Fulton County RICO indictment targets ‘eco-activists’ who allegedly conspired against the construction of an Atlanta police training facility
By Danielle Wallace, September 5, 2023
More than 60 so-called environmental activists were charged through a RICO indictment for allegedly conspiring to block construction of an Atlanta police training facility in Georgia’s woodlands.
The mostly out-of-state members of Atlanta Forest, described as a “self-identified coalition and enterprise of militant anarchists, eco-activists and community organizers,” is accused of coordinating, advertising and conducting “direct action” designed to prevent the construction of the Atlanta Police Public Safety Training Center and Shadowbox Studios, previously known as Blackhall Studios, to “promote anarchist ideas,” according to a copy of the Fulton County, Georgia, indictment obtained by Fox News.
The prosecutors said the actions of “this anarchist, anti-police and environmental activism organization,” include vandalizing private property; arson; destruction of government property; attacks on utility workers, law enforcement and private citizens; and gun violence, “all while promoting virulent anarchist ideals.”