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Footage shows cops doing NOTHING after innocent people are shot during Atlanta drive-by because mayor has banned police pursuits: Residents of affluent Buckhead say its a warzone and demand to secede

Dad-of-three, 41, is shot twice while out jogging in Atlanta's richest neighborhood Buckhead where residents are fighting for secession and their own police force amid crime explosion

A white car passing by starts shooting at the van, making the people scramble as a bullet punches through the side of the van

  • A video shared to Tucker Carlson Tonight shows police cars passing by a drive-by shooting in Atlanta
  • It shows people walking past a dark-colored van parked on the side of the road, when a white car starts shooting at the van, with one shot piercing the vehicle
  • In January, the Atlanta Police Department established new rules for car chases
  • The rules state that officers can only engage in a pursuit if they believe the fleeing suspect has committed or attempted to commit a 'forcible felony'
  • Meanwhile, crime rates have increased over the past few months

This is the moment cops appear to do nothing amid a drive-by shooting in Atlanta as residents of the wealthy Buckhead area say it's a 'warzone' and demand to secede. 

The video, which was played on Tucker Carlson Tonight, shows people lining up near a dark-colored van that is parked on the side of the road when a white car passes by and shots ring out, with one going straight through the dark van, striking one of the passersby and sending people scrambling. 

A few seconds later, blue lights could be seen reflecting off the windshield of the black van, symbolizing police cars passing by and not stopping at the scene in the wealthy Buckhead neighborhood.

Bill White, the CEO and chairman of the Buckhead City Committee - which represents a wealthy Atlanta neighborhood so terrorized by rising crime they want to secede from the city - said he was horrified by the video.

He said the police cars were properly marked and had their lights on. They did not stop, he said, but did call an ambulance and 'rendered help at the scene.'

'This video is horrifying,' White said when he showed it to Carlson Monday night. 

Video from the incident shows people lining up near a dark-colored van parked on the side of the road in the wealthy Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia

Video from the incident shows people lining up near a dark-colored van parked on the side of the road in the wealthy Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia

A white car passing by starts shooting at the van, making the people scramble as a bullet punches through the side of the van
A few moments later a police car is seen driving past the scene but does not stop

A few moments later a police car is seen driving past the scene but does not stop

Violent crimes in the nice suburban neighborhood of Buckhead

Violent crimes in the nice suburban neighborhood of Buckhead

White said his friend who took the video asked the police officers afterwards why they didn't chase the suspect, and was allegedly told that Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms 'issued an order not to chase cars around Atlanta because she doesn't want the police getting in accidents.'

But it appears to be the police department itself that introduced the measure. In January 2020, former Police Chief Erika Shields halted police pursuits all together, deciding they put people in too much danger after three people were killed in police pursuits in just one month.

In one incident, the Associated Press reported, fleeing suspects struck and killed two men who were caretakers for sick and disabled family members.

The police department decided to reinstate its pursuit policy this past January, but established new rules for car chases amid a rise in crime, including the death of a jogger who was shot dead in the wealthy Atlanta neighborhood of Buckhead earlier this month.  

His wife Anne Worrell appeared on Fox News on Thursday where she claimed that Buckhead residents are fleeing the area because of a surge in crime amid calls in Atlanta to defund the police.

'Over the last 12 to 18 months it has just gotten worse and worse, and as you talk to other people that we know in the area, we just felt it creeping closer and closer into our neighborhood. So it has been felt by everybody here,' Anne Worrell said.

The new police chase rules state an officer can only engage in a police pursuit if he or she believes the fleeing suspect has committed or attempted to commit a 'forcible felony.'

Those include: murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle, armed robbery, hijacking, aggravated assault, kidnapping and escape.

Dad of 3 shot dead while jogging in affluent Atlanta suburb
Gaelen Newsom, 22, is accused of shooting jogger Andrew Worrell
Andrew Worrell was shot in leg and hip while on 3-mile run in Buckhead, Atlanta, Saturday morning. He is pictured with wife Anne
Gaelen Newsome, 22 (left) is accused of shooting jogger Andrew Worrell, 41, (right) twice in the leg and hip during a Saturday crime spree in Atlanta  
Buckhead is Atlanta's wealthiest neighborhood, where residents have been making a push to secede from the rest of the city amid skyrocketing crime rates

Buckhead is Atlanta's wealthiest neighborhood, where residents have been making a push to secede from the rest of the city amid skyrocketing crime rates 

Additionally, under the new rules, 11 Alive reports, no more than three police vehicles are allowed to take part in a pursuit, and officers must have a supervisor's approval before pursuing a chase. The police department is now reliant on support from the Georgia State Patrol for these chases.

