Readers Write: Dec. 22

Crime decline might be due to under-reporting

The statistical decline in crime in the City of Atlanta may be largely attributable to under-reporting. There have been at least three incidents this year in the Pine Hills neighborhood of Buckhead where reported crime never appeared in the official statistics. They were a burglary, a larceny and a home invasion. Postings on NextDoor suggest that this is a problem in other areas of the city as well. Mail thefts, car break-ins and prowlers at all hours of the day and night have become a common occurrence in what was once a safe neighborhood. I urge anyone reporting a crime to Atlanta police to get an incident number and follow up to make sure it is officially recorded.

BRUCE WILLIAMS, OF ROCKHAVEN CIRCLE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

GOP caught between Trump train, Dems

It is amusing to watch the liberal Democrats and Republicrats writhing about the election of an absolute outsider, President-elect Trump. They were so sure they had this election in the bag; the shock has them, and their media, running for excuse defibrillators. Everything is a Trump conspiracy. The old-time political hacks were getting money from everywhere in the world to keep their control of America. Even old-time Republican congressmen were upset and afraid of losing their place at the trough. Republican Congressmen now seem to be nonplussed that they were not defeated because of the Trump candidacy which they fought so ardently. Now they don’t know what to do, because Trump is a wild card in Washington politics, and they only know how to play by the old rules. They are caught between the Trump train and the Democrats.

This is exactly what I, and many others, voted for, so you sour-grapers enjoy your Christmas crow while Trump supporters sit back and enjoy the action of real change.

ROBERT REDMOND SR., CANTON

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