Criminal Justice

State lawmaker says funeral industry oversight is too lax

Rep. Rick Williams is part of a small group of Georgia lawmakers who informally call themselves the funeral home caucus and are known for...

Poultry workers fled Gainesville plants last week amid rumors of ICE...

Rumors of a roundup by federal immigration authorities at poultry plants in Gainesville late last week sent scores of workers fleeing their jobs and...

Georgia’s proposed hate crimes legislation gets renewed push

Georgia lawmakers are renewing calls to pass a bill defining and setting punishments for hate crimes committed in the state, one of only five...

Bookman: Insane approach to gun laws ripe for change

A black-clad man in full body armor, using an assault weapon equipped with a 100-round magazine, opened fire in a Dayton nightclub district and...

Lawmakers, clergy call for gun restrictions at vigil near Capitol

It took about 30 minutes to read aloud the more than 600 names of the people who died of gun violence in Georgia last...

ICE audits of Georgia businesses spike this summer

Businesses in Georgia and across the country are receiving more scrutiny to determine if they employ undocumented workers, according to local immigration attorneys and...

Weekend shootings in Ohio and Texas prompt call for tighter gun...

State Democrats renewed calls for tighter gun laws in Georgia in the wake of the back-to-back mass shootings that left 31 people dead and dozens...

Perdue wavers on supporting ‘red flag’ legislation

Georgia U.S. Sen. David Perdue stopped short of saying he would support “red flag” gun legislation, citing concerns that such a law could threaten...

Gang violence, maternal mortality among topics lawmakers will study

Georgia lawmakers are gearing up for another busy study committee season that will tackle topics as varied as the state’s high death rate for...

GBI director says new anti-gang task force now assists 20 counties

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Vic Reynolds said Monday that the agency’s first-ever anti-gang task force is assisting more than 20 counties around the...
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