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.