Six Flags Attack Worries Some Attendees

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Walter

United States

#2 Jul 6, 2007
Obviously the work of uncivilized, savage predators. Should be dealt with harshly.
No Fan of 6-Flags anymore

Secaucus, NJ

#3 Jul 6, 2007
This park needs to get it's act together or it will close just like Six Flags TX and NJ. I know that area has been going downhill for a while now but this is just stupid. This was a random gang attack from a group that should not have been allowed in the park in the first place - they know the signs, this group was wearing all the same clothes, all provoking people, etc - this is nothing new. This park and this city is clueless about handling these type of people. I will no longer go to any Six Flags park until they can get some sort of control of their park.
Sad but true

Las Vegas, NV

#4 Jul 6, 2007
Cobb co. has let that side of town go to waste. Out of towners don't come to sixflags any more because the hotels close by are all flop houses. I am surprised this has not happened sooner. Being how the area is now I am surprised Six Flags is not crawling w/ security.
Moe

Riverdale, GA

#5 Jul 6, 2007
People these days...geez just when you think you can go out with your family and have fun this stuff happens. If it would happen to me taking my nephews to six flags and see some punks coming at me and trying to put me down they would have anohter thing coming. Its never to late to put your children in karate classes. At least it would give them a chance of defending themselves. I hope they find those people and whatever punishment the law gives them, they should deserve. Damn punks!
ryan

Cleveland, GA

#6 Jul 6, 2007
very sad,what is wrong with people now days,these people need jesus in there life.
Mazie

Marietta, GA

#7 Jul 6, 2007
To the family of the young man that was attack at six flags. I am so sorry. I am the mother of three, I've kept them under lock and key because of punks like those. It's a damm shame that good people can't go out and have some good honest fun. And kids don't know how to be kids. I pray for the health and well being of your son. And may god be with you and your family.
Christie

Temple, GA

#8 Jul 6, 2007
This has been the first year in a long time that we have not bought season passes to six flags . Last year we had alot of problems with smart talking kids and ones breaking in line, pushing and threatening to beat other people up. Its pretty bad when your own kids dont want to go anymore. I really think its a shame six flags really needs to get a grip on that place. They are losing lots of money.
Kat

United States

#10 Jul 6, 2007
I would drive from Savannah to go with family members who live close to Atlanta just to go to Six Flags. I don't think we will be doing that any time soon. I think we will start going to Wild Adventures. My friends here in Savannah haven't had those types of problems. Its truly pathetic that you can't have any fun at a place that is supposed to promote "FAMILY FUN". Truly Pathetic. Six Flags get your act together.
Jess

Mount Airy, GA

#11 Jul 6, 2007
What is more dangerous, an amusement park that sells alcohol or the rides? When are we going to realize that there are places the two do not mix. I say this thinking that hte young men that committed this crme will have been drinking, hopeing sober people wouldn't do it.

Since: Jun 07

United States

#12 Jul 6, 2007
Bush Gardens, Sea World sell alcohol and you don't hear about people being jumped outside of the gates. Its called Security six flags needs to invest in some. I haven't been to six flags in Years. There were teenagers running around trying to pick fights, breaking in line and making lude comments. Complaints to park employees fell on deaf ears. I hope the young man who was jumped will be ok. This should be a wake up call for six flags to get their act togeter or close down.
M Weiss- Douglasville

United States

#13 Jul 6, 2007
It's hard to beleive that at the time of the attack, there were no persons around capable of lending a hand to the two teen victims, Glad to see people coming to aid the outnumbered. We as a country, prefer to turn our backs when we can help. But then again, with all the legislation
the goverment passes to favor the criminals
it would be the people lending the hand that would serve time for placing their
hands on a minor, even though it was for a
just reason.
This attack is the type of behavior that non-corporal punishment breeds. Time outs do not teach kids that there are limits and consequences for stepping out of line
that deserve thought redirection through pain compliance.
Tom_G

Atlanta, GA

#14 Jul 6, 2007
This is a sad story, and it just shows the kind of pathetic, low life criminals that are out there. All the people involved in this cowardly attack on those two young boys should be prosecuted to the full extent and charged with attempted murder. I just pray that joshua and his brother recover fully. My prayers are with him and his family. I just hope that if anyone that knows the people involved gives the police the information so they can get these sorry excuses for human beings off the street and where they belong in prison for the rest of their pathetic lives.
JDP

