Civil Liberties

Brickbat: Just Sit There


Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has suspended Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill after Hill was indicted on federal civil rights charges. Prosecutors say that in four separate incidents in 2020 Hill ordered deputies to place inmates in a restraint chair "for a period exceeding that justified by any legitimate non-punitive government purpose." Kemp has suspended Hill "without further action pending the final disposition of the case or until the expiration of his term of office."