Famous! Once Again!

It’s nice to be nationally recognized. So I was proud to see that out of the 30 most dangerous cities in America, six of them were in Georgia. And three were right next door, College Park, East Point, and Union City.  The other three were Douglas, Americus and Brunswick. It’s odd, isn’t it that the three you would consider in the Atlanta Metro area are all on the south side of town. College Park, East Point, and Union City. I wonder why that is? What is it about those suburbs of Atlanta that makes them so dangerous? Maybe it’s their proximity to the Airport. Perhaps the citizens are so sleep deprived from jet noise that they are more violent. No…that doesn’t seem likely. Could it be that they see those TSA mongrels manhandling old ladies and that leads the citizens to commit the same acts on folks who are just minding their own business?

Maybe there is something in the water. Like Flint, Michigan, perhaps there is an abundance of lead in the water supply. No…probably not. They get their drinking water from the same place the rest of the metro area does. Air pollution? Not hardly…there are no large oil refineries or coal fired electric plants there.

Well, I give up. I just can’t find a reason why those southern sections of the Atlanta area are such dangerous places. Incidentally, the ratings were arrived at by counting the violent crimes and property damage per thousands of residents. I do know that if I lived there, or even paid them a visit, I would make damned sure that I was fully armed with extra ammunition.

But, there is something that the residents of College Park, East Point, and Union City can be proud of. At least they were not THE most dangerous city in our nation. That honor goes to Tutwila, Washington. Tutwila? Where the hell is that? Wherever it is, it is a long way from College Park, East Point, and Union City. The only thing that Tutwila, WA has in common with our local cities is the racial makeup of the population. Of course, it would be totally racist for us to even consider that race could have anything to do with the crime rate.

Wouldn’t it?

About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on Amazon.com, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on http://johnbeckmanbooks.com and available from Amazon.com. . .
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1 Response to Famous! Once Again!

  1. David Tippens says:

    Of course not! That would be racist! That would be profiling with a bias. It has nothing to do with the breakdown of the family in those areas. It has nothing to do with actually raising your children to know the difference between right and wrong, or good and bad. It has nothing to do with raising your children to work for a living, to go to school to learn and become gainfully employed. It has nothing to do with raising your children with morals and to know the teachings and love of God. It has nothing whatsoever with teaching your children that they are not victims, the government or white folks doesn’t owe them anything. It has nothing to do with good, common, decency. Not at all!

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