APD

Report: With 10,000 cameras and counting, how many does the APD need to protect and serve Atlanta?

A look into Operation Shield—Atlanta’s own surveillance network making it the most surveilled city in the U.S. ATLANTA – On June 21, the Atlanta City Council adopted an ordinance sponsored by Councilwoman Andrea Boone (District 10) that would help expand …

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Research shows that weapons testing at new police training facility could expose the public to toxic chemicals, contaminate urban farm and South River

The City of Atlanta and Atlanta Police Foundation’s renderings for a new police training facility in Dekalb County, commonly referred to as “Cop City,” could pose disastrous effects for communities inside and outside the greater metro Atlanta area This article …

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One week after launching, ATL Homeless Union secures hotel room for members displaced by police sweeps

ATLANTA — Last Monday, The Mainline reported the news of the newly-formed ATL Homeless Union and its demonstrations outside of City Hall that resulted in nine violent arrests by the Atlanta Police Department on July 5. One week after forming …

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Recap: Atlanta City Council discusses the ATL Homeless Union following protestor arrests

ATLANTA — On July 5, the  ATL Homeless Union (AHU) made history by forming their union and protesting at City Hall at the Atlanta Student Memorial, a monument in honor of nonviolent demonstrations. Atlanta Police Department (APD) reacted by violently …

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Know your rights: The legal system and constitutionally protected activity

Some basic information about the right to demonstrate and tips about navigating police harassment Author’s note: This article contains information received during the “Know Your Rights for Mediamakers” seminar hosted by local documentary filmmaker Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz, with panelists Ría …

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