Atlanta's repeat offenders

Crime is down overall, but my column today focuses on Atlanta’s big problem with repeat offenders. Police Chief George Turner said recently that the average individual on the city’s list of top repeat offenders has 15 convictions. Mayor Kasim Reed has created a commission to deal with the problem. A local think tank chief says the city is going in the right direction, but should copy the state’s efforts. (The city declined an invitation to write a response.) In our third column, the Atlanta VA writes about its expanding services for veterans.

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