub/p11/AJC/2020/06/22/Images/IMG_0893_2941x1841%20(1).jpg”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”galleries”:[],”_id”:1595252813666},”created_date”:”2020-06-28T23:59:37Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2020-06-28T23:59:37Z”,”publish_date”:”2020-06-22T15:32:04Z”,”height”:593},{“_id”:”I22VE5LOD5GSLF5L6BFZRBDHTA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813667},”type”:”text”,”content”:”BATTLE OF PEACHTREE CREEK MONUMENT (REMOVED PERMANENTLY from Piedmont Hospital grounds)”},{“_id”:”XNIX2EWGENAQ5POMUTTH4YBDGQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813668},”type”:”text”,”content”:”This large marble monument was erected in 1944 during construction of Piedmont Hospital (a private, not public, space). Until 2017, it faced busy Peachtree Road, flanked by magnolia trees at the top of what’s known today as “Cardiac Hill.””},{“_id”:”L5GW6GOZKBHLDDWOEKGNEG3K3Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813669},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The Atlanta Historical Society — precursor to today’s Atlanta History Center — erected it to recognize the “American Valor” of fighters on both sides of the Battle of Peachtree Creek, fought on July 20, 1864.”},{“_id”:”4JDJHGXJNZB4TKYNPZOI76W3ZY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813670},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Piedmont Hospital removed the monument and another smaller one on its grounds (see below) in advance of the construction of the 16-floor Piedmont Atlanta Tower. At the time, the hospital announced that the two monuments would return in 2020.”},{“_id”:”IL3IGIANENAG7JJE7LP5UEIUCM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813671},”type”:”text”,”content”:”But in June 2020, the hospital changed its mind and announced that the larger monument would remain removed permanently. 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It marks one of the spots during the Battle of Peachtree Creek where the Confederate Army had an artillery battery, although this location has been called incorrect by Civil War historians.”},{“_id”:”PGS2BNA245BERB65OEWEERTQLA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813675},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In 2016, the hospital offered the UDC a chance to temporarily remove the marker before the construction of the hospital’s new 16-floor tower (see above). The marker is currently in possession of the UDC and it is unclear whether it will return.”},{“_id”:”OWV2RLJELBG35CI6KL4EBSKDJI”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813676,”id”:”U55836173504HvD”},”type”:”raw_html”,”content”:””},{“level”:2,”_id”:”UOMK3THWFZA5JNOGGD7M3JW6AY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813677},”type”:”header”,”content”:”State Capitol grounds”},{“_id”:”NGSK5T2SFVFMJPEPOMTGREWXYY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813678},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The following statues and busts of Confederate leaders are found on the Capitol grounds. Although highly visible in the heart of Atlanta, they are state property and not the subject of the Atlanta committee’s report.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”John Brown Gordon’s statue stands on the Capitol grounds.  (Chris Hunt / Special to the AJC)”,”source”:{“system”:”Methode”,”source_type”:”other”,”source_id”:”103b4cbe-77e9-4db8-b99b-c3605901cf20″,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/DM7PAXNPQIOMT2YYXDF7CF5AKY.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”display_date”:”2016-02-05T21:31:36Z”,”credits”:{“by”:[{“name”:”Chris Hunt”,”type”:”author”,”byline”:”Chris Hunt”,”slug”:”chris-hunt”}]},”subtitle”:”John Brown Gordon statue”,”width”:1000,”first_publish_date”:”2016-02-05T21:31:36Z”,”_id”:”DM7PAXNPQIOMT2YYXDF7CF5AKY”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/yhya50_ELrYmEwb126OjECw3DpU=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/DM7PAXNPQIOMT2YYXDF7CF5AKY.jpg”,”comments”:[],”keywords”:[“taxon:localnews”,”ajc-dsl”],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/yhya50_ELrYmEwb126OjECw3DpU=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/DM7PAXNPQIOMT2YYXDF7CF5AKY.jpg”,”takenOn”:”2016-02-05T21:31:36Z”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/DM7PAXNPQIOMT2YYXDF7CF5AKY.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/yhya50_ELrYmEwb126OjECw3DpU=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/DM7PAXNPQIOMT2YYXDF7CF5AKY.jpg”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/J6-1C6vXSkDLDxhxyD_pCzj6xEc=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/DM7PAXNPQIOMT2YYXDF7CF5AKY.jpg”,”version”:0,”originalName”:”https://www.ajc.com//rw/Pub/p7/AJC/2016/02/05/Images/photos.medleyphoto.8658296.jpg”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”galleries”:[{“headlines”:{“basic”:”Confederate memorials in metro Atlanta”},”_id”:”LTQX7BTW75MRPXAUE3FQHVFKRQ”}],”_id”:1595252813679},”created_date”:”2020-06-22T18:18:56Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2020-06-22T18:18:56Z”,”publish_date”:”2016-02-05T22:15:23Z”,”height”:742},{“_id”:”6NSMUYFLKJGTJPAUWG623OSPDQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813680},”type”:”text”,”content”:”JOHN BROWN GORDON STATUE (Georgia Capitol)”},{“_id”:”KVSRGUI7OVDNBFMVQRQKEBQ7GI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813681},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The State Capitol grounds pay tribute to several Confederate-era political figures, including this imposing John Brown Gordon equestrian statue. Gordon was a three-star Confederate general and served as governor and U.S. senator. Historians generally agree that he was also the unofficial leader of Georgia’s Ku Klux Klan.”},{“_id”:”ZEVLPYUVUVHYRGGM2XMCDWF6EU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813682},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The statue has been the focus of recent protests, such as the one on June 6, when about 100 protesters faced off with guards and shouted “Tear down Gordon.” In another demonstration the next week, a woman was arrested for writing “tear down” on the statue in yellow chalk. Organizers are calling for daily demonstrations at the statue until action is taken.”},{“_id”:”OD7ZQSBS4FFHJLLT4PRZU75OUE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813683},”type”:”text”,”content”:”On June 22, 44 descendants of Gordon requested that Gov. Brian Kemp remove Gordon’s statue.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”This bust of Alexander Hamilton Stephens is in the Georgia Capitol. 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He eventually served in the House, and served a few months as governor before his death. Stephens famously stated in his Cornerstone Speech that slavery was the “natural and normal condition” of black people.”},{“_id”:”JQQJ4WNEMVGJ3FMNVQMTYNA7SM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813687},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Another sculpture of Stephens can be found in the National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington, D.C. — one of two statues contributed by Georgia. In 2020, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on 15 statues of Confederates to be removed from the U.S. Capitol — including this statue. Pelosi quoted Stephens’ Cornerstone Speech in her letter on the subject. Descendants of Stephens also called for its removal in 2017.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”This statue of Joseph Brown stands on the Capitol grounds. 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He served on the Georgia Supreme Court and as a U.S. senator after the war.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”This statue of Benjamin Harvey Hill stands inside the Georgia Capitol. 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(Phil Skinner / AJC file)”,”source”:{“system”:”Methode”,”source_type”:”other”,”source_id”:”1e558d35-5a1f-4fe9-a475-fe0b8a353290″,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/CTGLVI5XTEEIL6UTDW7EZIYKXY.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”display_date”:”2016-02-05T21:31:36Z”,”credits”:{“by”:[{“name”:”PHIL SKINNER / AJC file”,”type”:”author”,”byline”:”PHIL SKINNER / AJC file”,”slug”:”phil-skinner-ajc-file”}]},”subtitle”:”Stone Mountain carving”,”width”:1000,”first_publish_date”:”2016-02-05T21:31:36Z”,”_id”:”CTGLVI5XTEEIL6UTDW7EZIYKXY”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/7lNTMhAU9CjUbRO9EXe0NdihPQw=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/CTGLVI5XTEEIL6UTDW7EZIYKXY.jpg”,”comments”:[],”keywords”:[“taxon:localnews”,”ajc-dsl”],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/7lNTMhAU9CjUbRO9EXe0NdihPQw=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/CTGLVI5XTEEIL6UTDW7EZIYKXY.jpg”,”takenOn”:”2016-02-05T21:31:36Z”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/CTGLVI5XTEEIL6UTDW7EZIYKXY.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/7lNTMhAU9CjUbRO9EXe0NdihPQw=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/CTGLVI5XTEEIL6UTDW7EZIYKXY.jpg”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/UQ61nNRPT1nbU9TIdqoYq8j012w=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/CTGLVI5XTEEIL6UTDW7EZIYKXY.jpg”,”version”:1,”originalName”:”https://www.ajc.com//rw/Pub/p7/AJC/2016/02/05/Images/photos.medleyphoto.8658310.jpg”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”galleries”:[{“headlines”:{“basic”:”Confederate memorials in metro Atlanta”},”_id”:”LTQX7BTW75MRPXAUE3FQHVFKRQ”}],”_id”:1595252813697},”created_date”:”2020-06-22T18:19:04Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2020-08-20T23:14:21Z”,”publish_date”:”2016-02-05T21:53:44Z”,”height”:667},{“_id”:”FAIE6G452FASXOWVKVJRQB3D6E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813698},”type”:”text”,”content”:”STONE MOUNTAIN CARVING (Stone Mountain Park)”},{“_id”:”T5GCSIJMIBE4RGDHETV6PI46GQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813699},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The 90-feet-by-190-feet carving of Robert E. Lee, Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson, and Jefferson Davis is the largest Confederate monument in the world, as well as the largest bas-relief sculpture in the world. The carving was first conceived by a founding member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1916. Work began in 1923, was scrapped and restarted in 1925, abandoned in 1928, restarted in 1964 and completed in 1972.”},{“_id”:”Y3KTX4HBJBECTGVN5CKMRUJQSY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813700},”type”:”text”,”content”:”While the mountain is in no danger of being carted away, some critics still like to imagine how to remove the carving. For instance, during Stacey Abrams’ 2017 run for governor, she suggested sand-blasting it.”},{“_id”:”7GZ3T67T4ZCMBNIKXKHK2XVBR4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813701},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Stone Mountain Park was the site of two Confederate flag rallies in 2015 and 2016, the second of which billed itself as a “white power” rally and turned violent. In 2018, the park rejected a request to hold a “White power” rally, citing safety concerns.”},{“_id”:”COFTGS3TCVGLTFTNWAPNKSDFCI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813702},”type”:”text”,”content”:”That same year, the NAACP called for the removal of the carving.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”The Stone Mountain Memorial Lawn is surrounded by 13 terraces commemorating the states of the Confederacy. (JOHN SPINK / [email protected])”,”source”:{“system”:”Methode”,”source_type”:”other”,”source_id”:”66a49f2c-164f-470c-99a5-4c104fabacb3″,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/ZTSXUAVTWV46UTZ6SUYKWQ7MDA.