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Old 11-27-2012, 08:26 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Ant131531 View Post
Let's be real. That is not part of the urban area of Atlanta. 60 miles north of Atlanta? Really? I'm not even sure LA spans that far.
What the census considers the metro area is about as real and objective as you can get. If you want to make up your own boundaries and classifications then feel free , but the census determines what any reputable sources uses to define a metro area.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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What the census considers the metro area is about as real and objective as you can get. If you want to make up your own boundaries and classifications then feel free , but the census determines what any reputable sources uses to define a metro area.
There is the 10 or so county Atlanta metro that the ARC uses. So there are many definitions of metro Atlanta.

That brings us to another unrelated to this thread, but flawed statistic: that the Atlanta metro is 5.5 million or so. Yes, if you count counties miles and miles away!
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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Looks like the crime is creeping into the suburbs without the help of MARTA?! The suburbs are no longer a non-minority, middle and up class, crime free haven of the 1960's. The suburban counties will have to deal with the same issues of the urban cities; homeless, poverty, crime, and diverse population.
All the more reason to fear MARTA. If crime is already in the suburbs, imagine what it would be like if MARTA came in someday.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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A vast majority of the more major crimes in the Atlanta area is done by blacks, especially within the city proper(Blacks are about 55% of the population in the city proper).

For example, I have not seen one GSU campus alert in the 2 1/2 years I've attended this school that has been none other then a black person...you can go look at them all and I honestly shake my head.
Well ask yourself. Aren't you black also?
Are you a killer?Are you evil?Do you plan to do harm.
There is a direct correlation to people who commit crimes and poverty.I hope you are not trying to suggest that skin color determines whether are not you will be a criminal
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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All the more reason to fear MARTA. If crime is already in the suburbs, imagine what it would be like if MARTA came in someday.
You HAVE to be joking!
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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FWIW, that part of Lawrenceville has never really been desirable. There are lots of townhomes, apartments, and starter homes. Unfortunately, those types of housing stock do not age well and as they age their value becomes less and less.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Looks like the crime is creeping into the suburbs without the help of MARTA?! The suburbs are no longer a non-minority, middle and up class, crime free haven of the 1960's. The suburban counties will have to deal with the same issues of the urban cities; homeless, poverty, crime, and diverse population.
Gwinnett County has had plenty of crime, poverty and diversity for close to 20 years now. I'm not sure what your point is.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:39 PM
 
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I'd like to once again pose the question, do you believe that things have gotten so bad that this was really simply a home invasion gone wrong?

Generally people don't get killed when their homes are invaded for the purpose of burglary, especially when it's by a couple of kids with no serious criminal records.

I remember when that kid was killed in Norcross last year by 4 gunmen in his house and it looked awful, but further investigation revealed that his father was involved in a drug deal that went bad or something like that.

So what I'm saying is I know it's hard to imagine a 60 something year old cancer patient having any kind of involvement in anything that would put a price on her head, but doesn't this seem fishy to anyone else? Are we to believe that a couple of kids just broke into a house, saw somebody was home, and decided to stab her to death? My suspicion is an investigation will reveal something deeper happened here.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:44 PM
 
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I'd like to once again pose the question, do you believe that things have gotten so bad that this was really simply a home invasion gone wrong?

Generally people don't get killed when their homes are invaded for the purpose of burglary, especially when it's by a couple of kids with no serious criminal records.

I remember when that kid was killed in Norcross last year by 4 gunmen in his house and it looked awful, but further investigation revealed that his father was involved in a drug deal that went bad or something like that.

So what I'm saying is I know it's hard to imagine a 60 something year old cancer patient having any kind of involvement in anything that would put a price on her head, but doesn't this seem fishy to anyone else?
Are we to believe that a couple of kids just broke into a house, saw somebody was home, and decided to stab her to death? My suspicion is an investigation will reveal something deeper happened here.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Gwinnett County has had plenty of crime, poverty and diversity for close to 20 years now. I'm not sure what your point is.
Its only now, becoming more common as the population diversifies. Not trying to make anything negative about it. We have all read the articles about poverty rising, homelessness and other typical urban problems rise in the suburbs now.
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All the more reason to fear MARTA. If crime is already in the suburbs, imagine what it would be like if MARTA came in someday.
I really hope your kidding?!
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