How's The Crime In Your City?

Discussion in 'Not Sure Where it Goes' started by Cody Fousnaugh, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Chrissy Cross

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    That's true too but most of us can, might not be an ideal situation but I think it's doable.

    If I didn't have such generous kids, I'd still find a way not to live in a crime ridden area. I can always afford a room in a house on this end of town. Or have roommates...not ideal but possible.
     
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  2. Cody Fousnaugh

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    True!
     
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  3. Chrissy Cross

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    Forgot to add...look for a sugar daddy, lol. Just kidding. :)
     
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  4. Frank Sanoica

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    Not concerned really about crime rate, so long as it doesn't affect us. As simple everyday folks, we have no recourse to alter it anyhow, do we?
    Frank
     
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  5. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Well, since my last posting, the crime stats in this city hasn't gotten any better. In fact, I think it's gotten worse. Almost on a daily basis, there is a shooting and killing on the west or north or northwest sides. It's terrible. Seems to be either gang, drug or domestic related. Just recently, a 20 something guy shot a 4 year old in the head in his home and shot the boys mother in the leg. The 4 year old died. The guy turned himself in. All three were black. Last night, two young black guys were shot on the north side while walking somewhere at 10PM. Appear to be a "drive-by". One guy has died and other one is in critical condition.

    We live on the southern end of this city and there is a reason we don't see many patrol cars here.......very little-to-no crime (that we've heard about, that is).

    We have white crime here, but this city sure has it's share of black-on-black crime. A little over 40% of this city is black. Blacks love working here due to the high wages they can get.
     
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  6. Frank Sanoica

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    @Cody Fousnaugh "Blacks love working here due to the high wages they can get."

    I wonder what percentage of gang members work?
    Frank
     
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    Thank the Lord I live in a gun free society.
     
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  8. Ken Anderson

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    I'm pleased that I live in a place where I can defend myself without being arrested.
     
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  9. Jeff Fogey

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    I'm not going to get into a discussion about the merits of a gun toting society, Ken. That's been done to death.

    I can't imagine what it would be like living in constant fear of gun crime and I'm so thankful that I don't have to do so. Incidentally, I had to defend myself from an assailant a few years ago. He was admitted to hospital with some very serious injuries. The Police who investigated simply said 'self defence' and I was free to go.
     
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  10. Ken Anderson

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    Neither can I, and I don't think most people are. We have very few gun deaths in Maine, where nearly everyone has at least one gun. I lived on the Texas-Mexico border for twenty years and wasn't much in fear of gun crimes.
     
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  11. Jeff Fogey

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    All I can say, Ken, is that in the UK, if you want to get dead very quickly, wave any sort of gun around on the street and the Police will happily oblige. You'll be given one opportunity to put the weapon down and if you don't comply immediately, you will be shot and the Police don't shoot to wound.
     
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    That's true here too, which is why we don't wave our guns around. Most of us don't actually carry ours but some do, so a guy who is thinking about robbing a restaurant or convenience store always has to realize that he may not be the only one in the building with a gun. Likewise, someone thinking of breaking into someone's house at night can be pretty sure that his won't be the only gun. Therefore, few people ever have to use one.
     
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  13. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Well, it seems like high populated areas, high traffic and high crime equals areas with nice salaries.

    We have our share of gun violence, just as Denver, Los Angeles, Chicago and other high populated cities do.

    As for us, we have never lived, since we’ve been married, in such a high crime area as we are now. And, this is one reason we want to move back to a much lower population.

    A lot of people here have a concealed gun on their person or one their vehicle. The area we want to live, people don’t have to worry so much that they feel the need to carry. The crime is much, much lower there.
     
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    @Jeff Fogey
    "I'm not going to get into a discussion about the merits of a gun toting society, Ken. That's been done to death."

    But you did, and I like it! I'll try my best to "keep my nose clean" (wonder if that old one is decipherable in UK?), but will come out up front that we are in old "Frank territory". I have lived in both the extreme areas as far as gun control is concerned: born and raised outside of Chicago, which had very strict laws prohibiting ownership of handguns since early in the last century, and 25+ years in "Wild West" Arizona, which has surprisingly few gun restrictions at the State level, but plenty in some large municipalities, namely Mesa, for one.

    Almost every acquaintance of mine in Chicago during my 30 years there possessed a handgun! Illegally. You had to "know" a person well, to find this out about him, however. I grew up in the suburb of Berwyn, second town west of Chicago after Cicero, previous home of Al Capone. Likely need not say more about Mr. Capone. Chicago, renowned for it's lawlessness from the "Roaring Twenties", continued on, and still continues, to suffer high crime rates, despite every imaginable kind of law being passed, both related to firearms, and otherwise. A very serious reason for this was well-known to most everyone: graft found at every level of government.

    Chicago, in the heart of Cook County, was universally-known for it's corrupt police: a driver pulled over for minor traffic violation, if a "local", thus "in the know", placed a bill of currency where the cop could see it after the usual entry-conversation. For an improper turn, for example, a Ten would usually suffice. You bought a "pass". Not to say every cop was on the "take", but, every cop who cared to keep his job either followed along, whether accepting money or not. I am not making this up. Ask any former Chicagoan.

    Sorry you "got me started". Frank
     
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    @Jeff Fogey
    Forgive me, please, while getting carried away, I neglected to mention, welcome to the forum, and be assured we discuss things of non-controversial nature, too! Me, being a natural trouble-maker, I kind of shy away from answering some of the discussions, but generally read all of them!
    Frank
     
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    I have been lurking on here and please let me put my 2 cents worth in..
    I live in Massey, Ontario with a population of just under 1000 people..
    WE HVE NO CRIME TO SPEAK OF HERE... Most of the time, I don't even lock my car.. Many of us still have the very bad habit of even leaving the keys in the ignition of our vehicles, but I don't go that far...
    No house break-ins at all.. No thefts at all..
    We do have some kids that get a kick out of causing some graffiti, but there again it is on a wall on the outskirts of town that nobody cares about anyway..

    As far as guns goes, almost everyone here goes hunting and they have several guns.. mostly rifles..
    During the hunting season, we have lots of chaps that ride their 4 wheelers through town with their rifles in the holster on the 4 wheeler.. That is a common site and nobody thinks twice about it..
     
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  17. Cody Fousnaugh

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    I’ve been in towns just like this in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado. But, as already stated, these towns don’t have or offer the job salaries that a lot of young single and married couples of today require. There are young singles and married couples, w/or w/o kids, that can handle the lower (much lower) salaries, but those folks lifestyle isn’t the same as ones with nice/high salaries.
     
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  18. Steve North

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    I agree with you Cody.. There are not very many jobs in a small town, however in our case, there are not very many unemployed in our village either.. Yes we have some, but somehow a part time job is always available is one of our shops here..
    I was thinking that about 80% of the population here in Massey have a gun if not many guns for hunting..
    My wife told me that Massey is definitely a hockey town and we have more guns than hockey sticks..
    In the 12 years we are living here, we have NEVER heard of any problems with folks shooting illegally, however I must say we had some Black Bears that were considered nuisance bears and they were put down awfully quick..

    We don't have any street people.. Folks that are homeless either..
    Just a great little place to live if you don't mind living up north..
     
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  19. Cody Fousnaugh

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    This (in red above) is the reason why we want to move back to a small town/city up north.
     
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