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As tensions between football players and National Football League owners continue to build over national anthem protests, some Atlanta Falcons are trying to build a positive relationship with the police.

Team owner Arthur Blank, along with coaches and players, recently participated in ride-alongs with Atlanta police, the team said on Twitter.

 

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Around 700 law enforcement officers transformed a Georgia town into a militarized zone Saturday, after the city of Newnan approved letting members of a white supremacist group demonstrate at a public park, sparking counter protests.

Last week, the Coca-Cola Company unveiled an ambitious plan to recycle a bottle or can for every drink it sells. It’s the latest move by the Atlanta-based soda giant to address environmental concerns tied to its production. Will this plan work? We talk with environmental historian Bart Elmore, author of the book, “Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism.”

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#ATLisReady is a group that has hosted demonstrations throughout Atlanta. Mayor Kasim Reed has allegedly considered setting a curfew in response to the protests. But do curfews work?

We ask Mike Males, senior researcher at the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, about what the data tells us about curfews.

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Police shootings of unarmed African American men have sparked protests across the country, including in Atlanta. The protests in the city have been peaceful for the most part. But recent violence against police in Baton Rouge and Dallas have raised questions about the capacity of law enforcement officers to serve as both public servants and defenders of the peace. 

We talk with The Atlanta-Journal Constitution columnist Bill Torpy about why he thinks the way officers handle protests in Atlanta work.