Both honor and principle are treasures cherished by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Jesus of Nazareth. The English poet touches on these concepts in the last six lines of his “Ulysses.”

‘Tho much is taken, much abides; and tho’
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

And this Jesus, the Nazarene, according to Mark 8:36 throws more light on the subject when he says, “For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul.?”

James Wilson Beaty
Jeremiah 22:16
May 31, 2017

Exhibit 26 Robinson – Orr email re: Baker Donelson

Exhibit 26, entitled “Robinson – Orr email re: Baker Donelson” is one of 28 filed on July 11, 2014, in Judge Craig Schwall’s Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia. The Baker Donelson Law Firm attorneys are Steve Hall and Bob Brazier. Much background information should be provided before this Exhibit 25 is quoted here. The exhibit is presented as evidence against defendants Central Atlanta Progress (CAP), Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) and developer Manny Fialkow’s various companies that change names with each new tide. The City of Atlanta, a huge player in the conspiracy was long ago removed from the lawsuit, enjoying the federal protection of Sovereign Immunity. The City is not IMMUNE from wrongdoing; it is IMMUNE from punishment for wrongdoing.

First of all, the chances of the City of Atlanta, the plantation-minded Central Atlanta Progress (CAP), the hazy Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID), or the slippery developer Manny Fialkow ever facing any kind of legal opposition are infinitesimal. Naboth and his vineyard had no chance against King Ahab  (I Kings 21). Our JUST US SYSTEM protects the strong against the weak. You don’t sue the City. Henry VIII is above any law and could not be tried for murder or for any other crime he committed. If the City’s SWAT team kicks in the wrong door and shoots an elderly woman, then there could be, possibly, a settlement. If the City’s FINEST raid a gay bar at the wrong time with the wrong clubs using the wrong procedures, perhaps repercussions could follow.

But a despised shelter on hallowed Peachtree Street with huge numbers of poor African-American men (and now 100 women and children) could never have its day in court. And surely not if that facility is located 1000 feet from the Christian stronghold of faith, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Our JUST US SYSTEM, especially in Fulton County, Georgia, would not be caught dead allowing conspirators of this ilk to be exposed for stealing a shelter’s property. Keep in mind that Emory University and Emory Health Care, Inc. are leading perpetrators in this conspiracy; however, their protector is not Fulton County Court but the neighboring Superior Court of Dekalb County. They are birds of a feather.

Myrtle Davis is a revered and righteous woman in Atlanta, a former member of Atlanta City Council and a one-time Atlanta mayoral candidate. She serves our City honorably. She happens also to be a vital member of the Board of Directors of the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless. Waiting with me thirty minutes before one of the many hearings in Judge Schwall’s Superior Court of Fulton, she made a telling statement. I paraphrase her comment. She said that she never dreamed the remotest possibility of an Atlanta law firm taking on the City and representing a non-profit organization. We marveled together that the prestigious Baker Donelson firm had done just that.

I marveled further at what I saw in the hall of the courthouse that day. Before my eyes there appeared two men standing beside the courtroom door. Dressed imperially, both leaned and huddled against the wall. One sported a protestant clerical collar complemented by a suave black suit. The other donned what appeared to be a Brooks’ Brothers suit accentuated by alligator (perhaps rattlesnake) shoes. The Brooks’ Brothers’ brother was Manny Fialkow, defendant in the lawsuit, collared in a reputation not all that clean. The cleric was Dan Matthews, CEO of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, located less than a thousand feet from the Peachtree Pine facility. Insiders at St. Luke’s Episcopal tell me that Matthews becomes visibly flushed at the mention of the Peachtree Pine facility. There they nestled, the collared cleric and the corporate climber united. Shakespeare’s TEMPEST came to my mind. “Alas, the storm is come. . . . Politics make strange bedfellows.” I know that neither Matthews nor Fialkow is a politician technically; nonetheless, two more political beings you will not find.

Exhibit 26 features five (5) emails among CAP President A. J. Robinson and CAP Project Manager, Richard Orr and Sammy Williams, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

Email #1
From: AJ Robinson
Sent: Monday, December 8, 2008 1:04 PM
To: Richard Orr
Also, Debi was supposed to get me names of Anita’s lawyers….

