First responders

Civil rights groups want Gov. Brian Kemp to veto a bill that establishes penalties for anyone who commits a crime against first responders, including police officers.

On Monday, protestors exressed their displeasure over the bill in front of the governor's mansion. The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, the NAACP and Fair Fight Action are among the groups asking the governor to take a close look at the bill, which they claim is flawed.

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The Georgia 2018 legislative session recently legalized the use of cannabis oil for treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD affects about 31 million people in the United States. The disorder is often associated with veterans, but another group of heroes — first responders — also struggle with the disorder. According to one survey, one in 15 paramedics and EMTs has attempted suicide.