Pro ‘Defund the Police’ Mayoral Candidate Watches His Car Stolen in Broad Daylight

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Atlanta city councilman and mayoral candidate Antonio Brown watched as four kids stole his car in broad daylight. Brown, an outspoken advocate for the “defund the police” movement is running on a campaign to “reimagine public safety” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Brown is only the latest victim as the city has seen a recent uptick in violent crime and the children were reportedly between the ages of 6 to 12 years old.

Fox News reports:

“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.

“As he started to speed up, and I knew that if I had not let go, I knew I probably could have killed myself because he was going so fast, I would have started to tumble. And I would have hurt him,” the councilman said.

Brown says he doesn’t plan to file charges against the kids.

“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.

The mayoral candidate is currently being investigated on federal fraud charges from incidents prior to his winning a city council seat in 2019.

  1. Why didn’t he call the police when he saw the kids stealing the car? Real smart. That’s what we have the police for.


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