Wealthy Atlanta Suburb Files For Secession From City, Wants to Create Their Own Police Force


By Cassandra Fairbanks

The wealthy Buckhead suburb of Atlanta, Georgia has filed to secede from the city.

Residents are tired of the exploding crime rate and wish to create their own police force.

The movement for a “divorce” from the crime plagued city gained major momentum after a father-of-three was shot and injured while jogging in Buckhead on June 5, just after 8:30 a.m.

“We filed our divorce papers at the city of Atlanta and our divorce is final,” Bill White, the CEO of the Buckhead City Committee, said in an interview with Fox NewsΒ on Thursday.

White took aim at Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and other city officials, for demoralizing the police department and allowing crime to skyrocket in the area.

“They are just not paying attention to the crime. The leadership vacuum is substantial,” White said. “I don’t like saying anything bad about Mayor Bottoms. I’m sure she is a nice human being … but she has completely let our officers down.”

Discussing the police, White said that they “feel demoralized, underpaid, underrecognized and being told not to fight crime in the way they would like to.”

“We love the Atlanta police department but we’ll form Buckhead City with its own police department, with significantly greater presence on the streets,” White continued.

The Daily Mail reports that Mayor Bottoms did not respond to a request for comment about Buckhead, but “has remained active on other fronts this week, on Wednesday signing an order declaring all of Atlanta’s city-owned bathrooms ‘all-gender’.”

According to an analysis of police data byΒ WXIA-TV, from last year through last week, there has been a surge in crime citywide, but a larger surge in Buckhead.

The station found that robberies citywide are up 2 percent, but in Buckhead are up 39 percent. Aggravated assaults are up 26 percent citywide, but up 52 percent in Buckhead. Automobile larceny is up 27 percent citywide, but up 40 percent in Buckhead.

“People getting held up at gunpoint. People stealing catalytic converters in broad daylight,” Chris Grossman, a businessman who can recite recent crimes in the vicinity of his restaurant, the Chastain, told the station.

The Mail reports that White has estimated nearly 80 percent of his community will vote in favor of the separation from Atlanta in a referendum expected to reach the ballot next year.

“Atlanta officials have opposed the idea to separate the wealthy, largely white neighborhood from the rest of Atlanta, which is predominantly black, arguing it would siphon away much of the city’s tax base and, in turn, its budget,” the report states.

Buckhead accounts for 20 percent of Atlanta’s population, but more than 40 per cent of the city’s assessed property value.

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14 responses to “Wealthy Atlanta Suburb Files For Secession From City, Wants to Create Their Own Police Force”

  1. Zacchaeus says:

    Thanks Cassandra, yes, they’re not represented in their own communities. Sad.

  2. PolishMP731 says:

    Hopefully Buckhead, if it succeeds in seceding, will be able to maintain their desires by voting wisely.

  3. ZedS says:

    Divorce won’t matter if you keep electing people from a party that is itself being overrun by CRT-promoting leftists.

  4. NONCOMPLIANT says:

    If you’re predominantly Democrat, you will end up voting in a Democrat DA and in short order, you’ll be riiiight back where you started.

  5. UppityG says:

    Funny how that works, ain’ t it? I hope it actually happens, because that would make alllll the other cities who’ve done the same sit up fast and start tap dancing like there ain’t no tomorrow. πŸ˜‚

  6. Psilocybiny says:

    Great article

  7. CrispyBacon says:

    De-fund the city! More wealthy suburbs should follow suit. Let these losers know the government is NOTHING without the consent of the governed. Choke off the tax funds and see how fast they change their tune.

    • Fenrir_G13 says:

      No not only wealthy suburbs. Anyone who desires that their community function with ad safe and distinctly different (sane and just) rule of law.

  8. Turk_Longwell says:

    Great Article.. again, Cassandra.
    This is a funny one.
    Atlanta doesn’t want them to leave because of the taxes they collect from the suburb, though Atlanta is not taking care of the people they want the money from. Typical of Bureaucrats. If they want the taxes from the wealthy, then they must make the wealth feel safe.
    Dang. that increase in crimes rates is crazy.
    I really hope they leave “divorce” the City and Atlanta loses all that tax money. Serves them right.

  9. Tonymontana86 says:

    It has taken me years to realize that the world I live in is mostly smoke and mirrors. In the last 5 years, I have made it a priority to think more for myself and to be more selfish with my actions. As a result my family and community have been benefiting from the surplus that I produce and I happily help those who are near and dear to me. Buckhead is doing the same and I applaud this move and hope more communities follow the example. Remember: clean your own room before worrying about the rest of the house.

  10. omegahunter9 says:

    This could model solutions in other poorly run cities.

  11. JRPatriot says:

    Isn’t it funny how the Atlanta suburbs vote for democrats and then complain about democrat policies…hmmmm…Maybe people need to get their heads out of their behinds, so they are not blindly ignorant.

  12. Docpln says:

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  13. Feddy_Von_Wigglestein says:

    They need to gatekeep anybody in this suburb who has the nerve to vote Democrat then complain about the results of democray policies. They don’t get a voice. Fuck them.