Shooting death of Georgia jogger prompts calls for state hate-crimes law

In The Atlanta Journal-Constitution by Maya

The shooting death of an unarmed jogger near Brunswick drew widespread condemnation from Georgia politicians and prompted demands for a fuller investigation, the swift arrest of suspects and new calls for a state hate-crimes law. Candidates for a sweep of Georgia offices, from local posts to the U.S. Senate, criticized how authorities handled the Feb. 23 shooting death of Ahmaud …

Democratic senator wants Georgia to apologize for slavery, Jim Crow

In News, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution by Maya

A Democratic state senator is renewing a call for Georgia to apologize for its role in the history of slavery and Jim Crow segregation practices. State Sen. Donzella James, an Atlanta Democrat, filed a resolution this week that would have the state formally acknowledge “with profound regret” slavery and Jim Crow. James, who is 71, said she remembers growing up in Atlanta …