Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is facing sharp criticism as her city faces its deadliest year in decades.
Three killings in less than 24 hours over the Christmas weekend boosted the number of homicides this year to 154, the highest since 1998, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Bottoms’ administration was already facing public criticism for an overall rise in violent crime.
Bottoms has been considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, with some pundits earlier this year calling her a possible pick for vice president.
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