The view is great in that area. This is close to the old Perry Homes housing project site. At one time, MARTA was going to put a rail station there, the interim ending point for the Proctor Creek Line, which at one time was slated to take you into SW Cobb County. I could imagine where the bus yard is at today would have been the Perry Homes station. The old Archer High School is in that area as well. With the redevelopment of the Riverside community, work Cobb is doing to Atlanta Rd and South Cobb, this area is next.
The AJC reported that one of occupants of the house saw a CNN newsvan pull into the neighborhood. Looks like the "Oh my god, a white woman is in danger" template blew up in the media's face this time. I'm eagerly awaiting the how dangerous the neighborhood is follow up stories the media is notorious for. If this would have been in SW Atlanta, that would have been the template. This young lady needs to be billed for the cost of SWAT services coming out there as part of her restitution.
Meanwhile, Creative Loafing continues to show off how cool they are! Gone are the days when CL used to do real reporting and great cover stories. Now, this publication has become nothing more than a blog that is trying to past itself off as a newspaper. Yeah, Thomas Wheatley did a great piece on South Downtown but pieces like that used to come every week. Now, we get lovely stories such as "Bitch crossing a street", "We love Occupy Atlanta", "Kasim is the best mayor we ever had" (even though CL was saying that about Shirley until they pissed each other off and hey here's our opinion about news stories that the AJC wrote. The AJC is not worried as they are nothing but a tax write off for Cox. CL was supposed to get turned around as they are now owned by a holding company that wants to sell it in a few years. Last one out at the new CL Atlantic Station office, please turn off the lights.
Sad but true. APD refuses to acknowledge any wrongdoing from the Eagle Raid to the Kathryn Johnston situation. In their minds, the citizens deserved this and more. And to think, the Atlanta Police Foundation wonders why its hard for them to get donations.
With this job description, we can easily get a judge from the Atlanta Municipal Court to be the director. They have the same attitude towards citizens. The judges frown and nearly ready to cuss out the citizens while they give the police officers standing ovations, assist them in screwing the citizens and will do anything to anyone who dares question them.
Thanks CL for giving this coverage. I have shared this and its sad this young lady doesn't fit the missing white woman profile that the mainstream media loves.
The issue isn't privatizing parking enforcement but rather the company and the sweetheart deal Shirley Franklin gave before she left office. This was one of Franklin's boneheaded ideas to generate revenue before she left office. In addition, this was part of her neck rolling strategy when the Atlanta City Council stood up to her and told her to cut the budget rather than raising property taxes. The unfortunate problem is the type of contract that was written that costs the city millions to break and the council members who simply passed this without doing their homework (remember Franklin had a voting bloc that did anything she did without question).
Until more business owners and residents get in the city's ass, ParkAtlanta is here to stay. Blogging, facebooking and tweeting about it doesn't help. Fire off nasty e-mails, cc the media in them, bombard the council members at their town hall meetings, make them address the issues without the ease of their talking points about the issue and so on.
I hate to bring the worn out liberal vs. conservative debate in this but this column reeks of it. Thanks to the internet, anyone can start a radio station or network. It takes creativity, passion, smart work and more. Yes, it will be an "evil" business but if you really want your voice heard, build your own platform. Asking the government to punish those who made a profitable business model is draconian and with many readers here, par for the course. WRFG doesn't provide everyone with a voice nor should they. Ditto for WAOK and WSB. If an interested personality does not fit the brand of the said outlet, then they should rightfully so be rejected from broadcasting there. Terrestrial radio is like the printed newspaper, a dying dinosaur and it needs to continue its path towards extinction. The next generation is wired and many older Americans are getting on board. Maybe, its time for WRFG and PeopleTV to grow up, stop acting like the world owes them something and start functioning like a business. Yes, a non-profit is a considered a business. Non-profits while not cash cows are supposed to be self-sustaining to cover operating costs
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