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Lawmaker Nixes Plan to Introduce ‘Cop City’ Measure After City Attorney Input

The latest effort to let Atlanta voters weigh in on the public safety training center, dubbed “Cop City” by critics, via a ballot referendum was upended by municipal attorneys Monday afternoon, according to a lawmaker. Post 3 At-Large Atlanta City Council member Keisha Sean Waites said she and fellow lawmaker Liliana Bakhtiari had planned to […]

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Is City Hall Using a Voter Suppression Tactic Against the ‘Cop City’ Vote Coalition?

Georgia’s leading voting rights groups say Atlanta officials’ plan to verify petition signatures gathered by opponents of the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center contradicts the city’s legacy as “the cradle of the modern civil rights movement.” The petition forms will be reviewed manually, line-by-line, in a process overseen by the municipal clerk’s office. In order […]