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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 01:27 AM
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Report: Atlanta understated crime for years
ATLANTA - Atlanta underreported crimes for years to help land the 1996 Olympics and pump up tourism, according to an audit commissioned by police and released Friday.

Police in this relentlessly self-promoting city of the New South routinely altered or suppressed thousands of crime reports in a concerted effort to improve Atlantas chances for selection, the audit said, citing interviews with several officers.

Crime incidents were downgraded, underreported and discarded, the report said.

The practice of underreporting crime began during the site-selection process for the Olympics and continued until at least 2002, when Police Chief Richard Pennington and Mayor Shirley Franklin took office, the report said.

My 2 cents on police: If a study was published it would show police officers and their immediate families do NOT get traffic tickets like the rest of us. In fact we are hit double hard by police by quotas since they have to make up the tickets on us instead of themselves.

I have first hand knowledge that police give their spouses/immediate family their business card. Which is produced when they are pulled over. They're just completely let off or there is and exchange of 'gift' in the locker room.

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