My sentiments exactly @ wesleywhatwhat. And I just liked your comment, so you should now have 1 like in addition to the one you gave yourself.
This is really excellent news. Still, these numbers could be much higher if we would just institute a stop and frisk policy, which has been a resounding success in New York City. The arrests of minorities there have been far more disproportionate, and for that reason alone, the crime rate is far lower than Atlanta's.
While this article is encouraging, the PC mentality continues to take hold in this city and prevents us from recognizing the inferiority of African American culture (which is the cause of their over-representation in prison, not "racism" or any other eggheaded jargon). Until we can comfortably treat half the city's population like second class citizens, we're not going to see any progress on this out-of-control wave of exploding crime. According to atlantapd.org violent crimes are up 74.39467% from 7:49PM on June 3 to 10:17 this morning. More must be done to reverse that trend.
Once again, the ineptitude of Atlanta City Government has resulted in a completely preventable disaster. When will voters say enough is enough and fire the leaders responsible for turning our city into a big fat joke? I guess some people are content to be living in The Laughingstock of the South.
Listen guys, I'm equal opportunity. I sit on my mom's loveseat every day, sipping Yoo-Hoos and meticulously scanning news articles. And if there's a story about a white person up to no good, then I'm right there, maligning the white race and how it needs to be brought in line to correct whatever I think the problem is. I also do this with Asians, Jews, and Indians. Gee, I'm sorry people, but that's how problems get solved in these modern times. You identify the race of a wrongdoer, ascribe the behavior to that wrongdoer's entire race and squeal at the top of your lungs about how that race needs to be spanked. But you all are too PC to solve real problems.
And before you suggest that I'm some sort of racist, I only mention black people habitually because there are never any stories on Creative Loafing about other races of people in metro Atlanta or Georgia doing anything inappropriate. But gosh, I guess it's my fault that this paper only reports on half of the population inside of Atlanta proper.
Also suburbanites are a race of people.
Ah nice to see Piker stalking my comments again. Are you going to actually suggest some things we could do to make the city a better place, or are you just going to keep obsessing over my posts?
On a related note your fancy degree from Tech doesn't make you any smarter than me. I'm a high school dropout, but look at all the numbered lists and awesome crime reduction plans that I've posted here. I've yet to see you offer a single valid suggestion.
@Atlantateer if I admit that the city is hiring more police officers and putting up more cameras, will you admit that you wouldn't sit in a dark Atlanta alley at 3 in the morning playing games on your brand new iPad?
!! Art? Are you kidding me? Once again the city has voted to waste massive funds on things that don't make me feel comfortable enough to retain my bowels when I'm driving past Atlanta on 285. You know how many cameras they could put up or police officers they could hire with those type of funds? Wow. If you completely changed all the facts here, it would look eerily similar to an episode of The Wire
Sounding the alarm from my outpost here in Pantspoop County about how dangerous it is in Atlanta. And ODing on my two biggest indulgences: Oxygen Channel and Hagen Dazs ;)
Excited? Heck, I would wager that in 5 years Atlanta will be just like Baltimore as depicted in The Wire, a show that ran on the Home Box Office premium cable network. It's obvious that every decision made by Atlanta City government will have identical results as the ones on that fictitious sitcom, because of the large number of black leaders in both cases (gosh, I guess some commenters will paint me as some sort of racist for making an innocent observation).
The reason I mention The Wire ad infintum is because TV and youtube are pretty much my only points of reference for what cities of more than 150 people are like (unless there's an article about it on yahoo news or the xfinity.com homepage).
I may have flunked all my social studies classes in grade school, but it doesn't take an education to know that you can't spend public funds to revitalize parts of a city. Never been done anywhere in the world. Cities thrive by happenstance without any sort of concerted policy (unless the policy is to buy more cameras and hire more police officers). But hey, who cares when "those people" are getting their dark hands on all the money.
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