Just in case you Antifa members out there didn’t know it, Atlanta ain’t Portland. In Portland, they drop the charges no matter what you do.
But, in Atlanta, you get charged with Domestic Terrorism charges. Twenty-three of the people arrested have been charged on those charges which carry a penalty of anywhere up to thirty-five years in prison.
I expect you will prosecutors asking for the maximum penalty. They deserve everything they are about to get.
The Atlanta Police posted the names of 23 persons to be charged with domestic terrorism. Only two of them are actually from Atlanta. The rest are from other states, France, and Canada.
Arrestee information: 23 total
All were charged with Domestic Terrorism- The Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) is the charging agency.
Police say the violent rioters wore all black as they threw rocks, and fireworks, and set fire to machinery. No police officers were hurt during the insurrection.
The police say it was a well-organized attack and it was obvious that the rioters were following a plan and not just a bunch of individual efforts. Antifa and other domestic terrorists have been protesting the building of a $90 million dollar police training center.
According to sources, the police demonstrated restraint during the action and only used non-lethal devices to break up the riot. All told, the police arrested 35 people. The other 12 were charged with less serious crimes.
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr said:
“This is a national network, an international group of people that are organized to come to our state to undermine a public safety training center.”
The Associated Press says the domestic terrorism charge is a felony that carries a penalty of up to 35 years in prison.
Police said a group of “violent agitators” wearing all-black “used the cover of a peaceful protest” and conducted a “coordinated attack” at the construction area of the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center, which critics have dubbed “Cop City.”
People launched fireworks and threw large rocks, bricks, and Molotov cocktails during the clash, said police, and some construction equipment caught fire.
The unrest Sunday night marks another crescendo in the clashes with law enforcement by anti-police demonstrators and environmentalists after the $90 million training center was approved by the Atlanta City Council in 2021 and construction began in a forested area.
In a statement, Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp said “domestic terrorism will NOT be tolerated in this state,” and pledged, “We will not rest until those who use violence and intimidation for an extremist end are brought to full justice.”