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Opponents of “Cop City” Begin Gathering Signatures for Atlanta Ballot Referendum

HeadlineJun 22, 2023

In news from Atlanta, opponents of a proposed massive police training center known as Cop City are hoping to begin collecting signatures soon to force a citywide referendum on the project in November. On Wednesday, the Atlanta city clerk approved the language of the referendum petition to stop the $90 million project. Meanwhile, The Intercept reports Georgia’s Attorney General Chris Carr has played a key role in the case of a legal observer with the Southern Poverty Law Center who faces domestic terrorism charges after being arrested in March. The DeKalb County district attorney had recommended dropping charges against the legal observer, Thomas Webb Jurgens, but Georgia’s attorney general overruled them.

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