Macon’s DA donating ‘bad’ money for good
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon’s district attorney is using what he calls bad money for good.
David Cooke announced plans to use funds from racketeering and gambling raids for donations into the Crescent House in Macon.
The children’s advocacy center holds an annual golf tournament every year, and Cooke says the DA’s office will match up to $10,000 per donation at the center.
“It’s a matter of what can we do to turn this money for good. What can we do to make our community safer, to make our law enforcement officers safer, to help children who are the victims of crimes, to help families, to help prevent crime? It’s just a matter of what good can we do with this money,” Cooke said.
The money will be used to benefit the Crescent House and their operations, including its annual symposium that trains law enforcement, prosecutors, and first responders how to investigate child abuse.