"The simple explanation is that cameras work. They are force multipliers that allow the police to be everywhere watching the crooks. They prevent crime and collect evidence when crimes do occur."
Ditto...cosign...you said it, Bub...
Wait...what? Who said that? That guy? Aw, Man...I still agree.
My wife thinks this is a sure sign Skynet is imminent. I didn't marry her for her analytic skills.
Too many ill informed opinions in this string to address individually.
A. Camera networks serve many purposes:
1. Situational awareness for real time instantaneous response (e.g. shooting incident, perp runs down street in red jacket - info passed down to responding unit.)
2. Investigative support. identifying and providing evidence to get the bad guys (think Boston bombers)
3. Deterrant. I wont steal that car because it will be on camera. Has been in place in retail stores for a while - its no different. It works.
In the hands of trained people and integrated into processes and systems - they work. various examples around the world.
B. Funding for this sort of initiative is initiative specific and usually possible because of the disruptive, step-change nature of the program. It would not be obtained to add another x% of officers.
C. The Police Officers generally are good, hard working, honest and trained. They are generally recruited, from, and to reflect, the city population. Stop casting baseless assertions about their character and ask yourself how perfect you are 24 hrs a day. The job is hard.
D. Through the 2000 officer recruiting drive, the hiring guidelines and benchmarks have remained the same as always. Thi has been investigated through open records requests already.
The simple explanation is that cameras work. They are force multipliers that allow the police to be everywhere watching the crooks. They prevent crime and collect evidence when crimes do occur.
Too bad they didn't shoot the asshole when they found him in the refrigerator. Would have saved a lot of taxpayer dollars.
How have all these cameras EVER helped citizens?
How many hundred millions of dollars has been spent on this project that has done almost nothing?
Something to consider, how many years could families with children that are starving every day in our streets could have been fed with this damn camera money?
What haven't the cop been sent home since we now have a great wizard behind the curtain that can see everything?
Cobb County Sheriffs and judges that are from Cobb County will stop it. They are in control of the state more than people think. This would be a blow to Cobb County Sheriffs department and they would have to figure out how to screwwwww people to keep there sorry asses in power.
People need to get rid of the Judges that are from Cobb County and other counties that mingle with Cobb County Judges. Look at the Bios on the Cobb County judges. You will see they are in bed with a lot of corps. and government stuff that control Georgia laws. Crazy! But do your research and you will see.
The sit-in counter sounds amazing. I hope there'll be a lot more interactive exhibits like that.
"When North Avenue was first constructed, this arrow-straight avenue followed the lines between the already-surveyed land lots in Fulton County, Georgia, and it was very near to the original northern city limits....When Richard Peters was laying out the avenues and streets on the two large lots of land that he owned (#49 and #48), he counted North Avenue and Ponce de Leon Avenue as the first and second avenues north, and the next one south of those he named 3rd Avenue. Despite this, the "zero" east/west avenue which divides the northern and southern sides of Atlanta for the purpose of their street addresses and Post Office addresses is Edgewood Avenue, which is many blocks farther south of North Avenue."
I think of Leigh every day & still miss him very much. His son Ian is doing great & looks a lot like him. He is 22 now & was 9 when Leigh passed away. Ian isn't a journalist, but is in school, working in a restaurant and a DJ on weekends. His dad left Ian knowing how much he loved him along with some very special memories. Thanks everyone for your kind words. Linda Green Greenlinesouth@gmail.com
intowner, One hypothesis: Some Aaron supporters could not hold their noses hard enough to vote for Lamar.
Futz posted to the wrong thread; I want to know why there are basically 5,000 fewer votes in the Willis v Dickenson race than the other major at-larges...
O4W didn't vote I think for a couple of reasons, but these are all just wag's - Kwanza was uncontested, the projects are mostly gone, the new white locals are usually not a voting block and many may not have changed permanent voting residences (dodging jury duty?), the new blacks probably fall into the same general mindset of impermanent renters, etc. In years' past there have always been machine-paid folks out waiving signs on election day esp. Boulevard/Freedom Pkwy; this year I saw none. Kasim folks were out on the weekend choking up the sidewalk esp at Edgewood, but that was it.
With Max Blau and Thomas W on the case, who'd need Nate Silver? And if Joeff would share his photos of multitudes of senior-pluses descending on polling stations, the picture would presumably be complete.
I know exactly what progressive means and it's an O-line that the Falcons need,
city: Have you sent your questions to Nate Silver?
Districts 10 and 11 have traditionally been high voting districts; they have relative large middle-class populations that think that their votes actually matter. In fact, there are some who think that those two districts are the key to winning a citywide election.
Is anyone going to analyze the election figures, for example, to understand how the machine worked this week? Take the turnout by district. CT and Keisha were unopposed and essentially unopposed respectively yet their districts had turnouts several thousand above the norm. Who knew there was such civic-mindedness in their necks of the woods? Can we get the numbers for how many of those got-out votes went to the losing nod squadders Willis and Watson and to run-offed McDaniel? Where did Mary and Andre get most of their votes?
Why was turnout so pathetic in Kwanza's district (and what does that say about his mayoral chances in 2017)?
@ wesleywhatwhat and Max Blau - Was it supposed to be a secret??? I'm not hiding! Are you supposed to be Richie Incognito and do you think that I am Jonathan Martin? Am I supposed to now go cower in the corner? PLEASE!
I have lived in and around District 5 for now almost 17 years - when no one wanted to live here. You are probably ignorant enough to believe that City employees don't have a right to an opinion/shouldn't be engaged in their community/politics and should not voice it if they do.
Councilmember Archibong won - GET OVER IT!!!
BTW - you nor Mr. Blau can NEVER claim the high ground on ethics again!
When considering Kasim Reed, don't forget he ACTIVELY FOUGHT to keep Beverly Hall in power.
What does this say about his ethics?
He went so far (according to the AJC) as to work in tandem with Mark Elgart strong arm the APS board to retain as board chair LaChandra Butler-Burks, a woman who conspired with Beverly Hall to hide evidence of systemic cheating from the rest of the school board.
What does this say about Kasim Reed's ethics?
LaChandra Butler-Burks (who ACTIVELY conspired to cover up cheating) ends up with a job in Atlanta city government. Do you think Reed WASN'T involved in that?
If he was, what does that say about his ethics?
I'm sure some will say, "the cheating scandal has passed" but does a LACK of ethics really become more palatable, just because a period of time has passed?
Let's hope the voters remember this, when it comes to the APS runoffs. Perhaps the "endorsed" by Kasim Reed, is more appropriately thought of as the "tainted" by Kasim Reed.
nah, wendell, i'm not bitter. i live in the O4W and i'm ably represented by kwanza hall. it's the people in archibong's district who have a right to be bitter.
$12,000 in taxpayer money to an archibong family member divided by 2588 votes for archibong is $4.64 a vote. i hope each voter got their money.
it's probably a coincidence that a city hall staffer uses "wamb" as their initials on official documents, right?
Wendell Bryant aka "wamb" (see page 1 of above link) is a contracting officer for the city of atlanta in charge of choosing vendors for city contracts, but i'm sure that is in no way connected to wamb1's support for natalyn "yes, i paid my brother $12,000 in taxpayer money" archibong.
glad to have you on board the CL train. now how does this work - do i just email firstname.lastname@example.org to get my check from the taxpayers or do i have to get elected first?
Creative Loafing Atlanta
Powered by Foundation