Criminal Justice

ACLU argues in federal court state probationers violating rights of deaf

The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia argued in federal court in Atlanta Thursday that deaf probationers and parolees are mistreated by the Georgia...

Ga. lawmakers split as U.S. House advances McBath ‘red flag’ bill

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House Judiciary Committee committee advanced three gun safety bills on Tuesday despite unified Republican opposition.  The committee voted along partisan lines...

Senate seat belt study panel hears it’s tough to close back...

Georgia lawmakers studying new seat belt rules heard Wednesday that it could be a challenge to require passengers to buckle up in a vehicle’s...

Rome still coping with mental health challenges years after hospital closed

Rome, GA - It took two years for Tereasa Lowry to lock down a new apartment in Rome after she lost her house in...

Speaker Ralston vows new Ga. Hemp law won’t lead to recreational...

Jasper, GA - Some local agencies created a buzz recently when they said they would dismiss misdemeanor cases or no longer charge people for...

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...
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