Email #2
From: Richard Orr
To: AJ Robinson
Sent: Mon Dec 8 13:25:30 2008
Subject: Attorney
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
Representing attorneys: Robert Brazier and Steve Hall

Email #3
From: AJ Robinson
Sent: Monday, December 6, 2008 1:26 PM
To: `Richard Orr
Subject: Re: Attorney
And big clients>

Email #4
From: Richard Orr
To: AJ Robinson
Sent: Mon Dec 08 13:49:30 2008
Subject: RE: Attorney

Linda A. Klein and Michael J. Powell are Managing Shareholders
Fairly large firm with offices in:
Atlanta, GA
Jackson, MS
Memphis, TN
Baton Rouge, LA
Knoxville, TN Nashville, TN
Beijing, China
London, UK
New Orleans, LA
Birmingham, ALA
Macon, GA
Oxford, MS
Chattanooga, TN
Mandeville, LA
Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia
Huntsville, TN
Memphis (East), TN
Washington, DC

No client list but a very broad spectrum of practice, especially litigation, including pro bono, see following from their web cite:
Atlanta, Georgia:
Attorneys in the Atlanta office are active in the Atlanta Volunteers Lawyers Association Project and provide pro bono representation to the poor in such matters as landlord-tenant disputes, domestic cases and other litigation matters.
Atlanta Pro Bono Coordinators
Clint Crosby,
Henry Levi,

Email #5
From: AJ Robinson
Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 7:51 PM
Cc: Richard Orr
Subject: Fw: Attorney
See below, BakerDonelson are on wrong side of City, business community, and all govt entities providing homeless resources in Atlanta. It is rumored they are preparing to sue the city on behalf of Anita Beaty and her dysfunctional homeless operation. This would be a terrible mistake and will haunt them for years in Atlanta.

The 5th email above comes from AJ Robinson, President of CAP to Sam Williams, President of Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Everyone over 5 years of age and awake hears all kinds of threats these days. I wonder in what category of threats one places this sentence, “This would be a terrible mistake and will haunt them for years in Atlanta.” At the time AJ Robinson first asked about the attorneys who might dare “sue the City on behalf of Anita and her dysfunctional homeless operation,” there were a few things he did not know. He soon learned that the Baker in Baker Donelson is Senator Howard Baker of Tennessee who uncovered Richard M. Nixon and the Watergate Scandal. Remember, “What did he know and when did he know it?” Robinson now knows that his own words in hundreds of confiscated documents exposed his own little CONSPIRACYGATE. Don’t fail to recognize that the Williams at The Chamber is Alastair J. Robinson’s pal “Sammy” Williams who scurried from the C of C scene soon after the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal broke.

James Wilson Beaty
Jeremiah 22:16
February 1, 2015

Millions of people throughout the social and local media have learned that the City of Atlanta refused to accept a $100,000.00 check in partial payment of an outstanding water bill at a facility for homeless people. A few days later the $582,383.53 bill was paid in full by the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, Inc. averting the water being shut off. The City’s devious plan was apparently foolproof and certainly extensive. Refusing the $100,000.00 proved TEAM GOLIATH did not want the money. They wanted those redundant people out of that building and away from downtown Atlanta. By law a water bill paid in full must be received. TEAM GOLIATH had no choice but to take the money. One of the City’s more disgruntled attorneys muttered something like they were so glad the Task Force was able to pay the bill. In truth, paying the bill is the last thing that person wanted. She and her coterie wanted the water turned off.

Had the City shut off the water at the Peachtree-Pine facility, her officials would have called Fulton County officials. And of course, for health reasons the County health folks for the good health of the people would remove them from UNHEALTHY Peachtree Pine. Those Atlanta citizens numbering children, their mothers and 400 men have nowhere to go; nevertheless, go they will if TEAM GOLIATH has a say.