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”display_date”:”2016-02-05T21:31:36Z”,”credits”:{“by”:[{“image”:{“version”:”0.5.8″,”url”:”https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/ajc/72e8ee8e-b0df-48bc-8ed1-e38f305f5104.jpg”},”socialLinks”:[{“site”:”email”,”deprecated”:true,”deprecation_msg”:”Please use social_links.”,”url”:”[email protected]”},{“site”:”facebook”,”deprecated”:true,”deprecation_msg”:”Please use social_links.”,”url”:”https://www.facebook.com/JohnSpinkAJC/”},{“site”:”twitter”,”deprecated”:true,”deprecation_msg”:”Please use social_links.”,”url”:”https://twitter.com/johnjspink”},{“site”:”instagram”,”deprecated”:true,”deprecation_msg”:”Please use social_links.”,”url”:”jspink1″}],”org”:”Atlanta”,”social_links”:[{“site”:”email”,”url”:”[email protected]”},{“site”:”facebook”,”url”:”https://www.facebook.com/JohnSpinkAJC/”},{“site”:”twitter”,”url”:”https://twitter.com/johnjspink”},{“site”:”instagram”,”url”:”jspink1″}],”name”:”John Spink “,”description”:”John Spink is a multi-platform photojournalist with the breaking news team. He provides compelling photos, video and audio from breaking news events for the AJC and media partners WSB Channel 2 Action News & WSB Radio”,”_id”:”john-spink”,”additional_properties”:{“original”:{“lastName”:”Spink “,”role”:”Multimedia journalist”,”education”:[],”affiliations”:”The Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”bio”:”John Spink is a multi-platform photojournalist with the breaking news team. He provides compelling photos, video and audio from breaking news events for the AJC and media partners WSB Channel 2 Action News & WSB Radio”,”instagram”:”jspink1″,”expertise”:”Breaking News & Public Safety”,”suffix”:”Sr.”,”twitter”:”https://twitter.com/johnjspink”,”personal_website”:”http://www.spinkphoto.com”,”beat”:”Atlanta Now”,”last_updated_date”:”2020-09-10T19:59:36.323Z”,”byline”:”John Spink”,”email”:”[email protected]”,”image”:”https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/ajc/72e8ee8e-b0df-48bc-8ed1-e38f305f5104.jpg”,”longBio”:”John Spink is a multi-platform photojournalist with the breaking news team. He provides compelling photos, video and audio from breaking news events for the AJC and media partners WSB Channel 2 Action News & WSB Radio. John has covered major news events in the Midwest and Southern United States. 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(The terraces might be best known as the path taken when finding a seat for the laser light show.) Each terrace is dedicated to a Confederate state and flies the flag that state flew from 1861-65.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”The Dekalb Confederate monument was built in 1908 on what is today’s Decatur Square. 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In fact, it predates the courthouse next to it. The former DeKalb courthouse burned to the ground in 1916 and was replaced by the current building.”},{“_id”:”VZ5YL47LCFG3BK2TJB47KL3R3Y”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813709},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In the 1970s, construction of the Marta line further changed the surrounding landscape and in doing so, created the Decatur Square that we know today.”},{“_id”:”QUUGN7HFNFHVXEP2B7A5AXCVHE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813710},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The monument looked increasingly out of place as Decatur became one of the more liberal and diverse parts of the state. In 2017, DeKalb commissioners voted to remove the statue but couldn’t find anyone to take it off their hands. Those efforts were stymied in 2019 by the state’s new monument-protection law. That year, the county placed a contextual marker next to it instead.”},{“_id”:”GZBL7FKBKBGYBGIO75OT63ADMY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813711},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The obelisk continued to attract vandalism and large protests. On June 12, a DeKalb judge ordered the statue removed, saying that it had “become an increasingly frequent target of graffiti and vandalism, a figurative lightning rod for friction among citizens, and a potential catastrophe that could happen at any time if individuals attempt to forcibly remove or destroy it.” The judge sidestepped the state law by asserting a power to address public nuisances that are “manifestly injurious to the public health or safety.””},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”The 30-foot obelisk Confederate moment, which has stood for 112 years, was taken down in the downtown Decatur square on the night of June 18, 2020. 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Although the Sons of Confederate Veterans Georgia Division said that it would file a temporary restraining order to block the removal, no such order had been filed by June 18.”},{“_id”:”ZTD5HARWEBBRNJLFUOZXMMLC7E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1612018512463},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In the months following the monument’s removal, various community groups and advocates suggested that a new monument should be erected at the spot to honor the late Congressman John Lewis, whose 5th District includes a large part of DeKalb County.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”The Thomas Jefferson statue faced Ponce de Leon Avenue in downtown Decatur.”,”source”:{“system”:”Methode”,”source_type”:”other”,”source_id”:”7772cede-b4b3-11ea-a809-0b9f3272a14d”,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/3VK4AZKOLH7UFSL2G6KHU5SJ7A.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”display_date”:”2020-06-22T18:09:09Z”,”credits”:{“by”:[{“name”:”Wikimedia Commons”,”type”:”author”,”byline”:”Wikimedia Commons”,”slug”:”wikimedia-commons”}]},”subtitle”:”Statue of Thomas Jefferson in downtown Decatur removed”,”width”:4320,”first_publish_date”:”2020-06-22T18:09:09Z”,”_id”:”3VK4AZKOLH7UFSL2G6KHU5SJ7A”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/DE8fNY8ztj_JQJ_rRRZfCOsMeSA=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/3VK4AZKOLH7UFSL2G6KHU5SJ7A.jpg”,”comments”:[],”keywords”:[“DeKalb County”,”Decatur”,”atlanta-neighborhoods.ajc”,”protests”,”localnews.ajc”,”Atlanta protests”],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/DE8fNY8ztj_JQJ_rRRZfCOsMeSA=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/3VK4AZKOLH7UFSL2G6KHU5SJ7A.jpg”,”takenOn”:”2020-06-22T18:09:09Z”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/3VK4AZKOLH7UFSL2G6KHU5SJ7A.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/DE8fNY8ztj_JQJ_rRRZfCOsMeSA=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/3VK4AZKOLH7UFSL2G6KHU5SJ7A.jpg”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/6n4XPOjW2-NH_cTHqi6ACSyDYbA=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/3VK4AZKOLH7UFSL2G6KHU5SJ7A.jpg”,”version”:0,”originalName”:”https://www.ajc.com//rw/Pub/p11/AJC/2020/06/22/Images/Jefferson_in_Decatur.jpg”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”galleries”:[],”_id”:1595252813714},”created_date”:”2020-06-30T02:50:43Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2020-06-30T02:50:43Z”,”publish_date”:”2020-06-22T18:09:09Z”,”height”:2432},{“_id”:”OZ4OYRUTINCS3IL3FVSLHRTQO4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813715},”type”:”text”,”content”:”On the opposite side of the courthouse, a seated bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson was removed days later from a bench facing the sidewalk on Ponce de Leon Avenue. The statue had been on loan from a private citizen, who feared that it might be damaged, and asked that it be removed. It is unclear if the donor will ever want it to return to the grounds. Jefferson, our third president and author of the Declaration of Independence, owned more than 600 slaves.”},{“_id”:”5BNFWRLKHFDODHV73FBH52P5NU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616090577921},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Yet another monument on the DeKalb Courthouse grounds is being considered for removal — a cannon erected to commemorate the Indian War of 1836. The United Daughters of the Confederacy placed the cannon there in 1906. In December 2020, the Decatur City Commissioners voted to remove the cannon but acknowleged that the county should decide its future. Critics of the monument, including several Decatur High School students, say the cannon should be removed because of its ties to the government’s forced removal of indigenous peoples in the 1800s.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”This Jefferson Davis Highway marker was placed on the Agnes Scott College by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. (Pete Corson / [email protected])”,”source”:{“system”:”Methode”,”source_type”:”other”,”source_id”:”cbcb43da-8766-11e7-867d-6ff29e831781″,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/7YNJVTJJQZJ2DIEDDSXW7L56J4.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”display_date”:”2017-08-22T18:22:03Z”,”credits”:{“by”:[{“image”:{“version”:”0.5.8″,”url”:”https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/ajc/a83139a6-00dd-4ede-b64b-06c769a83827.png”},”socialLinks”:[{“site”:”email”,”deprecated”:true,”deprecation_msg”:”Please use social_links.”,”url”:”[email protected]”},{“site”:”twitter”,”deprecated”:true,”deprecation_msg”:”Please use social_links.”,”url”:”https://twitter.com/petecorson”}],”social_links”:[{“site”:”email”,”url”:”[email protected]”},{“site”:”twitter”,”url”:”https://twitter.com/petecorson”}],”name”:”Pete Corson”,”description”:”Pete Corson is an Audience Specialist for the Enterprise, Investigative and Crime & Public Safety teams.”,”_id”:”pete-corson”,”additional_properties”:{“original”:{“lastName”:”Corson”,”image”:”https://s3.amazonaws.com/arc-authors/ajc/a83139a6-00dd-4ede-b64b-06c769a83827.png”,”role”:”Audience specialist”,”education”:[],”longBio”:”Pete Corson is an Audience Specialist for the Enterprise, Investigative and Crime & Public Safety teams. He previously worked in the same capacity for the MyAJC.com homepage; the RE:Race team; Projects & Strategic teams; as a Mobile Technology Producer; as a website Producer, serving as a channel manager for accessAtlanta.com; and as a Producer for ajc.com’s strategic channels. Before that, he was a Page Designer for the Editorial department, designing the @issue and Atlanta & the World sections for the paper. 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(A similar marker sits on East Lake Road at Ponce de Leon Avenue.) In 1913, the United Daughters of the Confederacy conceived of naming a transcontinental series of highways after Confederate President Jefferson Davis. It would counter a similar proposal that had been made the year before for an Abraham Lincoln Highway.”},{“_id”:”SND7NI2SDVCMDI5Y4F3663ZGQI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813719},”type”:”text”,”content”:”As the U.S. Dept. of Transportation explains, ‘In that era, it was common for private organizations to identify a route, give it a name, and promote its use and improvement.’ The Jefferson Davis Highway eventually stretched all the way to the border with Canada in the Northwest. In 1925, a new government numbering system for highways made the name obsolete, although some Southern states continued to preserve the name. The UDC erected this marker in 1931.”},{“_id”:”JEA66JYNWFDTDDPS4FNB5SDUWI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813720},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Agnes Scott College removed this marker in 2018 over the objections of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”This marker was dedicated in 1922 at Agnes Scott College on the birthday of Robert E. Lee, who was born Jan. 19, 1807. The marker, paid for by the Agnes Lee chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, was removed earlier this year. 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It was dedicated on Jan. 19, 1922 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in honor of Robert E. Lee’s birthday. The words etched on it describe the events in Decatur during the Battle of Atlanta.”},{“_id”:”H4AEYORGRRG3VDDMFKON63O4CI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813724},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The college removed this marker at the same time that it removed the nearby Jefferson Davis Highway marker (see above). The removals happened on the same day that the school dedicated its Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion in the name of the first African-American woman to integrate the school.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:” This obelisk was erected by the Kennesaw Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. 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CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS MONUMENT (Marietta Confederate Cemetery)”},{“_id”:”HK43PPHZPRFG3J4K3NO4DGCIEA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813727},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The Marietta Confederate Cemetery holds 3,000 Confederate soldiers, grouped by home state. This obelisk was erected by the Kennesaw Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”The Little Cannon stands in the Marietta Confederate Cemetery. 