Reacting to skyrocketing violent crime in Atlanta, the city’s richest neighborhood has filed papers to secede and set up its own police force.
“We filed our divorce papers at the city of Atlanta — and our divorce is final,” Bill White, chairman and CEO of the Buckhead City Committee, told Fox News’ Bill Hemmer on Thursday.
He said he expects to have a referendum on the ballot in 2022, and 80% of his community will vote in favor of separation.
The new community, Buckhead City, will have its own court, judge and jail, White said.
“And we are going to put the smackdown on this crime once and for all here, because the people of Buckhead have had enough,” he said.
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