The following has been posted by the Southern Voice, a newspaper/web site directed at gay residents in Atlanta:
The Georgia Log Cabin Republicans, the state chapter of the national gay GOP group, issued a statement this afternoon demanding the resignation of Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin.
The group called on Gov. Sonny Perdue, a Republican, and the Georgia National Guard to take control of the city’s “crime mayhem” and reminded LGBT residents of their right to bear arms and use deadly force to protect themselves.
The statement comes hours after a man was stabbed to death in Piedmont Park in an attempted robbery, and another man was stabbed minutes later at 6th Street and Juniper.
Bert Brantley, spokesman for Sonny Perdue, said the governor has received no formal request for a state takeover of Atlanta. Also that he “can’t imagine” a situation that would prompt the governor to do so.
Click here to see what one of our crime reporters, Mike Morris, has been able to pin down on the stabbings.
Log Cabin Republicans are an active group — only last week, they teamed up with Stonewall Democrats, their political counterparts, to host a non-partisan session with Atlanta mayoral candidates.
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