Jeremy Redmon

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Jeremy Redmon is an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience reporting for newspapers. He now covers a variety of topics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, including immigration, politics and military affairs.

Latest from Jeremy Redmon

Widow: Head wound from live-fire training killed Fort Stewart soldier
 Sgt. Michael T. Trask died from injuries he suffered last month after a bullet grazed his head during a live-fire training exercise at Fort Stewart in coastal Georgia, his widow told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Angelina Trask of Richmond Hill said her 31-year-old husband — who served in Iraq and Afghanistan — suffered severe...

Posted: 8 days ago

Sgt. Michael T. Trask died from injuries he suffered last month after a bullet grazed his head during a live-fire training exercise at Fort Stewart in coastal Georgia, his widow told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Angelina Trask of Richmond Hill said her 31-year-old husband — who served in Iraq and Afghanistan — suffered severe...
Lawsuit: Somalis beaten, straightjacketed on failed deportation flight
 Federal immigration authorities and their contract guards “beat, kicked, choked, pushed, straightjacketed, threatened to kill, and berated” detainees during a failed attempt to deport them to Somalia this month, a new class-action lawsuit alleges. Filed this week, the federal complaint says the Somali men and women — some...

Posted: 29 days ago

Federal immigration authorities and their contract guards “beat, kicked, choked, pushed, straightjacketed, threatened to kill, and berated” detainees during a failed attempt to deport them to Somalia this month, a new class-action lawsuit alleges. Filed this week, the federal complaint says the Somali men and women — some...
Report: Safety problems at immigration detention center in S. Georgia
 An immigration detention center in South Georgia has struggled with serious safety problems undermining the “humane treatment” of its detainees, according to a stinging new report by the U.S. Homeland Security Department’s Office of Inspector General. At Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, some detainees with high-risk...

5:57 PM Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

An immigration detention center in South Georgia has struggled with serious safety problems undermining the “humane treatment” of its detainees, according to a stinging new report by the U.S. Homeland Security Department’s Office of Inspector General. At Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, some detainees with high-risk...
Soldier injured in training exercise dies from his injuries in Georgia
 The soldier who was critically wounded in a live fire training exercise at Fort Stewart last week has died from his injuries at a Savannah hospital. The military identified him as Sgt. Michael T. Trask, 31, an infantryman from Olalla, Wash., who was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division. Trask, who is survived by his wife, died Tuesday. Posthumously...

5:27 PM Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

The soldier who was critically wounded in a live fire training exercise at Fort Stewart last week has died from his injuries at a Savannah hospital. The military identified him as Sgt. Michael T. Trask, 31, an infantryman from Olalla, Wash., who was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division. Trask, who is survived by his wife, died Tuesday. Posthumously...
Stewart County, among nation’s poorest, illustrates rural Georgia’s woes
 Stewart County’s students quietly filed into their cafeteria this week for a lunch complete with chicken, multigrain waffles, broccoli and milk. The meals are free for all of the South Georgia county’s 515 public school students. So are their breakfasts. And if the county wins a federal grant, its students could start receiving...

11:28 PM Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

Stewart County’s students quietly filed into their cafeteria this week for a lunch complete with chicken, multigrain waffles, broccoli and milk. The meals are free for all of the South Georgia county’s 515 public school students. So are their breakfasts. And if the county wins a federal grant, its students could start receiving...
Middle Georgia’s opioid overdose outbreak remains unsolved 
 In his nightmares, Jamarco Gibson doesn’t know where he is, why he is there and where he is going. He feels as if he is dying, just like when he swallowed the yellow “Percocet” pill he bought from a stranger six months ago. When the 24-year-old Macon resident wakes up from his nightmares, he is drenched in sweat, jobless...

8:03 PM Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

In his nightmares, Jamarco Gibson doesn’t know where he is, why he is there and where he is going. He feels as if he is dying, just like when he swallowed the yellow “Percocet” pill he bought from a stranger six months ago. When the 24-year-old Macon resident wakes up from his nightmares, he is drenched in sweat, jobless...
ICE: Hotel power, water outages caused deportation flight to turn back
 Power and water outages at a Senegalese hotel triggered a bizarre episode last week when a U.S. deportation flight returned to America with all its 92 Somali nationals onboard, including some who resided in Georgia, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. En route to Djibouti — a country adjacent to Somalia — the...

11:15 PM Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

Power and water outages at a Senegalese hotel triggered a bizarre episode last week when a U.S. deportation flight returned to America with all its 92 Somali nationals onboard, including some who resided in Georgia, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. En route to Djibouti — a country adjacent to Somalia — the...
US deportation flight returns from Africa with all on board
 The government’s efforts to deport 92 Somali nationals did not go as planned this week, when the flight encountered some snags in Senegal and returned to the U.S. with all on board. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a statement Saturday, saying relief flight crew members were “unable to get sufficient rest due...

3:33 AM Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

The government’s efforts to deport 92 Somali nationals did not go as planned this week, when the flight encountered some snags in Senegal and returned to the U.S. with all on board. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a statement Saturday, saying relief flight crew members were “unable to get sufficient rest due...
U.S. deportation flight returns from Africa with all on board
 The government’s efforts to deport 92 Somali nationals — including some who lived in Georgia and Minnesota — did not go as planned this week, when the flight encountered some snags in Senegal and returned to the U.S. with all on board. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released statement Saturday, saying relief flight...

3:15 AM Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017

The government’s efforts to deport 92 Somali nationals — including some who lived in Georgia and Minnesota — did not go as planned this week, when the flight encountered some snags in Senegal and returned to the U.S. with all on board. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released statement Saturday, saying relief flight...
Soldier injured during ‘live fire’ training exercise at Fort Stewart
 The U.S. military is investigating how a soldier was injured in a “live fire” training exercise this week at Fort Stewart in South Georgia. Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson declined to identify the soldier or say how the injury occurred Wednesday evening, citing the continuing investigation. But Larson confirmed the soldier...

3:28 PM Friday, Dec. 08, 2017

The U.S. military is investigating how a soldier was injured in a “live fire” training exercise this week at Fort Stewart in South Georgia. Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson declined to identify the soldier or say how the injury occurred Wednesday evening, citing the continuing investigation. But Larson confirmed the soldier...
Census: Atlanta region among the worst for traffic as poverty grows
 If the hours you spend idling on the Atlanta region’s congested highways aren’t enough evidence, a new U.S. Census Bureau report confirms the metro area has some of the nation’s worst traffic. To be released Thursday, the new American Community Survey’s five-year estimates show residents in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell...

5:01 AM Thursday, Dec. 07, 2017

If the hours you spend idling on the Atlanta region’s congested highways aren’t enough evidence, a new U.S. Census Bureau report confirms the metro area has some of the nation’s worst traffic. To be released Thursday, the new American Community Survey’s five-year estimates show residents in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell...