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Old 11-25-2019, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Don't be so down on the Southside.

The seemingly more upscale affluent Northside (and northern suburbs) has problems keeping nice things, too...

A jewelry store in Sugarloaf Mills Mall in Gwinnett had $200k worth of jewelry stolen during a smash-and-grab robbery back in April...
"$200K worth of jewelry gone in 30 seconds by a duo of Georgia mall thieves"

That while the even farther-out Northeastside suburban shopping mecca, the Mall of Georgia, has a history of crime incidents inside the mall. This article talks about a couple of robberies that occurred inside of the mall almost a decade ago...
"Arrests Made in Mall of Georgia Armed Robberies... Two men charged with multiple counts of armed robbery." (Dacula Patch, 30 Mar 2011)

One should not feel bad about the brand new Costco being hit with retail crime when the seemingly more upscale and more affluent Northside (which has more population and more development) appears to be an even bigger target for retail crime than the Southside.
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Old 11-25-2019, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Nearly all Southern cities are violent, if we’re being honest. Outside of maybe Raleigh, and Tampa. But maybe because Atlanta caters to a certain demographic more so than others is the reason. But then again, Nashville overwhelming caters to the exact opposite demographic and it’s a violent and dangerous city too. In fact Tennessee is one of the most violent states if my memory serves me correctly.

So what do you think the reason is? The water?



I wholeheartedly agree with your comment on the Southside. But in a metropolis like Atlanta that’s ever growing and changing, definitions change. Especially arbitrary ones. It’s kind of annoying to be quite honest.

I know Mutiny (if I recall correctly) got under my skin a few years ago when I referred East Point and College Park as SWATS and he tried to correct me. I had to hold my tongue. I like 77 tho.
It’s not that hard of an answer, the south has the highest wealth inequality in the country. Poverty breeds crime. The most dangerous countries in the world are also the most unequal and Atlanta is one of the worst places in the US to be born poor.
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Old 11-27-2019, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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It’s not that hard of an answer, the south has the highest wealth inequality in the country. Poverty breeds crime. The most dangerous countries in the world are also the most unequal and Atlanta is one of the worst places in the US to be born poor.
IMO, If you’re in or close a major metropolis like Atlanta or even Birmingham, you’re in a much better position to use resources to help tremendously ease the burden of poverty.

You’re far worse off in small town USA being in poverty and living in a trailer park 20 minutes outside of Valdosta than being in poverty in East Point. This is even more true if said persons don’t have a network of family and friends to rely on.
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Old 11-27-2019, 10:37 AM
 
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I know Mutiny (if I recall correctly) got under my skin a few years ago when I referred East Point and College Park as SWATS and he tried to correct me. I had to hold my tongue. I like 77 tho.
Just seeing this but I don't recall this discussion. I usually defer to natives and long-term residents when it comes to neighborhood names and such but if I was involved in the discussion, I must have appealed to a knowledgeable source when it came to that.
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Old 02-23-2020, 08:27 PM
 
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Gov. Kemp tells gathering of leaders at SMDO conference that he's ready to help the Southside achieve increased economic success

After decades of being overshadowed in economic development circles by the Northside, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp told a gathering of Southern Crescent leaders that he's ready to help the Southside achieve increased economic success.

The gathering at which Governor Kemp spoke was the 18th annual South Metro Development Outlook conference, which took place on Thursday at the Georgia International Convention Center near the Airport.

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Building up the southside is important to the leaders because the area has long been overlooked by white collar employers and retail businesses that have helped the city and the northside thrive. Many of the grocery chains, coffee shops and trendy boutiques that north metro residents think are ubiquitous are often missing on the southside. Clayton County, for example, doesn’t have a Target, Kohl’s or Old Navy.

But southside leaders said there is still much work to do. While they rejoiced Thursday about the economic development progress that has been made, they also warned that in some cases they may have overly relied on businesses such as warehousing and fulfillment centers. They also talked about traffic and having the transportation networks to handle an economic development boost, including getting transportation to economically struggling communities.
EXCLUSIVE: Southside ready for economic success; Kemp says he’s ready to help (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
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Old 02-23-2020, 09:16 PM
 
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Some more background on the Southside economic development issue...

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After decades of being bypassed by toney retailers, hotels and companies with high-paying jobs for the more lucrative communities north of downtown Atlanta, south metro leaders in Clayton, Fayette, South Fulton and Henry counties are trying to find ways to boost economic development in their communities...

… Retail experts said hard work can only go so far. North metro communities have been more nimble in going after economic development and have a longer history of offering incentives than their southern counterparts. That has allowed the communities to make themselves destinations — think Lenox Square or Perimeter Mall — a key lure for retailers, hoteliers and restaurateurs who are risk-averse by nature and seek to locate in areas that have already proved successful.
South metro Atlanta working to rise from economic development shadows (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 17 May 2018)
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Old 02-24-2020, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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It’s not that hard of an answer, the south has the highest wealth inequality in the country. Poverty breeds crime. The most dangerous countries in the world are also the most unequal and Atlanta is one of the worst places in the US to be born poor.
Atlanta may be number one in income inequality, but the South doesn't have the most wealth inequality by far.

Surely California and the New York region have astronomically more a gap.

Both are home to the wealthiest Americans and California also have the highest percentage of people living below the poverty level.

But of course you extrapolate all kinds of "facts " and attribute them to the South's unjust past, but actually all Southerners were originally were quite poor, and today probably don't have the extremes in pay seen in other parts of the country for the average worker.

Atlanta's crime is systemic of how children we're raised in an atmosphere where is normalized.

It's not emanating from extreme poverty or hungry bellies.

Kids here probably think it's a normal way to live and follow as a career path.

Last edited by architect77; 02-24-2020 at 10:48 AM..
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Old 02-25-2020, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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North side and south side do the same things. One side just gets watched more. Trust me! I know.... I had a couple "classmates" who literally went around my neighborhood back in the day claiming to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis and spent the money on a party and Spring Break. Nobody even thought to flinch.
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Old 02-26-2020, 07:52 AM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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North side and south side do the same things. One side just gets watched more. Trust me! I know.... I had a couple "classmates" who literally went around my neighborhood back in the day claiming to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis and spent the money on a party and Spring Break. Nobody even thought to flinch.
That's pathetic on them for fraud and for people not calling them out.
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Old 02-26-2020, 07:56 AM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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Don't be so down on the Southside.

The seemingly more upscale affluent Northside (and northern suburbs) has problems keeping nice things, too...

A jewelry store in Sugarloaf Mills Mall in Gwinnett had $200k worth of jewelry stolen during a smash-and-grab robbery back in April...
"$200K worth of jewelry gone in 30 seconds by a duo of Georgia mall thieves"

That while the even farther-out Northeastside suburban shopping mecca, the Mall of Georgia, has a history of crime incidents inside the mall. This article talks about a couple of robberies that occurred inside of the mall almost a decade ago...
"Arrests Made in Mall of Georgia Armed Robberies... Two men charged with multiple counts of armed robbery." (Dacula Patch, 30 Mar 2011)

One should not feel bad about the brand new Costco being hit with retail crime when the seemingly more upscale and more affluent Northside (which has more population and more development) appears to be an even bigger target for retail crime than the Southside.
Dude, no. Crime NEVER happens on the northside. EVER. /s
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