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Atlanta Gym Bars Police With "No F----- Cops" Sign

Photo: via WPTV.com

Photo: via WPTV.com

An Atlanta gym has come under fire for it's policy to not allow police officers or active military service members in the gym.

EAV Barbell Club owner Jim Chambers stated, "We've had an explicitly stated 'No Cop' policy since we opened, and we also don't open membership to active members of the military."

Chambers' apparent reasoning for the policy is that many of the patrons of the gym are minorities and the presence of police officers might make people uncomfortable.

Chambers also stated, "We wanted one space that was just a little different. It’s not an aggressive, hetero-jock space that’s dominated by cops and soldiers."

He added, "And we don’t want to make police stronger so that they can hurt people more efficiently."

The gym's policy made headlines recently over a sign that was placed on the front door of the business, stating, "No F----- Cops."

Despite the uproar, Chambers appears committed to his gym's "no cops" policy.

Read more details HERE.

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Prison Escapee on the Run Since 2003 Arrested by ICE Agents in Atlanta

Jorge Soberanis-Rumaldo;  Photo: via nydailynews.com

Jorge Soberanis-Rumaldo; Photo: via nydailynews.com

A Mexican national who escaped from an Illinois prison in 2003 has been arrested in Atlanta by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and is now awaiting extradition back to Illinois. 

Jorge Soberanis-Rumaldo, 58, had been sentenced in 2003 to 8 years in prison after being convicted of cocaine possession; however, he escaped from jail only a few months into his sentence.

ICE is expected to pursue extradition proceedings after Soberanis-Rumaldo deals with his prior criminal charges in Illinois. 

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Atlanta Police Officer Saved by Bulletproof Vest

Suspects Michael Thomas and Antonio Bell;  Photo: via wsbt.com

Suspects Michael Thomas and Antonio Bell; Photo: via wsbt.com

An Atlanta police officer is recovering today after being shot by a home invasion suspect over the weekend. The officer was spared more serious injury because of his bulletproof vest.

The incident occurred as officers responded to a call of a man who had kicked in the door of an apartment.

As the suspects, identified as Antonio Bell and Michael Thomas, were making their escape through the front door they encountered a responding officer. 

Upon seeing the officer, Thomas allegedly opened fire, striking the officer in the torso. The officer returned fire, striking Thomas. 

The suspects fled on foot but were apprehended a short time later, along with the gun.

The officer is expected to survive his injuries.

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