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Old 01-02-2010, 03:16 AM
 
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It has a fair amount of ghettoites near it in Atlanta.
Well it is in DeKalb county so you're right on that score. Downtown Decatur was my first thought which is very much a liberal mecca for those not living in Atlanta proper.

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I lived in Atlanta for five years and it was my impression that the local law enforcement was a bit inept. They shot and killed a 90 something Grandma in a supposed drug raid, there was the "Brian Nichols" episode where a man on trial took a court officer's gun and escaped after killing the judge, court reporter, lawyers, and a police officer, and I don't know how many times somebody either escaped or just walked out of the Fulton County Jail. They're worse than the Keystone cops.
You're right. The APD is far from professional. And they are poorly trained. I think they hire the rejects of the rejects from other forces. Additionally crime is up in Atlanta since all the Katrina refugees arrived and stayed. Two friends live in town. Both have been robbed. Both carry. And on multiple occasions have had cause to show their weapon when confronted by dirt bags messing with them. You're safer walking the streets of NYC at 2am than Atlanta at any hour these days.
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Old 01-02-2010, 04:14 AM
 
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I agree with the OP. This is a very sad thing and it is even more sad how the police allow this type of lawlessness to occur in certain areas yet they will devote ample time to trying to cite speeding tickets on upstanding citizens elsewhere.


I live here in Atlanta and I know where that church is, I was horrified to hear this on the news last night.
Our Lovely Mayor Shirley Franklin has done such a horrible job with our city and our money, she has cut into our pay for police officers and fire fighters, so don't go blaming the cops.
The creep that fired the shot is who killed that sweet little boy, not the cops.
As far as our new speeding laws I am thrilled! These people need to be fined big time, the money goes to fund trama hospitals.
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Old 01-02-2010, 04:22 AM
 
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Well it is in DeKalb county so you're right on that score. Downtown Decatur was my first thought which is very much a liberal mecca for those not living in Atlanta proper.



You're right. The APD is far from professional. And they are poorly trained. I think they hire the rejects of the rejects from other forces. Additionally crime is up in Atlanta since all the Katrina refugees arrived and stayed. Two friends live in town. Both have been robbed. Both carry. And on multiple occasions have had cause to show their weapon when confronted by dirt bags messing with them. You're safer walking the streets of NYC at 2am than Atlanta at any hour these days.


Crime is up here no question about it
there are bad cops here just like in any city, there are also great ones
but the judges let these creeps out, we need some tough judges that will hold these people accoutable with it comes to sentencing
we just had a judge give a guy that broke into a house in Grant Park who was armed 15-20 years!! I was thrilled, he fainted,lol
We have had several killings within blocks of me, I have lived in East Atlanta for 13 years, it is one of the most popular places to live in Atlanta, but the robbers are out in droves waiting folks leaving the bars in the village which is 3 blocks from my house, I do not go out at night when I can avoid it.
I blame the folks with the guns hold up folks, not the cops
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Old 01-02-2010, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Fredericktown,Ohio
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Stories like this give gun owners a bad name,it takes a very irresponsible imbecile to fire a stray shot in a metro/surburban area.It is just a attitude where the person does not care about people and others safety.A couple years back a guy and his friend were cooking ribs and some idiots stray bullet caught him in the neck.
I do not blame the police you can not control stupid,it will be a challenge to find the savant that did this,I hope they do.
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Washington
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Have you ever been to Atlanta? You'd think that you just entered a foreign country. There's a whole other set of rules in the -sshole of the "Dirty South" a.k.a the ATL.
Ive been there several times. Its quite nice, but has its bad parts like everywhere else. From your description Im guessing you are from one of the more isolated homogenous areas of the nation. Regardless, what does that have to do with city charter and municipal codes granting mayoral delegation powers (what the mayor can and cannot do)?
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Terra firma
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Ive been there several times. Its quite nice, but has its bad parts like everywhere else. From your description Im guessing you are from one of the more isolated homogenous areas of the nation. Regardless, what does that have to do with city charter and municipal codes granting mayoral delegation powers (what the mayor can and cannot do)?
...nothing isolated and homogenous about Dallas,TX. And I did live in Atlanta for 5 very long years, but you're right I guess I did stray off topic.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:41 AM
 
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Have you ever been to Atlanta? You'd think that you just entered a foreign country. There's a whole other set of rules in the -sshole of the "Dirty South" a.k.a the ATL.




hey, kindly stay out of our city if you hate it so much, trust me, we will not miss you one bit
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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It is by far the most moronic thing people do to celebrate. We lived up in northern CA in the mountains and every 4th of July or New Years we would gather up the kids and sit under our maple dinning room table because the dip sticks up there wanted to fire their guns. Every year some poor guy or gal or kid got the bullet when it came back down. That being said, most of the hunters and cops we knew were the most outraged by this stupidity.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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Sadly every New Year's Eve you read about this type of thing. How people don't know by now that firing a gun in the air is a very bad idea, I wouldn't know. I'm in NE Cobb, so crime is pretty minimal, but people drive way too fast around here.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:18 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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Sadly every New Year's Eve you read about this type of thing. How people don't know by now that firing a gun in the air is a very bad idea, I wouldn't know. I'm in NE Cobb, so crime is pretty minimal, but people drive way too fast around here.
Unfortunately, I can pretty much guarantee that a LOT of rounds went into the air on New Years Eve. I agree that this is a flat STUPID thing to do. A firearm is NOT a noisemaker folks. If they catch the idiot who fired the round, he needs to swing. Firing a gun in a congested area is illegal for a reason. "Discharge of firearm within city limits, or in any other congested area". When a person discharges a firearm, they are responsible for where that shot goes. PERIOD! I am a firearms owner. I own, and responsibly use, many firearms, and incidents like this just frost me..

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