Atlanta – “John Lewis was a great American. Time and time again he demonstrated moral and physical courage in nonviolent defiance of the white supremacist regime in the South.
Georgia Legislature passed flawed bill to silence demand for police accountability, substantially reduced penalty for deliberately killing a police officer
Atlanta – “In their haste to silence Georgians’ demand for police accountability, the state legislature has produced a severely flawed bill that substantially reduces penalties for deliberately killing a police officer,” said Andrea Young, executive director of the ACLU of Georgia.
Poll Worker Bill Hijacked by House Governmental Affairs Committee, Inserted Ban on Sending Voters Absentee Ballot Applications
ATLANTA – The ACLU of Georgia opposes HB838, the addition of law enforcement as a protected class, a dangerous step to chill every Georgian’s First Amendment freedom of speech and the right to protest to redress grievances – guarantees in the U.S. Constitution.
Additions are unnecessary as law enforcement officers already have enhanced protections under Georgia code.
ATLANTA – The Senate Judiciary Committee has twisted the Hate Crimes bill (HB 426) to chill freedom of speech and the right to protest to redress grievances – using the bill to affirm the state’s power to use violence against its own citizens with impunity.