The City of Atlanta through the auspices of United Way of Atlanta employed a fortnight or so ago a Crisis Team to come from New Orleans to Atlanta for the purpose of “TRANSITIONING” ALL the people out of and away from the Peachtree Pine Community. People were actually paid by United Way dollars and/or Atlanta tax payer dollars to come to Atlanta to be ready for the shutting off of the water. The Crisis Team was in the City for an undesignated period of time. They returned home the day after the half-million-dollar payment was made. City “officials” scheduled a meeting for Monday, September 29, 2014, away from City Hall, set for 1 pm with Task Force staff. The purpose of that meeting was to plan the placing of the 100 women with their children. That 1 pm meeting was cancelled by City Hall.

The need to “transition” women and children suddenly disappears as far as the United Way TEAM GOLIATH movers and shakers are concerned. TEAM GOLIATH stumbles regularly. More often than not, however, the monster, like all evil, rises soon to create more angst. Atlanta has a marvelous opportunity to be a City, a Jeremiah’s City, an Isaiah’s city, that City on a hill that spreads light, joy and hope.

Please pray that LEADERSHIP, real leadership that focuses on suffering men, women and children will come miraculously our way. And on the way to that utopia could we have some potholes filled and person-hole covers leveled. Where is the Great Shirley Franklin’s Pothole Posse when we need it. We have a $100,000,000.00 Streetcar Named Disaster and a thousand streets whose surfaces are an embarrassment. Isaiah 60:17b speaks of a rotten Jerusalem whose governors would be righteousness and whose rulers would be justice. Atlanta, no less guilty than a fallen Jerusalem, can change direction. Mark it well that it does not have to be this way. There exist two possibilities for relief for Atlanta: one, that the present regime do a moral about-face: or, two, that the present regime be extracted from below and beyond its deepest abscess. I fear that the latter has a greater chance of coming to pass than the former.

James Wilson Beaty
Jeremiah 22:16
October 1, 2014

City office of Grants Management

On the first day of Christmas, Horace Sibley sent to me a family living in a pear tree.  Many months ago Horace Sibley’s daughter, Eve, emailed me from across the sea saying that if I knew her father I would not write what I had written about him.  Had I had the opportunity to speak with Eve Sibley, I would say to her what I said to Debi Starnes at Manuel’s Tavern, “What I write is not personal; it’s spiritual.” 


Sibley, an attorney retired from King and Spaulding in Atlanta, served as the first chair of Mayor Shirley Franklin’s Commission on Homelessness.  That misnamed and misbegotten body has lived through many phases.  Under the cover of night, Franklin while Mayor slipped across the street from City Hall to the Georgia Legislature to get the vote to make her “commission” an authority.  She got the vote and immediately she got also a veto from Governor Sonny Dupree.  Franklin and Sibley wanted state money that could have come if their little creation could be made an authority.


During the early days of serving as chair of the mayor’s commission, Horace Sibley frequented the Peachtree Pine Community regularly, always with note pad in hand.  He brought Eve, an accomplished portrait artist to the Art Works Studio.  She painted in our studio the faces of many residents.  Horace told me once that he was a friend of Peachtree Pine, and we had his support.  He knew he was bearing false witness, and I thought of THE ODYSSEY.  In addition to bullying frightened homeless women, he is Horace “Sinon” Sibley.


He took his twisted version of what he had learned at Peachtree Pine to the Outreach Committee at St. Philips Cathedral (Episcopal) and that body of believers cut funding to Peachtree Pine ($30,000 annually).  He took his notes to TEAM GOLIATH and Debi Starnes.  His fellow conspirators like A.J. Robinson and Tennco’s Brad Curry and  Emory Health Care’s Al Blackwelder and an entire entourage of movers and shakers drove  in a Central Atlanta Progress van to visit Dan Cathy at the Chic-fil-a headquarters.  Soon, miraculously, all Cathy money stopped.  Chic-fil-a’s moo cow band was seen no more at Peachtree Pine.  The training of new employees coming to the shelter ended.  Dan Cathy’s sleeping over at The Pine was history.

