May 10, 2023

Cop City

Maria and guest co-host Fernanda Santos talk about former President Donald Trump being found liable for sexually abusing and defaming E. Jean Carroll. And they get into two recent tragedies in Texas that left multiple people dead. Then in our roundtable, Julio is joined by Kamau Franklin, the founder of Community Movement Builders, and Jacqueline Echols, board president of the South River Watershed Alliance in Georgia, to discuss the movement to stop the building of a massive police training facility in Atlanta, dubbed “Cop City.”

ITT Staff Picks:

  • Lawyer Corey Rayburn Yung explains to Slate why Donald Trump was found liable for sexual abuse, but not rape.

  • “An average 6th grader can look at those facts and determine that while we all have mental illness in our societies the reason only America is awash is gun violence is because we are awash in guns,” writes Heather Digby Parton in this column for Salon.

  • Micah Herskind writes, “the struggle to Stop Cop City is a battle for the future of Atlanta,” in this primer on why Atlanta leadership wants to build the police facility on forest land, for Scalawag.

Photo credit: AP Photo/R.J. Rico