Georgia‘s new porch piracy law aims to crack down on packages being stolen from in front of homes this holiday season.
Unfortunately, the law is focused on repeat offenders because of the requirements that have to be met in order to be charged with a crime.
Under the new law, someone would have to take 3 or more packages from 3 or more addresses to be charged with a felony.
And, a judge has the authority to decrease the charge from a felony to a misdemeanor.
Georgia police have experienced challenges enforcing the law, and out of 17 agencies questioned only two could readily report how many package thefts they’ve had since the law went into effect in July.
Brookhaven police said they are challenged with people posting videos of thefts on social media instead of reporting the thefts to police.
Brookhaven residents, y’all got to do better.
Watch the 11 Alive news report below:
Georgia porch piracy law seems to be moving in the right direction to deal with the crime, but I don’t want thieves taking two of my packages before they can be charged with a felony.
It needs to be a one and done situation, in my opinion.
Make sure you track your package’s arrival time this holiday season so you don’t have to put your hands on somebody.