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Out Black lawmaker won’t be prosecuted for knocking on GOP governor’s door

Georgia Rep. Park Cannon Photo: LGBTQ Victory Institute The Fulton County, Georgia district attorney’s office said that they won’t file charges against state Rep. Park Cannon (D) in connection to her knocking on Gov. Brian Kemp’s (R) door and her subsequent arrested.

“While some of Rep. Cannon’s colleagues and the police officers involved may have found her behavior annoying, such sentiment does not justify a presentment to a grand jury of the allegations in the arrest warrants or any other felony charges,” District Attorney Fani Willis told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution .

Video from March 25 of this year showed Cannon , who is Black, talking to a white Georgia State Patrol trooper in front of Kemp’s door as he signed a bill that increases voter ID requirements for absentee ballots, allows state officials to take over local elections, limits the use of ballot drop boxes, and even makes it a crime to give water to people standing in line to vote.

An officer blocked Cannon as she started knocking on the door. He grabbed her hand and arrested her, pulling her out of the building in handcuffs. Other people tried to ask why the troopers were arresting her and witnesses said […]

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