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‘Cop City’ Could Cost Atlanta Taxpayers $67 Million

The legislation to fund the controversial public safety training center known as “Cop City”  is moving forward despite reports alleging it will cost Atlanta taxpayers twice what the mayor’s office has told the public.  City officials have previously said that the Atlanta Police Foundation would cover about two-thirds of the facility’s $90 million price tag, […]

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We Asked All 16 Members of the Atlanta City Council About ‘Cop City.’ Two Responded.

Land clearing is underway in the South River Forest where Atlanta is set to build its new public safety training center, nicknamed “Cop City.” As the community continues to debate the need for the facility, Atlanta City Council members have remained tight-lipped on the issue.  Back on Sept. 8, 2021, the council voted 10-4 in […]

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Kemp Declares State of Emergency Over Stop ‘Cop City’ Movement

Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency Thursday as tension between police and ‘Cop City’ protesters has brought international attention to Atlanta. Kemp has ordered 1,000 Georgia National Guard troops to be ready to intervene after Saturday’s vigil turned into a protest where some activists “threw rocks, launched fireworks, and burned a police vehicle […]