Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Dekalb County, GA (A place you want to avoid)

Here in the Atlanta area the crooks seem to be targeting the cops. First item:
Atlanta police were still searching for suspects Christmas Day in the carjacking of an off-duty police officer.
Two men wearing all black put guns to the officer's head as she got out of her Chrysler 300 at a southwest Atlanta apartment complex in the 1300 block of Kimberly Way, said Officer James Polite, a department spokesman.
The one item missing from this story is the fact that she was in uniform at the time so they knew she was a cop.

Peoples evidence 2:
An off-duty Marietta police officer injured in a drive-by shooting was in critical condition Tuesday at Grady Hospital, said DeKalb County Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish.

The female officer's name has not been released.

The shooting happened around 9 p.m. Monday at a Christmas party in a DeKalb County home, located near Covington Highway and I-285. Police have no motives or suspects, Parish said Tuesday.
And apparentely the bus drivers aren't safe either.
A MARTA bus driver was stabbed while on his bus Monday night.

DeKalb County Police Department Supervisor Aaron Nix confirmed the stabbing, which occurred at around 10 p.m. at the intersection of Miller Road and Covington Hwy. Nix said the driver was taken to Grady Hospital but the extent of his injuries were not immediately available.

MARTA Police are investigating the incident.
The crime stories all have one common thread. They occur in Dekalb county, former home of Rep Cynthia McKinney and current home of Vernon Jordan (D), who has announced his intentions to challenge Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) for his Senate seat this year. Dekalb county is the most crime ridden portion of Atlanta. They made a big deal out of taking in a bunch of New Orleans folks who were too stupid or hardheaded to get out of the way of a hurricane.

Not saying there is a correlation but if they find the suspects somewhere in narrative will probably be the words "former resident of New Orleans". For anybody contemplating a move to the Atlanta area 2 areas to avoid are Dekalb and Clayton county.

Clayton County has had their school system lose their accreditation once already, about 2 years ago, and is in danger of losing their accreditation again over the actions of their school board.

Well, I don't guess I will have any friends from those two Chambers of Commerce.

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