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Neil Boortz went on a rant over crime in Atlanta and managed to completely lose his cookies. The end is particularly debased.
BOORTZ: You know what? I, for one, am tired of putting up with this crap. And you want to know why I moved out of Atlanta and only spend a couple of weeks a year in this town? That's one of the reasons. Carjackings, violence, people getting shot. It's ridiculous. This city harbors an urban culture of violence. And I want you to look around. You drive into the city. The railroad overpass is on the downtown connector covered with graffiti. And that-- That is just an advertisement for everybody coming into this town that we really don't give a damn about those who would screw up our quality of life around here. We really just don't care. We don't care enough to paint over graffiti on the overpasses that come into our city, advertising welcome to Atlanta, here's some of our finest graffiti, from some of our finest urban thugs and their little gang signs. And pick up the paper tomorrow morning. Read about all the carjackings. Read about the innocent people shot for the pure de-hell of it.
This town is starting to look like a garbage heap. And we got too damn many urban thugs, yo, ruining the quality of life for everybody. And I'll tell you what it's gonna take. You people, you are - you need to have a gun. You need to have training. You need to know how to use that gun. You need to get a permit to carry that gun. And you do in fact need to carry that gun and we need to see some dead thugs littering the landscape in Atlanta. We need to see the next guy that tries to carjack you shot dead right where he stands. We need more dead thugs in this city. And let their -- let their mommas -- let their mommas say, "He was a good boy. He just fell in with the good crowd." And then lock her ass up.
It's racist, and it's a dog whistle for domestic terrorism. There's no other way to call it.
Now let's talk about that crime in Atlanta thing. I went to the FBI crime statistics site and I downloaded data in Atlanta for 2007-2009 with regard to crime rates. In fact, crime has dropped substantially, while the population has increased.
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All crime rates, with the exception of forcible rape, have decreased drastically. Drastically, I might add, without any idiot radio host calling out to his idiot listeners to buy a gun, register the gun, carry the gun, and blow some thugs away. Here are the actual number of reported crimes:
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If the crime rate increases in Atlanta, it won't be because thugs are on the streets carjacking. It'll be the white thugs who took Boortz seriously raising it.
[h/t Media Matters]
White supremacists everywhere are grinning at Boortz' idiocy.