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Comment Archives: stories: News & Views: Cover Story

Re: “Georgia's deadly prisons

GEORGIA JUDGES SUCK-ALL CORRUPT BRIBE HOGS AND PIGS-CUT THEIR PAY!

Posted by BE FRANK on 10/08/2014 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Georgia's deadly prisons

CUT GEORGIA JUDGES PAY UNTIL THEY OBEY-THE LAW, LANE, TUSAN, GOGER, BIASED PIGS!

Posted by BE FRANK on 10/08/2014 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Lost heritage

It sickened me to learn that these builders straight up plowed over graves etc... to build developments. Such disrespect towards the dead. I purchased a home in Dacula, little did I know the history nor did I pay attention to land history of a newer home. They have my attention now. I would like to find out more about the Native American that live in what is now called dacula. How do I find this information in greater detail? Believe me, one knows this land has been disturbed after you live here.

Holly

Posted by Holly Thompson Johnson on 10/01/2014 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Exploring Atlanta's modern ruins

I've heard of an abandoned mental hospital is Forsyth county GA. I was told it's called Saint Mary's. I can't find anything about it at all. Has anyone ever heard of it? Please email me if you have. I'd like to go to it but can't find that it even ever existed.
Wapiti2108@yahoo.com

Posted by Wapiti2108 on 10/01/2014 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Urban dirt biking is illegal and it’s rising in popularity

And on the subject of creating some sort of specially designed area/park for them to ride in.
Just go watch a few of ATL Bike Life's Youtube clips.
These clowns aren't interested one bit in having an off-road riding area to go to.
Thats not part of the hood life.
Having a riding area to go to, would mean having to respect it and treat it with some sort of care. These guys aren't in the business of respecting anything whatsoever.
Like I said above. No positive influences. No role models. No way to learn anything to better yourself.
Just keep blaming law enforcement. It's just the cop's fault, right? Keeping ya down!!!

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by TerrierMix on 09/30/2014 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Urban dirt biking is illegal and it’s rising in popularity

What a bunch of little bastards.
I live in East Lake. And thankfully, these hoodrats aren't really interested in terrorizing the streets around our neighborhood. Yet.
I watched a few of their Youtube videos after reading the article. What a joke.
Hilarious, how they get off trying to convince people that it keeps them out of gang activity, etc.
They are a gang! Their whole purpose is to go out and taunt law enforcement and disturb the peace on purpose. Laugh about it on camera. And then get pissed off when one of their bro's actually get's caught and cuffed.
With very few, or any, positive influences and/or role model's in one's life, this is what happens.
"Bikes up, guns down"....You've got to be kidding me.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by TerrierMix on 09/30/2014 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Urban dirt biking is illegal and it’s rising in popularity

"The comments on this story are full of suburbanite mentality fear of Scawy Blacks on Bikes."

Or people who are just sick of a bunch of dangerous entitled disrespectful azzholes.

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by bloodgimp on 09/28/2014 at 10:25 PM

Re: “Urban dirt biking is illegal and it’s rising in popularity

"Just a friendly piece of advice, Brandeno: Never go full retard."

Too late. Waaay too late.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by bloodgimp on 09/28/2014 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Urban dirt biking is illegal and it’s rising in popularity

The comments on this story are full of suburbanite mentality fear of Scawy Blacks on Bikes.

1 like, 6 dislikes
Posted by T From ATL (362090) on 09/28/2014 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Urban dirt biking is illegal and it’s rising in popularity

Just a friendly piece of advice, Brandeno: Never go full retard.

7 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by mk777 on 09/18/2014 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Atlanta's taxi industry declares war on Uber, Lyft

Cgggd ggcfgg

Posted by Fox0828 on 09/12/2014 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Atlanta's taxi industry declares war on Uber, Lyft

We are x- cabbies now called uber the best. It's only your perception change this time.

