GA cops kill woman accused of sending racist package to Sen. Ball

The woman accused of sending a suspicious package to the office of state Sen. Greg Ball (R-Carmel) has been fatally shot in Georgia. Police in Marietta, Ga. responded to the apartment of Jameela Barnette

News 12 Staff

Dec 27, 2011, 1:03 AM

Updated 4,533 days ago

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GA cops kill woman accused of sending racist package to Sen. Ball
The woman accused of sending a suspicious package to the office of state Sen. Greg Ball (R-Carmel) has been fatally shot in Georgia. Police in Marietta, Ga. responded to the apartment of Jameela Barnette yesterday morning after receiving a complaint. Police say upon arrival, Barnette attacked an officer with a knife and handgun, prompting the officer to shoot her in self-defense. In April, Barnette allegedly sent a package to Ball that included a Curious George doll adorned with the Star of David, a vial of oil and a racially charged letter. Barnette, who in online postings called herself a "messenger of Allah," said she sent the package as a way of protesting the anti-terrorism hearing that Ball held in Manhattan. She said Ball's hearing unfairly targeted Muslims. News 12 reached out to Ball for comment, but his office is directing all questions to the Cobb County Police Department in Georgia.
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