 As chair of the mayor’s commission, Sibley was operating as an agent of the City of Atlanta.  That’s called Tortious Interference.  Georgia State University School of Law gave an annual award to Sibley as the lawyer in Atlanta who did most for homeless people.  For his stopping money going to The Pine, he was deposed for six hours by Steve Hall, Baker Donelson attorney representing the Task Force.  Sister Jane Garety, a nun who works for the Denver based Mercy Housing, Inc., wrote an email to Horace saying that the City of Atlanta will be indebted to Mercy Housing, Inc. for its part in helping Emanuel Fialkow foreclose on the Peachtree Pine building.  How do you like them apples?  A Roman Catholic Nun-Run organization, whose mission is to help nonprofit organizations avoid foreclosure, winds up in bed with the likes of A. J. Robinson, Manny Fialkow and Horace Sibley.

Is it any wonder Horace Sibley’s name surfaces at the mention of TEAM GOLIATH, that hideous strength.  On the first day of Christmas, Horace Sibley sent to me a family living in a pear tree.  I wonder if that family would be labeled by Horace “chronically Homeless” or just the regular run of the mill homeless.


On the second day of Christmas, Mayor Kasim Reed sent to me two Innovation Delivery Team members.  NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the summer of 2011awarded $1.4 million for each of three years to five cities.  Atlanta is one of the five.   The money was allocated to address homelessness in Atlanta.  Reed created his Innovation Delivery Team to address two specific areas:  panhandling and customer service in Atlanta City Hall.  This improved service was to be delivered primarily to the business community.  While both areas badly need attention, the homeless mother with an infant may have more pressing needs on a cold January night than panhandling and customer service in City Hall. 


Superstar Kristin “Lexis-Nexis” Wilson according to the mayor handled millions of dollars and will be assisting the “chronically homeless.”  One the second day of Christmas, Mayor Reed sent to me two members of the $1.4 million Innovation Delivery Team.


On the third day of Christmas, Debi “homeless czar” Starnes sent to me, three bogus letters signed Greg Pridgeon.  During the Czar’s tenure of serving homeless people, She wrote three letters signed by Greg Pridgeon.  These letters were written to the state blocking all public funding to the people at Peachtree Pine.  Since the signing of these letters, no public money, city, county, state or federal has gone to support the people at Peachtree Pine.  The City’s Office of Grants Management approved funding all three years but Starnes and Franklin overrode that decision.  Greg Pridgeon, I understand, is today the manager of Rockdale County.  On the third day of Christmas, Debi Starnes sent to me, three bogus letters signed Greg Pridgeon.


On the fourth day of Christmas, Rector Hoare sent to me four fingers shooting the bird.  On Super Bowl Sunday 2010, Rector Hoare from his high pulpit at the Varsity Grill Episcopal Church blasted Peachtree Pine as a squalor, a place unfit for human habitation.  CEO Rector Hoare stands with the business community, coached by Central Atlanta Progress, damning the occupants and management of the Peachtree Pine Community.  I know that when government and business crawl in bed together the result is a form of fascism.  What’s it called when the church crawls under the covers with government and business.  I’ll ask Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  On the fourth day of Christmas Rector Hoare sent to me four fingers shooting the bird.


On the fifth day of Christmas, Emanuel “God with us” Fialkow’s lawyer sent to me five golden necklaces.  At one of the many hearings in the Superior Court of Fulton County, a dozen or so TEAM GOLIATH lawyers huddled.  One of these worthies representing Fialkow was bedecked in gold necklaces.  His wavy locks flowed down his back while his gold chains dangled down his front.  My mind took me to the New Testament, Acts 3:6 where Peter exclaims, “Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have, give I thee.”  TEAM GOLIATH boasts quite a roster with gold loving Hoare in his Episcopal pulpit and gold wearing barristers in the courtroom.  That’s a winner every time in our time.  On the fifth day of Christmas, Fialkow’s lawyer sent to me five golden necklaces.


