ATLANTA SUBURB RESIDENTS DEMAND SEPARATE POLICE FORCE AS CRIME RAGES: ‘WE ARE LIVING IN A WARZONE’
I guess it was just a matter of time. Not the first, and certainly not the last, a section of a major metropolitan city is seeking to break-away from the same to establish a city of their own.
Somewhat along the lines of certain communities within the County of Los Angeles (Beverly Hills, Whittier, Lancaster, West Covina, and Hawaiian Gardens) seeking to legally disassociate themselves completely from the LA County Public Health Department, the Buckhead region of north-central Atlanta are seeking to completely sever ties with the city, period.
After all, when Southerners secede, they secede. Case in point, the very possibly new city of Buckhead, Georgia.
Possibly the greatest cheerleader of Buckhead giving the city of Atlanta the heave-ho would be the Buckhead City Committee CEO, Bill White. In an interview with Fox News, White stated (emphasis mine);
“… the decision comes as crime in Atlanta has skyrocketed and police are not being properly funded.”
Further cited (emphasis mine);
White told Bill Hemmer on “America’s Newsroom” that he estimates nearly 80 percent of his community will vote in favor of the separation.
“We have two bills in the Georgia legislature dropping in January to decide this referendum ballot,” White said.
“We filed our divorce papers at the city of Atlanta, and our divorce is final.”
White said Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms’ policies have emboldened criminals and let the Atlanta Police Department down.
“They feel demoralized, underpaid, under-recognized. They are being told basically not to fight crime in the way they would like to.”
he new community, Buckhead City, will have its own law enforcement system to focus on getting crime rates down.
“We’ll have our own court. We’ll have our own judge. We’ll have our own jail,” White said. “And we are going to put the smackdown on this crime once and for all here, because the people of Buckhead have had enough.”