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Executive Summary: Until Street Pirates are made to respect the sanctity of the "King Center", "The Auburn Avenue Business District" and the government buildings that are nearby - it is futile to sell to the rest of the world that these shrines of our racial progress still serve any purpose today.
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The "King Compound" - the name that I have given to the area known as the "Sweet Auburn District" that includes the "King Center", several historic churches the head quarters of several civil rights organizations.
The strip of store fronts along Edgewood Avenue is going through a massive revitalization effort. Blacks and Whites now come together in the newly opened restaurants that now line the streets. Unfortunately some of the old remnants of this areas past remain.
A motorcycle chop shop was doing business in this same area. With the benefit of a signal from a "LoJack" vehicle theft system the law enforcement authorities were dispatched. Unfortunately an armed Street Pirate pulled out his service weapon and let out multiple rounds. One of those rounds was directed at a police officer's head. One inch lower and the bullet that grazed his scalp would have entered his skull.
The terror shown by the people on the street as they ran from the businesses that were under siege says a lot about the area and much more work it needs invested in it.
I have made my views known about the great amount of ritualistic behavior that takes place in the shrines located in this place. In walking district of all of these buildings is a "killing field" for Black people. It is time for those who seek to have us all to appreciate the work of the leaders from the past begin to focus on addressing today's challenges rather than living in the legacy of the past that is no more.