Today's Date: June 22, 2021
Shriners Hospitals for Children Recognized Six Times by U.S News & World Report   •   KPMG Named Official Data and Analytics Advisor of the LPGA Tour   •   Apex Technology Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: APXT) and AvePoint Will Make a Donation to Girls Who Code for Every Shareholder who V   •   Hostess Brands Encourages Consumers to “Live Their Mostess™” with New National Ad Campaign   •   Seramount Recognizes Dorsey for Fourteenth Time as One of the 2021 “Best Law Firms for Women”   •   Fidelis Care and Literacy Inc. Announce Diversity through Literacy Campaign   •   National Survey Confirms Low Housing Supply and Lack of Affordable Housing Among Biggest Homebuying Challenges for Minorities an   •   EY US Announces Gregg Maggioli of Lighthouse Autism Center as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Midwest Award Finalist   •   Teaching Strategies Recognized as Top Workplace by The Washington Post   •   Serena Williams Jewelry’s New Collection — Unstoppable Brilliance — Will Benefit Accion Opportunity Fund to He   •   Amin Talati Wasserman Addresses Explosive Growth of California Class Actions With Addition of Los Angeles Office, Veteran Litiga   •   50/50 Women on Boards™ Recognizes First United Corporation as a "3+" Company with Three or More Women Directors   •   Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) Announces Additional $500 Bonus for First-Time Egg Donors   •   Rio Terra Senior Living Awarded as Multi-Year Best Memory Care Facility in New Braunfels   •   Entravision’s Shoboy Show Now Syndicated in Two Additional Hispanic Markets, Houston and San Diego   •   Canada and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations announce approach to locate and commemorate residential schools missin   •   OneMain Holdings, Inc. Announces Closing of $750 Million Social Bond   •   Indian Motorcycle Expands Rental Locations Throughout U.S. & Canada   •   W3LL PEOPLE is Bringing More Plant-Powered Goodness to Clean Beauty Passionists   •   Camping World Continues Expansion of RV Dealer Network in Ohio with Development Plans in the Greater Columbus and East Cleveland
Bookmark and Share

Home Owners Association Calls for New Georgia Hate-Crime Legislation



JONESBORO, Ga., - The Clayton County Wide Home Owners Association, Inc., is calling for new statewide hate-crime legislation in the wake of the Cracker Barrel beating that took place earlier this month.

Troy Dale West Jr. was indicted last week on charges related to beating an African American woman in front of her 7-year-old daughter inside a Morrow Cracker Barrel restaurant. Police reports say West was shouting racial slurs at Tasha Hill until she fell unconscious, as her daughter watched on.

"No violence is acceptable, but racially motivated violence needs to carry stricter penalties for the greater good of our entire community," said Synamon Baldwin, president of the Clayton County Wide Home Owners Association, president. "We need a definitive law in place that sends a message that this sort of hatred will not be tolerated."

The Clayton County Wide Home Owners Association will begin lobbying state legislators, including State Sen. Vincent Fort, to sponsor the proposed "Cracker Barrel Hate-Crime Bill." Fort has sponsored Georgia hate-crime legislation unsuccessfully in the past.

"The time is now," Baldwin said. "This area's struggle with racism has come a long way, but clearly there is much more work to be done. When a black woman and her young daughter cannot safely walk into a Cracker Barrel restaurant merely because of her ethnicity, the system is broken."


SOURCE Falls Communications 


Back to top
| Back to home page

White House Live Stream
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Sounds Make the News ®
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News