@Saxguy, glad we cleared things up. I definitely believe you're onto something when you mention giving into pop culture. That definitely plays a role. [:
For clarification if your response was in part due to my post (Saxguy):
After reading stories where the criminals are black on Creative Loafing (seems to always be the case), specifically, it is *too* hard to sift through much of the racist nonsense to find posts like yours and a few others. It's also difficult to sift through the many trolls I see purposely posting charged responses for the sake of proving some silly point. "Black people are dumb/blacks love thug culture/etc."
I'm not ignoring that black crime is increasing in Atlanta. It has been steady rising since 2006. Many of them have been males, too, which is why I mention they need firmer moral upbringing, ie better male role models. Family has a significant part in raising their child also. I'm not excusing violent behavior - they do need to be punished. But the larger picture is "Why and how?" which includes many more parties than just family and role models, but society and government.
Finger pointing - mankind's typical way of unabashedly ignoring that responsibility lies with multiple parties. Educated rich whites commit crimes, poor whites commit crimes, educated blacks commit crimes, poor blacks commit crimes. . . . and let's not get started on the many other ethnicities that incessant black v white topics ignore.
Despite this, there were "no major incidents at the Screen on the Green itself." The author also writes that the shooting occurred AFTER the screen on the green. Peachtree and 10th are several blocks away. WITNESSES attended the event; it's inconclusive that the boys attended. The helicopter was obviously there prior. Please read more, despite the author muddying the relative time of the events between asking the police officer about APD's surveillance (with no time cited, just its duration) and the time of the event.
This could be a simple case of increased shootings occurring in Atlanta rather than another case of "black people raining on your outdoor activities." I'm growing tired of Creative Loafing's poorly written articles that are continually linked to black crime, and also users who post in these news articles ignoring the critical information provided while proceeding on some racist tirade about generalizing an entire ethnicity based off of what I consider biased coverage. CL isn't the only media outlet.. AJC, Good Morning Today, etc.
But what is there to expect from a city attempting gentrification, while scantily providing for the disproportionate amount of poor people (black, white, asian, whatever) blocks away? What is there to expect from a city whose PD has operating issues of their own? What is there to expect from a culture whose knowledge is derived from the sensationalizing nature of media outlets? This is pitiful.
Black crime seems to be increasing in Atlanta. There ain't any other way around solving the problem by asking "black people to talk to their people," as if we all don't speak the same language. Not being ignored in education definitely serves as a building point for everyone in the metro area, as well as firmer moral upbringing.
Don't know about anyone else, but I don't see any reference to the state of GA's agriculture, more than I do the picture of agriculture in the South. Maybe I need to take a closer look, but upon first glance it really focuses on the slave's role generally in the agricultural economy.
I'm ambivalent towards taking it down. It doesn't need to be, but I can see where taking it down benefits certain groups.
To above readers:
Or, you could click the links on this page under PDF Guides and not have to go through the excessive-clicking experience. Also save-able in case you want to hit some of the places they mention.
I don't know who did it. But if the children said that the teenager did it, and witnessed it, he's not so innocent anymore. That doesn't mean they can't investigate the child molester though either. I don't see how a mother could really let something like that happen to her child [if it was the registered molester] and live with it. The world is a disgusting place, and this article is a good example of it.
I liked the way the article was written, but things could have been left out: for example, clarifying that the "god-mother" was white and her views on what South Atlanta was like. It's not like they clarified the ethnicity of everyone else involved. Otherwise, very detailed compared to other news articles.
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