Georgia hate crimes law heads to governor’s desk in wake of Ahmaud Arbery shooting

In USA Today by Maya

A hate crime law in Georgia was headed to the governor’s desk Tuesday weeks after Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery was shot by armed white men in what many called a modern-day lynching.

Georgia is one of only a handful of states without hate crimes legislation. The new bill, if signed by the governor, would impose additional penalties for crimes motivated by a victim’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender or disability.

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