Last Sat. morning around 2am , a NYC man was stabbed and robbed while asking directions near Florida and Atlantic Ave. This was an area that had been amongst the more safe in AC . It is near Coconutz Exotic Dance Bar , and Caligula's Couples Club .
Just the day before the AC NAACP complained to Police Chief Mooney that the ACPD uses too much force and derogatory remarks against blacks in AC . Mooney responded that some of the younger officers might need verbal skill enhancement . And added that the Police Department is significantly understaffed . Other reports say the ACPD needs at least another 100 partol officers to bring it up to full strenth .
Last year I used to drive / walk wherever I wanted to go . Now I'm inclined to park at a casino and cab it if I want to go elsewhere . AC cannot become a destination resort with this type of problem . I think the casinos better stop blaming the 5% drop in earnings on the PA Slots and the Smoking Ban . They need to get this city safe and lively ..."Always Turned On ! "