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Georgia AG Goes After Left-Wing Thugs Using Same RICO Law Used On Trump

Georgia’s top law enforcement official has turned the table on Trump-hating liberals, and they are none too happy about it.
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Georgia’s top law enforcement official has turned the table on Trump-hating liberals, and they are none too happy about it.

According to The Blaze on Wednesday, Georgia’s Republican Attorney General Chris Carr slapped 61 left-wing radicals with an indictment for violence against an Atlanta police training facility that’s commonly known as “Cop City.”

Carr used the same state Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, or RICO, Act that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis cited in indicting former President Donald Trump last month for attempting to overturn the 2020 election.

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In a press release Carr’s office noted, “The defendants are members of Defend the Atlanta Forest, an anarchist, anti-police, and anti-business extremist organization. They are alleged to have conspired together to prevent the construction of the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center by conducting, coordinating, and organizing acts of violence, intimidation, and property destruction in Fulton County, elsewhere in the State of Georgia, and other states.”

In a statement, Carr said, “As this indictment shows, looking the other way when violence occurs is not an option in Georgia. 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.”

“We will not waver when it comes to keeping people safe, enforcing the rule of law, and ensuring those who engage in criminal activity are vigorously pursued and aggressively prosecuted,” he added.

Carr’s office also noted that several defendants face separate charges of domestic terrorism, attempted arson in the first degree, and money laundering.

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Yet liberals are unhappy that their side is being held to Trump-style accountability.

In its own statement, a left-wing group called Cop City Vote Coalition dubbed Carr’s actions “blatantly authoritarian,” and alleged that he seeks to “intimidate protestors, legal observers, and bail funds alike, and send the chilling message that any dissent to Cop City will be punished with the full power and violence of the government.”

“The Cop City Vote Coalition strongly condemns these anti-democratic charges. We will not be intimidated by power-hungry strongmen, whether in City Hall or the Attorney General’s office. Chris Carr may try to use his prosecutors and power to build his gubernatorial campaign and silence free speech, but his threats will not silence our commitment to standing up for our future, our community, and our city.”

According to The Blaze, the ACLU labeled the indictments “unprecedented and extremely concerning.”

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