We are once again faced with a tragedy and injustice. A black man is shot and killed and the local community is outraged. Public anger builds and takes on growing momentum only after a video is released that shows two white men with guns chasing a jogging black man down the street in their pickup truck. They confront this black man and during the altercation, Ahmaud Aubrey is shot and killed. Racism quickly comes to the forefront as the motivator of this attack and to add fuel to fire, statements by certain leaders involved in the investigation justify and absolve the actions of these two white men whom claim ‘fear’ for their own lives as justification for shooting Ahmaud Aubrey.
In a growing ‘Call to Action’, join me as I have a conversation with Georgia State Senator, Emanuel Jones, as we discuss how citizens can capitalize on the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment to bring about changes which not only protect citizens, but hold leaders accountable in enforcing such laws.
Senator Emanuel Jones, a Democrat, was first elected to the Georgia Senate from Georgia’s 10th District in 2004. Senator Jones represents Southwest DeKalb and Henry County. He is the current Chairman of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Advisory Council and formerly served as Chairman of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus for two consecutive legislative sessions.
Senator Jones is a member of the following Senate Committees:
- Banking & Financial Institutions- Member
- Economic Development & Tourism- Secretary
- Interstate Cooperation- Secretary
- Retirement- Secretary
- Special Judiciary- Vice-Chairman
Senator Jones received his MBA in Finance/Accounting from Columbia University in 1986, preceded by a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981. Mr. Jones was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1980 and rose to the rank of Captain.