This happened because of her weak leadership.
During the Fourth of July weekend, the city of Atlanta exploded in violence and 20 people were shot on the Fourth of July.
This is a supervisor’s office at the command center of the @ga_dps HQ that was vandalized this weekend. Authorities say a homemade grenade was tossed into this room, where state @RepVernonJones tells reporters he backs @GovKemp’s pledge to “track down those responsible.” #gapol pic.twitter.com/bGA4jDW4mE
— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) July 6, 2020
The mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, finally called out against the riots stating, “This random wild, Wild West shoot-‘em-up because you can, has gotta stop. It has to stop.”
Because of her lack of leadership, Governor Kemp has stated that he will be deploying 1,000 National Guard Troops to defend Atlanta buildings.
An AJC report states:
Gov. Brian Kemp will deploy as many as 1,000 Georgia National Guard troops to protect state buildings in Atlanta on Monday following a burst of violence across the city that left four dead, including an 8-year-old girl, and saw the ransacking of the headquarters of the Georgia State Patrol.
Kemp, a Republican, issued the emergency order after threatening late Sunday to “take action” to curb the unrest in Atlanta if Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms failed to do so, a move that highlighted the complicated, and increasingly tense, relationship between two of the state’s most prominent politicians.
Lance Bottoms has allowed the riots to persist in Atlanta and now she’s paying the price. Read the rest of the story here.