What some legislators want to do to punish hate crimes in wake of foiled attack in Gainesville

In News, The Gainesville Times by Maya

Rep. Karen Bennett wants Georgia to “say no to hate.”

The Stone Mountain Democrat, who is also the Georgia Black Legislative Caucus chairwoman, said her organization will encourage the state Senate to pass a bill regarding hate crimes.

The caucus announced the push in the wake of a foiled attack allegedly planned by a white 16-year-old Gainesville High School student last month against Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

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