The new regulations went into effect in January.

But over the course of the past few months, violent crime has skyrocketed in the city.

Some residents are even too scared to pump their gas out of fear of becoming a victim of a crime, Fox News reported. 

White later told the outlet that the group will start demanding emergency hearings in a bid to separate from Atlanta.

'Given everything that's been going on here, it's getting worse and worse and worse,' White told Fox News. 

'So what we're doing because of the murders going through the roof and the attempted murders, and the lack of leadership and nothing changing – the insanity continues – is we're demanding emergency hearings on our cityhood bills.'

Andrew Worrell, a father-of-three, was out jogging on Saturday morning in Buckhead when a 'mentally ill' man shot him. Police said the suspect had also opened fire on two other people and mowed down a neighbor with his car.

In a 911 dispatch call, Worrell is heard telling the dispatcher that he has been shot, at which point the dispatcher asks if the assailant was still nearby and if there was any major bleeding. 

Cops arrested and charged Gaelen Newsom, 22, with attempted murder, three counts of aggravated assault and two counts of possession of a firearm during a crime in connection with the weekend crime spree.  

Homicides were up 63 percent across Atlanta from January 1 through May 23 and rape rates increased 108 percent.

Shooting incidents rose 45 percent, robberies were up 2 percent and aggravated assaults jumped 29 percent.

Adjusting for population, a person living in Atlanta is more likely to be a victim of a serious crime, including murder and aggravated assault, than in Chicago, where crime rates are higher, reported 11Alive.  

Back in December, seven-year-old Kennedy Maxie (pictured) was fatally shot in the back of the head while riding in a car with her aunt and mother in Buckhead

Back in December, seven-year-old Kennedy Maxie (pictured) was fatally shot in the back of the head while riding in a car with her aunt and mother in Buckhead

Rayshard Brooks (pictured) was shot dead in the drive-thru lane of an Atlanta Wendy's by a white cop back on June 12

Rayshard Brooks (pictured) was shot dead in the drive-thru lane of an Atlanta Wendy's by a white cop back on June 12

Homicides were up 63 percent across Atlanta in the period running January 1 to May 23 compared to the same period last year, rape rates skyrocketed 108 per cent, shooting incidents rose 45 per cent, robberies inched up 2 per cent and aggravated assaults jumped 29 per cent

Homicides were up 63 percent across Atlanta in the period running January 1 to May 23 compared to the same period last year, rape rates skyrocketed 108 per cent, shooting incidents rose 45 per cent, robberies inched up 2 per cent and aggravated assaults jumped 29 per cent

The sharp increase in crime rates has prompted residents in the wealthy Buckhead neighborhood to form the Buckhead Exploratory Committee to create its own police force and look into the possibility of breaking away from Atlanta, after around 200 officers left the city's police force in the wake of the shooting death of black man Rayshard Brooks by a white cop in June 2020.  

There are now two bills in the Georgia State Legislature to have Buckhead secede from the city, but city officials have opposed the idea of separating the wealthy, largely white neighborhood from the rest of Atlanta, which is predominantly black, arguing it would siphon away much of the city's tax base.

Data analysis shows that Buckhead's population accounts for 20 percent of Atlanta's population, but more than 40 percent of its assessed property value.

It contributes to one-fifth of the city's entire budget, but beginning last year, crime in the area has increased, with regular shootings at the local mall, according to Carlson.

Tucker Carlson spoke about the rising crime rates in Buckhead on his show Monday night

Tucker Carlson spoke about the rising crime rates in Buckhead on his show Monday night

'We are living in a war zone,' White told Carlson Monday night, 'that's what we call Buckhead.'

He attributed the rise in crime to 'a complete vacuum in leadership' on Carlson's show Monday night, and said: 'We are going to form our own city. We are going to take our city back.' 

He said the only way to stop the rising crime rates is to establish a Buckhead City Police Department.

'We plan on having 300 police officers for a prolonged period of time,' White told Carlson, noting: 'There are only 82 cops on the beat in Buckhead right now, the square footage of San Francisco that has 2,000 cops.'

'So one of the things we're positive of is we're going to put the smack down on crime once and for all, and we're going to make Buckhead a great place to live again where you can go to the mall and not get shot taking a jog.' 

