Category: Criminal Justice Reform

Georgia Has an Excessive Force Problem

I’ve included the videos connected to each incident I described.  If you have not watched any of them, I strongly suggest you watch them back to back – because this is our America.  We can’t turn the channel and avoid these issues any longer. Trump Said, “Don’t be too nice” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHdF_bmV2Ew when addressing law enforcement back

Kemp’s Commercial Could be Criminal

As a prosecutor, I prosecuted dozens of individuals, who pulled out a weapon and pointed it at someone with the intent to cause fear in that person.  Some of those people are likely still in jail.   As a defense attorney, I have defended individuals at trial who were accused of aggravated assault when they pulled

Deal on Douglas – No Voting for You

Yesterday, Douglas County learned that Governor Deal is appointing someone to the vacant District Attorney seat in Douglas County.  The seat was opened due to the appointment of Brian Fortner, the former elected District Attorney, to an open State Court Judge seat.  The Governor emailed a statement which included in part, “The governor looks forward

African-American Prison Rate Dropped 30% Under Governor Deal

“Unless we provide the appropriate tools of supervision that facilitate a successful reentry into society, history has shown that offenders simply return to the prison population. Right now in Georgia, nearly one in three leaving our prisons are reconvicted within three years. We must shut this revolving door! This is something we can do and

Opportunity School District: Demand More

This week’s Courier Herald column: A funny thing happened on the way to way to passing a constitutional amendment to fix Georgia’s failing schools. The NEA – the largest national teachers’ union – decided to send several million dollars to Georgia to kill the measure via a group called “Keep Georgia Schools Local”. Don’t let

Buddy Carter and Congressional Republicans Protest Private Prison Closure in South Georgia

Representative Buddy Carter was joined by many of Georgia’s congressional Republicans in deriding the Bureau of Prisons’ decision to shut down a private prison in Folkston. Carter, Senator David Perdue and Representatives Lynn Westmoreland, Tom Price, Austin Scott, Doug Collins, Jody Hice, and Rick Allen all criticized the BOP and the Department of Justice for