Women evicted for not calling 911

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ATLANTA,None - Several residents of an apartment complex in northeast Atlanta say they're being evicted for not calling 911 after seeing illegal activity take place outside their apartments.

Eight women who live at The Village of Bedford Pines at Boulevard and Rankin said they all received the same eviction letters with the same reason given.
 
Latonya Wilson said she has seen men outside her apartment engaging in illegal activity, but the few times she called police the criminals learned it was her and threatened her and her three children.
 
Another resident, who didn't want to be identified, asked, "Who am I to get up and look out my window and say, 'I'll call the police on you.' I ain't fixing to tell nobody nothing. They already threatened me. They threatened me twice."
 
 Wilson said she just keeps her children locked inside her apartment at all times to ensure their safety. She said she doesn't understand why it’s her job to call the police on what's going on outside her apartment.
 
 Channel 2 Action News reporter Amanda Cook tried to talk to apartment management, but they referred her to the corporate office, and no one from there returned her phone call.

The residents said they plan to fight the eviction.



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