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Man threaten threatened to stab staffers at ACC homeless encampment


tents at the government-sanctioned First Step homeless encampment

By Joe Johnson

A former resident of the Athens-Clarke County-sanctioned homeless encampment reportedly threatened to stab staff members there Sunday morning.

According to an Athens-Clarke County police report, officers responded to the First Step encampment on Barber Street at about 10:48 a.m. to investigate a report by Charles Hardy, president of Athens Alliance Coalition, a nonprofit that is contracted to run the encampment, that a 42-year-old former resident was threatening to stab staff members.

The suspect had left the scene by the time officers arrived.

However, according to the incident report, officers met with Hardy and security personnel who told them that the suspect had been acting out in previous days and he was no longer a resident.

After being kicked out of the encampment, the suspect reportedly made attempts to climb the fence to gain reentry and was told by staffers that he had to leave.

“Security advised that she heard (the suspect) making threats to beat and stab the others if they go outside the gate,” according to the police report.

Hardy reportedly told police that if they made contact with the suspect, he only wanted to have the man barred from the property.

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Mr. Hardy is paid well for the “job” he is doing! Despite what he thinks, the citizens of Clarke County will hold him accountable and demand answers. He will not be able to hide behind “I don’t answer to anybody but God” . You sir will answer to the taxpayers when you are spending our money! Welcome to the real world!

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I'm not filing a police report. I'm doing something a lot better. I am referring your LLC for an IRS audit. Lol. Who's the little boy now? Hope you keep good records! You're the one s about to lose. Help? What are you helping them with? It damn sure isn't speaking English!

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If people isn't doing anything to help our unhoused community, tell your feelings to someone that wants to hear it. I work 7 days a week, 10 hours a day to support these people. Already we have gotten 12 of them housed, 9 jobs, and 8 pending housing. Tell me "thank you" for my hard work and dedication. I'm doing something that all of Athens turned they back on. Special thanks for my staff for keeping everyone safe.

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What's your address. We'll send him your way to live with you & your family. We'll send all of them over there since you seem to have a bleeding heart. God Bless you for taking care of these folks by offering up your shelter.

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So Charles Hardy is now dictating who gets arrested and who doesn’t? What a joke. Don’t call police funded by taxpayers if you don’t want anything done. It is a waste of time and resources. Of course, those that aren’t taxpayers probably won’t understand that.

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Being on the streets as a threat is not where he belongs either. If he hurts someone that is on your head.

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2022年4月04日

He threatened to stab people and you don't want him to be held accountable? You just want him barred from the property so that he will take his anger and violent potential elsewhere in the city... When he hurts someone out here I hope you never forget you had a chance to prevent it.

WTF is wrong with these people?

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2022年4月05日
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Why would I? That's what we have police for.

How is this a logical, reasonable response? It makes no sense... You told the police you didn't want him to be charged for the threats of violence. I doubt it matters what you want and the cops will charge him anyway but it speaks to your competence in your position.

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