In an Atlanta Journal-Constitution op-ed this June, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr described how his office is prioritizing standing up to a "gang-driven violent crime wave [that] threatens our quality of life and our economy." Asserting that the crime surge Metro Atlanta is currently experiencing is mostly driven by gangs, Carr laid out plans to begin more avidly clamping down on said gang networks. His comments in his recent op-ed were very much in line with priorities he outlined to me when we sat down together for a Merion West interview in Atlanta in 2019. During that discussion, he agreed with the assessment that, for a variety of reasons, the gang component receives a relative paucity of attention during discussions about crime in the United States. In my view, this is true when it comes to both news reporting on crime and policy debates about public safety.
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