Atlanta 'defund the police' backer has car stolen -- by kids in broad daylight: reports

  

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Via:  texan1211  •  3 weeks ago  •  31 comments

By:   David Aaro (MSN)

Atlanta 'defund the police' backer has car stolen -- by kids in broad daylight: reports
An Atlanta city councilman - who is aiming to be the city's next mayor - had his car stolen by children in broad daylight Wednesday, according to reports.

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An Atlanta city councilman - who is aiming to be the city's next mayor - had his car stolen by children in broad daylight Wednesday, according to reports.

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, FOX 5 of Atlanta reported.

"You don't immediately think, 'Oh, these kids are going to steal my car,'" Brown said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The incident occurred amid a recent crime wave in the city. Brown, who joined the city's mayoral race less than three weeks ago, is running on a campaign of "reimagining public safety," the paper reported.

Last year, he voted in support of an ordinance to withhold $73 million from the budget of the Atlanta Police Department. The ordinance was narrowly voted down.

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, reports said.

The councilman described the kids as being between ages 6 and 12, FOX 5 reported.

"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.

Brown added that he held on to the car in an attempt to stop them and was dragged about a block down the road before letting go.

"As he started to speed up, and I knew that if I had not let go, I knew I probably could have killed myself because he was going so fast, I would have started to tumble. And I would have hurt him," the councilman said.

Brown doesn't plan on filing charges against the kids, who he says acted out of desperation, Atlanta's WSB-TV reported.

"This is a generational poverty issue. These kids, it's 12:30 in the afternoon. Why aren't they in school? Why aren't we enforcing systems to ensure that if they are not in school, they're in recreational centers?" he said.

Atlanta police are investigating.

Brown is under indictment on federal fraud charges related to alleged incidents that occurred in the years prior to him winning the council seat in 2019, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


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Texan1211
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1  seeder  Texan1211    3 weeks ago

Isn't irony fun?!?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @1    3 weeks ago

Isn't irony fun?!?

Don't see any irony.  Please explain.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1    3 weeks ago

If you can't see any irony here, then it would be a monumental waste of time and bandwidth to try and explain it to you.

Carry on!

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.1.2  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.1    3 weeks ago
If you can't see any irony here, then it would be a monumental waste of time and bandwidth to try and explain it to you.

You don't see any either huh?  

 
 
 
bugsy
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1.1.3  bugsy  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.2    3 weeks ago

Ozzwald....I'm curious

The other day you posted to me that the Jihad squad had profusely apologized many times for their anti semetic comments.

I asked you to show proof of that, and to this day, you haven't.

Why is that?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.4  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.2    3 weeks ago

I do see it.

And have a certain degree of pity for those who simply can't or won't.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.1.5  Ozzwald  replied to  bugsy @1.1.3    3 weeks ago
Why is that?

It's not my fault you are too lazy to look it up for yourself.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
1.1.6  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.4    3 weeks ago
I do see it.

Yet you are unable to explain it?  That's why I find it so questionable about you actually seeing it.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.7  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  bugsy @1.1.3    3 weeks ago
Why is that?

Because it isn't true?

That's my guess.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.8  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.6    3 weeks ago
Yet you are unable to explain it?

Now, that is just a silly assumption on your part.

I CAN explain it.

That's why I find it so questionable about you actually seeing it.

And? Who cares?

 
 
 
bugsy
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1.1.9  bugsy  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.5    3 weeks ago
It's not my fault you are too lazy to look it up for yourself.

You claimed it...you provide the proof.

That's the way things are supposed to work on here, right...at least that is what the leftists say.

By your deflection, it looks like you recognized your inabilities to provide any proof.

 
 
 
bugsy
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1.1.10  bugsy  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.7    3 weeks ago
Because it isn't true? That's my guess

Ding   ding   ding

We have a winner

Congrats, Tex, at being right...yet again.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.1.11  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.8    3 weeks ago
I CAN explain it.

