Cop City – level 3
The so-called Cop City, a 90-million-dollar Atlanta Public Safety Training Center is meant to boost preparedness and morale after George Floyd’s murder in 2020.
The police training facility is under construction in the largest urban forest in the US, situated outside Atlanta. It’s been the site of several protests, including one that ended with a police officer shooting and killing a 26-year-old environmentalist.
More than 30 people have been detained for throwing Molotov cocktails, fireworks, rocks, and bricks at police officers during a protest at the facility. They were charged with domestic terrorism, a felony that carries up to 35 years in prison. Law enforcement agencies claim that the groups are terrorizing project workers and endangering local residents. The project and police response to protesters has caused outrage among other groups too, including faith leaders.
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What do you think is the best approach for balancing public safety and respecting protesters' rights?
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