September 20, 2021

Restaurant’s entire staff quits, leaves note in window

The entire staff at a Barberitos in Macon, Georgia, quit at once, leaving customers a note explaining their reasoning on the restaurant’s front entrance.

“Store is closed. Whole staff as quit do to under pay an lack of appreciation. We have worked 7 days a week for the past month and barely any time off. We are so sorry and love you all! old Barbs family, out,” the note read.

WGXA, a local station, reported signs advertising open positions, and temporary hours replaced the resignation letter.

A spokesperson told the outlet that the allegations of the seven-day work weeks were untrue.

“Unfortunately, a local restaurateur uniformly hired away six of our employees at the same time,” the spokesperson said.

According to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, service industry employment dropped by around 42,000 workers in August.


Entire staff of restaurant quits, posts sign in window explaining why

September 15, 2021

DOJ opens investigation into Georgia prisons over civil rights violations

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Tuesday the launch of an investigation into Georgia prisons over alleged civil rights violations after 26 inmates were killed in state facilities last year.

The focus of the probe is “harm to prisoners resulting from prisoner-on-prisoner violence,” said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke during a virtual press conference.

“We are also investigating sexual abuse of gay, lesbian and transgender prisoners by prisoners and staff,” Clarke said.

Clarke said that the DOJ’s investigation pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA). If the Attorney General finds reasonable cause, CRIPA allows them to take civil action against prisons for violation of the constitutional rights of prisoners.

“Violent assault is not a legal or morally acceptable part of a lawful prison sentence,” said David Estes, Acting US Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.


DOJ launches investigation into Georgia prisons over alleged civil rights violations

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