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Old 11-24-2010, 02:39 PM
 
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LOL! So true.
You obviously don't follow the news.
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Old 11-24-2010, 02:43 PM
 
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I do follow the news... One murder does not make a neighborhood dangerous.
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Old 11-24-2010, 02:46 PM
 
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What's so shocking about these attacks in Virginia-Highland is that it has always been known as an ultra safe neighborhood.



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Old 11-24-2010, 02:47 PM
 
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I do follow the news... One murder does not make a neighborhood dangerous.
They have had tons of armed robberies lately, as well as home and car burglaries.
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Old 11-24-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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Wow. I drove right by these apartments on my way to a Virginia-Highlands restaurant just two nights prior.

Such a shame. Whether the violent crime rate is going up or down in Atlanta, I don't know, but I think we can all agree that the numbers definitely need to drop. By a lot.
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Old 11-24-2010, 04:08 PM
 
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I was robbed with three of my friends last December in the va-highlands while walking back to our car at 12:00 am. We were walking north on Highland ave about a 1/2 mile north of Hand and Hand. Two men approached us both the guns, hit one of my friends in the head with the shot gun, made us get on the ground, and took our purses/wallets. When talking to the cops after, this was apparently a pretty common thing at the time and it looks like it has started up again. After this I will never go back to the va-Highlands and based on this experience would never live there.
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Old 11-24-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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I was robbed with three of my friends last December in the va-highlands while walking back to our car at 12:00 am. We were walking north on Highland ave about a 1/2 mile north of Hand and Hand. Two men approached us both the guns, hit one of my friends in the head with the shot gun, made us get on the ground, and took our purses/wallets. When talking to the cops after, this was apparently a pretty common thing at the time and it looks like it has started up again. After this I will never go back to the va-Highlands and based on this experience would never live there.
Yikes! I am so sorry that happened to you.

When this thread started I would have gone to the mat insisting that violent crime was almost non-existent in Virginia-Highland but apparently things have changed. 25-30 years ago it was such a mellow scene. I still don't understand what happened.

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Old 11-24-2010, 05:38 PM
 
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Yikes! I am so sorry that happened to you.

When this thread started I would have gone to the mat insisting that violent crime was almost non-existent in Virginia-Highland but apparently things have changed. 25-30 years ago it was such a mellow scene. I still don't understand what happened.

Black criminals figured out it is pretty easy to rob semi-drunk white people with money. I'll probably get banned for telling what everyone knows is the truth, but I really don't care.
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:34 AM
 
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VA Highlands has never been crime free - anyone who has lived in or near a known entertainment district in any city can tell you that. Fights, public indecency , and muggings have been going in the Highlands for longer than residents would care to admit. When the Buckhead entertainment area was on the rise it too had a "crime-free" aura but look what happened there. In any case its not to be tolerated but it does happen. However murder is definitely atypical for the area and is symptomatic of bolder actions on the part of criminals. Hopefully this is an anomaly and its horrible for the families involved.
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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How long has this been going on? We lived there in the 70s and spent a good bit of time there in the 80s and early 90s. That sort of thing was pretty much unheard of in those days.


I would add that people just need to realize they should not rob people at gunpoint or murder them if they don't hand over the money.
Here's a newspaper article from 1986 referring to 21 muggings in two months. I find it hard to believe that there were not crime waves in the area when VaHi was still almost a slum (in the 70s) or shortly thereafter.

Virginia highland muggings Atlanta - Google News Archive Search
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