Atlanta Mayor Admits It’s Not Police Shooting Up The Communities


Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms woke up a bit over the weekend. It’s probably a bit late but I suppose late is better than never. After weeks of skyrocketing crime and shootings in Atlanta, Bottoms dropped a bit of reality on the media and BLM supporters in the area.

The mayor admitted that while protesters and rioters are touting the reason for their riots is violence against the black community, the same community has been shooting up the black community ever since, at a skyrocketing rate. Not police.

An 8-year-old girl was shot over the weekend while sitting in a car that was trying to turn around on a road that had been blocked by BLM protesters.

“Secoriea Turner was shot and killed last night, and it was not by the hands of police officers,” Bottoms said. “It was by the hands of a coward, cowards, who are still out and about in our community. This happened … near the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was killed a few weeks ago.”

 

This isn't the only child that's been killed during these riots either. There have been at least 5 children killed during the violence.

These are not protests. People don't get shot at protests. Buildings don't get burned at protests.

Let's not forget that, in Atlanta, they are protesting the shooting of a guy who punched police officers, stole an officer's taser, and fired it at the officer.

Mayor Lance Bottoms admits that they're losing the movement.

“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 of 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.”

She also admits what many people have said for weeks about this movement. It's not about reform. It's about destruction and violence. That is what has happened from the beginning.

“You can’t blame this on a police officer, you can’t say this is about criminal justice reform. This is about some people carrying some weapons who shot up a car with an eight-year-old baby in the car,” Bottoms concluded. “We got to stop this. We are doing each other more harm than any police officer on this force. We’ve had over 75 shootings in the city over the past several weeks. You can’t blame that on APD.

How long will it take for these Democrat mayors to take responsibility for their cities? The people are seeing firsthand that without police officers, as Democrats are calling for, violence and destruction runs rampant while the safety of those who need protection is absent.

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57 thoughts on “Atlanta Mayor Admits It’s Not Police Shooting Up The Communities”

  1. I interpret the black live matter movement statement of wanting to be “free and freedom” is to be free to shoot, kill, destroy, create civil unrest, etc, without any reprisals, arrests, and/or punishment for their actions. Unfortunately, Atlanta, New York, Minneapolis, Seattle, Chicago and other like cities who want to defund and/or eliminate the police departments are really asking for a lawless society. One should ask themselves “how do we protect ourselves without police and/or law enforcement?”

    1. What is even scarier is, they want to take away our guns. Imagine no police, criminals with guns and the law abiding citizen defenseless. For some reason this makes me think of natzi Germany. communist Russia, Venezuela and Cuba.

    2. Right on the money with your thinking, problem is all these liberal nut jobs that take any little thingvand trying to turn it on law enforcement. Dont like it? Follow the law like we all need to

  2. GOSH!!!

    And all this time I thought it was merely a FAILURE OF LEADERSHIP BY REFUSING TO ENFORCE THE LAWS ON THE BOOKS!

    With a KNOWN HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, the first sign of ‘unrest’ and a change in mood, the Police Presence should have been increased and the National Guard notified to be ready.

    WE, THE PEOPLE hired people that PROMISED THEY WERE CAPABLE OF PERFORMING THE DUTIES the office REQUIRED OF THEM.

    bottoms is COMPLETELY INCOMPETENT FOR THE JOB!

    Elected for her skin color rather then QUALIFICATIONS, she has PROVEN HER OWN FAILURES!

    SHE IS FULLY QUALIFIED to be the ‘mayor’ of her SOLITARY CONFINEMENT CELL in a MAXIMUM SECURITY detention facility

  3. that’s so true !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BLM IS A RACIST WAY TO ROB AND LOOT OUR BUSINESSES, IF THEY WANT TO LIVE IN A SLUM THEIR MAKING IT, DON’T BE FOOLED THAT’S WHAT THEY WANT, YOU GOT SOROS TO THANK FOR THAT.

  4. Democrats aren’t going to take responsibility for their actions . . . they are RESPONSIBLE for all the violence BECAUSE of their actions – and it was all PLANNED, and NOW We The People are turning against them. One Enlightened But Wary Patriot.

  5. the director of BLM stated their leaders are trained in marxism and they are all marxists. She also said their MAIN goal was to influence the election. They are just hiding behind a logo that no one will go after. If they really cared about black lives, they would not murder black police officers, they would not burn down, loot and mug black business owners and they would be concerned about the high black murders in Chicago. They are using the black community and the white young and dumb to do their dirty work, to be their armies to achieve their goal of communism.

    BLM is employing unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims. For instance, this past week-end, BLM marched and they were suited up in heavy armor and were carrying AKs. They were shoving those AKs in the face of people in order to intimidate. The definition of terrorism is: the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims. Therefore, BLM is a terrorist organization. It is about time, just like antifa they are designated as such.

  6. Blacks have to accept most of the blame for slavery. Tribal black kings and warlords captured and sold slaves to the Portugese, English, etc. What happened in Minneapolis was not right. No excuse for rioting and looting and killing. One in 3 northern union families lost a loved one or had one injured fighting in the Civil War to free black slaves who were sold by black kings. What about reparations for their losses?

