December 1, 2017 Radio Commentary

Visas and Terrorism

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, December 1, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Last year, when Governor Nathan Deal asked for an immediate halt to the sending of refugees into Georgia, a U.N. official rejected his request, increased the allotment, and sent even more refugees to Georgia, and they’re in no danger of being sent back.  Often, they are sent in the dead of night without local notification.  So, communities don’t know when they’re coming or where they’ll be placed, but they’re here to stay and thrive on generous welfare benefits – from cash to job training and everything in between.

The terrorist who rented a pick-up truck to mow down New York pedestrians and bicyclists was the contact for 23 others to come from Uzbekistan to join him here.  But he was not a refugee.  He got a visa in 2010 through the 1990 Diversity Visa Program that annually brings in 50,000 nationals from six different regions.  To qualify for the program, refugees must have a high school education or two years of work experience.  Once a refugee enters the U.S. under the that program, an unlimited number of relatives can come, too, but that may change soon.

On February 13th U.S. Senators Cotton of Arkansas and Perdue of Georgia introduced, S.354, the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act, also known as the RAISE Act.  It was assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee of eleven Republicans and nine Democrats.  Republican Senator Chuck Grassley is chairman. Continue reading

May 2017 Newsletter

“Gray Death” Opioid Confirmed in Georgia

“If you put this in your body you will die, no questions asked. This is something that I want to be very clear about … it’s not a scare tactic … it’s not a shock factor. …if you put this drug into your body you will die, it will kill you.
There’s a reason why it’s been nicknamed Grey Death. It is deadly.”
– Shelby County Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force Commander Clay Hammac

Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Russ Baer says gray death is a combination of heroin, fentanyl and other fentanyl-class substances, such as Carfentanil, a tranquilizer for use on elephants and other large animals. Atlanta law enforcement coined the term “gray gravel heroin” in 2012. Recently, the GBI confirmed Georgia’s first gray death victim as a 24-year-old female in Brookhaven who died February 10, 2017, and described the opioid as follows:

“The gray material was found to contain a toxic cocktail of opiate drugs. The ingredients vary, but often contain heroin, fentanyl, furanyl fentanyl, and U-47700, mixed together in the same powder. The solid material has the appearance of gray concrete mixing powder, with texture variations from light/powdery to chunky/rock-like.”

Reportedly, gray death can be absorbed through the skin, is 10,000 times more potent than morphine, 100 times more powerful than fentanyl, and includes Carfentanil, the elephant tranquilizer described as “crazy dangerous” by a Colorado DEA spokesman. The GBI lab first identified it as gray death in March and, so far, has found it in about 50 different drug seizures.

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February 17, 2017 Radio Commentary

The Protect Act

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, February 17, 2017 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

You’ll be glad to know that Georgia legislators are keenly aware that terrorism is a threat, so much so that on January 10th, Senator Cowsert introduced The Protect Act, to create real time communication and cooperation with agencies “up and down the chain of command” when terrorism is suspected.

The Protect Act is S.B. 1 that defines domestic terrorism as the (a) violation or attempted violation of laws for the advancement of an ideology or belief, the (b) terrorizing of Georgia’s civilian population, (c) even if only one person is affected. A suspected terrorist is a person reasonably suspected to be, or has been, involved in global or domestic terroristic conduct.

Georgia has four major state agencies dedicated to keeping us safe from terrorism. They are the Georgia Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Georgia Ministry of Defense, the Intelligence Service of Georgia, and the Special State Protection service of Georgia.

The state’s primary agency focusing on terrorism is the Georgia Ministry of Internal Affairsthat heads operations in case there’s a state emergency. Meanwhile, it implements special measures to gather and analyze data on activities of foreign and international terrorist organizations. It makes sure counter-terrorist tactics are implemented and uses its Counter-terrorist Centre to coordinate plans of other terrorism-combating agencies. Continue reading