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The mayor of Atlanta, a Democrat as usual, admitted that police morale is down significantly. It is no coincidence that murder is through the roof in Atlanta, as the police correctly judge that the mayor and local prosecutors are against them and with the leftist domestic terrorists and the criminal gangs. Governor Kemp, a Republican from the business wing, has so far done nothing and said nothing except to sign and celebrate a “hate crime” bill that now puts Christians under persecution as bigots if they follow the Bible on sexuality. Hotlanta may burn again, this time from within, thanks again to ineffective local and state leadership.
CBS News reported on Atlanta Mayor Bottoms’ comments over a week ago:
In an interview with CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on Wednesday, the mayor said that police morale around the country is down.
“… and I think ours is down ten-fold,” Mayor Bottoms said. “This has been a very tough few weeks in Atlanta and with the tragedy of Mr. Brooks, and then on top of that the excessive force charges that were brought against the officers involved with the college students, there’s a lot happening in our city, and the police officers are receiving the brunt of it quite frankly.”
Predictably, civilian violence in Atlanta is rapidly mounting, piling up politically inconvenient deaths for the Democrats:
Violence is off the chain in Atlanta.
During the first three weeks of this month — May 31 to June 20 — 75 people have been shot in Atlanta. Last year during that period, 35 people were shot in the city.
At this rate it’ll be 100 shot by July.
Eleven people have been killed during that three-week period. Last year? Five.
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The carnage coincides with the protests of George Floyd’s killing in Minnesota. On May 29, demonstrations started in downtown Atlanta and things got crazy. Squad cars burned, stores were looted, and protesters and police clashed.
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“The irony about defunding to reform police is that residents in those areas are begging for more police,” [Councilman Michael Bond] said. Many residents, especially those who are older, are frightened about crime and “don’t want the police to go away,” he said.
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A video shot after a shooting near the burned-out Wendy’s shows cops being forced back into their cars by a threatening crowd. In the third week of June, Atlanta cops made 50 traffic stops. In the corresponding period a year ago, they made 3,000. (Yes, those numbers are right.)
Scores of cops have called in sick, and the so-called “proactive” policing — which is investigating situations to try to stop crime before it occurs — is now largely nonexistent.
“Officers will respond to high-level calls and protecting each other,” said Jason Segura, a cop who heads the department’s union. He said the recent firings and quick arrests of officers without detailed investigations has police thinking the city does not have their backs.
President Trump is right, Republicans must all stand up now and fight back hard in the name of the forgotten Americans whose lives and livelihoods are threatened by Democrats and their allies on the streets. Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, supposedly a conservative Republican, has been negligent and cowardly in the face of violence and local officials attacks on police. He needs to mobilize the resources of his office to support the good people of Atlanta against the thugs and their Democrat enablers. Governor Kemp needs to stop cowering and start standing for law and order, for basic security as a precursor to all other rights he has sworn an oath to uphold.Published in