“Brown also claims it took 45 minutes for police to arrive because it was assigned as a low-priority dispatch.”
Atlanta Councilman Antonio Brown voted to defund the police. He is now running for mayor.
On Thursday, a group of young children carjacked Brown. He called 911 for the police, and the operator reportedly put him on hold for five minutes. Karma?
The Daily Mail reports:
Atlanta councilman running for mayor who voted for ‘Defund the Police’ measure is dragged down the road and almost killed by kids as young as seven who stole his Mercedes during day
A councilman and mayoral candidate in Atlanta who backs the ‘Defund the Police’ movement and voted to cut the police budget by $73 million, was dragged from his car while it was being stolen Wednesday.
Antonio Brown, who is running on a platform of ‘reimagining public safety,’ was the victim of a carjacking months after he voted for an ordinance that would’ve withheld tens of millions of dollars from the police. That ‘Defund the Police’ ordinance – which would’ve reallocated $73 million of the police budget – was rejected by the city council.
The incident happened as Atlanta deals with a crime surge, with murders up 59 percent and car thefts up 25 percent from a year ago, as of May 22. There have been 54 murders in Atlanta compared to 34 at this time in 2020, as well as 284 shootings, up 46 percent from a year ago…
Brown was attending a ribbon-cutting in northwest Atlanta when four people hopped into his car as he was getting out to speak to someone just before noon – and took off.
The councilman told WSBTV that he was on hold with 911 for five minutes after the incident. Brown also claims it took 45 minutes for police to arrive because it was assigned as a low-priority dispatch.
Here’s a local news report. Watch to the end and note how Brown tries to make this all about generational poverty.
Debra Heine of American Greatness has more on Brown’s background:
Brown clinched the Atlanta City Council District 3 seat in runoff in April of 2019, “becoming the first Black openly LGBTQ person ever elected to the Atlanta City Council,” according to Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund.
The Democrat was one of seven councilmembers who voted to withhold $73 million from Atlanta’s police department budget until Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ administration came up with a plan to reform the city’s police department. The ordinance failed on a 7-8 vote.
The city councilman has been a vocal critic of police, marching in Black Lives Matter protests last summer in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis. “No justice, no peace!” Brown chanted through a bullhorn during a June protest.
Why did Brown call the police after the carjacking? Were there no social workers available?
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