Feds help Georgia charge environmental protesters as terrorists

Reporter Alleen Brown, with support from the Fund, examined public records to find new details about how the U.S. Department of Homeland Security laid the groundwork for Georgia law enforcement to file terrorism charges against environmental protesters camping in the woods to protest a new police facility. DHS monitored online posts critical of a $90 million proposed police training center in Atlanta known as Cop City and then shared its findings with state and local law enforcement. Georgia police agencies then began a crackdown that left one protester dead and more than 40 others charged with domestic terrorism. The story was co-published by Drilled and The Guardian.