Making good on their promise to make homeland security a priority for the 2017 General Assembly, Georgia Republicans today unveiled Senate Bill 1, also known as “The Protect Act – Protecting Georgians Against Terrorism.”
Law & Order
The number of people executed in the United States in 2016 fell to an historic low, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.
Atlanta Police Chief George N. Turner will retire from his position with the Atlanta Police Department (APD) after 35 years of service.
President-elect Donald J. Trump plans to nominate U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., to serve as Attorney General and U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., to serve as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Trump also selected retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to be the assistant to the president for National Security Affairs.
The state of Georgia on Wednesday executed a 54-year-old man for a 2001 murder.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal earlier this month appointed a trio of jurists to the Supreme Court of Georgia.
The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied clemency for 54-year-old Steven Frederick Spears.
A Georgia man is set to be the eighth person executed in the state this year.
A jury in Georgia has convicted a father of intentionally killing his 22-month-old son, according to published reports.
The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles will meet tomorrow to weigh clemency for a 54-year-old man set to be executed this week.