Granted, this is pure conjecture on my part, but I'm not a big believer in coincidences. If any Atlanta readers have the inside scoop, let me know...
In an earlier Journal-Constitution article about the raid on the Atlanta Eagle, they noted how seriously politicians and mayoral candidates were taking the LGBT community's demands.
The quick responses to the raid highlight the increasingly fierce battle among the candidates for votes from Atlanta's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Some estimate 15 percent of Atlanta residents are LGBT, and which way they vote could ultimately decide who becomes the city's 59th mayor.
Yesterday, it was announced that 19 Eagle bar patrons were filing a federal lawsuit against Atlanta almost 50 police officers. A couple of hours later, both Police Chief Richard Pennington and his Assistant resigned.
Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington and Assistant Chief Alan Dreher announced today that they will resign from their post in the next two weeks.
Mayor Shirley Franklin accepted their resignation and thanked them for their hard work.
Whattaya think? Co-inky-dink?