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Citing violent crime in Atlanta, Georgia governor declares state of emergency and calls up National Guard

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By Steve Almasy and Pierre Meilhan | 7 July 2020

CNN — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday declared a state of emergency and activated as many as 1,000 National Guard members.

Kemp, a Republican, said the executive order follows “weeks of dramatically increased violent crime and property destruction in the City of Atlanta.”

The number of shootings and murders in the city was double this year compared with 2019 for the four-week period following Memorial Day, according to police data. During that time, Atlanta also saw violent clashes between law enforcement and demonstrators during protests against police brutality and racism.

Shooting incidents went from 46 in 2019 to 93 this year between May 31 and June 27, while the number of murders spiked from six to 14 year over year for the period, police data shows. […]

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2 Comments on Citing violent crime in Atlanta, Georgia governor declares state of emergency and calls up National Guard

  1. That was big of Mayor Bottoms not to reflexively blame the shooting death of the 8 year old girl on the APD or some aspect racial ‘inequality’.

  2. … while the number of murders spiked from six to 14 year over year for the period, police data shows.

    The truth is the numbers are not all that dramatic, and without the context of the death of George Floyd and the ensuing violence, no particular notice would be taken of this, and the NG would not be called in — from May 31 to June 27 is approx one month, which is 168/year (assuming no lessening, which is unlikely) — in 2016, 111 people were murdered in Atlanta — so that’s less than 5 additional homicides/month.

    Even the killing of the kid wouldn’t matter in this sense.

    Black criminality and general dysfunction have together ‘murdered’, i.e. made largely uninhabitable for decent people, large sections of the cores of literally dozens of American cities — in e.g. Europe these same places are epicenters of civilization and culture.

    And Whites have tolerated this.

    This is the real story and the real tragedy here.

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