ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) — Georgia’s Legislative Black Caucus gathered inside the State Capitol to celebrate the passing of the Georgia’s hate crimes bill that is soon to be signed into law after a more than five-year effort.
“It just was not us, it was all the peaceful movements. It was all the rallies. It was all the emails. It was the public that pushed us,” said Rep. Lester Jackson, D-Savannah. “The Black caucus led this crusade because we are not a moment, the Black caucus is a movement.”
The lawmakers were not able to repeal the Georgia’s Citizen’s Arrest law as they hoped during the session, but they said they will continue those efforts as well as tackling ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws through the last session day, Friday.Continue Reading