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Dozens of “Stop Cop City” Activists Appear in Georgia Court to Face RICO Charges

HeadlineNov 07, 2023

In Atlanta, dozens of activists have been arraigned on RICO charges for their involvement in protests against the construction of a massive $90 million police training complex known as Cop City. At least 57 of 61 protesters charged appeared in court Monday as hundreds of other Stop Cop City organizers rallied outside in support. Georgia’s Republican Attorney General Christopher Carr issued the sweeping indictment over two months ago using the state’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act to target the protesters. Many of them had already been charged with domestic terrorism. The ACLU and other rights groups have condemned the charges as an attempt to silence the Stop Cop City movement.

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