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Atlanta’s “Cop City” Is A Blueprint For America’s Future

Above Photo: A demonstrator holds a placard protesting against a militarized police force during a rally for Michael Brown on the steps of the National Portrait Gallery on August 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images.

Weeks since the police killing of Manuel “Tortuguita” Tehran, residents continue to fight the planned construction of the Atlanta Public Safety Center.

But the future they’re fighting to prevent concerns us all, not just the city of Atlanta.

In a special episode of Police Accountability Report, TRNN reporters Taya Graham and Stephen Janis report from the ground in Atlanta, where for weeks forest defenders have been fighting and risking their lives to stop the construction of “Cop City”—a massive planned police training center that would be used to instruct officers from around the country in deadly repression tactics. Speaking directly with activists on the frontlines, Graham and Janis explore the truth behind the police killing of Manuel “Tortuguita” Tehran, and the dark money sources funding the creation of the Atlanta Public Safety Center. This episode features special guests including cop watcher and auditor Lackluster, and Chris Reiter from the For Public Safety YouTube channel.

Studio: David Hebden, Cameron Granadino

Footage: Stephen Janis and Taya Graham

Transcript not yet available.

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