Evidence shows otherwise.

And? Who cares?

Obviously you, since you keep replying...

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.1.12  Ozzwald  replied to  bugsy @1.1.9    3 weeks ago
That's the way things are supposed to work on here, right

Not in a right wing thread it isn't.  Just ask Texan1211 who is refusing to prove his own statement.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.13  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.11    3 weeks ago

but I am not the one looking for a rather obvious definition of irony.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.15  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.12    3 weeks ago

I am sorry that recognizing irony is too hard for some fine folks.

 
 
 
bugsy
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1.1.16  bugsy  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.12    3 weeks ago
Just ask Texan1211 who is refusing to prove his own statement.

My question was posed to YOU, not Texan.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.17  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  bugsy @1.1.16    3 weeks ago

I guess the headers on the posts telling us who is posting and to who the post is addressed to is mind-numbingly difficult.

 
 
 
bugsy
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1.1.18  bugsy  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.17    3 weeks ago

I've found that they will try ANY distraction to get the conversation away from their short comings. Happens every day on here from the left.

That, and the need for lastworditis.

It's chronic.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.1.19  Ozzwald  replied to  bugsy @1.1.16    3 weeks ago
My question was posed to YOU, not Texan.

My answer is the same as his.

 
 
 
bugsy
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1.1.20  bugsy  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.19    3 weeks ago

So you have nothing.

Maybe you should stop pretending you do.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.2  XXJefferson51  replied to  Texan1211 @1    3 weeks ago

It is indeed!  Lol!   

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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2  Paula Bartholomew    3 weeks ago

Textbook Karma.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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2.1  Ronin2  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    3 weeks ago

Definitely the Karma he deserved.

 
 
 
Kathleen
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3  Kathleen    3 weeks ago

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Gazoo
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3.1  Gazoo  replied to  Kathleen @3    3 weeks ago

My thoughts exactly!

 
 
 
Ronin2
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4  Ronin2    3 weeks ago
Brown doesn't plan on filing charges against the kids, who he says acted out of desperation, Atlanta's WSB-TV reported. He noted his white Mercedes-Benz coupe has keyless push-to-start ignition and he failed to realize it had been started, reports said.

Because desperate people always steal Mercedes-Benz coupes. It is the new status symbol for the downtrodden.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Ronin2 @4    3 weeks ago

Let the "kids" off the hook.

Sounds smart---allow them to see that there are no consequences for stupid, illegal actions.

Wouldn't want them thinking that crime may pay!

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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4.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1    3 weeks ago

She would have had to ask help from the very people she wants defunded.

 
 
 
Tacos!
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5  Tacos!    3 weeks ago
Last year, he voted in support of an ordinance to withhold $73 million from the budget of the Atlanta Police Department.

I wonder if he still thinks that's a good plan. I wonder if anyone in the media will ask him.

Brown doesn't plan on filing charges against the kids, who he says acted out of desperation

What desperation? Were they desperate for a ride to the country club? Were they going to the supermarket to exchange the car for a loaf of bread?

"This is a generational poverty issue.

He declared, without knowing anything about the actual kids . . . 

Anyway, there are a lot of poor kids in the world - and that is something we should try to change - but they manage to get through the day without stealing cars. Sometimes a kid does a wild thing because wild things are fun. Not every act of chaos is rooted in economic desperation.

These kids, it's 12:30 in the afternoon. Why aren't they in school?

Is school even open? Is physical attendance required? Seems like there are good reasons a kid might not be in school these days. Maybe ask the school board. Maybe ask the teachers union. Maybe ask their parents - if you can find them.

Why aren't we enforcing systems to ensure that if they are not in school, they're in recreational centers?" he said.

For some progressives (or people just trying to make a career in government), everything is someone else's fault, and all problems can be cured with a government facility. Apparently, he wants to make it mandatory. "Enforce systems?"

 
 
 
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6  charger 383    3 weeks ago

Sometimes people get what they deserve

 
 
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