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Old 01-01-2011, 06:35 PM
 
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Very sad for the families.

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There also was a stabbing before midnight at Underground Atlanta, where more than 100,000 people gathered for the Peach Drop festivities. A fight broke out, and the victim was stabbed in the back, police said. The victim was taken to a hospital in stable condition. Eight people were arrested in connection with the fight, police said.
In addition, Atlanta police made five other arrests for fighting.
Teen killed at Five Points station *| ajc.com
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:03 PM
 
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Its not a great way to start 2011 for Atlanta. Its especially terrible for the victims' families. I also mentioned it in this thread:

Cities and metro murders 2011?
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:05 PM
 
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And people wonder why Five Points gets a reputation for being dangerous.
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:17 PM
 
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And people wonder why Five Points gets a reputation for being dangerous.
Makes Underground an even harder sell for tourism. Strange with so many people around but when teens are involved, emotions can be uncontrolled.
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Old 01-01-2011, 10:15 PM
 
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Ok it is terrible what happended to those people and their familys but when there is 100,000 people in a small area, many of them drunk, somethins is going to happen. It is not fair to judge an area by that. I attended the Peachdrop and had a great time and came out of it with nothing but a new vuvuzaela.
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Old 01-01-2011, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Arlington, Va
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Crap like this is extremely frustrating. I really wish some folks in this city would learn how to act.

How can New York handle a million people without any major incidents yet Atlanta can't even handle 100,000? I can understand a few fights breaking out amongst drunks but a freaking murder?! What's wrong with people?
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:34 PM
 
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Crap like this is extremely frustrating. I really wish some folks in this city would learn how to act.

How can New York handle a million people without any major incidents yet Atlanta can't even handle 100,000? I can understand a few fights breaking out amongst drunks but a freaking murder?! What's wrong with people?
The security at Times Square for NYE is overwhelming. Multiple security screening checkpoints, cops (uniformed and plainclothes) are EVERYWHERE. I doubt Atlanta has (or is willing to pay for) a similar setup.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Crap like this is extremely frustrating. I really wish some folks in this city would learn how to act.

How can New York handle a million people without any major incidents yet Atlanta can't even handle 100,000? I can understand a few fights breaking out amongst drunks but a freaking murder?! What's wrong with people?
Interesting comparison between Times Square and this Peach drop thing. Seems like Atlanta is imploding as we speak. Kind of predicted this a few years ago when I left to move back to DC. The caliber of people that have recently moved to Atlanta seems to get lower and lower.

Need to get my parents to sell their house in East Cobb and move back to New England or up to DC to be with me before all the equity in their house evaporates.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Arlington, Va
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The security at Times Square for NYE is overwhelming. Multiple security screening checkpoints, cops (uniformed and plainclothes) are EVERYWHERE. I doubt Atlanta has (or is willing to pay for) a similar setup.
I don't know if more security would have really helped. I'm reading an update about it and it's just sickening. The guy slit the kids throat on ****ING PEACHTREE STREET ON NEW YEARS EVE!!! How is that even possible? Where were the Marta cops? What sort of person is this ruthless? Why is stuff like this so prevalent in this city?

The kid was only 14 years old.
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:10 AM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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How can New York handle a million people without any major incidents yet Atlanta can't even handle 100,000?
Most likely it's due to the fact that the NYPD have probably 20 to 30 times more police on the ground in Times Square than there are total offices on the APD.

Not making any excuses, but given the reported series of events occurred, I can only see how the Police could do something in case of the kid who was killed inside 5 PTS. Even then, it sounded like a crazy person with a knife. A few seconds is all they need.
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