Alan Judd

Alan Judd is an investigative reporter for the AJC, where he has worked since 1999. RELATED: Doctors & Sex Abuse, an AJC National Investgation

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Inquiries into deaths of disabled Georgians fall short, report says
 When a woman with developmental disabilities drowned in the bathtub, state investigators took two months to conclude she had suffered no neglect. But even then, the investigators missed critical information: Two state-provided caregivers were supposed to keep the woman in sight at all times. Instead, they had once let her go to McDonald&rsquo...

Posted: 5 days ago

When a woman with developmental disabilities drowned in the bathtub, state investigators took two months to conclude she had suffered no neglect. But even then, the investigators missed critical information: Two state-provided caregivers were supposed to keep the woman in sight at all times. Instead, they had once let her go to McDonald&rsquo...
Georgia company that made Las Vegas shooter’s rifles is laying off workers
 In an image from its Facebook page, Daniel Defense displays some of the military-style assault rifles it manufactures in south
               Georgia. The 
            Georgia company that made some of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s assault rifles is reportedly laying off as many as one-third of its
            employees. Daniel...

Posted: 13 days ago

In an image from its Facebook page, Daniel Defense displays some of the military-style assault rifles it manufactures in south Georgia. The Georgia company that made some of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s assault rifles is reportedly laying off as many as one-third of its employees. Daniel...
In Georgia, not just Republicans in the NRA’s good graces
 A customer examines rifles and shotguns at Stoddard’s Range and Guns in Atlanta.  HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM When politicians refuse to consider gun control measures, the conventional wisdom is that it’s because Republican officials
            are in the thrall of the National Rifle Association. It’s true that the...

Posted: 14 days ago

A customer examines rifles and shotguns at Stoddard’s Range and Guns in Atlanta.  HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM When politicians refuse to consider gun control measures, the conventional wisdom is that it’s because Republican officials are in the thrall of the National Rifle Association. It’s true that the...
Faith, family, firearms drive Georgia’s devotion to Second Amendment
 An outsize American flag flies above the factory where Daniel Defense makes some of the world’s highest-priced assault rifles. At NASCAR races, the No. 3 car flashes the Daniel Defense logo. And when the company’s founder talks about his values, he distills them to three potent words: faith, family, firearms. Daniel Defense...

Posted: 16 days ago

An outsize American flag flies above the factory where Daniel Defense makes some of the world’s highest-priced assault rifles. At NASCAR races, the No. 3 car flashes the Daniel Defense logo. And when the company’s founder talks about his values, he distills them to three potent words: faith, family, firearms. Daniel Defense...
In Newark, a final word on Beverly Hall
   Beverly L. Hall was the state-appointed school superintendent in Newark, New Jersey, before taking over Atlanta Public Schools
               in 1999. ELISSA EUBANKS / AJC   The final word is finally being written on the long and controversial career of the late 
            Beverly L. Hall. When New Jersey took over Newark&rsquo...

4:51 PM Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017

  Beverly L. Hall was the state-appointed school superintendent in Newark, New Jersey, before taking over Atlanta Public Schools in 1999. ELISSA EUBANKS / AJC   The final word is finally being written on the long and controversial career of the late Beverly L. Hall. When New Jersey took over Newark&rsquo...
CDC to scientists: Shh!
 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta is the largest federal agency headquartered outside Washington.
               JENNI GIRTMAN/Special The Atlanta-based 
            Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reportedly cracking down on the release of information to the public by its scientists and other staff members...

5:51 PM Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta is the largest federal agency headquartered outside Washington. JENNI GIRTMAN/Special The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reportedly cracking down on the release of information to the public by its scientists and other staff members...
What will Hurricane Irma mean for Georgia?
 Metro Atlanta will wake up Monday on the wrong side of Hurricane Irma. A day after pounding virtually all of Florida, Irma will push through Georgia with winds so strong and rain so intense that property damage, flooding and power outages are all but assured. The storm’s center is forecast to pass near Albany and Columbus on its...

1:07 AM Monday, Sep. 11, 2017

Metro Atlanta will wake up Monday on the wrong side of Hurricane Irma. A day after pounding virtually all of Florida, Irma will push through Georgia with winds so strong and rain so intense that property damage, flooding and power outages are all but assured. The storm’s center is forecast to pass near Albany and Columbus on its...
In King’s pulpit, Malala Yousafzai promotes peace

8:01 PM Sunday, Sep. 03, 2017

In October 1964, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. became history’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Fifty years to the day later, an even younger activist – a 17-year-old Pakistani girl named Malala Yousafzai – received the same honor. Both were proponents of peace, and both were victims of violence. On Sunday, at Ebenezer...
In King’s pulpit, Malala Yousafzai calls for peace
 Exactly 50 years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. became history’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate, an even younger activist — a 17-year-old Pakistani girl — received the same honor. On Sunday, Malala Yousafzai, now 20 and known around the world for advocating for girls, stood in the pulpit of King’s church...

5:41 PM Sunday, Sep. 03, 2017

Exactly 50 years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. became history’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate, an even younger activist — a 17-year-old Pakistani girl — received the same honor. On Sunday, Malala Yousafzai, now 20 and known around the world for advocating for girls, stood in the pulpit of King’s church...
Georgia ‘psycho-ed’ lawsuit on indefinite hold
 Jonathan King was placed in this seclusion room 19 times over 29 days at a Georgia psychoeducational school. A 
            federal lawsuit alleging that Georgia discriminates against students with disabilities is on hold indefinitely. U.S. District Judge Eleanor L. Ross issued a stay earlier this month in the case, which seeks to abolish...

11:19 AM Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017

Jonathan King was placed in this seclusion room 19 times over 29 days at a Georgia psychoeducational school. A federal lawsuit alleging that Georgia discriminates against students with disabilities is on hold indefinitely. U.S. District Judge Eleanor L. Ross issued a stay earlier this month in the case, which seeks to abolish...