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This lesser-known memorial is near the park’s visitors center and commemorates Georgia’s Confederate soldiers. The carving on its front says, ‘We sleep here in obedience to law / When duty called, we came / When country called we died.'”},{“_id”:”KMUFBRIGRBE3BMQYOXJPXPJIRQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813737},”type”:”text”,”content”:”WILLIAM FULLER MEMORIAL CONFEDERATE FLAG (Kennesaw)”},{“_id”:”AADBBFI7F5HDRNKEH5KRFOGORM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813738},”type”:”text”,”content”:”This flag in downtown Kennesaw flies at the corner of Main and Cherokee streets, next to the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. It’s part of the city’s Commemorative Park, which also includes a monument to 9/11 along with various plaques and monuments to veterans.”},{“_id”:”CAYZ5OA2FBFLFCMMZ5Z6HX2HNU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813739},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The Confederate flag is dedicated to William Fuller, the Confederate train conductor who led the effort to recover the stolen General during the Great Locomotive Chase. Eight Union raiders were later executed in Atlanta for the raid.”},{“_id”:”IIWPVKLPHFF2BL2ZSTN76CCNFY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813740},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In 2017, vandals cut the flag down on two occasions and a petition circulated to remove it entirely.”},{“_id”:”L57UKF6HJRF6ZH6G2ZQ6GRF4PE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813741},”type”:”text”,”content”:”More recently the Kennesaw City Council unanimously voted to removed the flag despite the 2019 state law protecting it. In 2020, it was taken down, along with the U.S. and Georgia flags, in order to prevent vandalism.”},{“_id”:”GDESB3SLKZCAZMYI7NVQ4JFP34″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813742},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Although the other flags have returned, the council’s decision would keep the Confederate flag down permanently. The Sons of Confederate Veterans Georgia Division has threatened to take legal action against the council’s decision.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”The Confederate Veterans of Gwinnett County monument was dedicated in 1993 by the Sons of Confederate Veterans (PETE CORSON / [email protected])”,”source”:{“system”:”Methode”,”source_type”:”other”,”source_id”:”b1255efe-b06c-41c5-abc3-6189dc12651c”,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/ITD6OE4TVCMIXFXZL2424WC4RM.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”display_date”:”2016-02-05T21:31:36Z”,”credits”:{“by”:[{“name”:”PETE CORSON / [email protected]”,”type”:”author”,”byline”:”PETE CORSON / [email protected]”,”slug”:”pete-corson-pcorson-ajc-com”}]},”subtitle”:”Confederate Veterans of Gwinnett Monument”,”width”:1000,”first_publish_date”:”2016-02-05T21:31:36Z”,”_id”:”ITD6OE4TVCMIXFXZL2424WC4RM”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/ZL3HMR31pS0bpMfANZNuF6rNCH4=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/ITD6OE4TVCMIXFXZL2424WC4RM.jpg”,”comments”:[],”keywords”:[“taxon:localnews”,”ajc-dsl”],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/ZL3HMR31pS0bpMfANZNuF6rNCH4=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/ITD6OE4TVCMIXFXZL2424WC4RM.jpg”,”takenOn”:”2016-02-05T21:31:36Z”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/ITD6OE4TVCMIXFXZL2424WC4RM.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/ZL3HMR31pS0bpMfANZNuF6rNCH4=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/ITD6OE4TVCMIXFXZL2424WC4RM.jpg”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/U3fx00QJxGa-zdvJqc47EnjT7mg=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/ITD6OE4TVCMIXFXZL2424WC4RM.jpg”,”version”:0,”originalName”:”https://www.ajc.com//rw/Pub/p7/AJC/2016/02/05/Images/photos.medleyphoto.8658299.jpg”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”galleries”:[{“headlines”:{“basic”:”Confederate memorials in metro Atlanta”},”_id”:”LTQX7BTW75MRPXAUE3FQHVFKRQ”}],”_id”:1595252813743},”created_date”:”2020-06-22T18:18:57Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2020-06-22T18:18:57Z”,”publish_date”:”2016-02-05T22:14:22Z”,”height”:745},{“_id”:”3VMOMRDD55GIRFQGZ5WJXAEVHA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813744},”type”:”text”,”content”:”CONFEDERATE VETERANS OF GWINNETT MONUMENT (REMOVED, Old Gwinnett County Courthouse)”},{“_id”:”CL2ZD3WCWJBC3DVQSUXN6KEG64″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813745},”type”:”text”,”content”:”This monument was dedicated in 1993 by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. It includes this quote by Winston Churchill: ‘Any people with contempt for their heritage have lost faith in themselves and no nation can long survive without pride in its traditions.'”},{“_id”:”4VULQJS3SBHAHLUSUVHJRJ62VU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813746},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In June 2020, the monument was spray painted with “Black Lives Matter” and signs referring to white supremacy were posted next to it. That month, a candidate for the Gwinnett County board of commissioners began a petition to remove the monument. Two weeks later, the Gwinnett County solicitor called the monument a “public nuisance” and filed an official request to remove it from the Lawrenceville city square. His filing suggests the statue be moved to the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center. In July, the Lawrence mayor and city council also asked county leaders to remove the monument, as did the county’s Historical Restoration and Preservation Board one week later.”},{“_id”:”SRD7ORZS45DXFALWQ6BO7OKEW4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1612798900893},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In February 2021, the monument was removed and placed in storage pending a legal decision over its future. The action followed a unanimous vote by the Gwinnett Board of Commissioners a week earlier. In its resolution, the board noted that the monument has been vandalized twice.”},{“_id”:”ZLL4FB46QVA75K7FFYE3KK7MQ4″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813747,”id”:”U10528237035VXW”},”type”:”raw_html”,”content”:””},{“_id”:”DMFVJFYSHFFGXAGFNM67RRFW5Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813748},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Other Georgia Confederate monuments in the news:”},{“_id”:”H2X2LJ37YBABJJGG6FWEZQIT5I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813749},”type”:”text”,”content”:”SAVANNAH: A statue in Forsyth Park honoring Lafayette McLaws was vandalized in June 2020. A descendant of McLaws offered to buy back the statue from the city in order to preserve it.”},{“_id”:”FEEMW3GPTNAGZNBGHBZULIDFMI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813750},”type”:”text”,”content”:”ROME: The fate of a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest in the Myrle Hill Cemetery was debated in public meetings in June 2020, with dueling petitions asking for the statue’s removal/preservation. In January 2021, the statue was removed and placed in storage. According to the Coosa Valley News, the statue will be moved to the nearby remnants Fort Norton, a Civil War fortification.”},{“_id”:”3GKRG42SQZALBATXHL4OJHVDFA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616089834228},”type”:”text”,”content”:”DALTON: In February 2021, a statue of Confederate Gen. Joseph P. Johnston was removed from a prominent public space downtown. The action was taken by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, which owns the statue, and did not involve public input or local votes. An attorney for the UDC told CNN that “various parties have worked together” to find a solution. The statue, which was erected in 1912, will be relocated to the historic Huff House, which once served as Johnston’s headquarters during the Civil War.”},{“_id”:”OP6ANGYDSNBD7PCQD63BFKH7SQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1611064893805},”type”:”text”,”content”:”MACON: Macon-Bibb commissioners voted to relocate two Confederate monuments in downtown Macon in July 2020 as part of a downtown revitalization project. The plan calls on placing the two monuments — one a 141-year old statue of an anonymous Confederate soldier statue on Cotton Avenue and the other a “Women of the South” obelisk on Poplar Street — to Whittle Park outside of Rose Cemetery. A lawsuit filed by the Military Order of the Stars and Bars Georgia Society Inc. calls the plan “a racially-motivated action designed for political purposes to placate the mob mentalities” and seeks to block the moves. Although that lawsuit is pending, local officials are prevented from moving the memorials due to a temporary injunction.”},{“_id”:”W6OCZXRBHVHZXNQDF5KLKZOQ2M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1611064893806},”type”:”text”,”content”:”BRUNSWICK: In November 2020, the Brunswick City Commission voted to remove a statue of a Confederate soldier from Hanover Square, but only once legal issues involving similar statue removals in other cities were resolved. The commission did not decide at the time what would become of the 118-year-old statue or where it might be moved.”},{“_id”:”TKRGDXN7QVFH3EHONJ55DAQMD4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813751},”type”:”text”,”content”:”ATHENS: A Confederate memorial on Broad Street was the target of protests in May and June 2020. The mayor said that city officials would like to remove the memorial as soon as possible and are investigating ways to do it. One plan involved removing the statue to a site a few miles away near a Civil War battlefield.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”A Confederate monument on the Rockdale County Courthouse grounds was dismantled early Wednesday morning.”,”source”:{“system”:”Methode”,”source_type”:”other”,”source_id”:”f69952ec-bb88-11ea-9be7-e1cc2fa91760″,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/DG27TASOMIMG6XO5XHJKASXVGE.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”display_date”:”2020-07-01T10:52:32Z”,”credits”:{“by”:[{“name”:”LEON STAFFORD/AJC”,”type”:”author”,”byline”:”LEON STAFFORD/AJC”,”slug”:”leon-stafford-ajc”}]},”subtitle”:”Rockdale County to remove century-old Confederate monument Tuesday”,”width”:4032,”first_publish_date”:”2020-07-01T10:52:32Z”,”_id”:”DG27TASOMIMG6XO5XHJKASXVGE”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/SEzedqwobw0nDj2hPaKoALiKhUc=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/DG27TASOMIMG6XO5XHJKASXVGE.jpg”,”comments”:[],”keywords”:[“SAP:atlanta-news-metro.ajc”,”ga-government.ajc”,”localnews.ajc”,”Rockdale County”,”Confederate monuments”,”George Floyd”,”systemic racism”],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/SEzedqwobw0nDj2hPaKoALiKhUc=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/DG27TASOMIMG6XO5XHJKASXVGE.jpg”,”takenOn”:”2020-07-01T10:52:32Z”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/DG27TASOMIMG6XO5XHJKASXVGE.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/SEzedqwobw0nDj2hPaKoALiKhUc=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/DG27TASOMIMG6XO5XHJKASXVGE.jpg”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/10kpDPUG1G5fLib94aeJTYpkfm4=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/DG27TASOMIMG6XO5XHJKASXVGE.jpg”,”version”:0,”originalName”:”https://www.ajc.com//rw/Pub/p11/AJC/2020/07/01/Images/rockdale%20confederate%20monument%20068.JPG”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”galleries”:[],”_id”:1595252813752},”created_date”:”2020-07-01T11:00:10Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2020-07-01T11:00:10Z”,”publish_date”:”2020-07-01T10:52:32Z”,”height”:3024},{“_id”:”NKMTBWX6KNCINLXDECGLNBDBJE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813753},”type”:”text”,”content”:”CONYERS: On the night of June 30, 2020, a monument of a Confederate soldier was removed only hours after the chairman of the Rockdale County Commissioners announced plans to remove it. The memorial had been erected in front of the Rockdale County courthouse in 1913 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.”},{“owner”:{“id”:”ajc”},”workflow”:{“status_code”:4},”caption”:”The Henry County Commission on Tuesday voted to remove a Confederate monument on its property in the McDonough Square.”,”source”:{“system”:”Methode”,”name”:”AJC”,”source_type”:”other”,”source_id”:”60a0f47e-c06b-11ea-9be7-e1cc2fa91760″,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/B3J5YHPKJQ6CAJP7HPTRQTSXPU.jpg”,”licensable”:false,”display_date”:”2020-07-07T16:03:20Z”,”credits”:{},”subtitle”:”Confederate statue in McDonough Square to be removed in next 60 days”,”width”:640,”first_publish_date”:”2020-07-07T16:03:20Z”,”_id”:”B3J5YHPKJQ6CAJP7HPTRQTSXPU”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/ZmCA7DneWueMMTY_MoAXyfEVwv0=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/B3J5YHPKJQ6CAJP7HPTRQTSXPU.jpg”,”comments”:[],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/ZmCA7DneWueMMTY_MoAXyfEVwv0=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/B3J5YHPKJQ6CAJP7HPTRQTSXPU.jpg”,”takenOn”:”2020-07-07T16:03:20Z”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/B3J5YHPKJQ6CAJP7HPTRQTSXPU.jpg”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/ZmCA7DneWueMMTY_MoAXyfEVwv0=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/B3J5YHPKJQ6CAJP7HPTRQTSXPU.jpg”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/fIvOj_4cs2_sR2J_49l1TRF5qTY=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/B3J5YHPKJQ6CAJP7HPTRQTSXPU.jpg”,”version”:0,”originalName”:”https://www.ajc.com//rw/Pub/p11/AJC/2020/07/07/Images/596163159_ConfederateMonumentHenry1_1503354160669_8923369_ver1.0_640_360.jpg”,”mime_type”:”image/jpeg”,”restricted”:false,”galleries”:[],”_id”:1595252813754},”created_date”:”2020-07-07T16:10:11Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2020-07-07T16:10:11Z”,”publish_date”:”2020-07-07T16:03:20Z”,”height”:360},{“_id”:”HTUUSODCVREWDO2HTS3BR34TIE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1595252813755},”type”:”text”,”content”:”McDONOUGH: Henry County began dismantling a Confederate statue on the McDonough Square on the night of July 28, 2020. 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Some agreed with the move, while others commented on her Instagram posts that she was putting the deputies in danger.”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616082909135}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/MzGossipGirl/status/1372349757595688961?s=20″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”YKXJ33JHJJDHFP4MLVRXJKOGHM”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”Nina Parker”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/MzGossipGirl/status/1372349757595688961″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/MzGossipGirl”,”width”:550,”html”:”Deputies sharing pictures of deceased children is a certain kind of evil that I can’t even begin to process. God Bless Vanessa Bryant and all the families involved.— Nina Parker (@MzGossipGirl) March 18, 2021nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/MzGossipGirl/status/1372349757595688961?s=20″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616082909135},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616082909136}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/SupaNoVa76/status/1372334979494027264?s=20″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”DDV7CBVD5VDHLFFEGWOO7GCL4I”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”rihanna’s chest tat”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/SupaNoVa76/status/1372334979494027264″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/SupaNoVa76″,”width”:550,”html”:”Vanessa Bryant airing out the LAPD on Instagram is *chefs kiss— rihanna's chest tat (@SupaNoVa76) March 17, 2021nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/SupaNoVa76/status/1372334979494027264?s=20″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616082909136},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616082909137}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/MindOfLayla/status/1372337899010727937?s=20″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”YRNMILSURRHW7MPGBI74NEX3UU”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”🐇”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/MindOfLayla/status/1372337899010727937″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/MindOfLayla”,”width”:550,”html”:”I can’t believe people are in Vanessa Bryant’s comments saying she’s putting the cops in ~danger~ by releasing their names. They took pics of her husband and child’s DEAD BODY and passed it around to their friends, family and strangers in a damn bar. 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This is not someone who had a bad day and expressed his anger.””},{“_id”:”S2BWLCL4TBGXDA5C4YONMU3MBU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616071705352},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He issued a call for community leaders and politicians to do something to prevent hate crimes.”},{“_id”:”V4RPSRSO4FCWTOYFEFEBTBU75I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616071705353},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We’re starting a new journey with a new president. It’s time for us to reconcile and not blame someone. We need to confront and face the truth about what is happening in this country.””},{“_id”:”ZP6FDXYYEJBCTDWCXSIWFLTSCY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616032869446},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Episcopal Bishop Robert C. Wright issued a statement that said while details are unfolding, “Still we pray for those who have lost loved ones in this violence. We pray for those who are afraid. 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The Hayeses, who were the first mourners to lay an offering outside of the Atlanta spas, said they didn’t know any of the victims personally and heard about the shootings through the news.”},{“_id”:”B2XTDUGQ55FKVK5X22XRI3UELU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616015927309},”type”:”text”,”content”:””When we saw this last night, we were horrified,” Dan Hayes said.”},{“_id”:”IIRGWMJJOZBQZKEKJXSAROOOUU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616006697072},”type”:”text”,”content”:””We just thought there would be a lot of flowers,” Charlotte Hayes added. “Anyway, we’ll be first. 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The Doraville City Council announced it would pass a resolution condemning the violence, while the Gwinnett Police Department said it would step up patrols around Asian-owned businesses.”},{“_id”:”RCIXHCCL5RFJLED7RN66UQUPSY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616023600722},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Although there are no known threats at this time, these patrols will continue for the foreseeable future for the safety and comfort of the community,” the department said. “If anyone sees something that may appear suspicious or potentially criminal in nature, they are encouraged to call the police immediately.””},{“_id”:”DUYZT56S6ZC7BDY62D4JYHEOEU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616023600723},”type”:”text”,”content”:”As stricken loved ones grieved the sudden loss of the victims taken Tuesday night, investigators continued to piece together what happened.”},{“_id”:”VX7CJ2NFOJBQXJRIVSJ7N7YX6U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615997157505},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Hours before the shootings started, Long bought a gun from Big Woods Goods in Holly Springs, an employee told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Now the store is cooperating with law enforcement. A 9mm firearm was found when Long was arrested.”},{“_id”:”QB33UE66YNDHDNVOOAVJLJ5HAE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616023600725},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The first incident happened around 5 p.m. Tuesday at Youngs Asian Massage Parlor in Acworth, according to police. Surveillance cameras captured a man entering the business, then leaving after shots were fired. Four people died from their injuries, according to police.”},{“_id”:”7QI5ZTS7E5DFRH2ZZNCJLH4LGA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615997157507},”type”:”text”,”content”:”They were identified Wednesday as Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33, of Acworth; Paul Andre Michels, 54, of Atlanta; Xiaojie Tan, 49, of Kennesaw; and Daoyou Feng, 44, of an unknown address. A fifth victim, Elcias Hernandez-Ortiz, 30, of Acworth, was in stable condition Wednesday. Tan was the owner of the business, according to records on the Georgia Secretary of State’s website.”},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616027792719}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/ChrisJoseWSB/status/1372231270588121096?s=20″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”4VYU6GFO35HQNGNYR2777DCNJE”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”Chris Jose”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/ChrisJoseWSB/status/1372231270588121096″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/ChrisJoseWSB”,”width”:550,”html”:”UPDATE: The sole survivor in the Cherokee massage parlor shooting is 30yr old Elcias Hernandez-Ortiz. His family tells me they’re praying for him. Names released for victims in deadly Cherokee County spa shooting; Atlanta victims not identified yet https://t.co/pKGvH4Pmlc @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/S49A4ReXzL— Chris Jose (@ChrisJoseWSB) March 17, 2021nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/ChrisJoseWSB/status/1372231270588121096?s=20″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616027792719},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”3333BFJXVRHRTEKLS2OLUEM52U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615993214508},”type”:”text”,”content”:”About an hour later, Atlanta police responded to a report of a robbery at the Gold Spa on Piedmont Road.”},{“_id”:”6PUNGZWU4VDRDGNHT2Z7G3UTHM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616018606344},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In the first of two 911 calls within 11 minutes, a woman inside the business said she was reporting a robbery. Speaking softly, she said she was hiding inside the business and that she needed police on Piedmont Road.”},{“_id”:”VDAE6G3AAZA5TNV3UZAARXK7L4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616018606345},”type”:”text”,”content”:””They have a gun,” she tells the dispatcher.”},{“_id”:”ZJ7ZXLR52VGPVFSPPMKPQZSFJM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616018606346},”type”:”text”,”content”:”When the dispatcher asked where the man was, the employee replied, “I don’t know. I’m hiding right now … Please just come, OK?””},{“_id”:”GUDIJHJSWJGMHFZ3URS536WZDE”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”QYSMQUPGLJEB7CZ2MH3CVDIF5Q”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/911-call-from-fatal-shooting-at-atlanta-massage-parlor/48e1eb5d-6dd5-42c5-85b6-bfb2255b6bde/”,”content”:”LISTEN: Audio of 911 call from fatal shooting at Atlanta spa”},{“_id”:”3333BFJXVRHRTEKLS2OLUEM52U”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615993214508},”type”:”text”,”content”:”When officers arrived, they found three women shot to death inside the business. While police were investigating those deaths, shots were fired at the Aromatherapy Spa across the street. There, investigators found a fourth woman dead.”},{“_id”:”CVU662MUABC35LTLQZVOTFCU4A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616018606348},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The names of the four killed in Atlanta were not released Wednesday pending notification of family members, according to police.”},{“_id”:”3N2KQT4SSNARFPLASBOYFLZZTY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616018606349},”type”:”text”,”content”:”While Atlanta officers were investigating the back-to-back shootings, the Cherokee sheriff’s office released surveillance images. Long’s parents contacted investigators after seeing the photos, authorities said.”},{“_id”:”AOCCT3TL4FGQHF5UNH7CZAOGEU”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”LYQJQSWNZVCYXBOZ2O5MO7XA6E”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/spa-shootings-a-timeline-of-events-that-left-8-dead-in-metro-atlanta/UH5ZJVXV3FCY3LUPW4T6CUCSC4/”,”content”:”Spa shootings: A timeline of events that left 8 dead in metro Atlanta”},{“_id”:”VDY5SODPK5HLNA4NRMY657YFDA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615993214512},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Cherokee and Atlanta investigators were immediately in contact to discuss similarities in the shootings, Atlanta interim Chief Rodney Bryant said. From there, investigators tracked Long by his cellphone, Reynolds said.”