- Georgia Used Terrorism Law To Detain Activists Protesting Police NPR 11:24
In Atlanta, dozens of activists who oppose a new police and fire training facility are being accused of domestic terrorism. That has alarmed civil liberties and human rights groups — and reignited a national discussion over policing.
Protestors have alleged that law enforcement are targeting out-of-state visitors for arrest. In an interview on WANF-TV, Georgia’s Attorney General Christopher Carr said “if you come to this state, engage in acts of violence to destroy infrastructure and property with the intended effect of changing public policy, it is a domestic terrorism charge.” Carr’s office did not respond to NPR requests for an interview.
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