The Fight to Stop Cop City Won’t Stop

An Interview With Kamau Franklin

Photo courtesy of Kamau Franklin.

The Atlanta Public Safety Training Center, intended to consume at least 85 acres of forest adjacent to Atlanta’s Black working-class neighborhoods, is more accurately called Cop City. Slated to be one of the largest militarized police training centers in the nation, Cop City is owned by the nonprofit Atlanta Police Foundation, which, by paying $10 a year to lease the land, is funding about two-thirds of this $90 million project, via corporate (Coca-Cola, Bank of America, UPS…) donations. No surprise, then, that people feel Cop City bears watching.

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susie day writes about prison, policing, and political activism. She’s also written political satire, a collection of which, Snidelines: Talking Trash to Power, was published in 2014. In 2020, her book, The Brother You Choose: Paul Coates and Eddie Conway Talk About Life, Politics, and The Revolution was published by Haymarket. She lives in New York City with her partner, the infamous Laura Whitehorn.

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