},{“_id”:”VDY5SODPK5HLNA4NRMY657YFDA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615993214512},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Bottoms said during a Wednesday morning press conference that investigators believe Long may have been attempting to drive to Florida and possibly commit additional crimes. But he didn’t make it that far.”},{“_id”:”ZSVSULEV4RARJEQCF6GOH7X65A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615993214514},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Crisp County deputies, along with the Georgia State Patrol, were waiting for Long as he entered the county. After a PIT maneuver, a technique sometimes employed by authorities pursuing a suspect who won’t stop, Long was arrested without further incident. He was later returned to Cherokee, where he was being held without bond late Wednesday.”},{“_id”:”3CLBTF6C2RCBJE4U6NYH7NUXEQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616018606356},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“It was stunning. It was tragic. It certainly was heartbreaking,” Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore said. “I’m happy, so very happy, that we’re not at this moment trying to figure out who did it. The person responsible has been apprehended and will be meeting justice.””},{“_id”:”WIL25CKBNFGMHBXGUP6RTACYGM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615993214515},”type”:”text”,”content”:”— Staff writers Joshua Sharpe, Greg Bluestein, Jennifer Peebles and Wilborn Nobles contributed to this article.”}],”display_date”:”2021-03-17T22:03:08.684Z”,”headlines”:{“basic”:”‘A crime against us all.’ Outrage, grief after deadly spa shootings”},”first_publish_date”:”2021-03-17T14:20:46.901Z”,”taxonomy”:{“sections”:[{“path”:”/news”,”parent”:{“default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”_website”:”ajc”,”parent_id”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”name”:”News”,”description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”_id”:”/news”,”additional_properties”:{“original”:{“parent”:{“default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”BottomNav”:null,”TopNavRedesign”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”SectionMap”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”LoggedOutMenu”:null,”TopNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”ComposerNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”site”:{“site_url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/”,”section_comments_enabled”:”Yes”,”site_description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”site_title”:”Atlanta GA News | Top News Page”},”navigation”:{“nav_title”:”News”},”inactive”:false,”node_type”:”section”,”_website”:”ajc”,”name”:”News”,”Sponsor”:{“sponsor_url_open_new_tab”:”true”,”sponsor_desktop_banner”:””,”sponsor_mobile_banner”:””,”sponsor_url”:””},”_id”:”/news”,”ancestors”:{“default”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”BottomNav”:[],”TopNavRedesign”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”SectionMap”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”LoggedOutMenu”:[]},”order”:{“default”:1001,”TopNavRedesign”:1001,”SectionMap”:1015,”TopNav”:1001,”ComposerNav”:1164}}},”_website_section_id”:”ajc./news”,”type”:”section”,”version”:”0.6.0″}],”tags”:[{“text”:”breaking-news.ajc”},{“text”:”crime-news.ajc”},{“text”:”publicsafety.ajc”},{“text”:”atlanta-now”},{“text”:”cherokee county”},{“text”:”fulton county”},{“text”:”Atlanta spa shootings”}],”primary_section”:{“path”:”/news”,”name”:”News”}},”type”:”story”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-03-18T00:37:47.032Z”,”canonical_url”:”/news/exclusive-spa-shooting-suspect-bought-gun-hours-before-deadly-spree/FEURWVYBEFBMJP7GLOQ6AQJ27A/”,”promo_items”:{“basic”:{“credits”:{“affiliation”:[{“name”:”Crisp County Sheriff’s Office”,”type”:”author”}],”by”:[{“name”:”Crisp County Sheriff’s Office”,”type”:”author”,”byline”:”Crisp County Sheriff’s Office”}]},”subtitle”:”Robert Aaron Long”,”width”:1200,”caption”:”Robert Aaron Long, 21, of Woodstock, was arrested in Crip County and charged with murder in the case of three separate shootings that left eight people dead.”,”type”:”image”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/T2PGTKPDM5EXDE7LHFHWJGYHL4.jpg”,”height”:628}},”_id”:”FEURWVYBEFBMJP7GLOQ6AQJ27A”},{“content_elements”:[{“_id”:”6JJ2D63Q5JEUBGFE5RNWNCSLAE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1593365483154},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The shootings that killed eight people Tuesday were roughly 30 miles apart at three massage parlors in Cherokee and Fulton counties. A suspect, 21-year-old Robert Aaron Young, was later captured about 150 miles south of Atlanta.”},{“_id”:”6OF7H2ZSFNDY5GLZ6F66V33YMY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616012978808},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Here’s what happened, when:”},{“_id”:”EJ7LZW2CYFBGRBKACRRAT3D63A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615986676746},”type”:”text”,”content”:”4:54 p.m.: A man investigators believe was Long pulled up to Youngs Asian Massage Parlor near Acworth in a dark-colored Hyundai SUV, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. Surveillance cameras captured a man going into the business, located near the intersection of Bells Ferry Road and Ga. 92. Inside the business, five people were shot, Capt. Jay Baker said. Four people were killed. Cameras then captured the same man leaving the business.”},{“_id”:”DFQFJOYW6BARNG3SVDFEB6GSNY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616012830317},”type”:”text”,”content”:”On Wednesday, those killed were identified as Ashley Yaun, 33, of Acworth; Paul Andre Michels, 54, of Atlanta; Xiaojie Tan, 49, of Kennesaw; and Daoyou Feng, 44, whose address wasn’t immediately known. A fifth victim, Elcias Hernandez-Ortiz, 30, of Acworth, was in stable condition Wednesday.”},{“_id”:”SL3TZYFUK5HBRMFR5HPH5436JE”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”4L4OF4E2ZNAWDLE6NAMARDEJPM”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”content”:”Accused spa shooter bought gun in Cherokee County”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/alleged-killer-of-spa-workers-tracked-by-gps/F4BPGOOGSFDFRA7GLPEE4AS4BE/”},{“_id”:”ED2DQQ4VHJGX7NE76LJNNRHGZA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615986676748},”type”:”text”,”content”:”5:47 p.m.: About 30 miles away, Atlanta officers were called to a report of a robbery at The Gold Spa, located at 1916 Piedmont Road. Inside, officers found three women dead from gunshot wounds, according to Sgt. John Chafee. While investigating that incident, officers were told shots were fired across the street at the Aromatherapy Spa. There, investigators found another woman shot to death. At a press conference within two hours of the shootings, Interim Chief Rodney Bryant said Atlanta officers were working with Cherokee investigators to determine if the incidents were related. The names of the four women killed were not released Wednesday.”},{“_id”:”WSTZBL6NRNHN3HHCSM7HZMZ7PI”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”LJEG26DYPFAWBHM7M64GQLQG6Y”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”content”:”LISTEN: Audio of 911 call from fatal shooting at Atlanta spa”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/911-call-from-fatal-shooting-at-atlanta-massage-parlor/48e1eb5d-6dd5-42c5-85b6-bfb2255b6bde/”},{“_id”:”GTCEZRIWRBHGHIBE6Q2AI2G45A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615986676749},”type”:”text”,”content”:”8 p.m.: Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds alerted law enforcement in central Georgia that the suspect was believed to be traveling south on I-75. About 150 miles south of Atlanta, the 2007 black Hyundai Tucson was spotted by Crisp County sheriff’s deputies and the Georgia State Patrol. State troopers performed a PIT maneuver to stop the SUV. (The Precision Immobilization Technique, as it’s officially known, is an intentional wrecking of a car being chased; it is sometimes employed by authorities pursuing a suspect who won’t stop). Long, was arrested and booked into the Crisp County Detention Center and later returned to Cherokee County.”},{“_id”:”LWOA6HOMPZEPPEIW6P3BWPEXLM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615990601646},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Data journalist Jennifer Peebles contributed to this article.”},{“_id”:”ZKNFAFBNBFHDFHWAHIEJPRUDSM”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”PMHD2DW7HZGELGYRKTZSH4OGVQ”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”content”:”Full coverage of the Atlanta spa shootings”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta-spa-shootings-2021/”},{“owner”:{“sponsored”:false,”id”:”ajc”},”address”:{},”syndication”:{},”caption”:”Atlanta spa shootings timeline (AJC staff)”,”source”:{“system”:”photo center”,”name”:”AJC”,”edit_url”:”https://ajc.arcpublishing.com/photo/JAZP2KAAJFC5TBVB67IMEWB2FI”,”source_type”:”staff”,”additional_properties”:{“editor”:”photo center”}},”taxonomy”:{“associated_tasks”:[]},”type”:”image”,”distributor”:{“mode”:”reference”,”reference_id”:”8aec2b8c-455c-4816-903d-79fc8fdf8019″},”version”:”0.10.3″,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/JAZP2KAAJFC5TBVB67IMEWB2FI.PNG”,”licensable”:false,”credits”:{“affiliation”:[],”by”:[{“name”:”AJC”,”type”:”author”,”byline”:”AJC”}]},”subtitle”:”Atlanta spa shootings timeline”,”width”:679,”_id”:”JAZP2KAAJFC5TBVB67IMEWB2FI”,”additional_properties”:{“fullSizeResizeUrl”:”/resizer/qIfM3Mh1ne0yzVPtfoYWcwnBqZM=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/JAZP2KAAJFC5TBVB67IMEWB2FI.PNG”,”owner”:”[email protected]”,”comments”:[],”proxyUrl”:”/resizer/qIfM3Mh1ne0yzVPtfoYWcwnBqZM=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/JAZP2KAAJFC5TBVB67IMEWB2FI.PNG”,”originalUrl”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/JAZP2KAAJFC5TBVB67IMEWB2FI.PNG”,”published”:true,”resizeUrl”:”/resizer/qIfM3Mh1ne0yzVPtfoYWcwnBqZM=/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/JAZP2KAAJFC5TBVB67IMEWB2FI.PNG”,”ingestionMethod”:”manual”,”thumbnailResizeUrl”:”/resizer/9rOC5QSNNNBMy5HDr1xC-Sjc5eY=/300×0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-ajc/public/JAZP2KAAJFC5TBVB67IMEWB2FI.PNG”,”version”:0,”originalName”:”spa-shootings-timeline.PNG”,”mime_type”:”image/png”,”restricted”:false,”template_id”:594,”galleries”:[],”_id”:”N4QJKFTCWBGN5A543VAKMJIBYY”},”created_date”:”2021-03-18T10:48:41Z”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-03-18T10:48:41Z”,”height”:526,”image_type”:”photograph”}],”display_date”:”2021-03-17T21:41:34.972Z”,”headlines”:{“basic”:”Spa shootings: A timeline of events that left 8 dead in metro Atlanta”},”first_publish_date”:”2021-03-17T13:15:08.059Z”,”taxonomy”:{“sections”:[{“path”:”/news”,”parent”:{“default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”_website”:”ajc”,”parent_id”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”name”:”News”,”description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”_id”:”/news”,”additional_properties”:{“original”:{“parent”:{“default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”BottomNav”:null,”TopNavRedesign”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”SectionMap”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”LoggedOutMenu”:null,”TopNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”ComposerNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”site”:{“site_url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/”,”section_comments_enabled”:”Yes”,”site_description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”site_title”:”Atlanta GA News | Top News Page”},”navigation”:{“nav_title”:”News”},”inactive”:false,”node_type”:”section”,”_website”:”ajc”,”name”:”News”,”Sponsor”:{“sponsor_url_open_new_tab”:”true”,”sponsor_desktop_banner”:””,”sponsor_mobile_banner”:””,”sponsor_url”:””},”_id”:”/news”,”ancestors”:{“default”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”BottomNav”:[],”TopNavRedesign”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”SectionMap”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”LoggedOutMenu”:[]},”order”:{“default”:1001,”TopNavRedesign”:1001,”SectionMap”:1015,”TopNav”:1001,”ComposerNav”:1164}}},”_website_section_id”:”ajc./news”,”type”:”section”,”version”:”0.6.0″}],”tags”:[{“text”:”breaking-news.ajc”},{“text”:”crime-news.ajc”},{“text”:”publicsafety.ajc”},{“text”:”atlanta-now”},{“text”:”fulton