Georgia lawmakers renew push for a hate crime bill after Ahmaud Arbery shooting

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Georgia lawmakers are calling for changes to the state code to include hate crimes after the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, who was killed while jogging through a neighborhood. Jasmine Arbery, Ahmaud’s sister, told CNN she thought the shooting was a hate crime. Arbery was black and the men involved in the shooting incident are white. This isn’t the first …

Georgia black caucus will push for hate crime law after teen allegedly planned to attack black churchgoers

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Atlanta (CNN)A white teen who allegedly plotted to attack a historically black church in Georgia faces a charge of criminal attempt to commit murder, but she’s not charged with a hate crime because the state does not have such a law. The 16-year-old, a high school student in Gainesville, had allegedly planned the attack on the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal …