Roy Wood Jr. Explores Police Militarization & Atlanta’s “Cop City” | The Daily Show

Published on January 26, 2023

“There’s a lot of different ways to protest. Why is your way, live in a tree house 80 feet up and drop s**t in a paper bag?” Roy Wood Jr. visits the “forest defenders” who are actively protesting the construction of Atlanta’s “Cop City.” #DailyShow #Comedy



  • Support Policies Not Politicians 2 months ago

    Wow they’re stealing a Black Park that’s messed up! Parks are important! I’m so happy you covers this Roy I’ve been following this since the beginning. There has been one death.

  • Support Policies Not Politicians 2 months ago


  • J Mit 2 months ago

    Nice spin on racism. The rivers and streams south of the fall line are black water. The flooding in Atlanta is dye to over-developement of the region, not a police training center. Many major cities have the same problems with flooding during excessive rain.

  • Misty Blue 2 months ago

    Wow. Now I understand why this went down here in ATL. This is bothersome. How can we prevent this?

  • Elektric Skeptic 2 months ago

    Cop City = A Police State • Blueshirts patrolling • acting on & furthering ongoing systemic biases; more violence against primarily Black & Indigenous American Citizens ‐ REAL American Humans who don’t have to be *wh¡te* (gasp!); against many other Visible Minorities; against the Poor, the Addicted, the Suffering, the Homeless, Autistic, & anyone seen as a different sort (a threat to fashie conformists • so comforting to all without imagination, education, nor a love & appreciation for the evolutionarily beneficial nature of diversity• nor an appreciation for our planet’s default being symbiotic reciprocity & progress•nor any respect‐ not a slight grasp even ‐ of both hard & soft sciences).
    But I suppose the Lobbied Politicians need to work for the fruition of the vile profiteering prisons they’ve put in place & keep filling with mostly non‐criminals (in a sane world & I’m fine with serial killers & abusers of others going to prison but not the ongoing influx of mostly Black & Poor Americans set up to fail, &/or actively compelled to crime due to elaborate stings surrounding the continuing of archaic backarseward laws ℅ wrongful ideas re: drugs, addiction, the cost of living, & mental illnesses).

    Expanding violent systems catalysed by the batpoo reaction to ‘Wh¡te‐frenzy’ outcries against protesting the continuance of brutal lethal police violence (protesting somehow criminal IF it’s for the Human Right to live a life withOut an ongoing threat of death by cop {as cops famously fear melanin}; despite protesting BEING a *constitutional Right* •or does the precious constitution ONLY matter when its about guns & the perceived freedumb to use hate-speech online?), & protesting myriad other problems due to zero progress/overhaul to all of 🇺🇸’s systemic ills beyond violence which have yet to bear addressing let alone solving is disheartening & feels cartoonishly villainous at this point. The apathy towards the working poor & the ever‐increasing % of a RICH AF Nation’s poor & oppressed peoples is heinous. A nation left without any gov’t plans for solving these exponentially worsening,excessively exacerbated horrors ‐ things which people are elected & paid to solve – primarily with the tax‐$s OF the poor (& not the 1٪ overlords who pay EXPONENTIALLY LESS every time tax laws are revised to favour the lobbying wealthy corporate bastardos) – can only result in *either* an *eventual* & deeply depressing but last resort measure ‐ a coup/sad violent revolt • *OR* • a step from the imaginary guide: “How To Recreate The Fall Of Rome For Greedy Leaders”.

    This is a travesty for the 🇺🇸 people • & for ME personally? It’ll almost definitely eff up where I am•🇨🇦•as I see our nation inch (centimeter?) further Right • thanks entirely to N. America’s ‘torso’: •A‐BizarrelyPuritanical‐Hateful‐Greed‐Fueled‐Patriarchal‐Willfully‐Ignorant‐Bunch-of‐Lobbied‐&‐Oil‐Beholden‐Planet‐Killing‐Arses‐Running‐The‐USA‐into‐the‐very‐ground‐so‐brazenly‐violently‐stolen🇺🇸…

    Biden isn’t a POS but he nonetheless gave cops the BIGGEST raise EVER by Any sitting prezzy. He’s not Pro‐Human; yet Faux destroyed any/all🇺🇸 potential (despite potential being shaky, having been built by kidnapped, beaten, enslaved, Still unpaid forced labourers upon a landscape sowed by colonialist‐bloodshed) by convincing the gullible 49% that Biden is even *remotely socialist* & fooling most of a Nation into thinking that there’s only 1 model of capitalism…

  • Deborah Millette -Sanchez 2 months ago

    Lol 😂

  • Killer7 2 months ago

    So people said they want the police to get more training… than complain when the police try to get training?

    I mean we have school shootings on the rise and these Forest Defenders are no more than eco terrorists.

  • W1erdThOughts 2 months ago

    I live in Houston. Areas with a lot of tree coverage really do flood less.

  • W M 2 months ago

    I thought that was a female until I saw a beard.

  • Hey from Heather 2 months ago

    Roy…redwood defenders faced similar threats in High Cal…and thank you kindly for illuminating what is in my mind School of the Americas 2.0 tytyty and much love

  • Katella 2 months ago

    The lightweight, jokey reporting is juvenile and takes away from the seriousness of the matter. This is exactly what the people who want to build this warfare training center

  • Jay Intra 2 months ago

    For ppl not from Atlanta, look at wooded area around highway off ramps…this is what the “forest defenders” want. Tent city full of trash, drugs and crime

  • Comrade 2 months ago

    anyone wanting a more thorough documentation of the stop cop city movement should watch “STOP COP CITY: ATLANTAS MILITANT FOREST DEFENDERS” by Rose Warfare on youtube

  • Sing Loc 2 months ago

    The militarization of the police has been going on for years. Like our own military which even 10 NATO countries budget combined doesn’t equal ours, we see an increase in funding, not defunding. The recent military budget that just past, congress gave the military actually more money then they asked for! Even though in America, we have more guns than citizens, most Americans don’t own a gun (the ones that do own multiple). I feel less safe when I see the police with heavy military gear.

  • Lorraine Marez 2 months ago

    No one wants Cop City! Train at Military Bases, zone off abandoned neighborhoods but do not cut down the National Forest Parks! Cops are abusing their power and a investigation needs to be done for the killing of the young protester! Cities need National Forest Parks to enjoy Mother Nature and get out of the Chaos of Urban Cities! ⚖️🇺🇸💙

  • Lizardguy NA 2 months ago

    Republicans wanted war, they’re gonna have to accept that they started it.

  • bjornstjerne bjornson 2 months ago

    In a City Council where 11/16 are minority members and a police force that’s almost half black, the leftists multimillionaires at The Daily Show wanna sell to the public that it’s these criminals who somehow represent the voice of the people in Atlanta. Laughable.

  • Rudy McCumsey 2 months ago

    Why don’t they just travel to Ft Benning and do that stuff??

  • Silly Princess 2 months ago

    A video of ignorant and self entitled milenals who are unemployed and offer nothing to society.

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