county”},{“text”:”cherokee county”},{“text”:”intown atlanta”},{“text”:”Atlanta spa shootings”}],”primary_section”:{“path”:”/news”,”name”:”News”}},”type”:”story”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-03-18T10:57:34.528Z”,”promo_items”:{“basic”:{“credits”:{“affiliation”:[{“name”:”Alyssa Pointer / [email protected]”,”type”:”author”}],”by”:[{“name”:”Alyssa Pointer / [email protected]”,”type”:”author”}]},”subtitle”:”SHOOTING PHTOOS”,”width”:4713,”caption”:”03/16/2021 —Atlanta, Georgia — Atlanta Police Officers and Detectives respond to a crime scene at Aromatherapy Spa and Gold Spa, both located in the 1900 block of Piedmont Road NE in Atlanta, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. A 21-year-old man from Woodstock, who was captured in South Georgia on Tuesday night, is the suspect in three metro Atlanta massage parlor shootings that left eight people dead, authorities said. Robert Aaron Long was first identified as the suspect in the shooting at Young’s Asian Massage Parlor in Cherokee County that left four people dead and one person injured, according to the sheriff’s office. He is also a suspect in two more shootings at similar businesses in northeast Atlanta that resulted in four more deaths, according to a sheriff’s office spokesman.rSix of the eight victims were Asian women, authorities said. (Alyssa Pointer / [email protected])”,”type”:”image”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/CN3KDMPMSVOZ6GGHIIZO45I5SQ.JPG”,”height”:3142}},”canonical_url”:”/news/spa-shootings-a-timeline-of-events-that-left-8-dead-in-metro-atlanta/UH5ZJVXV3FCY3LUPW4T6CUCSC4/”,”_id”:”UH5ZJVXV3FCY3LUPW4T6CUCSC4″},{“content_elements”:[{“_id”:”KKOVGAALMJASTDYNLPCVEBUVSY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615999403220},”type”:”text”,”content”:”While the investigation continues into the shooting spree Tuesday that killed eight people at three metro Atlanta spas, experts agree there appears to be enough for prosecutors to charge the accused shooter with a hate crime.”},{“_id”:”BOZHXAOKBJCONOD4JSO3BS7A2Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616010576862},”type”:”text”,”content”:”According to law enforcement, Robert Aaron Long, 21 of Woodstock, admitted to the shootings, claiming he was addicted to sex and killed the women in the spas to eliminate temptation. Of the eight people killed, seven are women and all but one of those appear to be of Asian descent.”},{“_id”:”XM66VI67BFFSNGO3BEH7OKMROA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616010576863},”type”:”text”,”content”:”David Barkley, senior Southeast counsel for the Anti-Defamation League, said Georgia’s new hate crimes law includes crimes related to biological sex and gender identity as well as race, religion and national origin. If Long targeted women because of his alleged sex addiction, that’s a hate crime, he said.”},{“_id”:”LCYTPM64IFDWVNYVZW6IXCJVQI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616010576864},”type”:”text”,”content”:”To make that determination, investigators will be looking at social media posts and what he may have said to friends and family about women, Barkley said.”},{“_id”:”SVOLKATOTBFTHPYJWNTXZJPRYQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616010576865},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“That’s all relevant to determining whether his real motivation was to target women,” he said.”},{“_id”:”WMVWR7IY5FBQHD5U7T3LUFXRGA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616010576866},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Jessica Cino, a law professor at Georgia State University, said that “deep dive” into Long’s background will determine whether the shootings meet the criteria to charge him under the state law. However, Cino said the state hate crime law, which became law last summer, is broadly constructed.”},{“_id”:”V6VROR7PX5A5LNTBRY3XPSZYHU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616010576867},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“His statement (about sex addiction) doesn’t prevent the prosecution prosecuting this as a hate crime based on gender or race,” she said.”},{“_id”:”6GQYTFR24JFHLE6HVQWW4YV5J4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616010576868},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The state statute does rely on local law enforcement to submit what is called a “bias crime report” as part of the investigation. Some authorities involved in the investigation have signaled there’s not enough evidence yet to make that call.”},{“_id”:”TJQHCFK2RREMFKX5L4KOIILRHQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616010576869},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“During his interview, he gave no indicators that this was racially motivated,” Cherokee Sheriff Frank Reynolds said Wednesday. “We asked him that specifically and the answer was no.””},{“_id”:”XL5GT7HMYJC5PM62TV4YXKMJLE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616010576870},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Cino said the bias report could come from any of the multiple jurisdictions involved in the shooting spree, which include Cherokee County and the city of Atlanta.”},{“_id”:”S7ZSBZCORNFLLK7BK2QK46LHJI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616010576871},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“You may have a little bit more progressive view of the application of hate crime law for the ones that were in Atlanta city limits,” she said. “There is more a historical underpinning within the city limits of Atlanta to investigate it as a hate crime.””},{“owner”:{“sponsored”:false,”id”:”ajc”},”address”:{“locality”:”Atlanta”,”region”:”Gerogia”},”caption”:”03/17/2021 —Atlanta, Georgia — Flowers and signs are displayed at a makeshift memorial outside of the Gold Spa in Atlanta, Wednesday, March 17, 2021. 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The consulate was aware of the increased threat of hate crimes nationally against Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage and met with Gwinnett County Police virtually during the first week of March “to ask for cooperation to prevent any kind of hate crime incidents,” Lee said.”},{“_id”:”QCWK67J5GFDFLPYAJLTGBV73FI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616010576875},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The consulate was still waiting to hear from police if the shootings are considered hate crimes, he said.”},{“_id”:”DU7YDAGBCFCWNGKUQWU6KDEEHY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616010576877},”type”:”text”,”content”:”BJay Pak, a Korean American lawyer and politician who stepped down as U.S. Attorney in Atlanta in January, said the primary focus should be on the victims.”},{“_id”:”QXWWK4H445C75ECXZTMEH5PSRQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616012938970},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“But let’s not forget about the context in which the shooting occurred and why it will have such a big impact on Asian Americans in Georgia and nationwide,” Pak said. “This shakes us to the core.””},{“_id”:”LRRUP5AFYZGXRNGF3TABLHP344″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1616010576878},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He said “perpetual stereotypes of Asian-Americans make us vulnerable to being victimized” and praised the state’s hate crimes law, adopted by Georgia lawmakers last year after about two decades of debate. 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Third check?? Waiting. @WellsFargo deposited my son's money. But I still have nothing. 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All officials should do their part to condemn violence and not inflame further discrimination. https://t.co/GYCsYsl5hB— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 17, 2021nn”,”_id”:”https://twitter.com/tedlieu/status/1372018869879988225?s=20″,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616028308578},”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”height”:null},”type”:”oembed_response”},{“_id”:”FZR2UR5OPREKXC3ZZTYSITIWYM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615984493170},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The counterterrorism unit of the New York Police Department said Tuesday it would deploy assets to Asian communities across the city “out of an abundance of caution.””},{“subtype”:”twitter”,”referent”:{“referent_properties”:{“additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:1616028308580}},”provider”:”https://publish.twitter.com/oembed?url=”,”service”:”oembed”,”id”:”https://twitter.com/NYPDCT/status/1372011931922530309?s=20″,”type”:”twitter”},”_id”:”KFA2CNDTO5BZRDRF7YF3G4NXDA”,”raw_oembed”:{“author_name”:”NYPDCounterterrorism”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”twitter”,”version”:”1.0″,”url”:”https://twitter.com/NYPDCT/status/1372011931922530309″,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/NYPDCT”,”width”:550,”html”:”#NYPDCT is monitoring the shooting of Asian Americans in Georgia. 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A 21-year-old man from Woodstock, who was captured in South Georgia on Tuesday night, is the suspect in three metro Atlanta massage parlor shootings that left eight people dead, authorities said. Robert Aaron Long was first identified as the suspect in the shooting at Young’s Asian Massage Parlor in Cherokee County that left four people dead and one person injured, according to the sheriff’s office. He is also a suspect in two more shootings at similar businesses in northeast Atlanta that resulted in four more deaths, according to a sheriff’s office spokesman.rSix of the eight victims were Asian women, authorities said. (Alyssa Pointer / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/2MQN5CSXBVAAH6CB3VZQUFTELY.JPG”},{“caption”:”03/16/2021 —Atlanta, Georgia — Atlanta Police Officers and Detectives respond to a crime scene at Aromatherapy Spa and Gold Spa, both located in the 1900 block of Piedmont Road NE in Atlanta, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. A 21-year-old man from Woodstock, who was captured in South Georgia on Tuesday night, is the suspect in three metro Atlanta massage parlor shootings that left eight people dead, authorities said. Robert Aaron Long was first identified as the suspect in the shooting at Young’s Asian Massage Parlor in Cherokee County that left four people dead and one person injured, according to the sheriff’s office. He is also a suspect in two more shootings at similar businesses in northeast Atlanta that resulted in four more deaths, according to a sheriff’s office spokesman.rSix of the eight victims were Asian women, authorities said. (Alyssa Pointer / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/CN3KDMPMSVOZ6GGHIIZO45I5SQ.JPG”},{“caption”:”03/16/2021 —Atlanta, Georgia — A Fulton County Medical Examiner vehicle is given access to a crime scene at Aromatherapy Spa and Gold Spa, both located in the 1900 block of Piedmont Road NE in Atlanta, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. A 21-year-old man from Woodstock, who was captured in South Georgia on Tuesday night, is the suspect in three metro Atlanta massage parlor shootings that left eight people dead, authorities said. Robert Aaron Long was first identified as the suspect in the shooting at Young’s Asian Massage Parlor in Cherokee County that left four people dead and one person injured, according to the sheriff’s office. He is also a suspect in two more shootings at similar businesses in northeast Atlanta that resulted in four more deaths, according to a sheriff’s office spokesman.rSix of the eight victims were Asian women, authorities said. (Alyssa Pointer / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/MZZ6E4RMXERNJDC3RB2BRVJ4WA.JPG”},{“caption”:”Police officers standing outside a massage parlor where three people were shot and killed Tuesday evening. ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/Getty Images”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/7NOAATJ32XQIN4RNLPLNME7JXQ.jpg”},{“caption”:”An officer stands outside Gold Spa after a shooting, late Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Atlanta. Shootings at two massage parlors in Atlanta and one in the suburbs left multiple people dead, many of them women of Asian descent, authorities said. A 21-year-old man suspected in the shootings was taken into custody in southwest Georgia hours later after a manhunt, police said. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/KB36JUK7FNF2JWLI5XDVRW5J6E.jpg”},{“caption”:”Officials stand in front of a massage parlor after a shooting, Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Atlanta. Shootings at two massage parlors in Atlanta and one in the suburbs left multiple people dead, many of them women of Asian descent, authorities said. A 21-year-old man suspected in the shootings was taken into custody in southwest Georgia hours later after a manhunt, police said. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/YHD32WG3L34ZSC3PWTEL3LZTVA.jpg”},{“caption”:”A official walks the perimeter of Gold Spa massage parlor after a shooting on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Atlanta. Shootings at two massage parlors in Atlanta and one in the suburbs left multiple people dead, many of them women of Asian descent, authorities said. A 21-year-old man suspected in the shootings was taken into custody in southwest Georgia hours later after a manhunt, police said. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/CXBOVNWXJS2ZPTAFGC7HECQT5E.jpg”},{“caption”:”An official walks into a massage parlor after a shooting, late Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Atlanta. Shootings at two massage parlors in Atlanta and one in the suburbs left multiple people dead, many of them women of Asian descent, authorities said. A 21-year-old man suspected in the shootings was taken into custody in southwest Georgia hours later after a manhunt, police said. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/YV7Z7CRSRRFGORGR3MR5TZJKWU.jpg”},{“caption”:”03/16/2021 —Atlanta, Georgia — Atlanta Police Officers and Detectives respond to a crime scene at Aromatherapy Spa and Gold Spa, both located in the 1900 block of Piedmont Road NE in Atlanta, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. A 21-year-old man from Woodstock, who was captured in South Georgia on Tuesday night, is the suspect in three metro Atlanta massage parlor shootings that left eight people dead, authorities said. Robert Aaron Long was first identified as the suspect in the shooting at Young’s Asian Massage Parlor in Cherokee County that left four people dead and one person injured, according to the sheriff’s office. He is also a suspect in two more shootings at similar businesses in northeast Atlanta that resulted in four more deaths, according to a sheriff’s office spokesman.rSix of the eight victims were Asian women, authorities said. (Alyssa Pointer / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/NOJNSBICKAC7V3DRAPBLSVMAHI.JPG”},{“caption”:”03/16/2021 —Atlanta, Georgia — Atlanta Police Officers and Detectives respond to a crime scene at Aromatherapy Spa and Gold Spa, both located in the 1900 block of Piedmont Road NE in Atlanta, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. A 21-year-old man from Woodstock, who was captured in South Georgia on Tuesday night, is the suspect in three metro Atlanta massage parlor shootings that left eight people dead, authorities said. Robert Aaron Long was first identified as the suspect in the shooting at Young’s Asian Massage Parlor in Cherokee County that left four people dead and one person injured, according to the sheriff’s office. He is also a suspect in two more shootings at similar businesses in northeast Atlanta that resulted in four more deaths, according to a sheriff’s office spokesman.rSix of the eight victims were Asian women, authorities said. (Alyssa Pointer / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/JBBANCMTRAEI6YNFX7HM5XOETI.JPG”},{“caption”:”03/16/2021 —Atlanta, Georgia — Atlanta Police Officers and Detectives respond to a crime scene at Aromatherapy Spa and Gold Spa, both located in the 1900 block of Piedmont Road NE in Atlanta, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. A 21-year-old man from Woodstock, who was captured in South Georgia on Tuesday night, is the suspect in three metro Atlanta massage parlor shootings that left eight people dead, authorities said. Robert Aaron Long was first identified as the suspect in the shooting at Young’s Asian Massage Parlor in Cherokee County that left four people dead and one person injured, according to the sheriff’s office. He is also a suspect in two more shootings at similar businesses in northeast Atlanta that resulted in four more deaths, according to a sheriff’s office spokesman.rSix of the eight victims were Asian women, authorities said. (Alyssa Pointer / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/27QTPAD6QMXHIJL2K7TVUCUUE4.JPG”},{“caption”:”03/16/2021 —Atlanta, Georgia — Atlanta Police Officers and Detectives respond to a crime scene at Aromatherapy Spa and Gold Spa, both located in the 1900 block of Piedmont Road NE in Atlanta, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. A 21-year-old man from Woodstock, who was captured in South Georgia on Tuesday night, is the suspect in three metro Atlanta massage parlor shootings that left eight people dead, authorities said. Robert Aaron Long was first identified as the suspect in the shooting at Young’s Asian Massage Parlor in Cherokee County that left four people dead and one person injured, according to the sheriff’s office. He is also a suspect in two more shootings at similar businesses in northeast Atlanta that resulted in four more deaths, according to a sheriff’s office spokesman.rSix of the eight victims were Asian women, authorities said. (Alyssa Pointer / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/DTIX4FEZZOZSNWD542PQP4RHZI.JPG”},{“caption”:”03/16/2021 —Atlanta, Georgia — Atlanta Police Officers and Detectives respond to a crime scene at Aromatherapy Spa and Gold Spa, both located in the 1900 block of Piedmont Road NE in Atlanta, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. A 21-year-old man from Woodstock, who was captured in South Georgia on Tuesday night, is the suspect in three metro Atlanta massage parlor shootings that left eight people dead, authorities said. Robert Aaron Long was first identified as the suspect in the shooting at Young’s Asian Massage Parlor in Cherokee County that left four people dead and one person injured, according to the sheriff’s office. He is also a suspect in two more shootings at similar businesses in northeast Atlanta that resulted in four more deaths, according to a sheriff’s office spokesman.rSix of the eight victims were Asian women, authorities said. (Alyssa Pointer / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/N7SMVYP3QODZIYUQIVHTJZIZAQ.JPG”},{“caption”:”03/16/2021 —Atlanta, Georgia — Atlanta Police Officers and Detectives respond to a crime scene at Aromatherapy Spa and Gold Spa, both located in the 1900 block of Piedmont Road NE in Atlanta, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. A 21-year-old man from Woodstock, who was captured in South Georgia on Tuesday night, is the suspect in three metro Atlanta massage parlor shootings that left eight people dead, authorities said. Robert Aaron Long was first identified as the suspect in the shooting at Young’s Asian Massage Parlor in Cherokee County that left four people dead and one person injured, according to the sheriff’s office. He is also a suspect in two more shootings at similar businesses in northeast Atlanta that resulted in four more deaths, according to a sheriff’s office spokesman.rSix of the eight victims were Asian women, authorities said. (Alyssa Pointer / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/RAGUBEGGUSCO3KR4YJ7JZKJ7EE.JPG”},{“caption”:”03/16/2021 —Atlanta, Georgia — Atlanta Police Officers and Detectives respond to a crime scene at Aromatherapy Spa and Gold Spa, both located in the 1900 block of Piedmont Road NE in Atlanta, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. A 21-year-old man from Woodstock, who was captured in South Georgia on Tuesday night, is the suspect in three metro Atlanta massage parlor shootings that left eight people dead, authorities said. Robert Aaron Long was first identified as the suspect in the shooting at Young’s Asian Massage Parlor in Cherokee County that left four people dead and one person injured, according to the sheriff’s office. He is also a suspect in two more shootings at similar businesses in northeast Atlanta that resulted in four more deaths, according to a sheriff’s office spokesman.rSix of the eight victims were Asian women, authorities said. (Alyssa Pointer / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/APT2CBMGK3DH76LDZUMHQAOP7Q.JPG”},{“caption”:”4 killed, 1 injured in massage business shooting in Cherokee County; suspect in custody”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/QUTGV372MRHJXLIA4R76P6VIEE.png”},{“caption”:”Robert Aaron Long, 21, of Woodstock, Georgia, has been arrested in connection with a series of shootings on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Atlanta-area massage parlors. (Courtesy Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office/TNS)”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/SKQ3VAPVC6CG4SK5M62C7ZNR7I.jpg”},{“caption”:”Acworth resident Derrick Franklin places flowers near the entrance of Youngs Asian Massage Parlor Wednesday, March 17 2021 in Cherokee County. Franklin, who works nearby in Woodstock, did not know the owners but came to pay his respects after a shooting that left four people dead and one injured at the massage parlor. (PHOTO/Daniel Varnado)”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/XUKZKU3HE7UFEBSGTGA2E2IPZE.JPG”},{“caption”:”Youngs Asian Massage Parlor near the intersection of Bells Ferry Road and Ga. 92 is seen Wednesday, March 17 2021 in Cherokee County. The massage parlor was the site of a shooting that left four people dead and one person injured, according to the sheriff’s office. (PHOTO/Daniel Varnado)”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/Q3OZBXBDBVXDWNVTWAWWYZDDGM.JPG”},{“caption”:”A police officer stands outside a massage parlor where three people were shot and killed on March 16, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Elijah Nouvelage/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/POEEF3F6WA3P5GMZXPHGYROTG4.jpg”},{“caption”:”Young’s Asian Spa in Acworth, Ga., a suburb northwest of Atlanta, on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. It was one of three massage parlors where a gunman shot and killed a total of eight people on Tuesday. (Nicole Craine/The New York Times)”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/EJYS2G5T4GLBCWAI3CSSW754JE.jpg”},{“caption”:”Gold Spa in northeastern Atlanta early Wednesday morning,March 17, 2021. It was one of three massage parlors where a gunman shot and killed a total of eight people on Tuesday. (Nicole Craine/The New York Times)”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/WOC5AFVEKM4T4BRH2ULS6XHSNQ.jpg”},{“caption”:”Aromatherapy Spa in northeastern Atlanta early Wednesday morning,March 17, 2021. It was one of three massage parlors where a gunman shot and killed a total of eight people on Tuesday. (Nicole Craine/The New York Times)”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/H4LMZKCWNC67L5XFQWVV2W4HGY.jpg”},{“caption”:”Atlanta Police Officers and Detectives respond to a crime scene at Aromatherapy Spa and Gold Spa, both located in the 1900 block of Piedmont Road NE in Atlanta, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. A 21-year-old man from Woodstock, who was captured in South Georgia on Tuesday night, is the suspect in three metro Atlanta massage parlor shootings that left eight people dead, authorities said. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/3R4SIBJ3W3WZXBDXNXTXMZYSDM.jpg”},{“caption”:”Map shows locations of shootings at massage parlors in the Atlanta area.”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/MLRIUYA3WHFI6EJ767XBOZZLUI.jpg”},{“caption”:”Atlanta Police Department interim Chief Rodney Bryant makes remarks during a press conference at the Atlanta Police Department Headquarters in Atlanta, Wednesday, March 17, 2021. A 21-year-old man from Woodstock, who was captured in South Georgia on Tuesday night, is the suspect in three metro Atlanta massage parlor shootings that left eight people dead, authorities said. