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Dougherty residents could receive 'robo-calls'

Folks could receive 'robo-calls' supporting House Resolution 1199. (Source: WALB) Folks could receive 'robo-calls' supporting House Resolution 1199. (Source: WALB)
D.A. Greg Edwards said the current victims' rights law is better than what's being proposed. (Source: WALB) D.A. Greg Edwards said the current victims' rights law is better than what's being proposed. (Source: WALB)
D.A. Greg Edwards (Source: WALB) D.A. Greg Edwards (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Dougherty District Attorney said that residents could get 'robo-calls' from supporters of proposed legislation, that state prosecutors said is misleading.

The recorded phone calls come from supporters of House Resolution 1199, or Marsy's Law.  

Marsy's Law would make a list of victims' rights part of the state constitution.  

Supporters have said the state's District Attorneys have not taken a public position.  

D.A. Greg Edwards said the current victims' rights law is better than what's being proposed.

"Georgia's victim rights act is strong. It has been continually amended to adjust to the needs of our victims," said D.A. Edwards.

Edwards said the 'robo-calls' direct people to push a button to call the District Attorney's office, and he's getting a lot of those calls.  

He said the D.A.'s Association stands by victims, but without trying to make specific rights a constitutional amendment.

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