Candlelight Vigil Tonight for Kavader McKibben
21-year-old Kavader M. McKibben was murdered while working Friday night at the Moreland Package Store (15 Moreland Ave). He was shot twice by 19 year-old Terrone Anthony. Residents of southeast Atlanta are encouraged to come pay their respects and show support for the victim and his family Monday night at 7pm. The vigil will take place in the parking lot of the Moreland Package Store.
Please bring a candle and some to share if you can.
We are fed up with the constant violence in the metro Atlanta area and we want our presence as a united community to be known.
Facebook invite here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=241256188568&index=1
The most important vote in this election has yet to be cast.
The run off for Atlanta mayor is happening on Tuesday, December 1st. Knowing this moment will shape our future in Atlanta, I’m asking all of you to pledge your participation and vote.
Atlantans Together Against Crime started as a movement to bring awareness to public safety and hold City Hall accountable. Together, we’ve made a huge difference and have absolutely shaped discourse in this election. We have two candidates who have made public safety their priority – in large part because of us – and now is the time to continue making our voices heard.
When the new mayor arrives, our job begins again. With your help, we will continue to lead Atlantans Together in its fight for a better city. We will require the mayor to invest in our public safety infrastructure so we can have quality, trained officers policing the city. We’ll also remind City Hall that it’s not just about police but about addressing poverty and education. Improving these shouldn’t be “luxuries” we afford only when we can.
Regardless of which candidate you support, know that your vote matters now more than ever… know that it’s your power and now is the time to use it – even if you didn’t vote in the general election.
Your polling location: http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/polllocator/PollLocator.aspx
You may vote early next Monday – Wednesday at the Fulton County Government Center at 141 Pryor Street SW.
Redding was in court this morning. From the AJC:
On Wednesday, Superior Court Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams ordered Redding to testify before a grand jury about what happened and who else was involved.
Atlantans Together Against Crime (ATAC) and the Virginia Highland Church are co-sponsoring a community forum Monday, October 5, 2009 from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. The forum will facilitate an open dialogue between concerned citizens, leaders within the LGBT community, and the Atlanta Police Department and will address concerns rising from the September 10, 2009 raid of The Eagle.
The forum aims to be a positive, productive, and pro-active meeting meant to foster dialogue, answer questions, and move relationships forward. Specific questions concerning The Eagle raid cannot be answered due to the outstanding investigation; however, questions of protocol, procedure, and others will be welcomed.
A press release with all confirmed attendees from the Atlanta Police Department as well as community organizations will be sent out this Friday, October 2, 2009.
For more information on attending, participating, or covering this event, please contact Kyle Keyser at (404) 217-1024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This forum is not a political function for any candidate for public office.
Virginia Highland Church is located at 743 Virginia Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. Parking is available across the street at Inman Middle School.
Facebook invite found here.
Tina Trent says it best….
In the last year, the residents of Atlanta stood up and declared that they do not want their city to be a place known for crime, where murders and muggings are taken in stride. They declared that one murder, one home invasion, is one too many. They partnered with the police — ignoring the headline-grabbing anti-cop types who perennially try to sow divisiveness.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution stubbornly failed to grasp the significance of these events. They mocked the anti-crime activists and denied the crime problem with a scorn they would not dream of directing at other types of community leaders or social movements. They sought out the usual political operatives to feed them quotes denying the seriousness of crime.
ATLANTA (MyFOX ATLANTA) – Terrance Hambrick is now charged with the attempted robbery and shooting of Kirkwood resident Kenneth Hagin. Hagin’s broad daylight attack alarmed many people who live in the northeast Atlanta community.
Thoughts and prayers still go out to Kenneth Hagin.
The AJC is reporting police were able to identify one of the burglars seen in the Grant Park home robbery video previously posted.
Atlanta police on Monday were able to identify and file charges against one of the four young men seen in an online video burglarizing a Grant Park home.
Here is the video. This is the second time the home was burglarized (the first time can be seen here).
The AJC also did a photo series.
This is the 2nd time this house in Grant Park was burglarized and the 2nd time it was caught on their video monitoring system….
Miles Butler was escorted out today. The AJC reports.
In a tersely worded press release, Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington announced the firing but did not offer a reason for it. He declined to comment further.
“[Butler]’s always been a problem as far as I’m concerned,” said Atlanta City Councilman C.T. Martin. “The job was bigger than he was able to handle.”
Butler did not respond to calls seeking comment.