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2nd suspect faces murder charges in Danzig shooting

A second suspect faces murder charges in last summer mass shooting on Danzig Street in Scarborough that killed two innocent bystanders and wounded 23 others, police say.

Nahom Tsegazab, 19, who was already in custody, has been charged with two counts of second degree murder and one count of attempted murder in the gun battle that killed Shyanne Charles, 14, of Scarborough and Joshua Yasay, 23, of Ajax.

Tsegazab, an alleged member of the Galloway Boys gang, was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm three days after the July 16 shootout. He also now faces 22 counts of aggravated assault and appeared in court on Thursday morning.cheap nfl jerseys

Police believe the shooting was sparked when members of the Galloway Boys gang “took ownership” of the barbecue and prevented a member of rival gang the Malvern Crew from entering.

“The charges today flow from an exhaustive investigation that has been challenging to say the least,” Staff Insp. Greg McLane said at a news conference on Thursday.

“During the event he conducted himself in a certain way that gives us reasonable grounds to believe he’s committed two counts of second degree murder.”

Tsegazab was injured at the shooting and was hospitalized for a “number of days.”

“The fact that he was injured means he was absolutely there.”

McLane said the investigation is far from over, believing there are one or two more possible shooters.

“With continued help from the community, I’m confident my investigators will make further arrests,” he said.

Police have said they are searching for two men whose composite sketches were released earlier this month. One of the two has been identified, while the public help is needed to ID the other who goes by the street name,

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90th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. To mark the occasion, we would like to highlight portions of our collection dealing with the struggle for suffrage by women in Georgia.

Georgia suffragists used a variety of methods to support their cause. They created organizations that held conventions and rallies, lobbied the state legislature, and published articles in favor of women’s suffrage. One of the most popular and exciting ways of promoting their cause was to participate in parades. To the right is an image from the Vanishing Georgia Collection of a car decorated as a parade float by the Georgia Young People Suffrage Association, sometime before 1920. African American women were often excluded from such activities, and did most of their suffrage work through separate organizations, like the National Association of Colored Women.

The fight for suffrage in Georgia was not an easy one. Opponents of the cause in Georgia were numerous, organized, and vocal. This opposition was so strong that Georgia became the first state to reject the 19th amendment during the ratification process in 1919, and women in Georgia weren’t able to vote until 1922, due a law requiring Georgians to be registered for sixth months before an election. In fact, the Georgia state legislature didn’t ratify the 19th amendment until 1970. One particularly amusing example of this opposition is a pamphlet produced by the Georgia Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage entitled Unchaining the Demons of the Lower World: A Petition of Ninety-Nine Per Cent Against Suffrage. In the pamphlet, the author proposes that the female vote would lead to “the final undoing of our government.” You can read this publication by clicking on the image to the left.

To read more on women’s suffrage in Georgia, take a look at the New Georgia Encyclopedia article on Woman Suffrage. They also have articles on many of the women involved in the suffrage movement in Georgia including Rebecca Latimer Felton, Mary Latimer McLendon, Julia Flisch, and Lugenia Burns Hope. There are also articles on women who opposed suffrage, including Mildred Lewis Rutherford.

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