    1. Absolutely….these idiots need some World History lessons if they believe slavery began in this country! It’s laughable that no one wants to look at the big picture and put any blame on the African royalty who SOLD their own into such a miserable existence. What’s worse is that the Democratic Party has been keeping the black population under their thumbs ever since!

  7. last week she blamed trump! they blame trump for everything.this has been going on for years.just look how many were shot and killed in chicago the last few weeks including 7 kids.but they don’t want to talk about that as they never do anything wrong.

  8. This has NEVER been about anything but rioting, looting, burning, intimidation and harm to others! What in hell did these idiot politicians THINK was going to happen when these terrorists were let loose on our cities? Terrorist’s lives mean absolutely NOTHING TO ME and they never will. They stopped being just protesters the minute they looted, committed arson, and intimidated or assaulted others, INCLUDING POLICE OFFICERS! They will get nothing from me but my utter contempt!

  9. Thanks for the update on Blm. If you know the problem is the community why don’t you solve the problem by increasing the size of the police department, any race, and give them the task of cleaning up your city. It doesn’t look that difficult if the police are supported. Donald

  10. The illegal drug dealer “industry” has a vested interest in creating mistrust of the police and government. They hijack the protest activities and try to take over territory. High time the officials and citizenry start being more discerning about who they are dealing with and quit pretending that the violence and damage is just a result of zealous political operatives.

  11. I do so hope that Ms. Bottoms will be Plugs’ running mate. She is doing all she can to get on the right side of the BLM “unrestful peaceful protests” that look for all the world like rioting and pillaging. Consider this: All those iron-barred windows and doors in the ‘Hood are not there to keep cracker cops out. So there’s that.

  12. It is sad that a worthy cause such as BLM has as its seminal slogan “Hands up. Don’t shoot” an event that never happened and a poster boy, Michael Brown, bully and extortionist who was intent on killing Darren Wilson who only wanted to respond to a “robbery in progress” call and go to lunch with his pregnant wife. At 6 ft 5 in and 286 pounds, this 18 year old was not “unarmed” in any meaningful sense of the word, and certainly not as he crawled into the window and hit Wilson in the face and tried to take his gun. Wilson probably got off the shot that grazed Brown in the hand and caused him to back off and run down the street. Wilson bravely and foolishly ran after him and was swifter; stopped surely 20 feet short of catching the larger man, who also stopped, caught his breath and bull rushed the officer with the look of intent to kill. Wilson’s gun stopped him finally. And he lived to have lunch with his wife. Meanwhile Brown’s buddy slithered off to the media and told his cock and bull story which was spread around the world as gospel before Truth had a chance to put her dress on.

  13. It looks to me like a VERY SMALL PERCENTAGE, of a small, 14% sector of the American Racial Makeup wants to take control of the remaining 97% of the People.

    And politicians squeal like little piggies when somebody, just ANYBODY, that isn’t ‘WHITE’ throws a temper tantrum when they get the wrong color lollipop at the circus.

    And LIFE is the circus that passes out the lollipops to those that HAVE EARNED the right colored suckers TO THE DESERVING.

    As to the “reparations” issue.

    Bring the Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Grandparents that were ACTUALLY HELD AS SLAVES, and I will PERSONALLY buy their FREEDOM FOR THEM.

    IF they aren’t available, the offer is NOT transferable to the PATHETIC WHINERS that would rather use ANY EXCUSE to feel sorry for themselves than actually EARN THEIR OWN WAY IN LIFE..

    One can only imagine the UTTER DISGUST their Ancestors would show for their descendants.

  14. Notice, if you will, that it is NOT THE LAW ABIDING GUN OWNERS doing the shootings….

    YET!

    YOU WERE HIRED to KEEP THE STREETS SAFE!

    IF WE THE PEOPLE are going to be required to clean up THE MESSES YOU CREATED, don’t count on endless appeals to prevent the DEATH PENALTY a Fully Informed Jury gives you after hearing ALL the evidence.

  15. FINALLY, FINALLY, SHE GOT HER HEAD OUT OF RECTUM LONG ENOUGH TO REALIZE WHO THE
    BAD GUYS ARE AND THEY ARE NOT THE BRAVE
    MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVE AND PROTECT
    OUR COMMUNITIES EVERY DAY. YOUR FIRST PRIORITY SHOULD BE TO STOP BLACK ON BLACK
    CRIMES IN YOUR COMMUNITIES. THE PROTESTORS,
    RIOTERS, LOOTERS, BLM ARE GROUPS THAT ARE
    HERE ONLY TO CAUSE CHAOS AND DESTRUCTION
    OF PROPRTY AND DIVISION IN OUR COUNTRY. WE
    CANNOT LET THEM SUCCEED.

    GOD BLESS AMERICA.

