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Re: “Break-ins plague Capitol View ... again

It is not my intention to offend anyone, but what I am about to say needs to be said. i have lived in Atlanta for 2 years, and been in Capitol View almost 1. I have gotten to meet a lot of great people (some of whom have commented on this article earlier today), and have no plans to leave the neighborhood soon. My was burglarized on the night of Dec. 16, along with many other neighbors. Prior to this I had not had any experience with the police or city employees in Atlanta. I can describe both in one word- JOKE. I had to fill complaint just to get all the items stolen from me on the police report. The reason they were not entered the first 3 times I contacted the police is because Investigator Fouse thought that there were too many items on the report and it was going to take him too long to do the paperwork. Lieutenant Moorman and Captain Martin worked quickly to remedy the situation, but it should have never happened in the first place. I have heard horror stories from neighbors about dealing with 911 dispatchers and police response times and I pray I never have to depend on either to save my life. I attended the neighborhood association meeting with APD in January. It was a great feeling to see the neighborhood get together, but hearing Captain Martin say that the city does not have the officers or the resources to prevent this from happening again was what I took away, and now we are right back where we started. I can't forget Rep Ralph Long being there, saying that he would start working on a bill to do something to increase safety. There has been no sign of any introduction of this, but he has had time to introduce one that makes it illegal to resell dirty, used mattresses. Great job jerk off! Maybe next time you can use somebody elses misfortune to secure a few more voters for yourself. The last time I checked it was the job of a city councilperson to make and enforce laws. Joyce Shepherd's web page says she is a "champion for neighborhood safety" I have seen nothing of this and heard nothing good about her from anyone. Maybe it's time for her to get off her fat ass and do something. I will officially be a resident of Georgia this spring, which means I will be paying taxes here next year. I am thrilled to be able to support the residents of the section 8 houses in the neighborhood, because lets be honest, that's where most of the crime is coming from. To everyone in the neighborhood that was burglarized- maybe it's our fault for not giving these people more. Don't forget we pay for their housing, food stamps, welfare checks, and cell phones. Maybe we could start taking up a collection to give these kids some sort of allowance? That way they wouldn't have to steal from us, or god forbid, get a job and earn money! I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I am tired of worrying that my home will be broken into every time I leave it. I am considering working for the city of Atlanta. I know of no other job with a guaranteed salary where you can be rude, lazy, ignorant, and take no pride in your work. Stormtrooper, I believe you are partially right about one thing. I hate to be the one to say it, but it is going to take a homeowner getting killed here for any type of change to be implemented. Maybe then there will be some (hopefully national) news coverage, and the government in southwest Atlanta will be exposed for how worthless and reactive it is, and something will be done to change it. My solution to this problem is simple. First, the section 8 housing in the neighborhood should be demolished. We could do something productive with the land, like build community gardens. Secondly, the pieces of garbage living here and commiting all the crime should be spayed and neutered. This should help to keep future crime rates lower, and will mean us hardworking, honest, middle class people will have to pay less taxes due to the fact that there will be fewer children birthed for the purpose of collecting a welfare check.

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Posted by drewCV on 03/08/2012 at 4:46 PM

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