On the sixth day of Christmas, Dave“Great news!” Wardell of Central Atlanta Progress fame and fortune sent to me six vats of Kool Ade.  On one of the three times that the City of Atlanta turned off the water at The Pine shelter, the head guy at Georgia State University Security read all about it in Atlanta’s only morning paper.  The security fellow was beside himself with glee, so he blackberried his pal David Wardell at CAP.  Wardell, in a meeting, blackberried back, “Great news!”  I wrote an entire blog citing how Wardell got his middle name.  What I was not able to ascertain was how Wardell became such a sensitive person.  Rather than letting them eat cake, let them drink Kool Ade, compliments of caring CAP.  In an earlier blog, the Kool Ade came from Mayor Franklin, Debi Starnes and dear Bruce Gunter.  Gunter recalling the Jim Jones massacre, said, “Debi, could I take a gallon to Anita Beaty?”  On the sixth day of Christmas, Dave“Great news!” Wardell sent to me six vats of Kool Ade.


On the seventh day of Christmas, A. J. ”We’re all kind of mystified” Robinson sent to me seven worms a squirming.  Robinson is the head honcho at the heartbeat of Atlanta, Central Atlanta Progress. He is the primary mover, along with the merciful nuns, in Manny “Do I smell a fault?” Fialkow scheme to swindle The Pine property.  His middle name comes from his quote in the morning paper when he learned of Debi Starnes’ yarn of a lice infestation at The Pine shelter.  Why dear A. J. exclaimed, “We are all kind of mystified.”  We were neve surer what mystified his mind; however, we never doubted it.  Was he mystified by the enormity of the Starnes fabrication or by the presence of a louse on his person.  The seven  worms a squirming symbolize the current trepidation of some of the good ole boys who have served so well TEAM GOLIATH, that hideous strength.  On the seventh day of Christmas, A. J. Robinson sent to me seven worms a squirming.


On the eight day of Christmas, Vince “Of model Gateway Shelter” Smith sent to me eight maids all nursing.  Under oath in three separate depositions, CAP”S Richard Orr and A. J. Robinson and the City’s Debi Starnes and Horace Sibley stated that The Gateway Shelter is a model and will be an arm in ending homelessness in Atlanta.  From time to time staff members at The Gateway send homeless women with their children, usually on foot, across town to The Pine.  Sometimes these women with their children have been refused entrance for any number of reasons.  Members of my staff have been told by The Gateway people that Peachtree Pine is no longer in operation.  One time we called and a woman working the telephone said she did not have a telephone number for Peachtree Pine.  So much for the Starnes/Sibley model shelter.  On the eight day of Christmas, Vince Smith sent to me, eight maids all nursing.


On the ninth day of Christmas, Protip “lights the way at United Way” Biswas sent to me nine mothers weeping.  The mayor’s commission on homelessness has metamorphosed from a potential state authority into a limp member now labeled United Way’s Regional Commission on Homelessness.  It does what the HAG (Starnes’ Homeless Action Group) does.  It does what Woody Bartlett’s HAP (Home Action Plan) did for a brief shining moment.  It does what Alan Harris’s group does.  They all do the same thing.  They all meet.  They meet. They meet.  They meet.  Protip is now the executive director of United Way’s Regional Commission on Homelessness.  I have no idea what “region” they encompass.  Early morning no long ago I encountered a mother with two children sitting on steps inside our building.  She was crying with her children sitting quietly beside her.  Someone at the Edgewood Ave offices of Atlanta United Way told her directions to Peachtree Pine.  This poor woman thought she might get help at United Way.  On the ninth day of Christmas, Protip Biswas sent to me nine mothers weeping.  Again, I have to ask Protip and his fellow experts, are these three people “chronically homeless,” or are they just your ordinary run of the mill homeless citizens of Atlant?  And which group are we serving this year?  Is 311 the way I reach Lexis-Nexis?


On the tenth day of Christmas, Jack Hardin sent to me ten Lords a quaking.  Lords quake and worms squirm whenever exposed to the light.  TEAM GOLIATH  boasts in its membership both Lords and worms and some of them are one and the same.  Three lawsuits are currently on appeal and all three involve movers and shakers, worms and quakers.  On the tenth day of Christmas, Jack Hardin sent to me ten Lords a quaking.