  16. When will people wake up to the fact:BLM is communistic destructive and want only to destroy America Despite the Media, true Americans must rebel against them with force”’Get rid of the communistic mayor of NY…

  17. A comment from the past, they came to remove all those who were Jewish,, they cried for help, but I was not Jewish, so I did not oppose them,

    They came to remove all those who were Baptists, They cried for help, but I was not a Baptist, so I did not oppose them.

    They came to remove all those who were Catholics, They cried for help, but I am not a Catholic, so I did not oppose them.

    They came to remove everyone of my religion, I cried for Help, But there were None left to Help Me.

    this was Germany in 1940’s

  18. With the Democrats defunding and/or disbanding the Police it looks like their gun Control plan is working…now only Criminals have guns!

  19. The worthless protesters don’t give a dam about how much damage they do or how many people they kill and even if it is a little kid. I bet they are happy about another little kid being kill. Their metal function is lower than any hole on earth. TOTAL INTERCOURSING GARBAGE.

  20. Trayvon Martin was not a 13 year old innocent and he was bashing Zimmerman head on the concrete
    The hands up don’t shoot Michael Brown was not shot in the back he was in the cops car with his hand on his gun
    Just like the guy at Wendy,s was tazing the cop I could go on

    All of the media is complicit and fanning the fire that is destroying this country. And I mean all that is broadcast.
    I once heard a woman from Cuba say at a very peaceful tea party Gathering thatThe whole story. she was scared for her new country because Castro was able to do what he did because he owned the media. Let’s hope that our military will not turn on us.
    Thank God for OANN, The Epoch Times and others that are usually telling the truth. One must dig around to get the facts for oneself.

  21. It was never about the police either. The statistics just dont support that. Even though it might be perceived as the cops killing the Black community the numbers just dont indicate that. What this is about is a group of people including the media trying to divide us all and drive a deep wedge between fellow Americans based on skin color. As a very great man said I dream of a day when we will judged on the content of our character not the color of our skin. One nation united and we can accomplish any thing we can imagine.

  22. Finally, a woman whose come to realize that the democrats a dead wrong and the monsters they have created are nothing more than criminals. I applaud her for her courage.

  23. And yet she still says the cop who defended himself in front of the burned down Wendys is guilty of murder before any investigation or trial. That mayor pulls her pants down and craps in her underwear. That’s how much sense she makes.

  24. It is still not clear who did the shootings. Was it local residents, or paid outsiders come to stir up trouble? Neither the liberal Mayor nor the police seem anxious to answer this question. Even the Rayshard Brooks tragedy was presented from an angle. Rayshard was not originally arrested for fighting with Atlanta police and threatening them with their own taser. He was originally found asleep at the wheel of his car in a takeout lane. If the officers called to the scene had been in serve and protect mode, they might have said “Rayshear buddy, you’re drunk as a skunk. C’mon, we’ll buy you a burger and a coffee and drive you home”. In this scenario, Rayshear probably would have thanked the cops and let them drive him home. But, unfortunately, the officers were in arrest mode, and got the violent response they should have anticipated from a drunk man being forcibly awakened and arrested.

  25. This was so easy to see from the very start. Protesting is not burning building’s and destroying other peoples property. What I have seen over and over is nothing more than anarchy, And the local governments telling the police to stand down and just let it happen. Without law and order in a civilized society you will have neither. And this DEFUNDING the police is just another way to permit these organizations to separate and divide this country. Yet they protest against the police, but where are the protest for all the killing’s that are done EVERY day and night all over the country by themselves. Its is unbelievable to me what I am watching be allowed to happen in this country.

  26. Finally. Maybe next they’ll tell people to do as an officer tells them and maybe they won’t have a bad experience. Problem is that most who don’t follow instructions from the officers know they’re guilty or wanted.

  27. Her failed policies have led to this! She should have stopped it day one and not allowed it to get out of hand! Typical DemocRAT Mayor, incompetent and clueless!

  28. I love that the mayor has realized what everybody else needs to. Congratulations on speaking out. Kudos.

  29. Any group that uses violence in it’s movement whatever the cause is in the wrong and should be arrested, investigated and prosecuted. This Mayor played politics with the justice system and sadly it hurt many innocent people.

  30. Thank you Madam Mayor:

    This is what is happening all over the county.
    We all must wake up to the truth.
    There are those who are among us, that are not interested
    in peaceful discussions, but are interested in destroying our communities.
    We must have law and order if we are going to be the
    good people we are supposed to be, especially for future generations.

  31. Eventually, even Demented-Dems like Atlanta’s “Bottomless-Pit”, respond to reality. It’s too bad her fellow Dems are still suffering from Terminal TDS. 😊

  32. This is terrible. It is so sad that the Democrats are not out for the people of America. What their agenda is I do not know, but it does not include the betterment of America & its people. This needs to stop!

  33. Thank you mayor.. This is tough time for everyone in the U.S.A. Atlanta has grown up to be a great leading city in the U.S. & you can bring it back to new growth & honor once again. It takes everyone working together to get through theses current problems. We need action not just talk.