Thursday on Political Rewind: In his State of the State speech, Gov. Brian Kemp pledged to crack down on violent crime and laid out his plan for Georgia's surplus. Democrats responded, saying the funds should strengthen social safety nets. Meanwhile, there are continued efforts to stop mining in the Okefenokee.
The number of guns stolen from cars is on the rise. A report by the group Everytown for Gun Safety found that in the decade ending in 2020, Warner Robbins, Ga., had the fifth-highest rate nationally of guns stolen from cars. Scott Sweetow, a retired ATF executive and former special agent in charge of the Atlanta Field Division, spoke with GPB’s Peter Biello.
There was only one murder trial in 2020, according to the Bibb County district attorney’s office, six in 2021 and eight last year — exemplifying a snowballing issue in Bibb County: delayed criminal trials and the impact of those delays on the defendants, attorneys, judges and others enmeshed in the local criminal justice system.
Fatal shootings near Atlantic Station Nov. 26 and at an Atlanta apartment complex Dec. 17 killed four teens and injured others. Mayor Andre Dickens and the Atlanta Police Department are calling the trend "unacceptable" after public outrage and a student protest.
On the Friday Dec. 16 edition of Georgia Today: Murder charges for the mother of the toddler found in a landfill, one of Savannah’s iconic town squares may be taking a big step to rewrite its racist past, and 5.2 million people will travel through ATL this holiday season.
Former Pickens County School Superintendent Carlton Wilson has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of racketeering and theft, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr said Monday.
As Republicans link higher crime to criminal justice reforms, Democrats are divided over how to defend their record. But there are too many social variables to isolate a single cause for higher crime.
Macon-Bibb County will attempt to shore up its understaffed deputy ranks with part-time officers.
Ad spending by Democrats on abortion-related messaging took off after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Meanwhile, Republican spending on crime ads tripled in September.
As violent crime and killings are on the rise across the United States, Savannah has become a symbol of success in one vital metric: The city’s ability to solve homicides far exceeds the national average, according to police statistics.
There’s a bumper crop of saw palmetto berries this year in southeastern Georgia — and a bumper crop of berry poachers.
Local and state chapters of the NAACP calling for the Department of Justice to investigate the Atlanta Police Department following the decision not to charge officers in the Rayshard Brooks case.
They've been banned in many districts in bustling Lagos. Commuters who rely on the taxis are in a pickle. And the drivers can't earn a living. What's behind this prohibition?
To keep our cool in this record hot summer, most of us are probably choosing to spend more time in air conditioned spaces. But many people in prison, especially across the South, don’t have that option. Meanwhile, the federal Department of Justice is still investigating Georgia prisons, trying to get to the root of persistent violence there. They might take a look at the heat.
Companies in New York City face another setback as they push workers to come back to work: Employees are saying they don't feel safe in the city anymore.