Hank Johnson

Georgia congressman arrested

Georgia congressman arrested

Democratic U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson was arrested on Thursday, according to his office, during a voting rights rally in Washington, D.C. A spokesman for Johnson confirmed the Georgia congressman was among a small group arrested outside of the Hart Senate Office Building during a Black Voters Matter protest. Johnson was with voting rights activists and members of several Black fraternities including his own, Omega Psi Phi, his office said. In a statement, Johnson's office said the congressman was arrested along with a group of Black male voting rights activists who were protesting "voter suppression bills"  introduced in Republican-controlled states following…
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Georgia Congressman introduces bill to ‘de-militarize’ police

Georgia Congressman introduces bill to ‘de-militarize’ police

A Georgia Congressman has introduced a bill that aims to get military-grade weapons and equipment out of the hands of local law enforcement agencies. Today, Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat who represents Georgia's 4th Congressional District, re-introduced the bipartisan Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act of 2021 that would place restrictions and transparency measures on the “1033 program,” which allows the Department of Defense to transfer excess military equipment to law enforcement agencies. The bipartisan bill was introduced with 75 cosponsors. To view the bill, click HERE.  “Our neighborhoods need to be protected, but Americans and our founding fathers opposed blurring the line between…
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