This should not be considered as a single incident. The "Pittsburgh Community" in Atlanta is one of the "Black Vote Harvesting Areas" that I did research upon on this blog over the past 2 summers. With the stagnated consciousness and development in this particular community the inevitable consequence is that those who operate as predators on these streets (Pittsburgh Community was rated at the #22 most violent zip code in America) will occasionally commit a violation that is deemed worthy of reporting on the news.
The Pittsburgh Community of Atlanta should be appraised by the amount of usurpation and pacification that has been transacted upon the people there. From this community comes the loudest "community activists" who's campaign signs that are arrayed like a carpet bombing at election time promote them into various legislative chambers with the goal of ensuring that the "Least Of These People" within the community do not get cut out at the negotiating table. The key point that their caretakers can't seem to understand is that a people who's consciousness has been honed to believe that their community state of "Social Justice" is a province of what the state should provide are a people who also will tend to outsource their own safety, protection and would be "organic development" to the political process that the community organizers told suggested they seek it from.
A poor, black community, Pittsburgh was served by four streetcar lines: Washington Street, Pryor Street, Stewart Avenue (now Metropolitan Parkway) and Georgia Avenue (now Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard). In spite of its poverty, early Pittsburgh boasted some well-educated and self-sufficient residents. Until the 1930s, Pittsburgh housed Clark College; it also held two theological seminaries. Black-owned businesses sprung up on McDaniel Street.
Starting in the 1960s it became possible for better-off blacks to move into previously all-white areas, and many did, even as "white flight" started to the suburbs. This led to the depreciation of home values in Pittsburgh and eventually to abandoned houses. Pittsburgh's population fell by fifty percent from 7,276 in 1970 to 3,624 in 1990.
With the people of the Pittsburgh Community used as political pawns so frequently - it should come as no surprise that the main caretakers of this section focus more on protesting against those who are imprisoning the people from this community more than they care to see the part that they play in the benign neglect of this same community.