Criminal Justice

Deadline day for Kemp to sign, veto or ignore bills passed...

Wednesday is the last day for Gov. Brian Kemp to decide whether to sign controversial legislation that gives police new protections against bias crimes...

Support grows for changes to citizen’s arrest law, if not outright...

State lawmakers who are reviewing Georgia’s citizen's arrest law said they could soon reach common ground on whether to repeal or just revise the...

Ahmaud Arbery’s mom implores court not to release man who filmed...

The mother of Ahmaud Arbery on Friday implored a judge not to release the man who filmed the killing of her son, saying he...

Lawsuit charges PSC at-large elections unfair to Black voters

A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday aims to change how commissioners who regulate Georgia public utilities are elected because, it claims, the statewide campaign system...

Advocates ask lawmakers to end ‘archaic’ citizen’s arrest law

Georgia's citizen's arrest law drew withering criticism Monday from civil rights advocates who called for a House legislative committee to push for a repeal...

Ga. House hearings begin to consider changes to citizen’s arrest law

State lawmakers today are set to debate revising or repealing Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law as they examine how to avoid the type of vigilantism...

Citizen’s arrest law, unfinished police reforms await 2021 Ga. Legislature

Georgia lawmakers returned to the Capitol in mid-June in a state transformed not only by the COVID-19 pandemic that prompted them to suspend the...

First Amendment rights spark justice and seed change in Georgia

Georgia’s new hate crimes law is welcome and long overdue. But as the headlines marked this historic moment last week, I kept thinking about...

Georgia bill to protect police might weaken penalties for killing officer

Legislation state lawmakers intended to add protection for law enforcement might create the unintended result of lessening penalties if an officer is murdered. Gov. Brian...

Lawmakers OK bill intended to make ‘revolving door’ jail bonds transparent

State lawmakers Friday sent legislation to the governor’s desk intended to force judges to make a clear call whether to force accused criminals to...
Adjust Font Size