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Share Your Vision with Atlanta Leaders April 19 - May 5

Share Your Vision with Atlanta Leaders April 19 - May 5

The City of Atlanta Office of Planning is preparing to launch Round 3 of community meetings for the 2011 Comphrehensive Development Plan (CDP).  Share your thoughts, your insight, your vision for Atlanta's future and your neighborhood. 

Atlanta non-profits, civic and community groups, neighborhood associations, citizens and businesses are invited to attend the various community meetings planned in locations throughout the city. 

All meetings are from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Can't attend?  You can also email your comments to us at cdp2011comments@atlantaga.gov.

APD is holding a public meeting to discuss its beat redesign plan

Atlanta, GA--  The Atlanta Police Department announced a series of community meetings intended to inform city residents on changes to its six geographical patrol zones.  The APD embarked on a study a year ago, examining its police beats with the goal of ensuring that its resources and response times to calls for service were maximized.

The resulting plan retains the department’s six zones, though some geographical boundaries have shifted. Department leadership believes the plan will increase police visibility by boosting the number of beats throughout the city and balancing out workloads in each zone, allowing for improved response times.

Chief George Turner, along with commanders for each zone, will join other department leadership in presenting the plan – along with expected benefits – in a series of public forums beginning Feb.

Atlanta Pastor Gunned Down

Atlanta Pastor Gunned Down

Atlanta Police are investigating the murder of popular associate pastor at a Southwest Atlanta church.

Detectives say 56-year-old Derek Moses was founded murdered inside his Cascade Road home and business office. Police say the associate Pastor at Providence Missionary Baptist Church had been shot in the head.

Police say they have no motive for the murder. Friends are likewise trying to figure out who targeted the local accountant and tax preparer.

"Two people's lives have totally been ruined, " said Pastor Gerald Durley. "And if I had a chance to speak with the perpetrator I would ask him, 'Was it worth it?'

Investigators say they are focusing on Moses' stolen 2002 BMW. It was recovered a short distance from the crime scene and police hope someone may have seen the suspect driving the car.

CSI - SW ATL: Associate Pastor at SW ATL Church Found Monday Fatally Shot at Cascade Road Office

CSI - SW ATL: Associate Pastor at SW ATL Church Found Monday Fatally Shot at Cascade Road Office

Atlanta - "What's Happenin' in SWAT (SW ATL)..." Did you know... According to Atlanta police, 56-year-old Derek Moses, associate pastor of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Southwest Atlanta, who also worked as an accountant, was found shot to death at his accounting home office on Cascade Road on Monday.

A co-worker discovered Moses' body shortly before 10 a.m. on Monday at the home office of Moses & Co. Accounting, located at 2009 Cascade Rd. SW, said Atlanta Police spokeswoman Kim Jones.  When the co-worker arrived, they discovered he had multiple gunshot wounds to the head, Atlanta police investigators said.

Moses' blue BMW was missing from the location, but was later found on Montreat Avenue SW, Officer Jones said.

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Technology Expert’s Warning to Parents: Do You Know What Your Child is Doing Online?

Technology Expert’s Warning to Parents: Do You Know What Your Child is Doing Online?

TANKOH Launches Mommy & Me Computers

In today’s global and virtual world, the need for parents to have full control over their child’s online activity has become a high necessity as compared to previous decades. With children as young as three years of age being increasingly savvy with technology, parents need to protect their families from becoming a statistic of online predators.  According to reports, three in ten victims of online child predator cases appear to be aged 6 and under – with five percent apparently younger than two years of age which runs parallel to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) report, a division in charge of  closing illegal internet content. More than three quarters of these child victims are girls.

Rev. Al Sharpton Organizes Protest Against Convicted Judge, Jack Camp on Courthouse Steps

Rev. Al Sharpton Organizes Protest Against Convicted Judge, Jack Camp on Courthouse Steps

Atlanta, GA-- (submitted by National Action Network) Reverend Al Sharpton’s Atlanta Chapter of the National Action Network will hold a protest on the steps of the Richard B. Russell Federal Building on Monday, December 6, 2010 from 5pm until 7 pm., 75 Spring St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

 

The Atlanta Chapter is outraged that Senior U.S.

Free Block Watch Training by Atlanta PD on 12/4

Free Block Watch Training by Atlanta PD on 12/4

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by City Hall)  City Councilmember Cleta Winslow and the Atlanta Police Department invite the public to a free crime prevention and block watch captains training session scheduled from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, December 4 at Atlanta City Hall, Committee Room 2, 55 Trinity Avenue S.W.

All training will be conducted by the Atlanta Police Department’s Community Services Unit. 

“This training session will be a tremendous asset that will strengthen and increase safety in our communities,” said Councilwoman Winslow.”  Protecting ourselves from criminal intrusion should be high on our list of priorities.”

Certificates will be awarded to each participant.

Topics will include:

 

? Community Oriented Policing

a. Weed and Seed

b. Police Athletic League (PAL)

c. Community Liaison Officers

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