The Atlanta City Council has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit brought by former fire chief Kelvin Cochran, who was fired after after writing a book in which he compared homosexuality to bestiality. Cochran said he was fired for his religious beliefs. Then-mayor Kasim Reed had questioned Cochran's ability to lead gay and lesbian firefighters. But a city investigation found no evidence Cochran had discriminated against anyone or that his religious beliefs affected the fire department.
The Democratic presidential hopeful tweeted that the company pays "a lower tax rate than firefighters and teachers."
A Judge Called His Mandatory Sentence 'Excessive' and 'Wrong.' Less Than a Year Later He Died In Federal Prison
Frederick Turner was sentenced to a mandatory 40 years on nonviolent drug and firearm charges. He ended up in a high-security federal prison, and now he's dead.