Georgia Council passes repeal of Citizen Detention Act in the wake of Ahmed Arberry’s death


After Arbery dies, it is I was Discover Which – which Georgia police actually encouraged Former Prosecutor Gregory McMichael plays the pretend cop for the neighborhood. McMichaelHis son Travis and William Brian – who recorded the moments before Arberry was shot dead – face murder charges. Federal lawsuit Pursuit of over a million dollars in Arbery’s death. If Bill House 479The, voted 173-0 in the House of Representatives on Monday, was in effect at the time of Arberry’s death, and his killings would have provided few legal protections. Current law allows citizens to act as police when they suspect a crime and no law enforcement officers are about to respond. However, the law came into question when prosecutors used it as an excuse not to charge the accused killers of Arbery. McMichaels is gone Free for 74 days after Arbery’s death, and they were only arrested when the case received national attention from the press. District Attorneys offices in Brunswick and Waycross The investigation is going on For “possible misconduct by the Public Prosecutor’s Office” in the case, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Brunswick District Prosecutor Jackie Johnson Stepped aside herself Of the case because Gregory McMichael used to work as a detective in her office, but she also partnered with Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney George Barnhill to act in her place. His son was working in the same office. Barnhill Books at His final resignation letter The Arbery family “are no strangers to the local criminal justice system,” he says The Atlanta Constitution Gazette. “One of the best we can say, Ahmed [sic] The older brother has gone to jail in the past and is currently in Glenn Prison, without bail, awaiting a new criminal trial, ”Barnhill added.“ It also appears that a cousin has been tried by DA Johnson. ”

The high-profile issue that smelled of alleged corruption was the perfect opportunity for Republicans Governor Brian Kemp is benefiting politically during his failure in his first term. He said according The Atlanta Constitution Gazette, The repeal of the law “strikes a crucial balance between protecting the lives and livelihoods of our families, friends and neighbors, and preventing rogue acts of vigilance from threatening security and the capabilities God has bestowed upon all Georgians.”

Representative from Georgia, Nikima Williams, who leads the Democratic Party of Georgia, thanked the Arbery family, activists and Democrats in the House of Representatives for their fight for repeal. “It shouldn’t have taken Mahmoud’s death to fix this outdated racist law – but today’s vote brings us closer to justice,” said Williams. “We must continue to move forward with our ongoing work to remember Ahmed, fight for justice, and carry on with his legacy.”

Marisa Dodson, director of public policy at the Southern Center for Human Rights, has been with the nonprofit for nearly a year to roll back the law. Dodson said The Atlanta Constitution Gazette He. She “It has had a central role in perpetuating violence against blacks recently and historically.” She said in a statement Monday: “The House of Representatives today took an important step to protect black Georgians by voting to repeal the Citizen Arrest Act, an unnecessary law that has been used for more than 150 years to justify violence against blacks.”

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