Two billboards declaring “No Police, No Peace” have gone up in Atlanta sponsored by the Washington-based Heritage Action for America. Georgia’s capital city was chosen along with New York City and St. Louis, the organization says, because of the shocking jump in murders and shootings occurring.

Billboard at an intersection in Atlanta. (Photo: Heritage Action for America)

The homicide rate in Atlanta is up nearly 150% since the protests following the May 25 killing of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. And the Atlanta police union has publicly stated that since June officers have stopped policing as aggressively after Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms fired some officers involved in shootings and deprived them of due process. 

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