An Atlanta City Council member who is running to be the next Mayor had his car stolen in the middle of the day by a group of children describes as “being between the ages of six and 12.”
“Councilman Antonio Brown was attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony at an event in northeast Atlanta around noon when at least four kids jumped into his car and took off,” reports Fox News.
“You don’t immediately think, ‘Oh, these kids are going to steal my car,’” Brown said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“Brown said the thieves jumped in his vehicle Wednesday after he got out to speak with community leader Ben Norman. He noted his white Mercedes-Benz coupe has keyless push-to-start ignition and he failed to realize it had been started,” adds Fox.
“One kid was in the driver’s seat. Ben attempted to open the door to get him out of the car. He fought with Ben. I then engaged and tried to get him out of the car. The three other kids were trying to figure out how to get in the car or stay out of the car. He started to hit on the gas,” Brown said.
Read the full report here.
ATLANTA ANARCHY: Mayor BANS ICE, Orders ALL DETAINEES Removed from City Prisons
The Democratic Mayor of Atlanta stunned local residents this week when she abruptly signed an executive order proclaiming the city would no longer jail criminals on behalf of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms confirmed the city “will no longer be complicit in a policy that intentionally inflicts misery on a vulnerable population.”
Atlanta mayor signs an executive order banning ICE from placing detainees in the city’s jail pic.twitter.com/W4Y2CKcH1C
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“Atlanta will no longer be complicit in a policy that intentionally inflicts misery on a vulnerable population without giving any thought to the horrific fallout,” Bottoms told reporters Thursday. “As the birthplace of the civil rights movement we are called to be better than this.”
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp slammed the decision, saying the Mayor’s move would likely increase crime throughout the region.
“The City of Atlanta should focus on cleaning up corruption and stopping crime — not creating more of it,” he said.
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ATLANTA MAYOR on CHILD’S MURDER: ‘You Can’t Blame This on a Police Officer’
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms weighed-in Sunday on the tragic murder of an 8-year-old girl near a ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest site; telling demonstrators “you can’t blame this on a police officer.”
“We’ve talked a lot about what we are demanding from our officers in our communities,” Bottoms said. “We’ve protested, we’ve demonstrated, we’ve been angry, we’ve cried, we’ve demanded action. Well now we’re demanding action for Secoriea Turner and for all the other people who were shot in Atlanta last night and over the past few weeks, because the reality is this: These aren’t police officers shooting people on the streets of Atlanta, these are members of the community shooting each other, and in this case, it is the worst possible outcome.”
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms:
“We are shooting eachother up on our streets..” pic.twitter.com/Q6Atkm49ES
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“You can’t blame this on a police officer, you can’t say this is about criminal justice reform,” said Bottoms. “This is about some people carrying some weapons who shot up a car with an 8-year-old baby in the car. We got to stop this. We are doing more harm than any police officer on this force.”
Watch the Mayor’s comments above.