Today, Aja is joined by Attorney Gerald Griggs of NAACP Atlanta to discuss Georgia’s House Bill 286 — a Georgia Republican bill that seeks to suppress and outlaw defund the police movements in local communities. The bill is expected to be enacted on July 1.
Griggs, who represents the family of Vincent Truitt & is an activist supporting Rayshard Brooks’ family, offers his legal interpretation, speaking to the unconstitutionality of the bill and potential litigation to challenge it in higher courts. The two also speak of Atlanta’s local elections and the relationship between politicians, police, and local media outlets.
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