Campus News

Making moves

A growing number of Atlanta police officers are moving into neighborhoods they patrol, according to a story in The Christian Science Monitor.

The hope is that the moves will help heal relations between the police departments and the African-American community.

“Atlanta is very emblematic of the persistence of racial problems that really are plaguing all of the United States, and in particular metro areas,” said Steven Holloway, professor and interim head of UGA’s geography department, which is part of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

Mixed neighborhoods “are part of what the civil rights movement has been and is continuing to be: If you don’t interact with people and understand each other as humans and the human condition, you’re going to spiral away from one another, and things are not going to get better,” Holloway also said.