AP - Atlanta has spent years promoting itself as the welcoming, friendly Capital of the New South "the city too busy to hate." That image has taken a beating following a deadly courthouse rampage that left many with the impression that the city is unsafe and its police inept.Trust me, this has in no way damaged that image. That image was never around to *be* shattered. The "City To Busy To Hate" has spent plenty of time hating blacks, whites, hispanics, asians, and pretty much every ethnic group you can imagine. It hates being close together. It hates gay and lesbian clubs. It definitely hates the poor, gays, and paper trails.
And as to safety, well, it's hard to tell. See, we under-report our crime.Posted by Ted Stevko at March 19, 2005 05:49 PM