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Georgia House Speaker Suggests State Patrol Could Take on Atlanta Crime

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By Ross Williams | March 25, 2021 | Georgia Recorder

The Georgia State Patrol could be taking over elements of Atlanta’s policing responsibilities if House Speaker David Ralston gets his way.

In a letter to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, the Blue Ridge Republican announced he h...

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Curious why TAP and other media not addressing the presence of sex massage parlors running wide open in Atlanta area…is such legal ? are any in Augusta ? seems like these type parlors breed immorality and crime….what way you TAP?

  2. Mr. Herman, It is called the “broken windows” theory of law enforcement, which Mayor Giuliani instituted in New York. By enforcing code violations and running businesses which attract crimes and deter families from enjoying a city, you create an environment by which the laws are obeyed and businesses are willing to invest in the area. The “adult entertainment” businesses are restricted to a certain part of town. It was practiced under Hinson Mcauliffe and James Webb with good results. Paul Howard, the now defeated and disgraced Fulton District Attorney and former Solicitor General, abandoned the policy when he was first elected in the mid-80s. Unfortunately, there has been a steady and rapid expansion of these businesses throughout the metro-Atlanta area. It does not help crime when law enforcement officers are blamed for criminal’s conduct and the Fulton District Attorney indicts one police officer for aggravated assault “with a deadly weapon” when he used a taser and indicts another police officer for shooting a criminal suspect who is firing a taser at the police officer. In the second case, the DA deemed the taser was not a “deadly weapon.” Which is it, deadly or not?

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