He noted that the committee has raised enough money and support to get the motion added as a ballot initiative next year.

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Dad-of-three is shot twice while out jogging in Atlanta's richest neighborhood Buckhead

  • Andrew Worrell, 41, was shot in leg and hip while on 3-mile run in Buckhead, Atlanta, Saturday morning 
  • Good Samaritans stopped Worrell's bleeding and called his wife, Anne 
  • Short time later, two other joggers in the area reported being shot at from silver sedan, but they escaped unharmed 
  • Three hours later, police say the same vehicle crashed into a man taking out the trash at apartment complex, pinning him between two cars 
  • Police arrested 22-year-old Gaelen Newsome and charged him with attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm 
  • Attacks on joggers took place in Atlanta's wealthiest neighborhood, which has been making a push to form its own police force and secede from the city  

A father-of-three out jogging on Saturday morning in Atlanta's wealthiest neighborhood, Buckhead, was shot twice by a 'mentally ill' man who police say also opened fire on two other people and mowed down a neighbor with his car.  

Atlanta police arrested and charged 22-year-old Gaelen Newsom with attempted murder, three counts of aggravated assault and two counts of possession of a firearm during a crime in connection with the weekend crime spree.  

The first shooting took place in the 1200 block of West Wesley Road in Buckhead, Atlanta's richest section, which has been making a push to form its own police force and secede from the rest of the city amid skyrocketing crime rates.

Gaelen Newsom
Andrew Worrell and wife Anne

Gaelen Newsome, 22 (left) is accused of shooting jogger Andrew Worrell, 41, twice in the leg and hip during a Saturday crime spree in Atlanta  

Worrell was a mile into his regular 3-mile run on West Wesley Road in Buckhead, Atlanta, on Saturday when a silver sedan drove up to him, and a man pointed a gun at him and fired

Worrell was a mile into his regular 3-mile run on West Wesley Road in Buckhead, Atlanta, on Saturday when a silver sedan drove up to him, and a man pointed a gun at him and fired

Buckhead is Atlanta's wealthiest neighborhood, where residents have been making a push to secede from the rest of the city amid skyrocketing crime rates

Buckhead is Atlanta's wealthiest neighborhood, where residents have been making a push to secede from the rest of the city amid skyrocketing crime rates 

Anne Worrell said her husband, 41-year-old Andrew Worrell, was out for his regular 3-mile morning run when she got a call at 8.40am from a stranger saying her spouse had been shot.

In a Facebook post from Saturday afternoon, Anne revealed that her husband was about a mile into his run when a car approached him.   

'He thought they may be asking for directions so he stopped,' recounted the wife. 'The very tinted window rolled down and the guy pointed a gun at him and shot him, hit him in the upper thigh. 

'Andrew turned to run and the guy shot him again, this one entering his left hip, hitting his ball and socket before traveling horizontally through this lower abdomen and lodging itself in his right hip area. 

Andrew, pictured above with his wife and three children, suffered gunshot wounds to his leg and hip. Good Samaritans stopped the bleeding and alerted his wife

Andrew, pictured above with his wife and three children, suffered gunshot wounds to his leg and hip. Good Samaritans stopped the bleeding and alerted his wife 

Anne wrote in an update that Andrew underwent surgery and was expected to be released from the hospital on Monday

'The guy shot again but missed him as Andrew dove behind a tree. The guy fled. Andrew called 911 and flagged down a couple wonderful people who called me and took off their shirt and tried to stop the bleeding. They stayed with him until police, fire and paramedics arrived.'  

BUCKHEAD, GEORGIA: ONE OF THE NATION'S WEALTHIEST ZIP CODES 

Buckhead is known as Atlanta's commercial and residential district, famed for its high-rise buildings and shopping centers, hotels and mansions.

The neighborhood is a historically wealthy district and was once ranked the ninth richest zip code in the country with a median price of homes of $1,460,595, according to Forbes.

American suburban luxury home in Buckhead, Atlanta

American suburban luxury home in Buckhead, Atlanta

Bloomberg named Buckhead the 20th richest zipcode in the nation in 2011, when the average household net worth there was $1,353,189. 

The average household income was $280,631.

Because of this, Buckhead is often called the 'Beverly Hills of the East/South', in reference to the upscale city in California.

Buckhead is also known to have a few notable residents, including Georgia Republican Kelly Loeffler. 

