ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp outlined fresh plans to crack down on violent crime in Georgia, laying out a pledge in his State of the State address to enact tougher penalties on gang offenders and address the “revolving door of criminal justice” as he opens his second term.

The Republican invoked the violent protests this weekend over a proposed public safety center in Atlanta as he urged legislators to commit to a “new phase” of law-and-order measures that continues to refashion the state’s approach to criminal justice policy.

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