πŸ¦„ Eco, Police

‘Stop Cop City’ Week of Action Begins: Day 1

Atlanta, GA – The sixth ‘Week of Action’ against the Atlanta Police Foundation’s proposed urban warfare training center, currently under construction in the Weelaunee Forest but facing mounting legal challenges and public opposition, is beginning on Saturday with a kick-off rally in Brownwood Park in…

πŸ¦„ Eco, Police

‘Cop City’ Protesters Visit Nationwide Insurance

Scottsdale, AZ β€” β€œI’m here in an official capacity, representing Nationwide,” said a protester in a blue wig and a skintight blue acrylic body suit. She wore placards strung across her shoulders with hand-painted replicas of the Nationwide logo on the front and back of…

πŸ¦„ Eco, Police

Atlanta City Council Approves $67 Million in Public Funds for ‘Cop City’

Atlanta, GA β€” Following hundreds of speakers who voiced their opposition to funding β€˜Cop City’ over a 14-hour public comment period, Atlanta City Council approved $67 million in funding for the controversial project early Tuesday morning.

Starting Monday morning, crowds amassed at City Hall to…

πŸ¦„ Land & Housing, Police, Prison

Atlanta Solidarity Fund Organizers Granted Bond

DeKalb County, GA β€” Three Atlanta Solidarity Fund organizers arrested Wednesday were awarded bond in DeKalb County Magistrate Court Friday afternoon.

Marlon Kautz, Adele Maclean and Savannah Patterson were arrested in Atlanta on May 31 after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Atlanta Police Department…

πŸ¦„ Community, Police, Prison

Three Atlanta Activists Arrested, Home Raided Over Bail Fund

Atlanta, GA β€” Around 9 a.m. on Wednesday, three members of the Atlanta Solidarity Fund were arrested during a raid by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the Atlanta Police Department and charged with money laundering and charity fraud.

Marlon Kautz, Savannah Patterson, and…

πŸ¦„ Community, Police

Ten Years After Terrance and Ivan Killed by Minneapolis Police

Minneapolis, MN β€” On May 10, 2013, Minneapolis Police killed two people in the span of 30 minutes. Terrance ‘Mookie Moe’ Franklin, 22, was hunted, cornered and gunned down with ten shots, including five bullets to the head. Thirty minutes later, Ivan Romero-Oliveras, 24, was…

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Fourth Killer of George Floyd Found Guilty

Minneapolis, MN — Almost a full three years after Minneapolis Police killed George Floyd, the final court case of the four officers involved is nearing an end after Tou Thao was found guilty of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. Thao remains in custody and faces…

πŸ¦„ Global, Labor, Police

May Day Riots Against Pension Reform in Paris

Paris, France — May Day in France this year was dominated by the ongoing protests against pension reform. While the government had been hoping that the movement — which has been going on for three and a half months — would run out of steam…