Atlanta Mayor Bottoms Has Had Enough

| July 6, 2020


Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

Atlanta mayor calls for citizens to stop ‘shooting each other’ after murder of 8-year-old near BLM protest site

Victim’s father: ‘They say Black Lives Matter. You killed your own’

By Gregg Re

In an impassioned press conference Sunday night, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued a full-throated call for citizens to stop “shooting each other up on our streets,” after an eight-year-old girl was shot and killed on the Fourth of July near a Wendy’s that has become a flashpoint of anti-police Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests in the city.

Bottoms, a Democrat who is considered a potential running mate for Joe Biden, made the remarks as she fought through tears — and the nation endured a new bout of urban carnage. Sixty-three people were injured and 17 killed in Chicago, including two children, over the weekend; and in New York City, 44 were hurt and at least six killed.

“Enough is enough,” Bottoms said. “Enough is enough. We have talked about this movement that’s happening across America and this moment in time when we have the ears and the interests of people across this country and across this globe who are saying they want to see change. But the difference in this moment in time with the civil rights movement — the civil rights movement, there was a defined, common enemy. We’re fighting the enemy within when we are shooting each other up on our streets.”

She continued: “You shot and killed a baby. And there wasn’t just one shooter; there were at least two shooters. An eight-year-old baby. If you want people to take us seriously, and you don’t want us to lose this movement, then we can’t lose each other.”

The start of a long overdue sea-change in Democratic leadership? Or too little, too late? Read the rest here: Fox News

Category: BLM, Guns, Home Grown Terror

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  1. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    They can show us concrete actions that produce positive effects.

    All they are currently doing is whining about the consequences of decades of Leftist insanity.

    Based on their track records, they will say “more Left needed”. We will observe worse results. They will repeat.

    • 26Limabeans says:

      She still doesn’t get it.
      Or she does and is just Bidening her time.

      • Hack Stone says:

        Hack Stone saw what you did there. Well played sir, well played. Is that a 26Limabeans original, or have you pulled a Joe Biden and used someone else’s work without attribution?

        • 26Limabeans says:

          I have seen that double entendre used somehwere else but
          cannot recall where. I will never co-opt someone elses work
          but should no one speak up I will claim originality.
          It was just hanging there ripe as a “Peach”.

          Oh shit, I did it again.

  2. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Actions speak louder than words… the (D)’s like to talk tough, but don’t have the guts to get tough and stop the burning, looting and killing. They want the chaos to continue – I see it every damn day with Ted Wheeler in Portland. 39 days of protests… when does it end?

    https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2020/07/portland-protests-expected-to-continue-for-39th-consecutive-day.html

    Here’s some of those the got locked up on Saturday… not a single black face in the booking pics:

    https://www.kptv.com/news/more-than-a-dozen-people-arrested-during-riot-in-downtown-portland/article_422a89c6-bef2-11ea-b8a6-5f08efd23175.html

    • 26Limabeans says:

      Bottom left pretty boy with the cute smile….
      He’s gonna need a lot of Chapstick.

      • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

        All of them are probably out on bail and won’t get anything but a slap on the wrist when they do go to trial… the judges here are as worthless and in love with Pantifa/BLM like the mayor is.

        • Fyrfighter says:

          Unless the Feds are on it, then they’re facing mandatory 10 years if they were attempting to destroy monuments… here’s hoping..

        • Berliner says:

          Andy Ngo, American conservative social media activist and journalist reported via twit from the Peoples Republic of Portland each was quickly released, including one known Antifa militant charged w/reckless endangerment & more.

          Last year, that individual was at the @CiderRiot brawl involving Rose City Antifa..

  3. Andy11M says:

    This is only a temporary shift, the little girl will be quickly forgotten by the left and the news cycle and they won’t even slow down.

  4. fm2176 says:

    I hope that someone compiles a list of those killed and seriously injured either directly or indirectly due to the effects of the George Floyd and other hyped up police use of force incidents. Names and pictures would be nice, in order to better humanize those who only six weeks ago looked forward to a relatively quiet life after COVID-19.

