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April 21, 2024 10:37 am

A First Amendment battle looms in Georgia, where the state is framing opposition to a police training complex as a criminal conspiracy

Rachel McKane, Brandeis University & David Pellow, UCSB When does lawful protest become criminal activity? That question is at issue in Atlanta, where 57 people have been indicted and arraigned on racketeering charges for actions related to their protest against a planned police and firefighter training center that critics call “Cop City.” Racketeering charges typically are reserved for people accused of conspiring …

Georgia Lawmakers Plan To Push for Higher Police Pay, Improved Retirement Benefits in 2023 Legislature

A quick survey of the salaries for police officers in rural southwest Georgia found that some officers started off earning $12.70 per hour, providing further insight into why so many local law enforcement agencies are struggling to recruit new personnel and keep experienced officers on staff.