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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Atlantans Together, SAFE to hold public safety rally, vigil for 2010 crime victims

Atlantans Together, the community group co-founded by local filmmaker and former mayoral candidate Kyle Keyser, will join forces at City Hall next Wednesday with Safe Atlanta For Everyone to raise awareness about the recent uptick in crimes — and remember the 88 people "lost to violent crime" last year.

"The vigil and rally will be an opportunity for all Atlantans to stand together, from all sides of the city, to
say that crime is unacceptable in any of our neighborhoods," the organizers said in a statement. "We encourage any and all to attend."

The rally objectives, according to a released statement:

* To stand together, as Atlantans Together from all neighborhoods, to say that crime is
unacceptable in any part of our city.
* To remind Mayor Reed that addressing the root causes of crime was a campaign promise and an
area where Atlantans are looking for bold, visionary leadership.
* To offer specifics on how to address the “root causes of crime” and what that really means.
* To seek a comprehensive plan from City Hall in reducing Atlanta crime, one with a holistic
vision that extends beyond the police department.

The one-hour rally kicks off at 6:30 p.m.

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