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/SN4UO5FYQDO5P6VIYZ3LPFAHYY.jpg”},{“caption”:”March 17, 2021 Atlanta: The National media camped out in front of the Gold Spa and Aromatherapy Spa on Piedmont Road in Atlanta on Wednesday morning, March 17, 2021 where Atlanta officers found four women shot to death Tuesday night. Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds said Wednesday the suspect in a metro Atlanta spa shooting spree that killed eight people bought the gun he used hours earlier. Investigators also believe 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long, accused in the shootings in Cherokee County and northeast Atlanta, may have a sexual addiction and frequented the types of businesses he allegedly targeted. ”During his interview, he gave no indicators that this was racially motivated,” Reynolds said. “We asked him that specifically and the answer was no.” But Long did take responsibility for the shootings, Capt. Jay Baker with the Cherokee sheriff’s office said Wednesday. Long, according to Baker, said the massage parlors represented a “temptation he wanted to eliminate.” “Yesterday was a really bad day for him and this is what he did,” Baker said at a joint news conference with the Atlanta Police Department. Reynolds said Long bought a gun from a Cherokee shop prior to the shootings. A 9mm firearm was found when Long was arrested in Crisp County, about 150 miles south of Atlanta. Investigators believe Long is the suspect in shootings at three spas that happened about an hour apart Tuesday afternoon. (John Spink / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/YZSXVJSNRE4X5U27RRAGHNEDIM.jpg”},{“caption”:”March 17, 2021 Atlanta: The National media camped out in front of the Gold Spa and Aromatherapy Spa on Piedmont Road in Atlanta on Wednesday morning, March 17, 2021 where Atlanta officers found four women shot to death Tuesday night. Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds said Wednesday the suspect in a metro Atlanta spa shooting spree that killed eight people bought the gun he used hours earlier. Investigators also believe 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long, accused in the shootings in Cherokee County and northeast Atlanta, may have a sexual addiction and frequented the types of businesses he allegedly targeted. ”During his interview, he gave no indicators that this was racially motivated,” Reynolds said. “We asked him that specifically and the answer was no.” But Long did take responsibility for the shootings, Capt. Jay Baker with the Cherokee sheriff’s office said Wednesday. Long, according to Baker, said the massage parlors represented a “temptation he wanted to eliminate.” “Yesterday was a really bad day for him and this is what he did,” Baker said at a joint news conference with the Atlanta Police Department. Reynolds said Long bought a gun from a Cherokee shop prior to the shootings. A 9mm firearm was found when Long was arrested in Crisp County, about 150 miles south of Atlanta. Investigators believe Long is the suspect in shootings at three spas that happened about an hour apart Tuesday afternoon. (John Spink / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/5WF4VR2OOS2POIBQUUQ5DVGCAQ.jpg”},{“caption”:”March 17, 2021 Atlanta: The National media camped out in front of the Gold Spa and Aromatherapy Spa on Piedmont Road in Atlanta on Wednesday morning, March 17, 2021 where Atlanta officers found four women shot to death Tuesday night. Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds said Wednesday the suspect in a metro Atlanta spa shooting spree that killed eight people bought the gun he used hours earlier. Investigators also believe 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long, accused in the shootings in Cherokee County and northeast Atlanta, may have a sexual addiction and frequented the types of businesses he allegedly targeted. ”During his interview, he gave no indicators that this was racially motivated,” Reynolds said. “We asked him that specifically and the answer was no.” But Long did take responsibility for the shootings, Capt. Jay Baker with the Cherokee sheriff’s office said Wednesday. Long, according to Baker, said the massage parlors represented a “temptation he wanted to eliminate.” “Yesterday was a really bad day for him and this is what he did,” Baker said at a joint news conference with the Atlanta Police Department. Reynolds said Long bought a gun from a Cherokee shop prior to the shootings. A 9mm firearm was found when Long was arrested in Crisp County, about 150 miles south of Atlanta. Investigators believe Long is the suspect in shootings at three spas that happened about an hour apart Tuesday afternoon. (John Spink / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/56BQC3SIRSXRKCFJ5NUZQP7RGI.jpg”},{“caption”:”March 17, 2021 Atlanta: The National media camped out in front of the Gold Spa and Aromatherapy Spa on Piedmont Road in Atlanta on Wednesday morning, March 17, 2021 where Atlanta officers found four women shot to death Tuesday night. Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds said Wednesday the suspect in a metro Atlanta spa shooting spree that killed eight people bought the gun he used hours earlier. Investigators also believe 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long, accused in the shootings in Cherokee County and northeast Atlanta, may have a sexual addiction and frequented the types of businesses he allegedly targeted. ”During his interview, he gave no indicators that this was racially motivated,” Reynolds said. “We asked him that specifically and the answer was no.” But Long did take responsibility for the shootings, Capt. Jay Baker with the Cherokee sheriff’s office said Wednesday. Long, according to Baker, said the massage parlors represented a “temptation he wanted to eliminate.” “Yesterday was a really bad day for him and this is what he did,” Baker said at a joint news conference with the Atlanta Police Department. Reynolds said Long bought a gun from a Cherokee shop prior to the shootings. A 9mm firearm was found when Long was arrested in Crisp County, about 150 miles south of Atlanta. Investigators believe Long is the suspect in shootings at three spas that happened about an hour apart Tuesday afternoon. (John Spink / [email protected])”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/O5WQ4OFWQEEN6A2WE7ZRWM57UY.jpg”},{“caption”:”031721 Canton: Big Woods Goods is seen on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Canton where suspected killer Robert Aaron Long reportedly bought his gun. “Curtis Compton / [email protected]””,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/H6Q4WUMN3YJY3YUOGFI3I5P4OE.jpg”},{“caption”:”031721 Acworth: U.S. Army veteran Latrelle Rolling (left) and Jessica Lang (right) both pause to pray after dropping off flowers at Young’s Asian Massage where four people were killed on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Acworth. At least eight people were found dead at three different spas in the Atlanta area Tuesday by suspected killer Robert Aaron Long. “Curtis Compton / [email protected]””,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/H3OKLARQEEKRC5LUBVMOVUXFYA.jpg”},{“caption”:”031721 Canton: The sign at the entrance to Big Woods Goods is seen on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Canton where suspected killer Robert Aaron Long reportedly bought his gun. “Curtis Compton / [email protected]””,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/GNV3RNMBMU2NYDKMFQ3KIOPWE4.jpg”},{“caption”:”031721 Acworth: After dropping off flowers Jesus Estrella (left) and Shelby S. (right) stand in support of the Asian & Hispanic community outside Young’s Asian Massage where four people were killed on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Acworth. At least eight people were found dead at three different spas in the Atlanta area Tuesday by suspected killer Robert Aaron Long. “Curtis Compton / [email protected]””,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/AFM44PUNCUMDPMEIXLVY52JUN4.jpg”},{“caption”:”031721 Acworth: Jesus Estrella, Kennesaw, prays in silence at Young’s Asian Massage where four people were killed on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Acworth. At least eight people were found dead at three different spas in the Atlanta area Tuesday by suspected killer Robert Aaron Long. Estrella, who said he was of Asian & Hispanic decent, said “ I felt like I had to come and support the community”. “Curtis Compton / [email protected]””,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/QXAREQSZ75GYVKKTLT7MPVGIYA.jpg”},{“caption”:”031721 Acworth: Jessica Lang pauses and places her hand on the door in a moment of grief after dropping off flowers at Young’s Asian Massage where four people were killed on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Acworth. At least eight people were found dead at three different spas in the Atlanta area Tuesday by suspected killer Robert Aaron Long. Lang, a local resident who lives nearby, said she knew one of the victims. “Curtis Compton / [email protected]””,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/LGBELVO75IDUEZ6PNWKKE2RX3A.jpg”}],”credits”:{“by”:[]},”headlines”:{“basic”:”PHOTOS: Deadly shooting spree at Atlanta spas”},”promo_items”:{“basic”:{“subtitle”:”SHOOTING PHTOOS”,”width”:5472,”caption”:”03/16/2021 —Atlanta, Georgia — Atlanta Police Officers and Detectives respond to a crime scene at Aromatherapy Spa and Gold Spa, both located in the 1900 block of Piedmont Road NE in Atlanta, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. A 21-year-old man from Woodstock, who was captured in South Georgia on Tuesday night, is the suspect in three metro Atlanta massage parlor shootings that left eight people dead, authorities said. Robert Aaron Long was first identified as the suspect in the shooting at Young’s Asian Massage Parlor in Cherokee County that left four people dead and one person injured, according to the sheriff’s office. 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The U.S. Attorney’s Office alleges that Ware stole more than $323,000 from the Paycheck Protection Program, using the money for personal gain.”},{“_id”:”DZSPYE2IAFC6XLVQQCHYY6N7GA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Her loan application included fictitious tax records purporting to show her company, Let’s Talk About the Family, had 54 employees who were paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in salaries, federal officials allege. 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It was not clear if he had an attorney.”},{“_id”:”DXYPOCIULNHSLAVJDCHHT5PHRA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615951371185},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Last April, police charged an Indianapolis man with fatally shooting a postal worker — upset that he hadn’t received his stimulus check on time. Federal postal inspectors charged Tony Cushingberry, 21, in the death of Angela Summers.”},{“_id”:”67GJY3M3R5CNZGDRTMEDWXN5II”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615931333809},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Summers was to deliver two long-awaited federal stimulus checks to a home in the city, but she was not able to after a dog deterred her. 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After investigators review surveillance camera footage from businesses in the area, some could face additional reckless driving charges, Flinn said.”},{“_id”:”AXIM5FGS5BCJDHH7UKV6MJQHJM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615919596816},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Although investigators believe street racing was the reason for the cars and crowds, none of those arrested were charged with racing, Flinn said. That’s because they were on private property and current Georgia law limits officers from securing street racing charges unless it’s on a public roadway.”},{“_id”:”XM3QAH3QONHX7GKSPNX34L5HHA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1615919596817},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Two bills toughening the laws against street racing are under consideration in the Georgia Legislature and Gov. 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