    My wife and I were talking about this stuff last night; whether it’s a kid being shot and killed in Atlanta, needless shootings in CHAZ/CHOP, a looter being dragged to death by a FedEx truck, protesters being run over in Seattle, or even a guy getting hit by a falling statue in Portsmouth, VA, those stirring the pot of divisiveness and social disorder should be held accountable.

    Known Antifa members, some key leaders of the BLM organization (not to be confused with the movement), common criminals and opportunists seeking to profit and destroy, and of course, some elected officials themselves should all be given fair and impartial trials to determine their contributions to the murders and injuries inflicted by their actions, words, and (especially in the case of elected officials) inaction.

    We have governors stressing social distancing while encouraging large protests, mayors turning the cities they were elected to lead over to anarchistic extremists, and congressmen and women making empty gestures to show “solidarity” while effectively enabling those who feel that violent protest–to include the destruction of public property–is the only way to “make their voices heard”.

  5. E4 Mafia '83-'87 says:

    Oh, no! Decades of appeasement, and more recently open hostility to law and order has brough us chaos and corpses piling up like cord wood. Who would of thought that? Who could see that coming? A blind man sweetie…a blind man. Its only going to get worse. White liberal don’t live in the neighborhoods where decreasing the police presence is a problem. As usual, they’ve throw blacks and the poor under the bus.

  6. Thunderstixx says:

    I gave up watching the news and confine my entertainment to Amazon Prime and YouTube for all kinds of different stuff.
    Cancelled the cable and just have internet now. Moving at the beginning of August to suburbia in a house I bought this week.
    The real estate market is still on fire here in Texas and we’re seeing lots of out of state plates running around here.
    They’re all buying guns at least, so there’s that…
    Stay safe, wash your hands and if you are forced into leaving you abode, carry, just carry…
    It’s still better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6…..

    • Comm Center Rat says:

      Me and the Spousal Unit cut the cable cord over a year ago and don’t miss any of the programming. Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime provide endless entertainment options. I like watching YouTube videos on my tablet.

      Be careful and always carry in Suburbia – the Kens and Karens are everywhere! LOL

    • Slow Joe says:

      Amazon Prime has a couple of shows that are mindblowing.

      1) The Boys
      2) Tales from the Loop
      3) Upload

      • The Other Whitey says:

        “The Expanse” is pretty good, too. “The man in the High Castle” *was* good until it suddenly went all batshit wokey-woke in the final season.

      • ArmyATC says:

        Add ‘the Man in the High Castle’ to your list.

      • Mason says:

        I didn’t like Upload. The Boys is awesome. Tales from the Loop was pretty decent, but really, really weird. Man in the High Castle was great until the last season.

    • 26Limabeans says:

      No cable. No off air TV. No Dish. No cell.
      Just a simple pots landline with DSL.
      The summer folk are turning their camps into
      year round homes and turning their backs on
      the shitholes they came from.

      Alas, they will get involved in local politics
      and turn their new found town into the shithole
      they fled. Watched it happen to NH and southern
      Maine but now they have their eyes on the North.

      We have a thing here though that deals with that.
      Long cold Winters.

    • Fyrfighter says:

      Congrats Thunder! Hoping to head to Texas one day myself, guess we’ll see what the real estate market looks like then…

  7. 5th/77th FA says:

    To paraphrase Pogo; “They have met the enemy and it is themselves.”

    Read several versions of this on evening last, plus some TV spots. The only thing that has been systemic is their ability to destroy themselves. Her disshonor the mayor is using this incident to advance her narrative to be on Groping Joe’s ballot. She can assure her spot by letting old joe get a sniff.

    These people have no one but themselves to blame for whatever situation they have found themselves in. There has been way yonder more opportunity for them to make advancements, ‘specially in the last 55 years, than for any other set of people.

    Just as with a spoiled child, the more you allow them to get away with, the more they will attempt to get away with. And the more you give them, the more they expect to be given.

  8. Boiling Mad CPO says:

    Watching the Floyd protests (riot) on day 1 – said to wife #2 (D), they have to stop this RIGHT NOW or it will get out of hand.

    If we have learned nothing else from former protests, it is this – The stupids will find other things to be upset about and the original causes will be left behind.

    ALL LIVES MATTER especially my family’s.

