The Atlanta Constitutional Journal writes that Mayor Kasim Reed referred the case to the FBI in response to social media outrage surrounding the incident.


Join Praise 102.5 on Sunday, October 21st at Piedmont Park for the 22nd Annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run. The event has grown to be the largest AIDS-related fundraising event in the Southeast.  In 2011 alone, the walk had over 12,000 registered participants and raised over $1 million, marking an increase of $82,000 over 2010 levels.    AID […]


From the A new security plan, coupled with a much smaller than usual crowd, made for a peaceful resumption of Piedmont Park’s summer film series Thursday night. Atlanta police reported no arrests and no major disruptions, said Atlanta Police Department spokesman Carlos Campos. “From a public safety standpoint, the new plan was a success,” […]

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From the Atlanta police and sponsors of the popular Screen on the Green at Piedmont Park plan to use lessons learned from the last movie viewing when they show “Dreamgirls” tonight. The perennial summer movie series hopes to keep things quiet since the showings were temporarily suspended after marauding teens took over the park […]

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From the On-duty police will be patrolling Piedmont Park for the remainder of this year’s Screen on the Green features — a first for the outdoor film series. More off-duty cops also will be hired as part of a new security plan unveiled Monday by city and park officials. The changes come 11 days […]

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From the When Caitlin McLain first heard press reports about chaos during Screen on the Green at Piedmont Park, she assumed it was from the May 27 showing of “National Treasure.” “We heard what sounded like gunshots going off,” said McLain, 22, of Marietta, who attended the debut of the summer film series with […]

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From the Thursday night’s “Screen on the Green” movie at Piedmont Park ended early because of “safety concerns” after a large fight in the crowd was followed by what some audience members described as gunshots or a stun gun being fired. The screening of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” was cut short and an […]