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Old 08-13-2014, 07:06 AM
 
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"A group of residents have threatened to boycott Edgewood Retail District if security improvements aren't made at the southeast Atlanta shopping center.

In recent weeks, Edgewood residents have discussed how to best address what they consider to be a growing public safety problem in the nearby big-box shopping center. On June 25, four men assaulted and robbed 23-year-old victim Alexander Harbin in the retail complex's parking garage. In early July, another thief attacked and carjacked a woman while nearly running over her with the stolen vehicle.
Following those incidents, some community members are upset over what they consider to be a lack of response from Edgewood Retail District's management to make safety improvements. There's been some debate about how to best approach the issue. But one group, Edgewood Safety Patrol, now plans to boycott the property if more lighting, panic buttons, surveillance cameras, and security personnel aren't made before Black Friday takes place on November 21..."

Full Story: Neighborhood group threatens to boycott Edgewood Retail District | Atlanta News & Opinion Blog | Fresh Loaf | Creative Loafing Atlanta
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:14 AM
 
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Those are horrible incidents! Is this the shopping area that has the big Target right off Moreland? The big box stores are making money and need to help make the place safe. How about hiring roving security guards? That might help. I'm skeptical about a panic button doing anything because you have to be able to get to the panic button....

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"A group of residents have threatened to boycott Edgewood Retail District if security improvements aren't made at the southeast Atlanta shopping center.

In recent weeks, Edgewood residents have discussed how to best address what they consider to be a growing public safety problem in the nearby big-box shopping center. On June 25, four men assaulted and robbed 23-year-old victim Alexander Harbin in the retail complex's parking garage. In early July, another thief attacked and carjacked a woman while nearly running over her with the stolen vehicle.
Following those incidents, some community members are upset over what they consider to be a lack of response from Edgewood Retail District's management to make safety improvements. There's been some debate about how to best approach the issue. But one group, Edgewood Safety Patrol, now plans to boycott the property if more lighting, panic buttons, surveillance cameras, and security personnel aren't made before Black Friday takes place on November 21..."

Full Story: Neighborhood group threatens to boycott Edgewood Retail District | Atlanta News & Opinion Blog | Fresh Loaf | Creative Loafing Atlanta
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:18 AM
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I'm skeptical about a panic button doing anything because you have to be able to get to the panic button....
I agree, and we all know some folks would push it at first sight of a young black male.
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:42 AM
 
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The main problem with this place is the parking deck/garage, which is never heavily used and provides plenty of cover for thieves. If I remember correctly, both of these assaults took place in the parking garage and deck of Edgewood. Modest improvements to security will go a long way.
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:25 PM
 
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I agree, and we all know some folks would push it at first sight of a young black male.
That is crazy. Who were the perps in these incidents?
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:39 PM
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That is crazy. Who were the perps in these incidents?
What?
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I do all of my shopping here and have never had an incident. I always park on the of Kroger and have had no issues, even when making a late night run for baby medicine.
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:23 PM
 
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How long has this place been open and they're just now wanting to protest?! LOL
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs, GA
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Let them boycott it. The hipsters will keep Edgewood in business
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:55 PM
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A Friday-only boycott will do nothing other than shift people's shopping day to another day of the week and the stores will lose no sales, but they will likely cut shifts on Fridays, which will save them money and in the end the boycott will be viewed as a win for the retailers.

Backfire.
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