Mayor Kasim Reed Back in the Adamsville Community Addressing Crime and Safety

The meeting allowed residents the opportunity to discuss public safety issues impacting our neighborhoods including car thefts, gang activity, break-ins and other major public safety concerns.

Kasim Reed at the SW Atlanta Town Hall Meeting. By: Marc Richardson
Kasim Reed at the SW Atlanta Town Hall Meeting. By: Marc Richardson
This is part 1 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.

In this part 1 video, the Mayor frames the following safety discussion and gives context. Mayor Reed said that crime in the City of Atlanta was down 18% in 2012, and the number of murders in Atlanta that year was at a record low. Atlanta Police Chief George Turner and other officials with the Atlanta Police Department were on hand and accepted the accolades.

It is currently unclear if the percentage of violent crime rose in the neighborhoods inside southwest Atlanta or not, which would be a better indicator of the crime trend in our area.

Another good point of progress in the city, comes from the fact that more and more recreation centers and parks are opening back up.  Mayor Reed says these city facilities are vital for our "teenagers and also our senior citizens."  It is believed that teenage kids need places to go and things to do after school, so that they won't wander around looking for trouble.

Again the attached video is just an introduction to the Southwest Atlanta Town Hall meeting,  the tough questions like, "what are we going to do about repeat offenders," are discussed in subsequent video clips.


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