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Old 01-02-2011, 05:47 PM
 
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Next year, Atl will have the 'blood drop'.
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:49 PM
 
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Why do they go there?
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And then the fact this thread is about stabbings but some how the thread turn into a decisions over blacks moving here can you not be any more racist and prejudice. Your not talking about criminals moving here your talking about blacks moving here. Sorry get off it.
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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This thread is getting out of control. If some of you hate Atlanta, that's great - you're entitled to your opinions - now get over it. A few of you have said it multiple times in many different ways so we get it already. My girlfriend and I are both white, college educated, and we moved to the CITY OF ATLANTA and we like it here. A shocker to some I'm sure, but your opinion isn't going to change our opinion about the city and I doubt your opinions will change someone else's too. However, I will say despite the fact we like it here, we also realize it isn't perfect (just like anywhere else), so I'm not going to disagree with some posters about crime.

Where some of you go off the deep end is assuming this is the "end of Atlanta" and that is why people respond back with "well crime like that happens other places too"... are those other places "doomed" like Atlanta is? People on here like back2dc make comments about the type of people moving here when statistical data illustrates otherwise. Fact is the city of Atlanta is gaining more educated people with money. If this trend continues, Atlanta will continue to improve. Now I am not justifying the incident at Five Points at all, just arguing against outlandish claims about Atlanta.
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Historic Downtown, Jersey City, NJ
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I do agree that the doomsday scenarios are a bit
much. However with this incident and the recent occurrences in the Highlands I am a little concerned. Sure crime happens but usually in the more affluent areas such as the Highlands these things shouldn't happen. I can understand a mugging or two but home invasions and sexual assault? Damn. I moved away to get a different life experience since I am from here. I have considered moving back but stories like this make me think twice. I know where I live now crime is for the most part isolated to certain sections of town. It is concerning when things happen in the better parts of town. Hopefully the APD can crack down on this stuff. At least the home invasions. That's personal.
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:42 PM
 
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I do agree that the doomsday scenarios are a bit
much. However with this incident and the recent occurrences in the Highlands I am a little concerned. Sure crime happens but usually in the more affluent areas such as the Highlands these things shouldn't happen. I can understand a mugging or two but home invasions and sexual assault? Damn. I moved away to get a different life experience since I am from here. I have considered moving back but stories like this make me think twice. I know where I live now crime is for the most part isolated to certain sections of town. It is concerning when things happen in the better parts of town. Hopefully the APD can crack down on this stuff. At least the home invasions. That's personal.
I believe it's only going to get worse. As I look out my hotel window now there are shiftless people throwing empty beer cans at one another. I can't tell if they are women or men because they could be in disguise. A police car with its lights are flickering in the distance. It's like a scene from Mad Max. America did you hear what happened to Atlanta? It's like Rosemary's baby all over again.
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I do agree that the doomsday scenarios are a bit
much. However with this incident and the recent occurrences in the Highlands I am a little concerned. Sure crime happens but usually in the more affluent areas such as the Highlands these things shouldn't happen. I can understand a mugging or two but home invasions and sexual assault? Damn. I moved away to get a different life experience since I am from here. I have considered moving back but stories like this make me think twice. I know where I live now crime is for the most part isolated to certain sections of town. It is concerning when things happen in the better parts of town. Hopefully the APD can crack down on this stuff. At least the home invasions. That's personal.
I have a friend that lives in Downtown Jersey City and she was almost mugged at gunpoint outside her apartment. She purposely took a taxi back so she didn't have to walk far from the train station. The taxi left and when she went up to her door to her building a guy yanked her and pushed her up against a car with a gun and demanded money. Right then, a man happened to be walking down the street and said "what's going on???" and the criminal ran off. She was very lucky that guy was walking and scared him off. Does that mean Jersey City is "doomed? Maybe you should be concerned where you live now?

I do agree the APD can always do more in terms of prevention - they did hire 200 more police officers who are currently in training and will be out on the streets in the spring. Mayor Reed wants to hire 700 more officers total so we'll see if he makes good on his promise. Also, they did catch the suspects that are responsible for most of the assaults in the Highlands. Except for the most recent sexual assault, all the others were linked to the same people so it's not like it is a bunch of different people which is a lot more unnerving.

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Old 01-02-2011, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I believe it's only going to get worse. As I look out my hotel window now there are shiftless people throwing empty beer cans at one another. I can't tell if they are women or men because they could be in disguise. A police car with its lights are flickering in the distance. It's like a scene from Mad Max. America did you hear what happened to Atlanta? It's like Rosemary's baby all over again.
Since it's so horrible here and your life may be in danger, maybe you should get another job... you know, one that won't require you to spend so much time in Atlanta? Actually, I'm surprised your job would take you to such a violent and terrible place.

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Old 01-02-2011, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Historic Downtown, Jersey City, NJ
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I have a friend that lives in Downtown Jersey City and she was almost mugged at gunpoint outside her apartment. She purposely took a taxi back so she didn't have to walk far from the train station. The taxi left and when she went up to her door to her building a guy yanked her and pushed her up against a car with a gun and demanded money. Right then, a man happened to be walking down the street and said "what's going on???" and the criminal ran off. She was very lucky that guy was walking and scared him off. Does that mean Jersey City is "doomed? Maybe you should be concerned where you live now?

I do agree the APD can always do more in terms of prevention - they did hire 200 more police officers who are currently in training and will be out on the streets in the spring. Mayor Reed wants to hire 700 more officers total so we'll see if he makes good on his promise. Also, they did catch the suspects that are responsible for most of the assaults in the Highlands. Except for the most recent sexual assault, all the others were linked to the same people so it's not like it is a bunch of different people which is a lot more unnerving.
I do agree that crime happens here as well. Believe me I am from Atlanta and my family still lives there. I do not have an agenda to trash Atlanta AT ALL. I actually heard about a guy almost getting shot right outside my apt. So it's not all sunshine and rainbows. However I don't hear much about home invasions which is what concerns me. When I'm in my home I should be safe. Now maybe these things are occurring and I just don't hear about them. In any case I would like to see the APD step it up. The last thing I want is for people to accept crime as part of living in the city.
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I do agree that crime happens here as well. Believe me I am from Atlanta and my family still lives there. I do not have an agenda to trash Atlanta AT ALL. I actually heard about a guy almost getting shot right outside my apt. So it's not all sunshine and rainbows. However I don't hear much about home invasions which is what concerns me. When I'm in my home I should be safe. Now maybe these things are occurring and I just don't hear about them. In any case I would like to see the APD step it up. The last thing I want is for people to accept crime as part of living in the city.
Oh I agree and it should not be accepted at all. Also, I think you hear about more home invasions here because there aren't as many single family homes in Jersey City/NYC like there are in Atlanta. Again, not justifying it but I'm sure it has something to do with the differences in the built environment. Not like it never happens, but to me it seems harder to break into and get in/get out of an apartment then a single family home.
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:23 PM
 
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Its a large metro city did you expect it to be crime free??!!!??!!


HELLO !!!! Randy I was thinking the same thing. Its funny hohw they make this just a Atlanta thing..
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