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DeKalb County Judge Dax Lopez, Decatur, Georgia. at the EBJ4 conference hosted by the GSU College of Law on Wednesday November 15, 2017. (Photo: John Disney/ALM) DeKalb County Judge Dax Lopez, Decatur, Georgia. (Photo: John Disney/ALM)

Hours after DeKalb County workers hoisted a massive Confederate monument off its base and removed it from the south side of the old DeKalb County Courthouse, state Judge Dax Lopez took a moment to walk outside and contemplate what he called “a view free of hate.”

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R. Robin McDonald

Daily Report reporter R. Robin McDonald's journalism career includes stints as a staff writer at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Wichita Eagle, and The Anniston Star and as a trial tracker at CourtTV and CNN. She is the author of two true crime books -- Black Widow: The True Story of the Hilley Poisonings and Secrets Never Lie: The Death of Sara Tokars.

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