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Old 12-07-2014, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I know it can happen anywhere, but it still shocks me a bit. Family-friendly Decatur!

Woman found shot to death in Decatur - Decaturish
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:20 AM
 
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They are family friendly over there but they have had issues with crime.
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:12 PM
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I know it can happen anywhere, but it still shocks me a bit. Family-friendly Decatur!

Woman found shot to death in Decatur - Decaturish

Absolutely! This is the equivalent of the same thing happening in Hyde Park down there.
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Old 12-07-2014, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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They are family friendly over there but they have had issues with crime.
If this is the first murder since early 2013 (and I suspect it wasn't random) I tend to believe its not that big of an issue.
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Old 12-07-2014, 03:18 PM
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If this is the first murder since early 2013 (and I suspect it wasn't random) I tend to believe its not that big of an issue.
I agree. I would be beyond shocked if this was random.
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Old 12-07-2014, 03:33 PM
 
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If this is the first murder since early 2013 (and I suspect it wasn't random) I tend to believe its not that big of an issue.
Agreed. Murder isn't an issue there, but they've had a fair number of robberies and burglaries.

As does just about everywhere. Decatur is certainly not a high crime area but it's no more shocking when something happens there than when it happens somewhere else.
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Old 12-07-2014, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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Guess how many bodies were found in Clayton last night.
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Old 12-07-2014, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Absolutely! This is the equivalent of the same thing happening in Hyde Park down there.
You know, that's actually a really good comparison right there, and it puts it into perspective. It's like, that wouldn't typically happen in Hyde Park in general, but I can see it happening on Gasparilla night or something, and it would probably have nothing to do with local residents. And once again, I know, crime can happen anywhere. And like others have said, it more than likely wasn't random.
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Old 12-07-2014, 06:28 PM
 
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You guys are killing me. When homicide happens in City of Decatur, there is the tendency to give it a pass since, after all, it is the great City of Decatur. The same homicide happens elsewhere and it is considered meaningful. At least be fair and stop acting like a killing isn't a killing isn't a killing. I'm sure the deceased's parents/relatives don't think it's *no big deal.* It is really interesting how the same thing happens in two different places or with two different groups or in two different socioeconomic levels. One gets a pass from the general public. The other is held up as a sign of a problem. This is precisely what is going on all over the country in so many ways.
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Old 12-07-2014, 06:42 PM
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^ I totally understand where you're coming from, LovelySummer.

It is however, a huge deal. A dead body in the middle of the street in Downtown Decatur is NOT the norm, by any historical measure.
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