Bibb County District Attorney David Cooke is on the warpath against Macon's violent street gangs, but some defense attorneys say the statute at the core of Cooke's new strategy can be used to curtail a defendant's right to a fair trial.
The city of Macon is seeing a dramatic rise in gang violence. Tuesday morning alone, eight people were shot. Meanwhile, four teenage boys are recovering following shootings three weeks ago. A fifth shooting victim, 16-year-old Arquentris Fountain. The city, parents, and young people say they’ve had enough.