Atlanta, GA

#15 Jul 7, 2007
It is disheartening to hear of the attacks and I hope that the victims are doing well. However, such an attack will not keep me from enjoying life with my family at a public venue. This country is laden w/ fear and I refuse to live in fear. You cannot stop crime because the hearts of men are evil. YOu can legislate punishment all day long, but it won't and hasn't stopped murders, rapes, thefts or anything else. It is the condition of a man's heart that cause these things; not race, economics or lack of education. Please, some of the most educated people (i.e our government), do some of the most dispicable things in public and private. So please, go out and enjoy life, leave your life in the hands of Jesus Christ, pray for protection where ever you go, and don't let a spirit of fear keep you from enjoying all things.
Stronzino

Monroe, GA

#18 Jul 7, 2007
I have stopped taking my family to Six Flags for exactly this reason. As soon as the sun goes down, the Thugs and Gangsters all congregate at the Park. It's been happening for years, so any Park official who says this is a first time event is LYING. Once my kids got scared enough to ask to leave on 2 seperate occasions because of the violent tension in the air, I knew it was time to find some other place. Six Flags needs to clean up their act
alovingmom

New York, NY

#19 Jul 7, 2007
My prayers go out to Joshua and his family.
I have not allowed my daughter to go to Six Flags for this very reason. The "hood" atmosphere makes it too much of a risk. I don't see Six Flags Atlanta having much of a future. What they fail to realize is letting a bad element take over the park and outside of it, drives away the majority whose attendance supports it.
I have to agree with "reality" also. Why isn't this on national news? Where is Al Sharpton? Why doesn't some organziation come forward with reward for information money? If the attackers were white and the victims black, there would be a public outcry, especially that it happened in Georgia.
As for punishment, I won't be surprised IF they catch them, that most have already served time.
alovingmom

New York, NY

#20 Jul 7, 2007
We are presently vacationing in NYC. We live in Georgia.
Betty

Conyers, GA

#21 Jul 7, 2007
Please keep in mind this attack took place across the street from the park, off of their property at the bus stop. Reality is, The area surrounding Six Flags is in a thug neighborhood that runs rift with criminals. The boy beaten was white, but his brother and Mother are black. His brother stated it was unprovoked. More then likley he was a white boy in the wrong place at the wrong time. Gonna rally for us Al??
Gary

Boise, ID

#23 Jul 7, 2007
I agree with the Security outside the park. My family and I visited the Atlanta 6 flags Friday June 29. My younger son and I used the bathroom on the outside of the park. There was a smell of some kind of drugs that had been smoked along with baggies and razor blades in the bathroom stall. Not a very good impression about the Atlanta six flags. A reason why I did not go back the second time eventhough I am a season pass holder. Six Flags please clean up your act in the state of Georgia.
Angry American

Mount Airy, GA

#24 Jul 7, 2007
People these incidents are not going to stop if we ignore them. IT is going to take a lot more than a few angry parents to stop taking their kinds to six flags before they plan to do something about it. If this happened across the street at a bus stop then the city of douglasville or austell needs to be invloved. The whole thing is sick to me. I drive from way out in homer to my job in South Gwinnett/Snellville just so I can avoid this kind of situation. None of these areas seem to be getting much better either. What I want to know is why there is gang violence in Snellville? What reason could a teenager have in snellville to join a gang? Atlanta and its problems seem to be creeping further and further out. It is time we do somethign to stop it. The evacuees from Louisiana didn't help the crime rate either, maybe we should have turned them away! What is the real problem though? Why is the crime spreading out? It all comes back to the illegal immigrants! The crime has to go further out because the mexicans are taking their space in the city, so they have to go somewhere. Get it together folks, cause it aint gonna get better on its own!
Angry American

Mount Airy, GA

#25 Jul 7, 2007
Moe wrote:
People these days...geez just when you think you can go out with your family and have fun this stuff happens. If it would happen to me taking my nephews to six flags and see some punks coming at me and trying to put me down they would have anohter thing coming. Its never to late to put your children in karate classes. At least it would give them a chance of defending themselves. I hope they find those people and whatever punishment the law gives them, they should deserve. Damn punks!
Why should you have to learn karate to go have a family day at six flags? Why not clean up the area? Youlive in douglasville, why don't you try to change the way the area has become. I say learn how to stop the violence in the frist place, sont just learn to hit back!

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