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NEWS BRIEF: Can city park rangers cut down on greenspace crime?

City parks crime must be fought

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"visitors who use our parks are in a safe space"

Atlanta officials are considering activating rangers in city parks to ameliorate ongoing criminal activity. In the year since Katie Janness and her dog were slain in Piedmont Park, shootings and homicides are still happening at urban parks, CBS46 reports.

Councilors are this week putting forth a feasibility study to examine costs and resources required for park rangers to operate across the city’s 20 most populated parks. Councilman Michael Julian Bond said the goal is to ensure that “visitors who use our parks are in a safe space and know that when they leave their car in the parking lot to go swim or use park facilities, that it’s going to be safe when they return - and they’ll be safe too.” Details: cbs46.com