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The Intercept: Cop City Indictments Threaten Press Freedom Too

The Intercept: Cop City Indictments Threaten Press Freedom Too

A person holding a gun, pointing it at a tent in the forest.
Atlanta Police bodycam footage with pistol and Tortuguita’s tent was finally released 2 February, 2023. More on Tortuguita’s killing can be found here.

On September 11, 2023, The Intercept posted Seth Stern’s article “Cop City Indictments Threaten Press Freedom Too“.

The first paragraph is included below and the entire article can be read on The Intercept‘s website.

THE DISTURBING INDICTMENT of 61 people who protested the Georgia police training facility commonly referred to as “Cop City” lays bare everything that is wrong with RICO laws and the prosecutors who abuse them. Even the author of the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations law, on which the Georgia law is based, agrees that it’s meant to fight organized crime, not stifle dissent.

Additional Information: 

  • Muzzling Dissent and COP City with Basav Sen and Gabrielle Colchete” (August 2023) Breaking Green Podcast
  • In These Times: Cop City and the Escalating War on Environmental Defenders (Basav Sen and Gebrielle Colchete, July 13, 2023, In These Times article)
  • Police Shot Atlanta Cop City Protester 57 Times, Autopsy Finds (Natasha Lennard, April 20 2023, The Intercept)
  • Activists face felonies for distributing flyers on “Cop City” protester killing (Natasha Lennard & Akela Lacy, May 2 2023, The Intercept)
  • Press Release: Sign on Letter Demands Justice for Forest Defender Killed by Police near Atlanta (May 2 2023, GJEP)
  • Sign on letter to demand justice for Manuel Paez Teran, known as Tortuguita, who was killed by police in a hail of gunfire during a protest in a forest near Atlanta on 17 January 2023 (GJEP)
  • BEATEN, BOMBED AND BURIED  The decades-long persecution of Forest Defenders (Don Kimball, March 17 2023, Special exclusive report for GJEP)
  • Muzzling Dissent: How Corporate Influence over Politics Has Fueled Anti-Protest Laws (2020, Institute for Policy Studies)
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