Do Atlanta’s police officers deserve more than a one-percent pay raise?

5/31/2013, 6 a.m.

Quinten Howard, Atlanta

“I think they deserve more money because we have to depend on the police to protect us, to protect our homes while we are at work. There’s a lot of burglaries going on in Atlanta right now and I feel like if they can find money to support a Beltline, to support a new dome, hey give the police some of that.”

Calvin Benton, Atlanta

“I don’t think they should have gotten any raise. They’ve already got all of the benefits.”

Tami Dotson, Atlanta

“My opinion is that the police need at least a 25 to 30 percent raise (because) every day they go out they are risking their lives, so they deserve to be well compensated. For them to get a one percent increase is an insult. It’s very disrespectful.”

Eddie Kornegay, McDonough

“They should receive more than a one percent raise due to the fact that they are out there risking their lives everyday.”