Posted by Fox0828 on 09/12/2014 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Urban dirt biking is illegal and it’s rising in popularity

If you don't like the life style, damn you...evidently you don't possess the fibers too understand what it's stand for nor respect it..gotta have some hood in you ! Gotta be from the hood or around something hood long enough too even get down w the likes of these such Stunnas !
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, SHOUTS OUT CLIFT !!!! You have sparked the movement , Big Ups bra ! KEEP THE FLAME GOING HOMIE !!!
#ATL STAND-UP!
#BIKE LIFE
#1DWN/5 UP AKA KEEP IT ON 1 WHEEL.. SALUTE

4 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Brandeno Ivgiveme Hedgspeth on 09/10/2014 at 12:13 AM

Re: “Urban dirt biking is illegal and it’s rising in popularity

There's too many comments on here that are holier than thou. We all have been on the highway going considerably over the speed limit; we have made a right turn at a traffic light without really stopping; we have made a rolling stop through a stop sign but not actually stopping - there's at least one thing we all have done that amounted to breaking the law that actually endangered at least one other person on a public street. We all have broken some law and endangered someone by our actions at some point in time. Let's not throw stones at glass houses.

That being said, I agree with @jaymeltdown's comment on giving them a space to ride. The land from the Downtown Connector to Metropolian Parkway along University Avenue would be a perfect spot. It's plenty of land to make it feel like they're on the streets yet they're secluded enough to not be a danger or a nuisance to others. Until that land is truly developed as part of the Beltline, put it to good use instead of it being there vacant as it has been for many years.

For situations like this, instead of complaints there should be thoughts on how to solve the situation in a creative fashion. Finding abandoned, unused pieces of land that would give these riders the space to do what they want and get them off of city streets is the best solution. Putting them in jail makes the situation worse, as the lawlessness will continue and escalate via retaliation. It also is a burden on taxpayers to pay for these people to be in jail.

But to get people on their side, the riders need to be more respectful and mindful of their surroundings, others on the road, and the people who live in the communities they are riding through. Blatant disrespect won't get anyone to sign onto their cause. Being respectful of others will attract others to rally for your cause.

6 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Jarr_in_ATL on 09/09/2014 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Atlanta's taxi industry declares war on Uber, Lyft

Welcome to the real world. Big businesses are always putting the small guys out. It happens all the time. Total Wine came in and knocks out all the small stores in town and making the surviving ones all break even. Home depot doing their thing in the hardware business and of course Walmart. Why the F. does the Taxi company think they are entitled to fairness? Most businesses are at a disadvantage unlike Taxi companies who hold a monopoly all this time. It is so cool and amazing that 2 start ups are breaking into the business and impacting them while making a profit. We have 2 small companies taking money from the large ones. This is great. Plus the taxi companies are so dirty, cheap, rude, and unpleasant than why not use other services like these.

Posted by dsvsdavsadv on 09/07/2014 at 8:21 PM

Re: “Urban dirt biking is illegal and it’s rising in popularity

The video is f*cking hilarious, Ormewood. Reminds me of when I saw American Graffiti for the first time which in turn brought back memories of growing up in South Georgia in the 60s. I guess the more things change the more they stay the same - kids being kids and grownups being grownups and both acting silly. Thanks buddy - too funny!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAe8VPWwOn…

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 09/06/2014 at 12:12 PM

Re: “I like south downtown Atlanta the way it is

The author was asking for a middle ground, not leaving it and not white washing it. I would love to move there and help bring about some change. More Mom n Pop shops, another farmers' co-op, keep the voodoo store and wig shops, add some farm to table restaurants and restore the old hotels and apartments.

Posted by April Hare on 09/05/2014 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Urban dirt biking is illegal and it’s rising in popularity

"I find it a little ironic that CL was covering a story about how driving constriction equipment down a street was going to threaten the safety of the children and elderly in the neighborhood, but can't find anything wrong with guys driving on the wrong side the road popping wheelies."

Article says:

"they race up and down the hill on Epworth [Street] endangering the safety of children and other neighbors."

"There's a pack mentality that's pretty dangerous," Poventud says. "It's a safety concern when it's more than one or two [riders]. But five to 10 together ... they're running lights and stop signs. You have a recipe for a dangerous situation."

"Kids ride by me like a bat out of hell — not just in the park, but on the street. These kids have no regard and don't even understand the laws. They're four deep riding on both sides of the street."

Ironic indeed.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by leery negro on 09/03/2014 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Urban dirt biking is illegal and it’s rising in popularity

I hope all these young guys are wearing their helmets !

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by lwc30326 on 08/31/2014 at 2:13 AM

Re: “Urban dirt biking is illegal and it’s rising in popularity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAe8VPWwOn…

This is the video that should have been posted to this story.

"Constructive" and "keeping us out of trouble" indeed.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by ormehood on 08/28/2014 at 7:26 PM

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