Moderator’s introduction

Today’s moderator: Rick Badie

Rick Badie joined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as an education reporter in 1997. A South Georgia native, he’s covered the region’s immigrant communities, was a feature obituary writer and opinion columnist for the AJC’s Gwinnett edition.

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Several in-town communities concerned about neighborhood crime have enjoined law enforcement to rid them of this problem. Today, Atlanta Police Chief George N. Turner writes about what’s being done by his department, while a Peoplestown activist offers his view on fighting riff-raff.

Guest columnists:

Unacceptable crime by George N. Turner

Murders, gangs must go by Jackson Faw