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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 07:23 AM

Georgia black caucus will push for hate crime law after teen allegedly planned to attack black

Georgia black caucus will push for hate crime law after teen allegedly planned to attack black churchgoers


A white teen who allegedly plotted to attack a historically black church in Georgia faces a charge of criminal attempt to commit murder, but she's not charged with a hate crime because the state does not have such a law.

The 16-year-old, a high school student in Gainesville, had allegedly planned the attack on the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church for several weeks, police said. She researched black places of worship online and visited the church this month, but no one was there at the time.

"She is a racist," Gainesville Police Chief Jay Parrish said, adding he wouldn't make the statement without substantial evidence.

While police have not released much detail on the alleged plot, Bishop Reginald Jackson of the Sixth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church told local media he hoped the teenager would be tried as an adult, and denounced the absence of hate crimes laws in Georgia.

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Reply Georgia black caucus will push for hate crime law after teen allegedly planned to attack black (Original post)
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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 12:34 PM

1. Here's a question that will surely come up

during the legislative process to pass a hate crime law:

Is the display of a Confederate flag a hate crime in and of itself? If not, will an exception to that activity be written into the law? If that is not done, then this proposed law is DOA.

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