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Elections, online betting, citizen’s arrest: Georgia’s General Assembly enters the final stretch for 2021
What survived and what didn't on Crossover Day 2021, a.k.a. the day a bill must pass either the Georgia House or Senate in order to have a chance at becoming law.
After three private citizens were charged with the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a diverse coalition of activists, politicians, and even some police want to modify Georgia’s Civil War–era citizen’s arrest law.
Georgia House Bill 838 passed the legislature in June and is on Governor Brian Kemp's desk. While proponents say it provides necessary protections for police and first responders, some civil rights groups argue that it is a tool to muzzle protestors. Here's how the legislation quickly came to be and what people are saying about it.