An Atlanta city councilman who proudly boasted about voting to defund the police has learned the hard truth of what happens when you get rid of the police after his own car was stolen in broad daylight.
While attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a group of criminals hopped into Councilman Antonio Brown’s car and drove away.
“You don’t immediately think, ‘Oh, these kids are going to steal my car,’” Brown admitted.
Brown voted in favor of withholding $73 million from the Atlanta Police Department’s budget in 2020.
The crooks allegedly leapt into Brown’s car as he exited to speak with neighborhood leader Ben Norman, according to Brown.
“One kid was in the driver’s seat,” Brown said.
“Ben attempted to open the door to get him out of the car. He fought with Ben.”
“I then engaged and tried to get him out of the car,” he added.
“The three other kids were trying to figure out how to get in the car or stay out of the car. He started to hit on the gas,” Brown continued.
Brown was dragged one block down the road after attempting to hold onto the car to stop the thieves.
“As he started to speed up, and I knew that if I had not let go, I knew I probably could have killed myself because he was going so fast, I would have started to tumble. And I would have hurt him,” the councilman said.
Brown said he does not plan on filing charges against the kids, according to Atlanta’s WSB-TV.
“This is a generational poverty issue,” he said.
“These kids, it’s 12:30 in the afternoon. Why aren’t they in school?”
“Why aren’t we enforcing systems to ensure that if they are not in school, they’re in recreational centers?” he said.