    BZ

  9. Boiling Mad CPO says:

    Need to clear up my comment about wife #2 (D). I did know her (D) illness because all of her family were union, but I did not care. She has a heart that is bigger than most (R).

    In our 49 years of marriage, we have (sometimes against my better judgement) taken in:

    3 grandchildren
    2 Great grandchildren
    1 nephew
    1 daughter and 1 son – both at the same time
    a neighbor on hard times
    and last but not least my own mother

    I am so glad my 1st wife left when I was an E5 so I could meet the 2nd wife when I was an E6.

    God does work in mysterious ways. BZ

    • Slow Joe says:

      Yeah, but that it is not because your wife is a Democrat.
      She is a good person regardless of politics.
      I know plenty of people like that, who sadly keep a blind eye to what’s going on in the Democrat side.
      My wife’s sisters are a prime example of that. They are conservative in values and in everything they do in life but vote Democrat because Jewish people have always been Democrats, go figure.

      And how do you know there are no (R) people with a heart just as big?

      Are you believing the (D) propaganda that Republicans are heartless monsters?

      • SFC D says:

        Republicans aren’t heartless monsters. We just don’t have to publicize good acts. We don’t do it for the virtue-signalling publicity. We do it because it’s the right thing to do, and that’s enough.

    • The Other Whitey says:

      Sounds a bit like my Step-Grandma (Dad’s step-mother). She has a remarkably conservative (and reasonable) viewpoint on damn near everything, but was a teachers’ union member for forty years and sadly chugged the koolaid, and thus votes straight d every time. I love that woman dearly, though. When we talk about politics, it’s always civil*. There was just one time when she told me she couldn’t understand why I don’t vote the way she does. My answer: “Grandma, I vote according to the beliefs and values that YOU taught me!”

      * God bless her for that. I have encountered too many people lately who’ve either cut off or been cut off by family and close friends over political opinions these days. This phenomenon is cancer, and is destroying our nation from the inside. I cannot fathom how anyone could let that override the love of their family. I’m dealing with that with two of the many cousins on my Mom‘s side of the family. Two of the three outspoken libs among the thirty-odd of us (can you tell we’re Irish?) are saying they don’t want to hear from the rest of us, a couple of my more outspoken cousins are giving them the “fine, be that way, and me and two others (including the third outspoken lib) have been trying to get everybody to act like adults. It’s had me to the point of tears and/or drywall destruction several times now.

  10. Old tanker says:

    They (there is always a they) have been dumping on the only folks keeping the barbarians at bay. These ill conceived calls to “defund” or eliminate the Police are going to turn many cities into our version of Mogadishu. Chicago, St Louis, Minneapolis are already seeing what happens when the Police are not there or do not respond. I am glad I do not live in a democrat stronghold.

  11. Looks like atlanta has hit the Bottom, so as we used to say at the Central Inn’s bar, (Valley Stream, LI) Bottoms up.

    • RGR 4-78 says:

      If she gets selected by creepy uncle joe as his running mate, the headline may read;
      Atlanta Mayors Bottom Has Had Enough.

      • Berliner says:

        Associated Press just reported she has the Wuhan Flu:

        ““COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive,” Bottoms tweeted.

        She told MSNBC that she decided her family members should get tested again because her husband “literally has been sleeping since Thursday.” She said the only other symptoms she and her husband have been experienced are those similar to allergies they have.”

      • rgr1480 says:

        But her “surname” sounds sooooo …. studly:

        Lance Bottoms

        hehehehe

      • OWB says:

        Kinda hope that she IS selected just for the entertainment value of all those BIDEN/BOTTOMS signs.

  12. Graybeard says:

    IMHO, she is the equivalent of a mother telling her brats to settle down, when what they need is an adz-whooppin’

    If she and her (D) DA supported the LEOs, they wouldn’t have this as badly.

    I feel for the (D) victims living in Atlanta, Socialists always turn places into something that makes a slit trench look like an improvement.

  13. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    DEEDS, not words. Until I see her take positive action I only think that she’s merely grandstanding on that Child’s death.

  14. CM says:

    The left literally destroys every single thing it touches without exception.

  15. OWB says:

    Was going to post a little “Bless her heart” message, but since she now is reported to have the ‘rona virus, it just doesn’t seem right.