On the eleventh day of Christmas, Ratchet Rob “Happy to turn off your water” Hunter sent to me eleven huge rain barrels.  The garden atop the many thousand square foot roof contains thirty beds of vegetables.  Two rain barrels help water the hundreds of plants.  On command from Debi Starnes, Ratchet Rob three times turned off the water used for cooking, bathing, flushing and drinking.  Ratchet Rob Hunter lost his job as Commissioner of the Department of Water Mismanagement at the City of Atlanta.  Word has it that he turned off the water of one too many Buckhead Betty.  On the eleventh day of Christmas, Ratchet Rob Hunter sent to me eleven rain barrels.


On the twelfth day of Christmas, Renee Glover sent to me twelve leveled housing communities.  Renee Glover heads the Atlanta Housing Authority, and she lounges in the fact that she is one of the darlings of Washington HUD.  Although she’s been scorched around Atlanta for a few little money improprieties, she’s evidently safe in the arms of Jesus.  I don’t know how a few million dollars in the wrong place here and there could cause a problem, surely not in Atlanta.  The United State’s public housing policy for the last 25 years is perfectly mirrored in Atlanta, in the Atlanta Housing Authority.  Since 2005 in Atlanta, 3200 units of public housing have been demolished, leveled, removed, disappeared.  In those units 9,600 men, women and children have been displaced and not placed anywhere.  The federal government’s policy on housing the poorest of the poor is to actively disappear them.  How do I know this?  I know it through my staff members who speak with some of these victims every day.  Atlanta Housing Authority has disappeared the poorest of its poor residents.


Demolishing run-down, drug-infested, rat infested units of housing and replacing them with safe sanitary living quarters is commendable.  Displacing 9,600 people from 3,200 units of housing with no intention of rebuilding them is detestable.  The City of Atlanta gets up early and stays up late working on disappearing low-incoming housing and no-income housing.  Disappear both out of sight.  (Micah 2:1-2:TEAM GOLIATH’S favorite Hebrew Bible passage).  These two example of disappearing the poor from our streets and the poor from their houses exposes to full light where we are as a City and where we are as a nation in addressing the least of these among us.     


My pieces NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS and AN EXPLANATION OF THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS touch many of the people within the hideous strength that I have named TEAM GOLIATH; however, I have not scratched the surface of suffering humanity my staff deals with 24 hours a day.  And those suffering ones are the very ones that the TEAM GOLIATHS crush beneath their boots every day.  It does not have to be this way.  Atlanta does not have to be this way.  City Council does not have to be a nest of simpering pawns.  City Hall does not have to be a den of corrupt climbers, 1.4 million dollars for salaries and customer service while babies and children are languishing before our very eyes.


The last verse of the fourth gospel come to mind; John21:25 says, “And there are many other things that Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written.  Let me borrow from John’s metaphor.  Let us stop piling atrocities upon atrocities that are filling more than all the books of the world, and let us begin doing for each other what the Galilean told us to do.


James Wilson Beaty

Jeremiah 22:16

January 8, 2013  


August 20, 2009

William Falkner’s novel, AS I LAY DYING, gets its title from Book 11 of the ODYSSEY when Agamemnon tells of his murder by Aegisthus along with his wife, Clytemnestra. Odysseus is visiting Agamemnon in hell. Agamemnon explains to his old associate, Odysseus, that as he lay dying the “dog-eyed woman” would not even close his two eyes. This of course refers to the fact that none of the decent burial rites was afforded Agamemnon by his wife. The Atlanta world of power sees the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, Inc. as a dying thing. It lies at the point of death. And as a part of that death, I wonder who might come to close its two eyes? Who will come from “the powers in the towers” or from “the golden mile” from the state house northward to honorably bury the dead? Will a member of the the corporate community come to bury the dead honorably? Perhaps a few. Will the priests and clergy and rabbis along the golden mile come with condolences? A few will. Will elected politicians bring flowers? Three will! Will the dog-eyed woman be there to shed a tear? No, for sure.

Anyone, who, along with the downtown dunces, believes the Task Force is dying should research the Phoenix and the history of King Hezekiah’s health.

James Wilson Beaty, PhD
Jeremiah 22.16