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Political Rewind: Memphis police release video of Tyre Nichols beating; Peaceful protests in Georgia
Eric Tanenblatt, @ericjtanenblatt, Republican insider
Jen Jordan, former state senator
Patricia Murphy, @MurphyAJC, political reporter and columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Tammy Greer, professor of political science, Clark Atlanta University
- Five Memphis police officers fatally beat Nichols following a traffic stop. Nationwide, activists are calling for reform yet again.
- The Memphis Police Department disbanded the "Scorpion" unit responsible for Nichols' death. Tennessee Democrats also vowed to propose legislation to reform policing.
- Gov. Brian Kemp and Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens collaborated, mobilizing the National Guard, seemingly in anticipation of violent protests that never came.
- Notably absent from the agenda are issues like the Buckhead City Movement, legislation around LGBTQ+ rights, and abortion access.
- Georgia's current abortion law is tied up in court. It's been up in the air; a Fulton County judge struck down the law before it was reinstated by the state Supreme Court.
- Sports betting is also on the table. According to the AJC, 49% of Georgians support gambling on sports events through in-state businesses.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The AJC's Tamar Hallerman joins the panel.