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Political Rewind: Protests surrounding 'Cop City' turn violent; 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Michael Thurmond, CEO of DeKalb County
Patricia Murphy, political reporter and columnist, @MurphyAJC, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sam Olens, former Georgia Attorney General
- Activists came out to demonstrate all weekend after the shooting and killing of a 26-year-old protestor.
- A state trooper was also shot and injured last week.
- At least six people were arrested Sunday and charged with domestic terrorism and other felony counts.
- Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, Sens. Warnock and Ossoff, and Gov. Brian Kemp condemned the weekend violence.
- Fifty years ago Sunday, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the constitutional right to an abortion with the Roe v. Wade decision.
- Last year, that decision was overturned.
- A new NPR/Ipsos poll finds that 3 in 5 Americans believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
- House Speaker Jon Burns says he won't push new abortion restrictions while Georgia's six-week abortion ban is under review.
3. A look back at astronomical spending during the 2022 cycle.
- $650 million for the governor and U.S. Senate races alone.
- In 2021, a Georgia law passed by the GOP-led General Assembly and signed by Gov. Brian Kemp allowed unlimited donations for certain campaigns at the state level, too.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Emory's Fred Smith and the AJC's Tamar Hallerman join the panel.