Georgia’s Democratic state senators are hoping to jumpstart several pieces of stalled legislation and add new ones under the just-announced Georgia Justice Act, a sweeping legislative package seeking to pass hate crime laws; ban rubber bullets, chokeholds and no-knock warrants; and lift qualified immunity protections for officers accused of wrongdoing, among other reforms.
In the wake of massive protests over the deaths of George Floyd in Baltimore, Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia and Breona Taylor in Louisville, lawmakers from both parties have spoken out in favor of passing House Bill 426, the “Hate Crimes Bill” that passed the House last year only to languished in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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