The video of Scout Shultz, the Georgia Tech student is baffling. The actions of law enforcement should not be so predictable that suicide by cop can be an option. Is lethal force, excessive force, shoot-to-kill, the standard we want for American law enforcement? Are there other reasonable options for law enforcement in 2017? The case
Attorney General Chris Carr lent his office’s support to a multistate amicus brief opposing sanctuary cities. In a statement, Carr explained his support for the brief saying: “we believe sanctuary jurisdictions — cities and localities that prohibit or otherwise obstruct cooperation between federal and local officials on immigration enforcement — defy the rule of law
Georgia’s Christopher Wray has been confirmed as the new FBI Director. Both Senator’s Isakson and Perdue voted to confirm their fellow Georgian. Their statements are below the fold, after the video of Senator Isakson’s remarks.
From a press release: WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., today applauded the announcement by President Trump of his intent to nominate Charles E. Peeler to be U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia and Byung J. “BJay” Pak to be U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.
This morning, Speaker Ralston’s office released a statement announcing the members of a House Committee to look at Distracted Driving. Rep. John Carson – Chair (R-Marietta) Rep. Shaw Blackmon (R-Bonaire) Rep. Heath Clark (R-Warner Robins) Rep. Rich Golick (R-Smyrna) Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) Rep. Eddie Lumsden (R-Armuchee) Rep. Brian Prince (D-Augusta) Rep. Darlene Taylor (R-Thomasville) Rep.
A lawsuit representing the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, the Troup County NAACP, Project South, and seven residents of LaGrange was filed in Atlanta Thursday, alleging that the city illegally restricts access to basic utilities with policies that unfairly target African-Americans and Latinos. The city of LaGrange, the sole provider of utilities in the area, disconnects
Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford) issued the following statement after Governor Deal signed House Bill 341 into law: “House Bill 341 becoming law brings us one step closer to properly prosecuting those who engage in sex trafficking or soliciting victims,” said Sen. Unterman. “Fighting for sex trafficking victim’s rights remains a top priority for the
I was reading the Atlanta Journal-Constitution last Wednesday night when I came upon the realization that there will be two different runoff elections within the next two months. More accurately, I was reading Jim Galloway’s “Ahead of Georgia’s Sixth District contest, a May 16 test vote,” which alerted me to the fact this was happening. Having spent
Drug treatment centers, colloquially known as methadone clinics, have popped up across northwest Georgia. The clinics have a purpose: to treat those with a drug dependency of heroin and other opioids by treating with methadone. Methadone replaces the drug the person is dependent on and is seen as an effective treatment. It’s also a controversial
In the continuing saga that is the building of a hospital in Columbia County, The Augusta Chronicle reports today that the Georgia Court of Appeals has voted to send the case Doctors Hospital filed against the Georgia Department of Community Health back to Fulton County Superior Court. Doctors Hospital had asked for a judicial review of the