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Georgia Considers Grand Jury Changes in Police Killing Cases; Opinions Mixed

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(APN) ATLANTA — HB 941 would change Georgia‚Äôs grand jury process for police officers accused of causing death or bodily harm.   The bill is sponsored by State Rep. Rich Golick (R-Smyrna) ; it has unanimously passed the House of Representatives and is now in the Senate Non-Civil Judiciary Committee.   http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20152016/158453.pdf   It purports to fix Georgia’s Grand Jury […]

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Atlantans Had Productive White House Visit for LEAD Symposium

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(APN) ATLANTA — On July 02 and 03, 2015, police officers, prosecutors, elected officials, community leaders and healthcare professionals from more than thirty U.S. cities gathered in Washington, D.C. to discuss the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program.   As previously, exclusively reported by Atlanta Progressive News, Atlanta Councilman Kwanza Hall (District 2); Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard; Atlanta […]

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(IPS) ANALYSIS: Why Innocence Didn’t Matter for Troy Davis

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=105613. ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct 26, 2011 (IPS) – “Innocence matters” is one of the slogans used by activists opposing the U.S. state of Georgia’s execution of Troy Davis, up until the day the sentence was carried out by lethal injection on Sep. 21. It seems like stating the obvious that […]

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