This week on Kite Line, we return to Atlanta’s proposed “Cop City”- a police training facility set to be built over a vast urban forest. People from across the city and the country have been organizing against its construction, which would make it the largest police training facility in the United States. People have been organizing protests in the streets, call-in campaigns, and holding down an ongoing occupation in the forest itself.
For our coverage this week, we hear from Sasha Tycko, an anthropologist living in Atlanta. Sasha tells us about the Old Atlanta Prison Farm, a defunct facility whose ruins exist on the proposed site of Cop City. Sasha has been researching and exploring the forest where the prison farm was, and tells us about its history and what the site represents on a broader level.
Our previous episode about Atlanta’s Cop City can be heard here.