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Old 04-15-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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Approval for this development occured in November 2010.
That doesn't necessarily mean the development will go forward. I'm not speculating as to whether it will or won't, but every city has a graveyard filled with plans for developments that never saw a shovel turn any soil.

 
Old 04-15-2011, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Baltimore has way more murders this year so far than it did last year about this time.
All of the murder victims, thus far this year, except one has been Black
 
Old 04-15-2011, 04:30 PM
 
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All of the murder victims, thus far this year, except one has been Black
I don't see how that can possibly be considered a good thing in a city that is majority black.
 
Old 04-15-2011, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Not making any racial inference, but just a sadly interesting note - - the increase in murders this year over the same period last year are all made up by stabbing - - just curious in this gun-violence-solves-everything-city.
 
Old 04-15-2011, 11:39 PM
 
Location: 21093
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Baltimore has way more murders this year so far than it did last year about this time.
I wouldn't use the word far. Also, the pace only overtook last year's rather recently and it's still early in the year. The question was regarding whether the city is better compared to five years ago, and objectively the murder rate is better now than it was five years ago.

There are some very real lives caught up in this, it's more than just statistics. However I'm glad the statistic is going down, it was lower every year from 2007-2010 and this year is far too early to judge.
 
Old 04-16-2011, 12:23 AM
 
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Not making any racial inference, but just a sadly interesting note - - the increase in murders this year over the same period last year are all made up by stabbing - - just curious in this gun-violence-solves-everything-city.
Does that mean gun control is working, or that the motives for violence are different, or that the people who are committing violence are different? All interesting to think about.
 
Old 04-16-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: 21093
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Does that mean gun control is working, or that the motives for violence are different, or that the people who are committing violence are different? All interesting to think about.
Probably just b/c it's alot quieter (more time to get away.) Got to be alot more painful too, terrible.
 
Old 04-17-2011, 08:51 PM
 
Location: 21093
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Does that mean gun control is working, or that the motives for violence are different, or that the people who are committing violence are different? All interesting to think about.
I don't think the aggressor would have used a knife if they thought the victim had a gun. I can't see how more guns in the hands of the average citizen would be a bad thing.
 
Old 04-18-2011, 07:18 AM
 
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I think it has gotten better. The murde rate is alot lower. Population hasn't decreased like it had in decades past. Alot of development occured.
The murder rate is about the same as last year. The population HAS decreased (about 30,000+-). A Lot of development has NOT occurred. Other than that, you're right.
 
Old 04-18-2011, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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The murder rate is about the same as last year. The population HAS decreased (about 30,000+-). A Lot of development has NOT occurred. Other than that, you're right.

In the past five years? Hmmm. It's important to read.
Let's see:
1.Murder rate: Down tremendously from 5 years ago but up this year.
2.A lot of development has occured in the past five years even with the nationwide slowdown.
3.The population in the latest census has shown a decrease although the slightest since the 1970s.

So. If we go by these three standards: Yes. It has improved.

I would also add that the school options for families has also improved with more options available.

What has not improved? The poor reading ability of some posters. (Yes, even after five years! Amazing.) Also, the property tax rate remains to high! And my own personal disappointment: After an amazing beginning, the Orioles seem to be heading into their same routine. I hope that changes.
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