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Crime Scene: Atlanta

Posted on | November 30, 2022 | 1 Comment

Being a native of Atlanta, I can only shake my head in sorrow at what’s happened to that once-great city. Basically the entire city and most of the suburbs have become a shooting range in recent years. Perhaps Atlanta is not yet as bad as Philadelphia, Baltimore, St. Louis or some of our nation’s other notorious murder zones, but it’s still plenty bad, and for the same reason that so many other cities have spiraled out of control.

To put it as politely as possible, the word is demographics.


A 12-year-old was killed and five teenagers were injured in a shooting Saturday night after gunfire erupted near Atlanta’s Atlantic Station retail district following a dispute involving juveniles, according to city officials.
Of those who were injured, one teenager sustained critical injuries while four others were “shot or injured in some way,” Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said in a news conference Sunday. Three guns were recovered from the scene.
Atlanta police previously said the shooting took place after a “dispute occurred that escalated to gunfire.” Around 8 p.m., a “group of juveniles” were escorted off Atlantic Station property by off-duty Atlanta police officers and Atlantic Station personnel, Atlanta Police Homicide Commander Lt. Germain Dearlove said in an earlier news conference.
“They were removed for unruly behavior and also curfew violations for Atlantic Station,” Dearlove told reporters. The group moved to 17th Street where the dispute occurred and gunfire erupted, Dearlove said.
On Sunday, Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum said the altercation occurred between individuals who knew each other and who had a conflict together earlier this month. Some of the individuals involved are known to police, he said, and warrants will likely be issued soon.

Atlantic Station is a massive 138-acre commercial development with shopping, dining and recreation, located on the site of a former steel mill. Located near the Georgia Tech campus and the upscale Midtown neighborhood, Atlantic Station was intended as an all-inclusive destination, the kind of place where you could spend an entire day, see a movie, eat a meal, go shopping, etc. But it has now become a magnet for teenage criminals, and scarcely a week goes by that there isn’t some story about violent mayhem perpetrated by these feral youth.

Notice that the news story about Saturday’s shooting doesn’t say anything about this “group of juveniles” in terms of demographics, but do you really need me to spell it out for you? I don’t think so.


Police now believe four people were involved in a shooting in east Atlanta’s Gresham Park neighborhood and that it started as an attempted home invasion. One person has since died in connection to the shooting, according to police.
DeKalb County police said officers responded around 5 p.m. Thursday evening — Thanksgiving day — to the 2700 block of Gresham Road after getting reports of a person shot.
When officers got there, police found three people ages 23, 18 and 15 with apparent gunshot wounds. All three were taken to a hospital in serious to critical condition, but the 18-year-old died from his injuries.
A fourth person, a 30-year-old man, later showed up at the hospital with a gunshot would. He was also linked to the incident, police said.
“Several other parties” who were also allegedly involved were detained at the scene with the help of SWAT officers, who police said were already in the area.
Detectives at the scene and hospital began questioning those involved, which authorities said revealed that the four men were were attempting to break into a home. While they were trying to get inside, police said that the group exchanged shots with someone who lived there.
At this time, police said the shooting “appears justified” and no charges are expected to be filed against the the person who fired the shot.
The three surviving subjects are expected to be charged with felony murder because of the death of their alleged accomplice. The two adults will also be charged with home invasion.

The would-be home invaders got shot by the homeowner, and because one of the perps died, his surviving accomplices will be charged with felony murder, a concept that Eugene Volokh helpfully explains. And that story is directly connected to . . .


DeKalb police said a 17-year-old was killed and two other people were also shot while attending a candlelight vigil for a recent homicide victim.
Police told Channel 2 Action News the suspect walked up to the victim and shot the 17-year-old during a candlelight vigil for Taneaious McCune, who was shot and killed during a Friday home invasion attempt on Gresham Road.
olice identified the victim Monday as 17-year-old Ian Hagerty.
The address is listed as the Highlands at East Atlanta Apartments.
While investigating this scene, an 11-year-old boy arrived at the Walmart at 2427 Gresham Road with a gunshot wound to his finger. He told police he was at this location when the shooting began. The 11-year-old was taken to an area hospital.
The shooter ran away from the scene, according to police. Detectives are on the scene investigating the situation.

So while they were mourning the perp killed in the earlier home invasion, somebody decided to shoot the mourners during the candlelight vigil.

“Hey, my hoodlum son got shot to death while he was breaking into somebody’s house. Want to come to the candlelight vigil in his honor?”

No, thank you.

Remember when the whole country decided to riot because one black guy died in police custody in Minneapolis? Now you’ve got black kids getting shot to death routinely in Atlanta and nobody seems to care.

It’s almost as if their lives don’t matter, or something.



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