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Atlanta crime plan unveiled during heated town hall talk


ATLANTA -- Emotions ran high and hot at a crime meeting with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Tuesday night.

One man accused the mayor of talking politics when the bottom line is that people are afraid of getting killed in their own driveway.

Reed held the meeting to release a plan for reducing crime across every neighborhood in Atlanta. However. a recent surge of crime reported in Midtown has put a spotlight there.

 

Starting Wednesday, officers working desk jobs will pick up shifts on the street to increase visibility. Roll call will be done in public and stream online so officers will be seen by more people.

The city's holiday schedule that increases staffing will begin three weeks early on November 1.

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Police release video and sketch in two Midtown carjackings


ATLANTA -- Police have new information that may help them identify three suspects who have created panic in a Midtown neighborhood. They are wanted for two armed carjackings.

The two crimes were the subject of neighborhood meeting in Midtown that was attended by Mayor Kasim Reed. After the meeting Crime Stoppers Atlanta offered a $25,000 reward. But now police have faces to put with the suspects.

Rainbow crosswalks in place... for now


 

ATLANTA -- Crews worked through the night to paint rainbow crosswalks at the intersection of 10th and Piedmont in time for Atlanta Pride weekend. But, the colorful display of Atlanta pride is only temporary. 

Atlanta mayor, city promise more patrols, big reward to solve Midtown crime


ATLANTA -- A day after Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and police made big promises to crack down on crime in Midtown, he's also made good on his promise to offer a $25,000 reward for information about a weekend shooting.

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Midtown demands action from mayor, officials amid recent crimes


ATLANTA -- They had already dealt with the car break-ins and sidewalk attacks but for an Atlanta community, a mother being held at gunpoint was the final straw.

Is crime on the rise in Midtown Atlanta?


ATLANTA -- Residents in Midtown specifically have begun to voice their frustration with their safety after a series of crime reports. But is the problem as bad as it seems? 

Midtown Atlanta is known for culture and commerce, green space and walkable streets – but lately it’s been in the news for other reasons.

“Every time you watch the news, all you see is smash-and-grabs, gun hold-ups, tires stolen off the cars,” said Martin Kemp. 

Last weekend, police responded to the break-in of 43 cars at a condo complex on Juniper. 

This weekend, a woman was reportedly robbed at gunpoint as she loaded her children into her car.