Loeffler was among the wealthiest members of Congress until she lost her seat in January. In 2009, she and her husband spent more than $10million on a European-style mansion named Descante in the Buckhead neighborhood.irst responders found Andrew suffering from gunshot wounds to his leg and hip. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he underwent surgery and remained hospitalized as of Sunday night.

His wife wrote in a Facebook update on Sunday that her husband was on IV antibiotics to avoid getting an infection from the bullets. She said he could be discharged as early as Monday.  

Meanwhile, as Andrew Worrell was being taken to the hospital on Saturday morning, police received calls that two more joggers in the area had been targeted by gunfire, though neither was hit, Deputy Atlanta Police Chief Charles Hampton Jr. told news outlets. Witnesses said the shots came from a passing silver sedan.

Police found a Kia Forte that matched that description about three hours later, at 11.30am, when the car’s driver ran into a man taking out the trash at the Collier Ridge Apartments complex at 1714 Noble Creek Drive. 

Atlanta police said the victim, described as a man in his 20s, was seriously injured, having been pinned between the sedan and an unoccupied pickup truck. He was rushed the same hospital as Worrell for surgery.

Police arrested the driver of the car, identified as Gaelen Newsom. Inside the vehicle, they also found shell casings from fired bullets. Hampton said investigators believed the casings will match bullets fired at the joggers.

'We have information that he may have been suffering from some type of mental health crisis,' Hampton said of Newsom. 

Buckhead has seen several high-profile instances of violence in recent months, including the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl in December.

The sharp increase in crime rates has prompted Buckhead's residents to form the Buckhead Exploratory Committee to create its own police force and look into the possibility of breaking away from Atlanta, after around 200 officers left the city's police force in the wake of the shooting death of black man Rayshard Brooks by a white cop in June 2020.

'Our residents are genuinely concerned for their safety and the safety of their family members,' members of the committee told the Wall Street Journal in March.

City officials have opposed the idea to separate the wealthy, largely white neighborhood from the rest of Atlanta, which is predominantly black, arguing it would siphon away much of the city's tax base and, in turn, its budget. 

Buckhead's population is 73.5 per cent white and 23.9 per cent black. This compares to the wider Atlanta population which is 50.7 per cent black and 38 per cent white, according to Data US.

Homicides were up 63 percent across Atlanta in the period running January 1 to May 23 compared to the same period last year, crime data show.

Back in December, seven-year-old Kennedy Maxie (pictured) was fatally shot in the back of the head while riding in a car with her aunt and mother in Buckhead

Back in December, seven-year-old Kennedy Maxie (pictured) was fatally shot in the back of the head while riding in a car with her aunt and mother in Buckhead

Rayshard Brooks (pictured) was shot dead in the drive-thru lane of an Atlanta Wendy's by a white cop back on June 12

Rayshard Brooks (pictured) was shot dead in the drive-thru lane of an Atlanta Wendy's by a white cop back on June 12

Rape rates skyrocketed 108 per cent, shooting incidents rose 45 per cent, robberies inched up 2 per cent and aggravated assaults jumped 29 per cent.

In terms of raw data, Atlanta had 57 murders, 302 shootings, 75 rapes, 298 robberies and 986 aggravated assaults.

Adjusting for population, a person living in Atlanta is more likely to be a victim of a serious crime, including murder and aggravated assault, than in Chicago, where crime rates are higher, reported 11Alive.

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Comment by Daniel forwth on October 11, 2021 at 10:52am
Comment by caribmama on June 16, 2021 at 4:50pm

Buckhead.....a great place to live again, you know what that means.....No blacks allowed. And you will be target practice if you enter.

Comment by vaughn mitchell on June 15, 2021 at 4:49pm
Lmao, so if they get their own police force they start to harass innocent black people. Cops, watch and did nothing, lazy ass cops, but that's the mayor's fault,next they will blame Biden.
Comment by Robert on June 15, 2021 at 2:07pm
Black criminals shouldn't commit crimes and shootings in white neighborhoods. Who suffers the inner city and the black neighborhoods.
Comment by Robert on June 15, 2021 at 2:06pm
Woke communities got what they want, police we shouldn't do anything .
Comment by Al3x on June 9, 2021 at 1:07am
So because its a rich white neighborhood they want to create a police force to kill more black people? Oh well then
Comment by vaughn mitchell on June 7, 2021 at 6:38pm
The purge.

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