What is life like in Atlanta, the purported “Black Mecca” of America? It’s a city where the black majority continually stress-test the concept of “Black Lives Matter,” to the point where police have embarked on a social media campaign begging residents to stop shooting each other.
Atlanta cops beg residents to stop shooting each other in new campaign, by Mary Kay Linge, New York Post, April 10, 2021
Maybe if they just ask nicely.
The Atlanta Police Department has taken to social media to beg residents: please stop shooting each other.
“We’re hoping that people will see the message and think twice before they resort to picking up a gun,” department spokeswoman Chata Spikes told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“Anger + Guns Adds Up to Nothing Good,” reads a Facebook post that pictures the equation’s answer as a flower-bedecked coffin.
“You cannot put the bullet back in the chamber once it is discharged,” the post explains. “Many have learned this the hard way.”
Murders in Atlanta surged by about 60 percent in the first three months of 2021, according to the report — while the city has logged 167 reported shootings since Jan. 1, up more than 50 percent from the first three months of 2020.
Repeat after me: Black. Lives. Matter.