‘Now you’re a terrorist’: Atlanta’s Cop City crackdown


Fault lines examines the case of activists who oppose Atlanta’s ‘Cop City’ police training center.

An organized group of social and environmental justice activists is working to stop construction of ‘Cop City’, a $90m training complex for police in one of Atlanta’s last remaining forest. Georgia authorities have launched a crackdown on the group, calling it an extremist organization. Dozens protesters now face decades behind bars for charges of domestic terrorism and racketeering. Civil rights experts warn successful convictions will give police and prosecutors new guidelines that criminalise political association and treat property destruction as terrorism.