- Atlanta's plan to build a sprawling police and fire training center has become the focus of intense protest.
- The $90 million project is being funded by the Atlanta Police Foundation, which receives contributions from many of the area's largest companies.
- The proposal includes building classrooms, a shooting range, a driving course, pastureland for police horses and a 'mock city for real-world training'.
- Opponents worry the center's completion would set a dangerous precedent for law enforcement in Atlanta and beyond, emboldening police agencies to adopt more militaristic tactics and weaponry.
- The site also faces opposition from environmentalists who want to preserve the 1,000-acre stretch of urban woodland.
What Is ‘Cop City’? The Atlanta Police Center Protests, Explained
Protests against the construction of a $90 million police and fire training center in Atlanta have intensified, with opposition citing militarization of the police, corporate funding, environmental protection and urban warfare.