Lt. Doug Little, evening watch commander for Zone 5, discusses stepping up police efforts to clean up the criminal element in Atlanta's Peace Park with concerned local resident Marcel Benoit.
AJC: APD begins crackdown on Peace Park
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I realize that some of you are tired of me keying in upon the ridiculousness of the chaos that is on the streets of Atlanta at present. This must be exposed.
You have heard several times about the young "playa" who has nice clothes, a nice car yet when you go to his house it is "tore up"? I get the strange feeling that this is the case with what I call the "King Compound" in Atlanta. In just a few square blocks you have "everybody who is anybody" in the civil rights game with their offices and/or monuments in place. As such, right before the Obama election this place was plastered with posters in support of any and every Democrat that was running for office.
What they don't like to talk about is the situation that is going on so perilously close to their centers of self-worship and monuments of their past deeds. I have reported previously about the nearby "Killing Fields" that is the case on the street named "Boulevard" which is walking distance away. We hear so much talk about how urban universities are typically adjacent to dens of ignorance and thus it is their obligation to extend a hand to the members of their community. The truth is that we have the exact same thing in regards to "destroyed lives" and "civil rights violations" through crime that is taking place right near the "King Compound".
In as much as the Civil Rights Establishment of Atlanta sets their own agenda and then calls the national media to cover their own protest marches - we are not likely to see anyone report on their absence in addressing that which is happening in their own back yard.
Instead it is left up to the police to do the clean up work. Rest asure, however, if the police go too far THEN we will hear from the civil rights industrial complex as they apply "Justice Thurgood Marshall Justice" to the situation.
Ada Phillips, 72, who lives by Peace Park in Atlanta, says she welcomes a police effort to reclaim the park from criminal elements.