Georgia Attorney General Announces Indictment Of 61 Leftists Under RICO Statute

On Tuesday, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr (R) announced the indictment of 61 radical leftist ANTIFA members under the state’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act — the same statute that was used by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) to charge former President Donald Trump and 18 of his allies.

The indictments stem from domestic terrorism committed by a group of radical anti-police activists connected to the “Stop Cop City” movement that occurred between 2020 and 2022, according to Carr.

These leftist agitators gathered at the location where the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center was being built — a first responder and police training facility that the left referred to as “Cop City.” The facility, which received millions in taxpayer funding and was announced in 2021, is being built on nearly 400 acres of land in the Weelaunee Forest.

While those in favor of the training facility note that more training for officers would help them be better equipped and prepared to deal with dangerous situations, the anti-police activists claim that it will lead to “greater militarization of the police, and that its construction in an urban forest will exacerbate environmental damage in a poor, majority-Black area,” according to the Associated Press.

However, the anti-police activists went far beyond simple protesting — as they have organized riots, vandalized police cars and even shot a police officer. In one particularly violent incident, the leftist terrorists threw Molotov cocktails at police officers and firebombed construction equipment. After this incident, 23 terrorists were arrested — most of whom did not even reside in Georgia. Two of those who were arrested were from outside the U.S., traveling from Canada and France to commit terror attacks in the United States.

Now, Carr is charging 61 “militant anarchists” for conspiring to commit violence in the pursuit of anarchy since the summer of 2020, following the death of George Floyd. He went on to note in his announcement that the “anti-government anarchists in Atlanta recognized an opportunity to rally against law enforcement” when the police training facility was announced in 2021.

The majority of individuals being charged in the indictment are from out of state, with only 13 actually residing in Georgia. One individual being charged is from outside the U.S., according to Carr.

“Each individual charged in this indictment knowing joined the conspiracy in an attempt to prevent the training center from being built,” the indictment states.

Carr spoke about the indictment in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, where he alleged that “members of Defend the Atlanta Forest subscribe to a philosophy of anarchy.”

“They hold a core belief that society should abolish police, government, and private business, and as further alleged they’re willing to bring about such changes ‘by any means necessary’ including violence,” Carr continued, adding that the radical activist group had “actively recruited and trained individuals from Georgia, around the country and across the globe to participate in this criminal enterprise.”