Why Proposed Hate Crimes Act Does Not Pass Go

  With renewed interest to pass a hate crimes law, lawmakers urgently claim pending Georgia House Bill 426, the Georgia Hate Crimes Act, would fill the void. The Peach State’s former hate crime statute was struck down in 2004, leaving Georgia one of few remaining...

Gang Charging: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

  In an exclusive to InsiderAdvantage the Georgia Gang Investigators Association (GGIA) released its 2019 county-by-county summary of criminal arrest warrant numbers under Code Section 16-15-4. That is the charging section of Georgia’s Street Gang Terrorism and...

Even with COVID-19, a great day to be alive

  “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive.” That song by Georgian Travis Tritt has the power of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” but is an optimistic view of life verses Springsteen’s pessimistic view of America. Tritt recognizes there are hard times, but even in the...

A Unique Perspective on COVID-19

  I have an unusual perspective on the COVID-19 virus situation as a physician and as one of the Senators who was infected with the virus. I had a number of important bills that passed the Senate and awaited passage in the House, when the legislative session was...

Chilling Ga. Door-to-Door Blood Collections

  Let the government-pressed coronavirus-tied blood collections of citizens begin. And begin they have. They have in Georgia at least, where the state’s Department of Public Health recently announced, in cooperation with both Fulton and DeKalb Counties’ Boards of...

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