We Applaud Mayor Bottoms

We applaud Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms for adopting the Obama Administration 21st Century Policing Policies. We hope it is a start. There are some solid individuals on the task force she has assembled. There are other policies we would like implemented and we will be coordinating through that body. We are thankful to the thousands who demonstrated over these past 3 weeks. Like the marchers of the 60's, without their voices, we are certain that this progress would not have come this soon. Atlanta can show nationwide leadership in this effort but it must be intentional. The Atlanta Police Department, like others around the country, cannot be "fixed." Rather, it must be restructured into a public safety objective.