First of all, has anyone at APS officially said anything about racism? Has Davis made the accusation of racism? If so, I must have missed it. As I understand it, the whole idea that this was because of supposed racism was started by the principal and a teacher who was accused of racism. I don't know if any of it's true or not, but it sounds like someone has a guilty conscience about it.
Mygrant wants a meeting to fight a charge that hasn't been levied?! Go pound sand, man. Georgia is a right to work state; you can be fired if your boss doesn't like the tie you wore to work. Stuff happens. Get over it and go back into retirement.
I'll tell you what's bullshit: getting drop-kicked by a monkey.
Man, I've seen that dude at the skatepark. He's obviously a homeless guy who's been displaced by all the work along the beltline. So he's not a model citizen but I don't think that warrants being taken to jail. Come one. Go catch a real criminal.
Shit done got real in the O Fo' Dub!
I have mixed feelings. As a property owner in nearby Old 4th Ward, this is welcome news, to be sure. At the same time, I can't help but feel for the homeless people who have grown to depend on this place. I really do feel that in the long run, this place closing is likely to be a good thing for most of them, however.
I was homeless once and lived out of a backpack for 3 months (after the VW van I had been living in burned up on the freeway). I never sought refuge in a shelter. I slept in the courtyard of a suburban office park which provided me shelter both from the wind and the eyes of passersby (aka: cops). It was a lonely existance but it was close to my minimum wage warehouse job and the community college I was attending. I shudder to think where I'd be now if I'd gone instead to an isolated pocket of poverty like Peachtree-Pine.
The cops blew up a "suspicious backpack". Doesn't mean there was a bomb in it. I'm still calling shenanigans.
I want to go on record saying this is going to be hilarious when APD finally has to admit that this is nothing more than a guy who shot a BB gun and through some firecrackers at his neighbor's house.
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