C.T. Martin spoke during a visit to an NPU-T meeting in the West End area about the influx of boarding houses/halfway houses in the community. Often times more than 5 people live in these homes, as they begin to transition out of state facilities, such as the penitentiary.
According to C.T. Martin, Councilman for District 10, it is the State's doing that continues to create these housing opportunities for convicts in our neighborhoods. Martin urges residents to talk to their State representatives, like Pat Gardner, and insist that this becomes a bigger issue within the Georgia legislature.
Most recently, in the Capitol View area, residents talked to the media about a boarding house that they have in their community that holds nearly 15 residents. The community feels unsafe for a number of reasons, including that they do not know the occupants of the home, a burned out van sits in-front of the home with broken glass to boot, and because crime rates have sharply risen. Over 80 cars broken into, with no end in sight.
In his video remarks, C.T. Martin gives a few examples of what residents should keep an eye on, and what they can do to protect their neighborhoods.