File this under: Isn’t It Ironic?
The Atlanta City Councilman hoping to be the next mayor was the victim of a crime. His car was stolen in the middle of the day. By a bunch of kids who jumped in and took off!
Oh, how I love it when leftists need the police. The victim, Antonio Brown, was performing one of his councilman duties when the grand theft auto occured.
As the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports: “You don’t immediately think, ‘Oh, these kids are going to steal my car,’” Brown said. But apparently, this is just one crime in a recent wave of incidents plaguing the city.
Therefore, Brown joined the mayoral race just three weeks ago. And his platform focuses on “reimagining public safety,” the paper reported.
As Fox News adds:
Last year, he voted in support of an ordinance to withhold $73 million from the budget of the Atlanta Police Department. The ordinance was narrowly voted down.
Brown said the thieves jumped in his vehicle Wednesday after he got out to speak with community leader Ben Norman. He noted his white Mercedes-Benz coupe has keyless push-to-start ignition and he failed to realize it had been started, reports said.
The councilman described the kids as being between ages 6 and 12, FOX 5 reported.
“One kid was in the driver’s seat. Ben attempted to open the door to get him out of the car. He fought with Ben. I then engaged and tried to get him out of the car. The three other kids were trying to figure out how to get in the car or stay out of the car. He started to hit on the gas,” Brown said.
Brown added that he held on to the car in an attempt to stop them and was dragged about a block down the road before letting go.
The Ridiculousness Continues
True to his word, the LGBTQ councilmember doesn’t want to involve the police. According to Brown, this is just a case of desperate times calling for desperate measures.
Take note, Atlanta, you’re new mayor condones car theft.
“This is a generational poverty issue. These kids, it’s 12:30 in the afternoon. Why aren’t they in school? Why aren’t we enforcing systems to ensure that if they are not in school, they’re in recreational centers?” he said.
I have an idea. Let the police enforce truancy. Juvy or school. Subsequently, I think most of them will choose school. And those who don’t can learn the perils of delinquency.
But the absurdity isn’t over yet. There may be another reason Brown wants to forgo police involvement. He is actually under investigation.
As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution explains: “Brown is under indictment on several federal fraud charges. Prosecutors said the councilman lied about his income on applications to obtain loans and credit cards used for personal purchases. All of the alleged incidents occurred years before he won the council seat in 2019.”
Of course, the police are investigating anyway. Someone needs to hold these kids accountable, before they grow up thinking a life of crime is a good time.
Ironically, it looks like a few kids joyriding in a stolen car might have just exposed Antonio Brown as the guy you don’t want to put in charge.