In July, Tommy Lee Waldrip became only the ninth Georgia Death Row inmate to be granted clemency from execution since the resumption of executions in the 1970s. How does clemency work in Georgia? And why is set up so that we will never really know? By Grant Blankenship
Today we kick off Macon and Eggs, a new series examining issues, ideas and politics in Middle Georgia. This week, we talk about the issues in Ferguson, Missouri. As Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old black teenager shot by police, is laid to rest Monday, protests continue.
Blackshear, a former state representative from Savannah, attended a student protest in Savannah’s Reynolds Square over the weekend. He recalled the civil rights protests of the 1950s and '60s.
Organizers say the march was meant to raise awareness of racial injustice across the United States. Unlike in Missouri, the protest in Savannah proceeded without incidents of violence or conflicts between protestors and police.
U.S. Senate Candidates Michelle Nunn and David Perdue met on the same stage together for the first time in Macon Thursday. And both Nunn and Perdue spent plenty of time tying each other to political leaders in Washington.
During the one-hour forum, Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn repeatedly linked David Perdue to Republican inaction in Congress. One opportunity she was used was immigration reform.
“David embraces what I believe is the attitude of gridlock in Washington that has not enabled us to get this done,” said Nunn.
Perdue responded not by challenging Nunn’s characterization or defending congressional Republicans, but criticizing the President.