Georgia

Known today as the “Peach State,” Georgia, founded in 1733, is one of the original 13 states. It was named in honor of England’s King George II. During the Civil War, the fall of Atlanta was a crucial turning point in the defeat of the South. Today, Atlanta, which became Georgia’s capital in 1868, is a thriving city with major national corporations, and it is considered the economic and cultural center of the Southeast. The state flower is the Cherokee rose.

Georgian tennis player Nikoloz Basilashvili acquitted of domestic violence charges
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Georgian tennis player Nikoloz Basilashvili acquitted of domestic violence charges

Court acquits tennis player Nikoloz Basilashvili A court has found the leader of the Georgian tennis team Nikoloz Basilashvili not guilty on charges of physical, psychological, and economic abuse, in which his ex-wife, Nelli Dorokashvili, was the plaintiff. The decision was announced by Judge Khatuna Kharchilava. Nikoloz Basilashvili case One of the country’s most popular…

Multiple Human Trafficking Arrests Made in Metro Atlanta – USA Herald
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Multiple Human Trafficking Arrests Made in Metro Atlanta – USA Herald

Human trafficking is a grotesque abuse of human rights that exists in all 50 states. Far too often, people are led to believe this crime only occurs in third-world nations. The reality is precisely the opposite. Documented human trafficking cases exist in every country, including America. In recent years, law enforcement and government officials have…

8 arrested after human trafficking, gang investigation in metro Atlanta
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8 arrested after human trafficking, gang investigation in metro Atlanta

No details were released on what led to the most recent charges, but Carr said the new arrests are a continuation of the previous investigation involving Curry. Explore Man indicted on charge of trafficking 25-year-old woman in Gwinnett “Sadly, we continue to see a connection between criminal street gangs and human trafficking, and those who…

End of slavery exception in state constitutions could reform prison labor
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End of slavery exception in state constitutions could reform prison labor

In the days when the COVID-19 virus was new, less understood and more deadly, officials in Louisiana turned to state prison inmates to produce essential but scarce products to slow the rapid spread of the virus. There were occupational hazards and health concerns for the imprisoned people mixing chemicals to create hard-to-find hand sanitizer. For…

Slavery rejected in some, not all, states where on ballot
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Slavery rejected in some, not all, states where on ballot

Voters in four states have approved ballot measures that will change their state constitutions to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for crime, while those in a fifth state rejected a flawed version on the question. The measures approved Tuesday could curtail the use of prison labor in Alabama, Oregon, Tennessee and Vermont. In…

Four States Vote to Ban Prison Labor and the “Slavery Loophole”
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Four States Vote to Ban Prison Labor and the “Slavery Loophole”

In the lead up to the election, pundits strained themselves bending over backwards to claim that Democrats’ focus on so-called “social issues” leaves them out of touch from the everyday concerns “ordinary” people deal with. But surprise: The results of the 2022 midterms prove otherwise. All five states with abortion on the ballot—California, Michigan, Vermont,…

Mothers of human trafficking victims share their stories, raise awareness in League City
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Mothers of human trafficking victims share their stories, raise awareness in League City

A lineup of advocates and mothers of victims of human trafficking hosted an awareness event Oct. 6 at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center in League City, discussing how to recognize and prevent the crime. Nichole Bowie, a League City resident and founder of Mady’s Movement, lost her daughter Mady to human trafficking two years ago….

Georgia senator used farm labor contractors linked to trafficking case – USA Today
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Georgia senator used farm labor contractors linked to trafficking case – USA Today

Operation Blooming Onion is among the largest criminal prosecutions of labor trafficking of foreign farmworkers. Cogdell Berry Farm hired labor contractors whose Georgia homes were searched, money seized in the investigation. Sen. Russ Goodman, who owns the farm with his father-in-law, said he would investigate the situation. A Georgia state senator running for reelection as a farmer…

Hope for Justice Speaks at UN Conference on Transnational Organised Crime
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Hope for Justice Speaks at UN Conference on Transnational Organised Crime

Hope for Justice were delighted to participate in the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (11th COP UNTOC) this week in Vienna. The Conference exists to help nations who support this convention to better combat transnational organised crime including the trafficking of persons, of…