WABE's Week In Review: Calls for change as remembrances pour in for the victims of the '21 Atlanta spa shootings
Atlanta Spa Shootings Second Anniversary— Rahul Bali (@rahulbali) March 16, 2023
"Today we honor and remember those that we lost and we continue to work on their behalf and in their honor."
State Rep. Michelle @AuforGA speaking at Georgia State Capitol this morning, along with a group of elected officials. #gapol pic.twitter.com/fj3ynW5EIX
Two years ago 8 people were killed in Atlanta-6 were Asian women. The shooter faces the death penalty for it, but a death penalty trial takes TIME. For @wabenews I spoke to those supporting the families through the complex legal process as the years pass. https://t.co/wUkpa6P9di
A possible new ban…
BREAKING: The Georgia House and Senate have voted to ban most medical treatments that help transgender kids affirm their gender identity. #gapolhttps://t.co/4mchYE6qaM— WABE News (@wabenews) March 16, 2023
A bittersweet goodbye…
Some personal news, as they say. Today is my last day at @wabenews after almost 13 years at the station. I can't put into words how much I will miss the people there.— Martha Dalton (@wabedalton) March 17, 2023
Also, in this episode…
–Chamian Cruz was at a rally for the two-year mark of the Atlanta spa shootings, where demonstrators called for more protections for the AAPI community.
–Martha Dalton reports on Atlanta’s Morris Brown College’s comeback plans.
–DorMiya Vance told us about former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill, now serving federal prison time.
–Jess Mador had more on Grady Memorial Hospital opening a new unit to deal with the new patients from a shuttered nearby hospital.
–Emily Jones explained the recent bill to ban mining near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and why it is still stalled at the state Capitol.