Criminal Justice

Arbery case gets fourth prosecutor, federal law enforcement scrutiny

The U.S. Department of Justice is considering filing hate crimes charges against the two white men facing murder charges for the Feb. 23 shooting...

Bookman: Arbery case’s true horror is safe harbor given for modern...

Only in recent years has white American culture become willing to stare the horror of lynching in the face, or at least glance at...

Arbery protesters demand Brunswick, Waycross prosecutors resign

Updated May 10 8 p.m. that the McMichaels were denied bond. BRUNSWICK - Under a warm May sun, hundreds of people gathered at the Glynn...

Viral video of Brunswick’s black jogger shooting spurs investigation, outrage

Sadness and anger rattled across Georgia and the country Wednesday following the viral spread of a video showing the shooting death of 25-year-old Ahmaud...

Bookman: Waycross DA’s judgment of Brunswick shooting video ‘insane’

Somebody thought the video of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery had to be made public if Arbery and his family were to get a...

U.S. Supreme Court tosses gun case as Kavanaugh urges future debate

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court this week avoided issuing a landmark Second Amendment ruling in a closely watched gun rights case, but set...

Families advocate for state to release more inmates to contain pandemic

Marla Laminack checks the Georgia Department of Corrections' website each evening to track the number of COVID-19 cases in the prison where her elderly...

Court battles escalate to force election to replace Justice Blackwell

The battle over whether Gov. Brian Kemp or voters should determine who fills a Georgia Supreme Court justice seat is spilling over into federal...

State prisoners could get early release to reduce coronavirus spread

The state might grant Georgia inmates an early release from prison over the next month as officials search for ways to separate people during...

Georgia jailers cope with COVID-19; release inmates, quarantine arrivals

Updated March 30 to include a response from the Gwinnett County Sheriff. The Dougherty County detention center is a little more than a mile away...
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