Get involved

There has been a lot of discussion on the local internets about crime recently.  Tomorrow morning is a chance to do some in-face discussion at City Hall.  The Atlanta Police Department has been lobbying to change rules concerning the new Citizens Review Board so they don’t have to provide most documents when the Review Board investigates police misconduct.  There is a meeting tomorrow morning of the City Council’s Public Safety Committee at 10 a.m. to discuss the legislation.

While I certainly think reducing officer furloughs and hiring more police officers is an important piece of tackling the crime issue in Atlanta, I think the police department needs some massive structural changes, too.  I don’t think this legislation is a good idea.  If you recall, the Citizen Review Board was instituted after the Kathryn Johnston incident.

1 Comment so far

  1. maigh on February 4th, 2009 @ 7:36 am

    I’d also encourage citizens to sign up (and/or add to your bloglines) on the http://www.atlantanstogether.org/. There will be a TON of future events like this to get involved in.

    We can make a difference…and thanks for the post, Ben!



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