WABE's Week In Review: 'Cop City' body cam footage and lawmakers look to expand Ga. hate crimes law
BREAKING: The Atlanta Police Department has released body cam footage of the Jan. 18 incident at the proposed site of the Atlanta Public Safety Training Facility, where environmental activist Manuel Esteban Paez Teran was shot and killed.https://t.co/NwMLkfwmTh— WABE News (@wabenews) February 9, 2023
Tortuguita’s family attorney Jeff Filipovits tells me: “The video shows that the operation to clear the forest was poorly planned and undisciplined, and the number of times officers fired at Manuel Paez Teran shocks the conscience…” — @wabenews— Chamian Cruz 🔍 (@xchamian) February 9, 2023
A Veep visit…
The Buckhead cityhood push returns…
The first Buckhead Cityhood bill of the 2023 Georgia General Assembly begins moving in the State Senate.— Rahul Bali (@rahulbali) February 8, 2023
This morning Senate Bill 114 was assigned to the State Senate State and Local Governmental Operations Committee. #gapol #atlpol
Read SB 114 here: https://t.co/iCfU9tRk1d pic.twitter.com/aHfSGsP2Bj
Expanding hate crimes definition…
Coming up on this week's #PoliticalBreakfast 🍳🥓— Lily Oppenheimer (@LilyOppenheimer) February 8, 2023
Georgia's only Jewish state legislator pushes a bill that could enhance penalties for anti-Jewish attacks. @wabenews host @LisaRayam & strategists @LordTinsdale @TharonJohnson weigh in
🎧LIVE on 90.1: https://t.co/rlfc4HgadP
Also in this episode…
— Jim Burress talks with a researcher at rent.com about the rental prices in metro Atlanta
— Rahul Bali looks at the fight between business and safety advocates over allowing rigs to operate on state roads weighing five tons more than current regulations.
— Emily Jones reports on a Georgia Supreme Court ruling that may have grounded plans for a spaceport on the coast.