Even in the creative political wordplay that abounds in the “Defend the Atlanta Forest” and “Cop City” protest controversies, it’s pretty special when the words “park reopening” don’t mean what you think they means. DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond last month announced a $1.8 million “plan to reopen” Intrenchment Creek Park, which he ordered closed […]
A DeKalb County commissioner and an online petition are calling for the reopening of a public park shuttered in March to evict “Defend the Atlanta Forest” protesters – a move that could have deep legal and political consequences.
The owner of DeKalb County parkland he obtained in a controversial land swap has demolished a park entrance and structures in the wake of arrests of protesters who have long occupied the site.
A DeKalb County commissioner has formalized his call for more review and a racial injustice history lesson for Atlanta’s controversial public safety training center plan. Meanwhile, police say they are bracing for a July 23-30 “Week of Action” by the Defend the Atlanta Forest protest movement.