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BREAKING: Officials in #Jonesboro County, Georgia are seeking to move the city's sole polling site from a museum to the Jonesboro Police Dept.

This is clear #VoterSuppression. Along w/ our partners, we are resisting this move which would have a chilling effect on the Black vote.
@LawyersComm @866OURVOTE @Georgia_NAACP @gapeoplesagenda @NewGAProject @markniesse The Jonesboro Police Department has a long history of tensions with the Black community. In 2018, Jonesboro Police Chief Franklin Allen resigned following complaints by #BLM activists about the treatment of a Black teen held in police custody. 11alive.com/article/news/l…
@LawyersComm @866OURVOTE @Georgia_NAACP @gapeoplesagenda @NewGAProject @markniesse Prior to his resignation, Jonesboro Police Chief Franklin Allen exacerbated tensions with the community by vowing to aggressively enforce the city's "sagging pants” law - a tool used to racially profile PoC.
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