Is California’s ‘Cop Campus’ the Next Cop City Fight?

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The city of San Pablo, California has approximately 30,000 residents and a city budget of $66.4 million. The city’s new proposed police training center is expected to cost $43.6 million.

On Saturday, protesters plan to march in opposition to the San Pablo Police Department Headquarters and Regional Training Center. The project, dubbed “Cop Campus” by critics, is a proposed 42,000 square-foot development, complete with a virtual reality simulator and 20-lane gun range. Though city officials lauded the development as “the largest public works project the city has undertaken in its history,” opponents began mobilizing against the facility this summer, the Bay City News Foundation first reported.

That fledgling “Stop Cop Campus” movement comes alongside a “Stop Cop City” movement in Georgia, where a proposed $90-million police training facility has attracted large protests.

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