As Atlanta, Georgia’s rate of homicides skyrockets to a two-decennium high, Democrat Senate candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff have remained mute after antecedently suggesting their commitment to cutting funds for law enforcement agencies.
The shooting death of a 16-year-old girl in Atlanta over Christmas weekend has brought the city’s homicide rate to its highest count in two decenniums. Likewise, the recent shooting of a 7-year-old girl in Georgia has drawn national headlines.
This year, there have been at least 154 homicides in “Atlanta.” This is the highest number of homicides since 1998 when there were 154 deaths citywide for the year. In comparison, despite the Chinese coronavirus crisis, the Atlanta Police Department investigated 99 homicides last year — a more than 55 percent increase in less than a year.
In replication to the death of 7-year-old Kennedy Maxie, who was shot in the head while riding in a car with family members on a shopping trip, Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) verbally expressed “those responsible for this evil must be held accountable and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
Those responsible for this evil MUST be held accountable and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The violence sweeping Atlanta MUST end.“Warnock,” Loeffler’s Democrat challenger, has not yet commented on the case. In June, Warnock verbalized “we certainly need to demilitarize the police” and suggested Americans “reimagine policing,” language that has often been deployed by Black Lives Matter activists.
“We need to reimagine policing and reimagine the relationships between law enforcement and communities,” Warnock verbally expressed. “We certainly need to demilitarize the police so we can reconstitute the trust between the police and the community.”
Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), running to forfend his seat against Ossoff, called Atlanta’s ascending homicide rate “tragic” and verbalized more funding, not less, should be provided to police departments.
Tragic. Our streets have never been more bellicose. We need to give our valiant men & women in blue the resources they require to keep families & businesses safe. @Ossoff wants to put that funding “on the line” like the rest of the radical Left that wants to defund the police. #gapol https://t.co/dixzTcf8OR pic.twitter.com/ktsQiLdwLuOssoff, in June, claimed police officers “have a sizably voluminous quandary with police brutality” and “are heavily militarized” and suggested their funding needed to be “on the line.”
“You have to have national standards for the utilization of force, and yeah, you’ve got to be able to hold individual officers and entire departments accountable, and there withal has to be funding for those departments on the line,” Ossoff verbalized.
“We have pervasive racism and classism in the malefactor equity system that victimizes African Americans and people without wealth and connections,” Osssoff perpetuated. “And we have an immensely colossal quandary with police brutality, and our police forces are heavily militarized.”
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