Sent via email by Anna Knipfer:
My name is Anna and I live in Kirkwood. I am a member of the Kirkwood Neighborhood Association and also the Kirkwood Security Patrol. As I am sure you are aware, Mr. Hagen was shot while mowing his lawn this past Friday right near Bessie Branham Park. We (the Kirkwood community) are holding a safety rally this Friday at 6:30 pm at the park. We are trying to spread the word to all surrounding neighborhoods because we know the rise in crime is not isolated to Kirkwood. The rally is intended to positively promote ideas on how we can get city officials more involved and to shed light on how the rezoning of Zone 6 police station has threatnened the safety of all our neighborhoods. The more nieghborhoods that can come together on this the better! We need to take action now and keep the momentum going.
The rally will be held at: Bessie Branham Park (1251 Delano Dr, 30317) Friday 8/28 at 6:30 pm, hosted by Kirkwood Community.
There will also be a rally on 8/31 held by ATAC (Atlantans Together Against Crime) from 6:30-7 in front of Vinocity restaurant at 1963 Hosea L Williams Drive (Kirkwood Station). There will be multiple news channels covering this event as well as mayoral candidates joining the rally.