Please arrest these protesters next month when they protest the foreclosure auction, police department. I agree with their right to quietly protest, but screaming to drown out the auctions is wrong. Civil disobediance is a fine thing, but you should be willing to be arrested, and should be arrested if you prevent the lawful auction. Your right to swing your fists stops where my nose begins...
arrest the protestors...they are interfering with a lawful process
I wish the police would arrest people interfering with a lawful foreclosure process. What if they went into a criminal courtroom and yelled over the DA who was trying to prosecute someone? Would that be okay? I can't believe they are allowed to stop a lawful auction.
It can be safer to cross the street midblock, away from intersections, where traffic is only going in two directions, but the crosswalks are rarely located there. Near intersections you have to watch right, left, and ahead and behind you for cars turning from the street you're parallel to. Granted, you might be jaywalking, but I'd rather be walking away with a ticket than being carried away without one. I try to cross the street like I bike on the street--as if I'm invisible; unless you've made specific eye contact, you don't know if they're gonna see you. I suppose you could still be mown down by a psychopath who looks right at you, but usually if you look at them, they don't want to run you over...
I would bet green money someone crooked on the City Council got a kickback from Park Atlanta. And I had a similar experience with a meter eating my money, flashing inoperative, and when I called the number, the operator asking for a number that wasn't there. I looked at a nearby one and saw a faint Sharpie-written number, although mine had only a vague hint that there used to be one. The girl on the phone said similar thing about fighting the ticket in court, yet supposedly could not report the exact location (1st meter south of MLK on east side of Broad Street) should have been sufficient to convey location, but apparently a number is the ONLY way to tell where it is. And of course despite the Meter Maids constant hovering presence, she couldn't send one over to take a look at the meter, give me a refund, etc. I thought about hiding and waiting for them to go to my truck, but figured that would end up with me getting pepper-sprayed and arrested by the meter maids, who surely must face rage and deep hatred on an hourly basis. I feel like telling everyone of these contractually-created street robbers to go get a f*&%ing honest job.
I know how CL can make this right. Do a story on Atlanta's most wanted, or a story on the arrests made for murder, rape, robbery, or aggravated assaults in Atlanta. As the monthly crime reports available at
will show you, minorities will be well represented, representing somewhat over 90% of those four most serious crimes in this fine city. You wanted diversity, right?
I have tickets to this play tonight and can't go. Check craigslist tickets section for my ad...just $25 for a pair that would cost $27 each, if it wasn't sold out!!!
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