Criminal Justice

Georgia courts clogged by pandemic brace for state budget squeeze

The wheels of justice could turn even more slowly in Georgia soon, as state budget cuts could mean fewer prosecutors and public defenders and...

Lawmakers press change to citizen’s arrest law cited in Arbery case

Georgia lawmakers are considering revising the state’s citizen's arrest law after a southeast Georgia prosecutor cited it as a justification for the actions of...

Atlanta’s protest ends with shattered storefronts and pleas for peace

Zoe Bambara, 19, smiled and watched on as Centennial Olympic Park filled with people Friday afternoon. She had no inkling her planned peaceful protest...

State senators consider steep cuts to planned law and order spending

State senators Wednesday heard from Georgia department heads who oversee law and order efforts that spending cuts ordered by the governor’s office will take...

Man who filmed Arbery video arrested and charged with murder Thursday

This story has been updated with information from a Friday GBI news conference The man who filmed the video of the Ahmaud Arbery shooting and...

Middle Georgia federal court affirms right to record in public spaces

This story was updated at noon Friday, May 22.  An independent central Georgia video journalist can argue his First Amendment case against the city of...

Lawyers say public shouldn’t rush to judge men charged in Arbery...

The attorneys representing the father and son charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black man in southeast Georgia are asking people to...

Atlantans ride to Brunswick to amplify demand DAs quit over Arbery...

BRUNSWICK - A caravan from Atlanta to the Glynn County Courthouse steps amplified calls that two southeast Georgia district attorneys leave office or be...

Will pressure from Arbery case push hate crime legislation to Kemp’s...

Georgia's state senators are hearing calls to pass a hate crime bill from the steps of the Glynn County Courthouse and from counterparts in...

Arbery murder case adds sad chapter to SE Ga. law and...

BRUNSWICK - Caroline Small. Stephen Wayne DeLoach. Katie Kettles Sasser. These are familiar names to people who live in this coastal town of a...
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