Protesters participate in a rally against racism and violence outside the State Capitol in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday. Photo: EPA-EFE Protesters participate in a rally against racism and violence outside the State Capitol in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Protesters participate in a rally against racism and violence outside the State Capitol in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Crime

Atlanta spa shootings could be first test of Georgia state’s new hate crimes law

  • The public is clamouring for hate crime charges, especially among the Asian-American community, after eight people were killed
  • The law does not provide for a stand-alone hate crime, instead allowing an additional penalty when a person is convicted of another crime

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Protesters participate in a rally against racism and violence outside the State Capitol in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday. Photo: EPA-EFE Protesters participate in a rally against racism and violence outside the State Capitol in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Protesters participate in a rally against racism and violence outside the State Capitol in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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