Press Advisory: ACLU of Georgia Political Director to Testify on Citizen’s Arrest Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2020

Media contact: Ana Maria Rosato media@acluga.org

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Who
Christopher Bruce, political director, ACLU of Georgia

What
Georgia House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee Meeting on Citizen’s Arrest Law

Where
Livestreamed on the Georgia House Legislative Network

When
Monday July 13, 2020 at 10:00AM

Quote
“Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law is outdated and has historically allowed slave patrols and lynch mobs to take the law into their own hands. Today, it continues to permit people to weaponize their own racial biases and deprive innocent Georgians of their most basic liberties – freedom and life, which we saw with the senseless and horrific murder of Ahmaud Arbery. We must dismantle and revise laws that contribute to systematic racism and that are overall harmful and unnecessary,” said Christopher Bruce ACLU of Georgia political director. “For these reasons, the ACLU of Georgia recommends revising Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law to bring it in line with the constitutional promise of ‘We the people’ so that it truly means all people.”

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