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Old 05-17-2011, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Originally Posted by sl0622 View Post
Baltimore (238) and Philly (302) are on par. The rest of that list is useless for comparison purposes. Not even Richmond or Pittsburgh can be considered comparable cities. (Good to see there were no murders in my teeny little home township of Buckingham, PA!)
I didn't set up the comparison, NCOriole did. He/She didn't specify anything in regard to city size, so I am free to use all cities as evidence to show my point.

If NCOriole would like to concede that he/she is wrong about "Baltimore having one of the lowest random murder rates in the country" based on the evidence that there are at least 10 cities on my list from 3/50 states with ZERO overall murders, let alone random ones, and propose another claim based on cities of a certain population, I can pull that data, too.

You certainly don't believe the original claim, sl0622, do you?

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Old 05-18-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: MD
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We used to live in Baltimore but had to keep moving and moving each time the neighborhoods got worse and crime increased. Finally we moved out of Maryland and are VERY happy. I would tell anyone do not move to Baltimore. Just like living in Detroit. HELL

ha ha, I agree! And don't forget the auto insurance cost! City taxes are ridiculous, a police dept. that is riddled with scandal. the pot holes, bed bug epidemic, and the humidity in Baltimore is atrocious. the crack/meth users, and the small business man suffers the most. Baltimore city schools are in dire straights! Students can not/will not do basic math, writing/spelling skills are deplorable. Language skills are non-existent. The only thing that saved me is my Columbia education. The price of apartments is crazy. You have to rent for $1500 ++ (that's a mortgage payment) to live in a safe neighborhood. Did anyone forget the "ground rent"!! What is that? We are moving to VA and cannot believe what we can get compared to here. The job market in MD is great, but when you get a job, it's cut-throat! Not very nice work environments. And don't let me forget the kicker: in state tuition for illegal immigrants? say what??? Let me tell you from first hand observation (govt. worker) they DRAIN the social services -illegal workers with work related injuries costing thousands of dollars, free clinic w/pregnant moms, it's crazy the cost, and they will not practice safe sex. My spanish neighbors downstairs when they have visitors, they literally throw their trash from their car on our parking lot! I don't get it. But we are gone by November 2011. O! and the Harbor is "so nice" with lots of police protection, but what about the walk to your car??? You can't tell me you are practically RUNNING to get to the garage safely. If you park on the street, your car WILL get dinged, or the parking patrol WILL ticket your car after one second past time.
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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You certainly don't believe the original claim, sl0622, do you?

"Lowest" is probably incorrect, sure. But I agree with the general sentiment I think the original poster was trying to convey - that unless you're somehow wrapped up in the Baltimore drug war (whether you use, sell, or try to intervene in some way b/c you're outraged that it's taking place in front of your house or on your corner - sad, but true), and if you generally don't take typical city-type risks like taking leisurely strolls in so-so areas late at night, or yapping on your iPhone or fooling with your iPad or iPod and not paying attention to your surroundings (day or night, even in better than than so-so areas), and just generally trust your gut ("Hmmm - does it feel safe to sit here at this bus stop on North Avenue at 2:30am?") you're probably going to be A-OK. Even getting your car broken into isn't random - you likely left something out that caught someone's eye - even some pathetic change in the cupholder.

I work in North Bethesda, right next to the White Flint Mall - - remember the DC Sniper? Can't get more random than that. I would rather take my "chances" living in Baltimore and knowing what areas to avoid and what times I don't think a whole lot in Baltimore is random if you're smart about your surroundings. But that's just my impression and I've only known Baltimore reasonably well for about 3 years or so.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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"Lowest" is probably incorrect, sure. But I agree with the general sentiment I think the original poster was trying to convey - that unless you're somehow wrapped up in the Baltimore drug war (whether you use, sell, or try to intervene in some way b/c you're outraged that it's taking place in front of your house or on your corner - sad, but true), and if you generally don't take typical city-type risks like taking leisurely strolls in so-so areas late at night, or yapping on your iPhone or fooling with your iPad or iPod and not paying attention to your surroundings (day or night, even in better than than so-so areas), and just generally trust your gut ("Hmmm - does it feel safe to sit here at this bus stop on North Avenue at 2:30am?") you're probably going to be A-OK. Even getting your car broken into isn't random - you likely left something out that caught someone's eye - even some pathetic change in the cupholder.

I work in North Bethesda, right next to the White Flint Mall - - remember the DC Sniper? Can't get more random than that. I would rather take my "chances" living in Baltimore and knowing what areas to avoid and what times I don't think a whole lot in Baltimore is random if you're smart about your surroundings. But that's just my impression and I've only known Baltimore reasonably well for about 3 years or so.
That is my only real point. Be smart, be safe, but everyone should be realistic and not sugercoat the bitter parts of living in the city.
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:07 PM
 
Location: anywhere but here
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think i would worry more about being raped and beaten then just out right shot and killed.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:20 PM
 
Location: On the rebound
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Originally Posted by westsideboy View Post
I didn't set up the comparison, NCOriole did. He/She didn't specify anything in regard to city size, so I am free to use all cities as evidence to show my point.

If NCOriole would like to concede that he/she is wrong about "Baltimore having one of the lowest random murder rates in the country" based on the evidence that there are at least 10 cities on my list from 3/50 states with ZERO overall murders, let alone random ones, and propose another claim based on cities of a certain population, I can pull that data, too.

You certainly don't believe the original claim, sl0622, do you?
I'm no conceding anything. If you want to compare Baltimore and Upper Geek White Town, Pa, then you win. But be real.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Originally Posted by NCOriolesfan View Post
I'm no conceding anything. If you want to compare Baltimore and Upper Geek White Town, Pa, then you win. But be real.
That's a good attitude. Never concede anything, make them beat you fair and square.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Back to Kona
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I'm no conceding anything. If you want to compare Baltimore and Upper Geek White Town, Pa, then you win. But be real.
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Fremont, Ca.
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Duh, anywhere Blacks live is Dangerous, especially for white people.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:07 AM
 
Location: On the rebound
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Duh, anywhere Blacks live is Dangerous, especially for white people.
I'm assuming this is a joke.
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