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Monuments Represent Shared History

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If you want to talk about what enslaves us, it's not those monuments. I believe so often we get caught up in the moment that we as a community take our eyes off the real prize.   

In cities across our country, and especially right here in our CSRA, the voices of the people to take down...

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  1. Good piece Michael…please write of some specific suggested solutions to improving race relations in Augusta. Of particular interest to me is Augusta Sheriff Dept. How many street officers are Black and how many are White? I’ve been unable to find out. Why does it seem most of the crimes are committed by Blacks? Are Blacks simply over policed in Augusta is reason so many crimes seem to be committed by Blacks ? thanks keep up good work.

    • Area vibes rates Aguusta this way: Key Findings: Augusta crime rates are 88% higher than the national average Violent crimes in Augusta are 55% higher than the national average In Augusta you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime Augusta is safer than only 9% of the cities in the United States Year over year crime in Augusta has decreased by 6% An overall “F” and local statistics show most crime is committed by blacks. Such a shame it has come to this under the leadership that now serves Augusta.

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