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Old 01-07-2011, 05:24 PM
 
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Five Points MARTA shooting: One dead, one arrested *| ajc.com


Downtown Five Points is not a good area but seems like things are getting worse. We definitely need a increase in security out there.
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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There's no downplaying this one. MARTA police definitely needs to get it together. If there ain't an officer situated at all entrances of the station at ALL hours of operation, something is SERIOUSLY wrong.

Even moreso, there should a MARTA police officer situated in ALL of the transit stations in the same fashion.
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:31 PM
 
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Yeah, and on the westbound PLATFORM in the middle of the afternoon yet! Five Points is probably the busiest and even with all those people around this happens.
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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Wow, does anyone think it is interesting that the AJC is not accepting comments on this story. Also, they dont even mention that it is the second time in a week that this has happened. Media censorship at its best!
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Five Points Station has become much more chaotic over the years. I moved away from Atlanta in 2005 and just moved back in the past six months and it's totally different at Five Points.

I actually had some lunatic pull a knife on me right there on the platform. He didn't try to rob me or anything; just seemed to have some major mental problems (I assume), but it was kind of disturbing for that to happen in what should seemingly be a safe area, given the massive amount of people there. There were no cops or 'transit police' or anything anywhere around there.
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:18 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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This is the type of stuff that gives MARTA/mass transit in Atlanta a bad name, not to mention the image one typically sees at the Five Points station.
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:37 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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Wow, does anyone think it is interesting that the AJC is not accepting comments on this story.
Not really. They stopped doing the comments on their stories for a year or so now. It's been awhile. Nothing new here.
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:08 PM
 
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If it has to do with five points or underground, count me out. Neither one attracts a crowd I wish to be surrounded by.

Is this kind of thing going on in New York City as often as it is here?
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:14 PM
 
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I work a couple blocks from there. I never feel unsafe down here, and I don't get off work until 11pm. But there is definitely an "interesting" crowd down in this area sometimes. In my place of business, I definitely see some mentally unstable people on a daily basis.

In this case, I agree with the person who said MARTA police need to get their act together.
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:26 PM
 
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If it has to do with five points or underground, count me out. Neither one attracts a crowd I wish to be surrounded by.

Is this kind of thing going on in New York City as often as it is here?
This is getting ridiculous...

Not when I lived up there. The big subway stations(Times Square, Grand Central, Union Square, etc.) usually have NYPD scattered throughout. Marta police are apparently a complete joke.

NYC is a good bit safer overall than Atlanta. You just have to know the parts of town to avoid. Atlanta crime just seems random and spread out.
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