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Author Bryan Cronan


The Homicide Report

There were eighty-four homicides in the city of Atlanta last year. Here’s what we learned reading the police reports.

Here is a list of the most dangerous big cities (over 200,000 in population) compiled by Law Street Media. The analysis, released last November, compared cities according to their rates of violent crime in 2012—murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Data came from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports. Read More

Billboards advertise a $25,000 reward for tips in Cotrona case

Patrick Cotrona’s family raised funds for seven billboards around East Atlanta

After East Atlanta Village resident Patrick Cotrona was [fatally shot last May][1], his sister Kate Cotrona Krumm drew attention to his case by posting a poignant hand-lettered sign on a telephone pole near the spot where her brother died. Block letters on a big sheet of cardboard paid tribute to a “brother and a kind and loving son and uncle and friend.” On Thursday afternoon, Krumm unveiled another sign—a massive billboard advertising a $25,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest of two people suspected in the death of her brother. Read More

K. Rashid Nuri

For cultivating oases of fresh produce amid our food deserts

Nuri's urban farms bring fresh food to areas of Atlanta where rubble, history, and poverty are cross-pollinated. Read More