In These Times covers the fight to stop “Cop City” in Atlanta, and mentions public comment submitted by Critical Resistance’s Rehana Lerandeau.
“Despite Atlanta residents testifying for almost 15 hours during public comment the same day (and another seven hours weeks before) with overwhelming opposition to funding the facility, the City Council members voted 11 to 4 to pass the budget, with roughly another $40 million dedicated to it over the next three decades. This was more than double what officials initially said it would cost.
‘We know that safe communities are not heavily policed, they are heavily resourced,’ Rehana Lerandeau, an Atlanta resident and member of the group Critical Resistance, told the City Council. ’We also know that you cannot train the violence out of policing. Policing at its core is a violent institution.'”