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Arbery’s legacy to live on through citizen’s arrest repeal, mother says

Ahmaud Arbery's mother said she's hopeful overhauling the outdated law initially used by local prosecutors to justify her son's killing will have a lasting...

Decision time for police funding and other law and order legislation

Gov. Brian Kemp is set to sign a controversial bill to block local governments from slashing police budgets Friday as a Monday deadline looms...

Federal hate crimes charges put men accused in Arbery killing in...

A federal hate crimes case against the three white men accused of killing a 25-year-old Black man in Glynn County is a significant blow...

Democrats push federal background checks on ammunition sales

WASHINGTON—Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida and Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Tuesday reintroduced legislation that would require instant background checks to prevent individuals with a...

Georgians praise murder conviction in George Floyd case as win for...

This story was updated 9:08 a.m. April 21 with reaction from Gov. Brian Kemp.  The Georgia Democratic Party and ACLU are among those praising a...

Georgia law enforcement gears up for potential fallout from Chauvin verdict

Georgia law enforcement agencies are on high-alert this week in anticipation of a jury’s verdict in the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer...

Biden administration to suggest model ‘red flag’ gun laws for states

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice is set to distribute model “red flag” legislation to states so they can enact laws to allow courts...

Police funding bill passes as other contentious criminal justice bills falter

Lawmakers considered several measures this session that critics argued were tone deaf and ignored the pleas for police reform that followed 2020's string of...

Georgia Senate votes to loosen gun access, limit governor in emergency

A bill expanding gun right protections in Georgia is heading back to the House after it passed the state Senate Monday with an amendment...

Senate tweaks citizen’s arrest overhaul, moving it toward a final vote

The Georgia Senate Monday overwhelmingly supported an overhaul of the Civil War-era law cited as justification in last year's killing of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery. The...
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