It is probably one of the most frustrating issues to both citizens and law enforcement agencies, when repeat offenders are released right back to the same neighborhoods that they were caught committing crimes.
Mayor Kasim Reed told a packed audience at the Adamsville Recreation Center that this was one of the main obstacles to southwest Atlanta improving its quality of life. "Some of these people are arrested 20, 30, 40 times," said Mayor Reed, "they need to be taken out of the community."
The problem seems to be that we have Fulton County Jail which holds only about 2500 people, and there is no room in the city jail as well. There is also a tax component that Mayor Reed discusses in the video, vowing not to let Atlanta residents be doubled tax for the use of the Fulton jail.
This is just part 2 of a multiple video series from Mayor Kasim Reed's visit to Adamsville Recreation Center on Wednesday, August 20th to discuss public safety. The meeting was hosted by Mayor Reed and City Councilmembers C.T. Martin, Michael Julian Bond, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Cleta Winslow and H. Lamar Willis.