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ATAC Rally #1 – Little Five Points, Atlanta

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On Monday, January 26, 2009, AtlantansTogether.org held its first rally to raise awareness about crime in intown Atlanta neighborhoods — and what to do about it.

Citizens from a variety of intown Atlanta, GA neighborhoods spoke to WaySouth Media, Inc. about why they participated in the rally, and how crime has effected their neighborhoods.

The rally was held in the Little Five Points’ Findley Plaza. The crowd was estimated by a local media news outlet (AJC) to be about 175 people. Atlanta City Council members present at this rally: Mary Norwood (’10 Mayor of Atlanta candidate) and Kwanza Hall.

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Atlantans Together Against Crime and Cutbacks

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A WaySouth Media video report from an early morning vigil on January 8, 2009 for Atlanta restaurant, The Standard’s, popular bartender, John Henderson, who was murdered while closing the restaurant on Wednesday, January 7, 2009.

City of Atlanta intown neighborhood residents express their outrage at recent, drastic cutbacks to city protective services, such as police and fire, and vow to organize to do something to end the perceived crime wave many residents feel has plagued Atlanta in 2008 and now 2009.

City of Atlanta residents Tessa Horehled and Kyle Keyser (himself a victim of recent violent crime) have organized Atlantans Together Against Crime and Cutback (ATACC). The website is: AtlantansTogether.org.

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Trash Atlanta

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Crime was up 11% in Atlanta during 2007. Easy criminal pickin’s out there, considering I walked the dog this morning and found two separate households within two blocks setting-out their Steal My Big-Ass New TV Now! signs:

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