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Old 11-19-2010, 10:05 AM
 
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Me neither. You're probably more likely to have an old tree fall on you than be a crime victim.
Well, there was that recent rash of robberies in Virginia-Highland, but that can happen anywhere. There was some kind of robbery up in East Cobb just yesterday which forced them to lock down five elementary schools.

However, in general Virginia-Highland is very, very safe. We lived there for several years and you could go out at any time of the day or night without any concerns for your personal safety whatsoever. We did have repeated thefts of the roof off one of our cars but, again, that can happen anywhere.
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:10 AM
 
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Well, there was that recent rash of robberies in Virginia-Highland, but that can happen anywhere. There was some kind of robbery up in East Cobb just yesterday which forced them to lock down five elementary schools.

However, in general Virginia-Highland is very, very safe. We lived there for several years and you could go out at any time of the day or night without any concerns for your personal safety whatsoever. We did have repeated thefts of the roof off one of our cars but, again, that can happen anywhere.
You can't leave anything of value in your car if you park it on the street in Va-Hi or Morningside.
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:33 AM
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You can't leave anything of value in your car if you park it on the street in Va-Hi or Morningside.
You shouldn't leave items of value in your car in anywhere. If you leave valuables in your car and they get stolen, it doesn't mean you're in a bad neighborhood, it means you're an irresponsible or naive individual.
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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Well, the roof panels weren't left in the car. They were just part of it.
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:33 PM
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Well, the roof panels weren't left in the car. They were just part of it.
That's pretty odd. What kind of car has removable roof panels?
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:39 PM
 
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That's pretty odd. What kind of car has removable roof panels?
A Vette.
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:03 PM
 
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If you leave valuables in your car and they get stolen, it doesn't mean you're in a bad neighborhood, it means you're an irresponsible or naive individual.
I put the fault for stealing on the thief rather than the victim. In my opinion the person who did the stealing is the irresponsible and naive individual.

I've lived in several neighborhoods where you could leave things of value in your car and they would not be stolen. Stealing is an active, individual choice, not something that is inevitable.
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:19 PM
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I put the fault for stealing on the thief rather than the victim. In my opinion the person who did the stealing is the irresponsible and naive individual.

I've lived in several neighborhoods where you could leave things of value in your car and they would not be stolen. Stealing is an active, individual choice, not something that is inevitable.
I won't go so far as to blame the victim, but if you leave valuables in your car, you are creating a very inviting situation for a thief. That is what makes you irresponsible. And expecting your belongings to be where you left them makes you naive.
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:00 PM
 
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That is what makes you irresponsible. And expecting your belongings to be where you left them makes you naive.
I respectfully disagree. I think it makes me an honest, trusting person who expects the same of others.

Do I think that everyone will live up to the rules of a sane society? No, of course not. There will always be idiots and thugs. But I'm not going to abandon my expectations of decency because they get down in the dirt.
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:26 PM
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I respectfully disagree. I think it makes me an honest, trusting person who expects the same of others.

Do I think that everyone will live up to the rules of a sane society? No, of course not. There will always be idiots and thugs. But I'm not going to abandon my expectations of decency because they get down in the dirt.
I did that a long time ago. Haven't had anything stolen since.

Knock on wood.
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