On Thursday, Atlanta Zone 3 Police and the Pittsburgh community, along with assistance from Federal law enforcement agencies announced their accomplishments through their crime suppression joint-initiative, Steel Curtain.
The community gathered on McDaniel Street in Southwest Atlanta to hear the announcements of results from 'Steel Curtain' as they were read by the Zone 3 Commander:
-105 arrests for crimes ranging from wanted fugitives, involvement in street gangs, probation violations, burglaries, carjackings, drugs and homicides.
-Forty-five firearms (from handguns to assault rifles)
-$4,000 cash and more than $81,000 in street value of drugs seized.
The initiative also included some of the following community engagement events: Members of the community participated in neighborhood trash pickups along Garibaldi Street, a “positive loitering” along Humphries and Rockwell Street to increase citizen and police visibility in high-crime areas, a positive loitering detail at Crogman Lofts, and a “streetlight inventory” walk with officers and residents to document lights that are not working.
A number of law enforcement agencies were present at the gathering but the purpose of the event was summed up best by a community resident that stood up and took to the podium to speak his mind. Mr. Wendell shouted, "If you sell drugs, we don't want you here!" Backed by a number of law enforcement, the community clapped in agreement with Mr. Wendell.