Atlanta’s incompetent Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has reached her lowest level to date. In less than one term she has placed Atlanta in the same category as Detroit, New York, and LA.
She is now blaming the reopening of the state as the reason for the immense jump in violence. Last year, Atlanta had 157 homicides, the most they’d seen in two decades. This year, they are 58% ahead of last year’s total.
Bottoms blames the spike on reopening but guess what? If you remove Atlanta from the mix, crime in Georgia is not so high. But, what do you expect when you defund and demonize the police?
But Bottoms knows just what a poor mayor she has been. That’s why she has already announced that she won’t be running for reelection, not that she could have won anyway.
The Democrat’s anti-police agenda is failing all over the country everywhere it has been tried.
Crime has gotten so bad that the Buckhead section of the city has filed for divorce from Atlanta. That would be a disaster for Atlanta.
Buckhead supplies Atlanta with 20% of its tax revenue. That will be a devastating blow for the city and would probably require an across-the-board increase in taxes.
Buckhead will go from the 84 police officers Atlanta gives them to the 300 they plan to have once they are independent.
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“Remember in Georgia we were opened up before the rest of the country, even before the CDC said that it was safe for us to open, so our night clubs and our bars remained open so we had people traveling here from across the country to party in our city,” Bottoms replied.
Bottoms then seemed to contradict herself in her next statement, where she said violent crime is up in cities across the country, including in Democrat-controlled states that only recently opened back up this month.
“If it were an Atlanta issue alone then I’d know that there was something that we weren’t getting right… but I’m talking to mayors and hearing from mayors in cities and large urban areas, we’re all experiencing this which means that we all have to work together to find a solution to this gun violence that is gripping our nation,” Bottoms told Ruhle.