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Sat Jun 6, 2020, 05:29 AM

More lawmakers push for quick repeal of Georgia's citizen's arrest law

As momentum builds for a hate crimes law in Georgia, there also now appears to be growing legislative support to repeal a controversial citizenís arrest law that a prosecutor recently cited after the death of an unarmed black jogger.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers announced Thursday that they plan to file a bill this month that would repeal the 19th Century-era law that a prosecutor referenced when he decided not to charge the men behind the Glynn County shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery.

Republican Reps. Don Hogan and Gerald Greene plan to stand in front of the Chatham County Courthouse Friday with Democrat Reps. Carl Gilliard, Roger Bruce and William Boddie to discuss the proposal.

ďThis legislationís focus is to prevent civilians from taking the law into their own hands,Ē the billís sponsor, Rep. Carl Gilliard, a Garden City Democrat, said in a statement Thursday.

Read more: https://georgiarecorder.com/brief/more-lawmakers-push-for-quick-repeal-of-georgias-citizens-arrest-law/

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