(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – A reckoning is looming for dozens of violent far-left Antifa extremists after the Republican attorney general of Georgia has slapped them with racketeering and terrorism charges for trying to subvert a new police training center.
On Tuesday, Georgia’s AG Chris Carr announced the indictment of 61 alleged Antifa members who have used violence and attacks on police forces since 2020 in a forested area of DeKalb County.
You can watch a video containing a portion of the announcement further down this post.
“The 61 defendants together have conspired to prevent the construction of the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center by conducting, coordinating and organizing acts of violence, intimidation and property destruction,” Carr said at a press conference.
He charged the radical left activists with violating the RICO (“Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations”) Act, a federal law designed to destroy organized crime.
Some of the Antifa individuals were also charged with other offenses such as “domestic terrorism, attempted arson, and money laundering,” National Review reports.
“As this indictment shows, looking the other way when violence occurs is not an option in Georgia,” the Georgia attorney general said.
“If you come to our state and shoot a police officer, throw Molotov cocktails at law enforcement, set fire to police vehicles, damage construction equipment, vandalize private homes and businesses, and terrorize their occupants, you can and will be held accountable,” he added.
The indictment says that an Antifa-related group called “Defend the Atlanta Forest,” an “anarchist, anti-police, and anti-business extremist organization,” sought to “occupy of parts or all of 381 forested acres in DeKalb County, Georgia.”
The land in question is leased by the Atlanta government and owned by the Atlanta Police Foundation.
The anti-police Antifa violence in DeKalb County began in 2020 following the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta at the hands of police officers.
The indictment of dozens of violent activists was slammed by the Cop City Vote Coalition, a leftist movement seeking a public vote on the new police center, which denounced what it called “blatantly authoritarian RICO charges.”
The charges against the Antifa activists were filed in Fulton County. In the same jurisdiction, local DA Fani Willis filed a RICO indictment against former president Donald Trump for allegedly trying to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia.
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Breaking: Georgia Attorney General @ChrisCarr_Ga details how militants allegedly part of the #Antifa-linked #StopCopCity network carried out a conspiracy of domestic terrorism. 61 suspects were indicted on RICO charges in Fulton County: pic.twitter.com/sqdmcNSc0t
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) September 5, 2023