Amid a citywide spike in murders of 80%, Atlanta’s richest neighborhood is moving to secede and set up its own police force.
Residents of the neighborhood of Buckhead have established the Buckhead Exploratory Committee to break away as crime across all categories surges in the wake of 200 officers leaving the Atlanta police force after the shooting death of a black man by a white officer in June, reported DailyMail.com
Home surveillance footage in Buckhead, dubbed the “Beverly Hills of the South,” in recent months has captured a man running to reach the safety of his house as a car pulled up with a man brandishing a rifle. One woman was thrown to the ground on her driveway and held at gunpoint as robbers took her purse and cellphone. A 7-year-old girl was shot in the head and killed during a Christmas shopping trip with her family.
In December, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms admitted she doesn’t know how to stop the wave of violence and is “open to suggestions.” more here