• Petitioned Mayor Edna Jackson

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Mayor
Mayor Edna Jackson
district 1 mayor pro term
Van Johnson
District 2 vice chairman of council
Mary Osbourne
district 5
Dr Estella Shabazz
Chief of Staff ,,Ga.House of Representatives
Spiro Amburn
Deputy Council,Ga.House of Representatives
Haley Yaun
post 1 Alderwoman at large
Carolyn Bell
alderman post 2 at large
Tom Bordeaux
district 3
john hall
District 4
Mary Ellen Sprague
District 6
Tony Thomas
State Atty.General
Sam Olens
U.S. Senate
Georgia State House

Mayor Jackson,Chief of Police Lovett,City Council: We want answers NOW not political rhetoric.

    1. concerned  resident
    2. Petition by

      concerned resident

      Savannah, GA

Our city of Savannah,Ga. is no longer safe for law abiding citizens, our children and elderly are being murdered. Home invasion,rapes,robberies and murder are the norm. Our city officials are pre-occupied with the city hall embarressment to care that our people are dying. The time for action is now ! We are tired of being victims, we are tired of the political rhetoric. Tourism dollars are the focus while blood is shed on the very streets in the lovely, southern brochures you pander to unknowing tourists. How many tourists have died as well ? United we can take our city back NOW !! Stand up Savannah and make our voices heard across this great country !! We must protect our children, our parents and neighbors NOW !

http://www.wtoc.com/story/19710572/mayor-jackson-addresses-crime-after-new-petition-calls-for-answers

PLease note in the above video our Mayor fails to mention the words "DOWNTOWN SAVANNAH." Instead she refers to the increase in crime being in the "Southside" of our city and "other areas" . Why do you suppose she doesn't specifically mention the areas where the majority of the murders  and crimes are occuring ?  Those areas are downtown and mid-town  !  The very areas where our tourists ,families and children are drawn. This is the area where SCAD has brought the brightest of our youth to study from all over the world at it's   renowned school .  This is the area where law abiding, honest residents have  invested monies to open  businesses  to support their familes.  The truth is Mayor NO AREA of this city is SAFE any longer.  We'd like to know what steps are being taken to find Wesley Franklins murderer Mayor ? (Southside) Maybe the monies you are saving  with the departure of our city manager could be given to the Chief of Police to hire more officers to patrol our streets !  We will no longer accept bandaids on a city that's hemorraging with the blood of our children and familes  ! Mayor, Council, Judges, DA's office and Chief Lovett..We want action NOW !!

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    • Roosevelt Butler TRENTON, SC
      • over 1 year ago

      Contemplating a visit to Savannah

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    • Ben Clough SAVANNAH, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because I have never lived in such a beautiful city, only for her to be scarred by the sad truth that this city is ridden with crime every where you go. This is a city that encourages its citizens and visitors to walk the squares, and ride their bikes, and be comforted by the warm southern charm. It is one of the few cities that allow one to walk around with alcohol, which in my opinion increases public drunkeness, and lessens self awareness. On my 21st birthday, I was leaving work with two co-workers at the Olde Pink House, one of the nicest resturaunts in this city, when we all where confronted by an armed, hooded black man. When he raised his gun, wrapped in a shirt to catch his bullets, my co-workers took off running. As I began to run, I fell down from the momentum, and got up and ran in a zig-zag motion. My life was in slow motion, as bullets whizzed by, while I yelled at a group of approaching people to run, and that a man has a gun. I learned the zig-zag running idea, from my mother who was held up by two young black men a few years earlier. She calmly gave them everything she had on her, including her car, but they refused to let her go. She ran for her life into the Walmart on Whitemarsh in broad day light. From both circumstances, none of the criminals where caught. I have heard too many stories these past two years of friends, co-workers and family members having their lives flash before their eyes just for a few dollars. We need to make people aware of the dangers that are a reality in this city. And more importantly, we need more police on the streets where the crimes are happening.

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    • Mary Gaston-Poole SWAINSBORO, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      My husband drives to Savannah each day to work. I worry about him being carjacked or approached by someone with bad intentions while he is in Savannah working.

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    • paul karnstedt MARIETTA, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      The justice department needs a clean chimney. They need to be held accountable for doing nothing right if having done anything at all.

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      • almost 2 years ago

      because Life is too precious to be taken away by criminal activity.

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