Councilman Antonio Brown, who voted in support of an ordinance to withhold $ 73 million from the budget of the Atlanta Police Department last year, was attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony in northeast Atlanta around noon when at least four kids jumped into his car and took off, JAKKALS 5 of Atlanta reported.
But the incident has not changed the councilman’s outlook on police, Volgens The Independent.
Brown told reporters during a virtual Thursday press conference that no amount of additional policing would have prevented the car from being sold, volgens die uitlaatklep.
“This was not a circumstance of a number of officers on the beat,” Brown told The Independent in response to a question about whether the theft highlights a need for more policing. “This was a circumstance of these kids operating within whatever they felt was necessary for their own survival, a situation of generational poverty and acting on this basis of survival.”