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Critics of school safety bill urge Kemp to veto
Say vague language could lead to racial profiling, overpolicing
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Adelina Nicholls, executive director for the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, and other activists urge Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Atlanta, to veto a bill that intends to make schools safer, saying it could unintentionally lead to racial profiling and over policing. The proposal could be especially harmful for undocumented students if a charge is later used to trigger deportation proceedings, Nicholls said. (AP Photo/Sanya Mansoor)
ATLANTA — Lawmakers and activists said a Georgia bill aimed at keeping schools safe in response to mass shootings across the country could result in more minority students going to prison, and they urged Republican Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday to veto it.
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