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Atlanta’s Pedestrian Super Bowl Bridge Cost $23M…And It’s Not Even Open

Did Atlanta just flush a whole lot of money down the toilet?

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With the Big Game just hours away, the City of Atlanta, Georgia is a happening place.

For weeks, city officials, entrepreneurs, and authorities have been working on their plans to host the tens of thousands of fans expected to flood the city this weekend.  The Super Bowl is more than just a single game on Sunday night, with events occurring nightly over the course of the last week, all over the capital city.

This influx of pedestrian traffic was the impetus behind a state of the art, $23 million footbridge at Mercedes-Benz Stadium…a footbridge that won’t be open for the Super Bowl.

The bridge — which was initially supposed to cost $13 million — connects Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium and a public transit station. It was intended to allow tens of thousands of fans to easily access the stadium without having to cross four lanes of vehicular traffic.

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The project cost blew up by additional $10 million when city officials began fearing that the lavish bridge, equipped with stunning LED lights and other cosmetic enhancements, wouldn’t be finished in time for the game.

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Although it was completed on time, authorities in charge of stadium security have now closed the bridge to the general public after deciding the its proximity to the stadium entrance was a security risk, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The assessment was made with the help of some of the nation’s top security agencies.

“This event has been categorized by the federal government as a Special Event Assessment Rating (SEAR) Level 1,” an Atlanta spokesperson told the newspaper.

“The FBI and NFL in consultation with other security partners made the determination to close the bridge to the public ahead of the event. However, the bridge will be open for attendees to exit at the conclusion of the game.”

During the pregame hours, the bridge will be used for credentialed media personnel and stadium staff.

 

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Video: Protester Rips MAGA Hat From Teenager’s Head, Tosses It Over Wall & Cusses Him Out

What a joke!

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Liberals can be summed up with one word: triggered. Everything annoys them to no end, to the point where they feel they need to get violent. We see it happen on nearly a daily basis. Check out what went down when a teenage boy decided to wear a MAGA hat in our nation’s capitol. It didn’t go over well with a random future Joe Biden voter. WATCH: https://twitter.com/charlienicole/status/1279905108289941505?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1279905108289941505%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fhorrible-trump-supporters-in-dc-accosted-and-harassed-by-blm-thug-who-stole-their-maga-hats-video%2F Criminals seemingly don’t have as bad a reputation as police officers. Without question, ex-cop Derek Chauvin was in the wrong when he placed his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. But why are all officers being blamed for one bad apple? It’s not right. Some cops are fed-up. From Miami Herald: The 10 members of the Hallandale Beach Police Department’s SWAT team have stepped down from their roles, citing among other grievances anger over the city’s police chief kneeling with protesters earlier this week, a memo the officers signed read. They will remain with the police department. On Friday morning, Hallandale Beach received a memo from the members of the SWAT team with a list of grievances, Hallandale Beach City Manager Greg Chavarria said. Police Chief Sonia Quiñones has set a meeting with the 10 officers on Monday to hear their concerns, collect their equipment and thank them for their service. Let’s hear your thoughts in the comment section…

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Report: President Trump to Refile Paperwork This Week That Will Rescind DACA Program

A big move…

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Like most things nowadays, DACA has long divided conservatives and liberals. On Monday, it was reported that President Trump is set to make a big move later in the week. Here’s the scoop, via The Hill: President Trump is expected to refile paperwork this week to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that offers protections for thousands of young immigrants, according to multiple people familiar with the planning. Trump was initially expected to move to once again rescind the Obama-era program last week, but it was pushed back, according to one source. The exact timing remains in flux, but Trump is now expected to file the paperwork this week. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows hinted in an interview with Fox News earlier Monday that the president was readying executive action on immigration issues, though he did not offer specifics. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts hasn’t been the conservative stalwart Republicans had expected when first nominated by President George W. Bush. Anything but, really. After siding with his liberals peers yet again, GOP Senator Tom Cotton (AR) is telling Roberts he should step aside. WATCH: https://twitter.com/SenTomCotton/status/1273937709745217536 President Trump’s thoughts… https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1273633632742191106?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1273633632742191106&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthefederalist.com%2F2020%2F06%2F18%2Fcotton-if-john-roberts-wants-to-write-laws-he-should-resign-and-run-for-office%2F Check this out… https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1273256522970267648

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