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Old 01-17-2007, 11:39 AM
 
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So many people tell me it is well known that Cobb county cops harrass Afro-Americans. They say COBB means Cops Only Bother Blacks. Is there any truth to that?

Also how bad is the traffic? I've been to Barrett Pkwy on my way to Kennesaw and I've noticed alot of congestion and it wasn't even the holidays. I work in Atlanta off of 285. Considering purchasing a home up that way because of the schools.

 
Old 01-17-2007, 11:52 AM
 
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So many people tell me it is well known that Cobb county cops harrass Afro-Americans. They say COBB means Cops Only Bother Blacks. Is there any truth to that?
Consider your source. The fact that you ask for verification here indicates that you might doubt it.

No, that is not "well known" to me and I've been around for quite a while.
 
Old 01-17-2007, 12:18 PM
 
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In the last 5-10 years, many law enforcement agencies came under serious scrutiny for profiling. They'd be crazy to continue those practices today--Cobb included. But a few still will.

But just to be safe, I make sure that my tail lights work; that I always use my blinkers; and stay within the speed limit. Don't give 'em a chance.
 
Old 01-17-2007, 01:26 PM
 
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Cobb County Police are very well funded and therefore have a lot of units on the street at any given time. If you are doing something wrong then you have a good chance of getting caught in Cobb Cty. Some people might take this as racism but plenty of whites, hispanics or asians get busted there also.
 
Old 01-17-2007, 02:39 PM
 
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City of Duluth police is also very very aggressive. They even have this program that blocks random city street bimonthly and make sure people going through the block wear seat belt and have valid car tag, have car insurance and have valid drive license etc. I got caught once when I first moved here because my car tag expired. So be care when you visit Duluth.

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Old 01-17-2007, 08:43 PM
 
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Thanks for all the great info. I'm new to GA and I'm learning quickly that Georgia Law enforcement is not a joke. I guess there are good cops and bad cops in every state.
 
Old 01-17-2007, 09:04 PM
 
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On a related note, I am considering a move to Atlanta. I've heard that the drivers in Atlanta are really crazy and aggressive, but by what I'm reading here it sounds like the cops are strict. Are cops strict about speeding, failure to signal, etc? Do people there drive fast and crazy or do they try to drive the speed limit to avoid getting pulled over?
 
Old 01-17-2007, 09:14 PM
 
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On a related note, I am considering a move to Atlanta. I've heard that the drivers in Atlanta are really crazy and aggressive, but by what I'm reading here it sounds like the cops are strict. Are cops strict about speeding, failure to signal, etc? Do people there drive fast and crazy or do they try to drive the speed limit to avoid getting pulled over?
I'm originally from NYC so, I don't believe they drive crazy or aggressive. Actually, I often feel like it takes them twice as long to turn the wheel but, I could still be on NY speed. Personally, I do think the cops are strict and have rather nasty attitudes. As a result, I have been forcing myself to stay at or just above the limit. They are always parked somewhere with a radar pointed at you. Just ride with the flow of traffic.
 
Old 01-17-2007, 09:15 PM
 
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No, drivers are not crazy. At least no more crazy than any other metro area. I found it to be a heck of a lot better than s. Cal for example. Drivers are pretty polite in Atlanta I think.

I think Atlanta gets a bad rap since it is surrounded by rural area for miles. So, Aunt Millie drives in from Alabama and says, "Oh lordy, there are more than two cars on the road--and heavens, they drive over 55 mph!!"

These people have no clue regarding traffic in Boston, SF, DC, Chicago, LA, San Diego, Seattle, Houston, Dallas, Miami, NY, Philly, etc etc which are all the same or much worse than Atlanta. Remember, it is a top 10 metro area now. It's pretty big.

And that's not even considering international cities. Try driving around Mexico City sometime if you want to see real traffic. After that, everything else is chocolate cake.
 
Old 01-17-2007, 09:21 PM
 
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that Georgia Law enforcement is not a joke
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Do people there drive fast and crazy or do they try to drive the speed limit to avoid getting pulled over?
Most of us drive safely but we do tend to go with the flow. Sometimes the flow is faster than the posted limit.

With the traffic congestion we are seeing now, it's not possible to speed constantly, but you will notice drivers trying making up for lost time when they can. Sometimes there is a price to pay for that. Hopefully, it will be only money.
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