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Old 10-15-2012, 02:10 PM
 
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I'm not really worried about my iPhone because I studied with ninjas in tibet for a decade right before I invented my robotic crime fighting suit. I still don't like jogging in it, though, because there are too many speed humps in this part of towm.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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I completely disagree. Crime happens in Gwinnett, but Gwinnett still has a lot of nice areas and is no where near where all the crime happens. Crime wise as far as metro counties go Dekalb is the worst. And far as the city goes you may think crime happens in West Atlanta once in a blue moon, but that's not true either. You just won't hear about it on the news or in the paper. No one in the local media cares if someone gets layed out in the Bluff or Pittsburgh because it happens so much. And most of the murders in the city are not over some guy finding his girl cheating or even gang bs like how you see in places like Chicago. Most of the murders here are over drugs and robberies. The problem here is the different crews robbing each other. That's pretty much the Atlanta street way, drug dealers go and spend all their re-up money at the strip club, then when they run out of product they go rob the guy around the corner who sells. And the cycle just repeats itself over and over.
lol "I fu**ed my money up, now I can't re-up......"
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Senoia, GA
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I'm not really worried about my iPhone because I studied with ninjas in tibet for a decade right before I invented my robotic crime fighting suit. I still don't like jogging in it, though, because there are too many speed humps in this part of towm.
......Robotic crime fighting suit? Makes no sense.

You've been to tibet? Nice.

So if a highway man with a katana jumped infront of your car and tried to mug you, what would you do? That happened one time here..In the countryside, werid things happen.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I personally wouldn't jog (or live) there.
Well personally I think Midtown is overpriced and people do get jacked on the streets around the park. Your trying to compare an entire neighborhood to a park.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Only if they have their iPhones out, I walk down Mayson Ave late night and never have issues. Never understood why people wanna be advertising their electronics? People need to leave their expensive crap at home and pay attention to their surroundings!
I am all for awareness and not making yourself a target, but I don't think that's enough. It's great that you personally have never had an issue, and I hope you never do, but please don't pretend that crime doesn't exist because you haven't seen it firsthand.

In any event, I think it's reasonable to expect to safely walk down a neighborhood sidewalk and listen to music or talk on the phone. It's about respect for personal space and property -- which unfortunately seems to be completely absent. I was just thinking about what I would say to someone who tried to rob me, and the first thing that came to mind was, "Does your mama know you're doing this?"

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Your effing nuts if you think that. Then why is are there all kinds of people jogging or walking their kids to school in the dawn hours?
I don't know why people feel comfortable running or walking their kids at whatever time. Maybe they are blissfully uninformed, or maybe they enjoy living on the edge. Maybe they bought cute renovated homes (or inexpensive fixers) without knowing about the crime, and now have to live there. Many folks go years without incident; others have their homes or cars broken into multiple times...and still hang around. Some of my neighbors have been there 40 years and nothing phases them. I personally do not feel safe, but that doesn't mean I'm effing nuts. Everyone has different thresholds for crime.

Lest anyone think I'm picking on one "ghetto town," it's not about Kirkwood; that just happens to be where I live. It's the same situation all over Atlanta, and in any other major city. There's no fence between safe and unsafe neighborhoods. Go north to Little Five Points or Candler Park, or east to parts of Decatur, and crime rates are even higher. Cabbagetown, O4W, East Atlanta, Downtown, Midtown, even Va-Hi and Inman Park have their issues. Overall it's improved a great deal in the past 10 years or so, but there's still a long way to go.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:06 PM
 
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In any event, I think it's reasonable to expect to safely walk down a neighborhood sidewalk and listen to music or talk on the phone. It's about respect for personal space and property -- which unfortunately seems to be completely absent.
Hear, hear! Using your phone isn't "advertising" it to thieves. They were more or less designed to be actually used.

No account pea-brained thieves are an aberration, not the norm.

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Old 10-15-2012, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Senoia, GA
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I will try to pose this again..
What SAFE aera around ATLANTA can I go without having to worry about getting shot in the head or mugged?

Have you guys ever heard of Jackson, Georgia? If you compared it to Atlanta, you might have moved to Jackson long ago.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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...and they get robbed/mugged on a pretty regular basis, especially in the area around Coan Park.
I live close to Coan Park...never seen or heard of people getting robbed and mugged. Sure it happens but as many people as I see who either jog or walk their kids down Hosea Williams it cant be that serious.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I will try to pose this again..
What SAFE aera around ATLANTA can I go without having to worry about getting shot in the head or mugged?

Have you guys ever heard of Jackson, Georgia? If you compared it to Atlanta, you might have moved to Jackson long ago.
People have named plenty of them, you just apparently choose not to see or hear what people are saying. Thats on you. And did it ever occur to you that some people just like city life? Not everyone wants to live in small town Georgia where there is nothing to do. And to act like GA as a state is safe outside the A is str8 up silly dude. This state as a whole has one of highest crime rates the the nation, and places like Dalton, Savannah, Griffin just to name a few are just as much to blame as Atlanta. Freedom Park, Piedmont Park, Coan Park among others are way nicer than anything you will find in Senioa or wherever the heck town you're from. You don't want to jog in Atlanta then don't. Simple as that

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Old 10-16-2012, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Lest anyone think I'm picking on one "ghetto town," it's not about Kirkwood; that just happens to be where I live. It's the same situation all over Atlanta, and in any other major city. There's no fence between safe and unsafe neighborhoods. Go north to Little Five Points or Candler Park, or east to parts of Decatur, and crime rates are even higher. Cabbagetown, O4W, East Atlanta, Downtown, Midtown, even Va-Hi and Inman Park have their issues. Overall it's improved a great deal in the past 10 years or so, but there's still a long way to go.
Crime happens anywhere and car break-ins are crimes of opportunity. If someone leaves a cord out in their car, it will encourage someone to bust the window out. Leaving cardboard boxes of new TV's will encourage entice someone to try and break in a house. There are measures one can take to deter a criminal, eg: home alarm system, dogs, and locking of gates. L5P has a lot of car break-ins and theft because its a commercial area.
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I am all for awareness and not making yourself a target, but I don't think that's enough. It's great that you personally have never had an issue, and I hope you never do, but please don't pretend that crime doesn't exist because you haven't seen it firsthand.
I was robbed at gun point when I was 14 in Florida. I know what its like to be starring down the barrel of a gun. Since then I have learned to be aware of my surroundings and not be advertising what I own. I pay attention to the people around me and where they go.
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