Georgia House Attacks Police With Latest Bill
The Georgia House has decided that they are siding against police and have passed a bill that will allow voters to rid themselves of county police officers. It is just a tough time to be a cop.
"The Georgia House of Representatives passed a bill Friday that would allow voters to decide whether they want to abolish county police departments, putting the fate of the much-maligned Glynn County Police Department in jeopardy following its handling of the Ahmaud Arbery shooting.
Arbery was an unarmed black Georgia jogger who was allegedly gunned down by a white father and son with ties to local authorities while their neighbor captured the grisly incident on his cell phone video. All three were charged with murder but only after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in following weeks of inaction by local authorities and prosecutors."
"Friday's bill, which passed 152-3 and now goes to the Senate, would allow Peach State voters to determine whether to eliminate their county police departments, moving authority to county sheriff's offices. There are several county police departments in the state, including Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett and Fulton counties, where there are currently two agencies. In those areas, county cops handle the enforcement of state and local laws while the sheriff's department manages the jail."
"There have been too many missteps over there,” said state Rep. Al Williams, a Democrat from Midway. “It’s time to be going in a different direction.”
So once again it looks like police are under attack. They are really after the Glynn County police as they feel they messed up by not immediately arresting the McMichaels in the Arbery case. But this bill doesn't just go after Glynn County cops, it opens the door to dissolve all county police in Georgia, and with this anti-police climate, I hope it doesn't pass through the Senate.