Meanwhile, Kingston and the rest of the "do nothing congress" keep sucking off the government's teat.
Let's hope AG Olens presses criminal charges. Slapping Fulton County with consent orders, administrative hearings, and fines punishes the taxpayers, not the perpetrators. Putting the perpetrators and their enablers in jail will get their attention.
Just read this on the Saporta Report in the article "MARTA defies the odds — seeks new metro partners as it improves service," which helps explain Dallas and Houston's position a little better:
"One of the most important slides Parker showed the audience was how metro Atlanta stacks up against the cities that are our top competitors — Dallas and Houston. At this point, those cities have transit systems with about the same number of stations and miles as Atlanta. But those cities are investing about $400 million a year on capital projects compared to MARTA spending about $100 million."
While the kids who have money don't have to do a fucking thing. But hasn't it always been such in our fair nation?
How can HongKong rank so high given that it is often blanketed with China's notorious pollution, especially in the winter because of China's reliance on coal for heat and energy?
Neither will anyone else, since there reasoning is entirely opaque.
Not really understanding how Dallas, Houston, and Miami outrank Atlanta, or how LA outranked Portland, but okay.
Hey, y'all didn't cover the latest Cobb Braves-related tax story.
Cobb Schools, famous for laying off teachers, are rightly miffed at the Cobb Developers' Authority trying to throw away $8mm of tax to keep their buddies happy at a development near the new Braves dump around Cumberland. So much for the vaunted economic impact of the Braves for the average Cobber, if any benefit is thrown straight back to the money-boy developers. Don't need no stinkin' teachers, anyway.
The solid waste team have been the unsung heroes of the city in recent years. They do a great job keeping to their pick-up schedule and they're friendly and courteous. Mr White was presumably part of the reason for the team being as good as they are. Belated thanks and condolences to those who have lost a worthy friend.
"It's not the stadium, it's that a black man is making it happen."
Well after the next elections, we won't be concerned about that......
Rest in peace Mr white,you were such a great role model
"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.
Please share the link or quote from a Tea Party group which details opposition to bonds for sidewalks.
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.
He is a politician. He isn't a spineless politician but he is a politician. He has a platform that he stands on. And fighting the gun lobby is not one of the initiatives of that platform.
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.
My reference to "Tea Party Republicans" is a description of many of the critics of this proposal, most of whom do not live in the city. Blessedly, they have little influence at City Hall, so I hope we will proceed with a substantial bond infrastructure program, which is how much of this country was built. Eisenhower Republicans understood this.
So, can you learn to write a proper sentence? Duuuuh!
"So can a few actual firearm owners be able to go and claim there stolen firearms. All these no questions asked gunback backs is nothing but an open invention for criminals to go and steal firearms for the free cash etc."
Who elects these douchebags?!
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