GA State Troopers Help Homeless Man

We hear so many horror stories about how law enforcement handles homeless people when they encounter them, I am excited to report that GA State Troopers helped a homeless man.

When this unidentified man appeared to need help when he came to the Georgia State Capitol, they called social services workers.  In the midst of all the negative things going on across our city, state and nation, I spoke to the Troopers afterwards to thank them for their act of kindness. So often I have seen homeless people being arrested and sent to jail when businesses and law enforcement encounter them.

So, thank you GA State Troopers for doing the right thing!! ūüĎŹūüŹĹ

In the photos above, on the left. The lady in the tan blouse and the man in the short sleeved shirt are the social workers.  To the right, the homeless man is sitting on the window seal.

The Troopers called the Georgia Crisis & Access Line. ¬†See the card below. ¬†Store the number in your phone and share it on your social media. ¬†You can use it to help anyone you know or notice who needs help. ¬†It is a “win-win”¬†for the community and the individual.

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National Night Out in Atlanta

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All across the country, communities and law enforcement meet to celebrate “National Night Out” (NNO) which was started ¬†in 1984 by Matt Peskin in Philadelphia. The purpose of NNO is to bring together neighbors, neighborhood watch¬†groups, law enforcement, civic groups, and more to promote community and police partnerships to help make communities safer. ¬†According to National Town Watch, now there are¬†thirty eight million neighbors in sixteen thousand communities across the nation who take part in NNO. For the full history, visit:

https://natw.org/history

While all 50 states participate in NNO, each state determines when they celebrate, most choosing dates in August, the original founding month.

Yesterday was a beautiful day and all across Georgia, including the following metro Atlanta communities gathered to celebrate National Night Out at:
-Rosa Burney Park             РMyrtle Street Park
Shamrock Garden Apts     РAnderson Park
Collier Heights Park.          РPeoples Town
Vine City                               РWashington High School

There was food, lots of kids, FUN, political candidates, voter registration stations and more.

National Night Out in Denver:

http://m.onenewspage.com/video/20170801/8602487/National-night-out.htm

National Night Out in the Philadelphia Area:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/articles.pennlive.com/news/2017/08/national_night_out_helps_harri.amp