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Old 09-18-2012, 05:09 PM
 
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I expect ballistic evidence to primarily implicate one of the 5. That one will be tried, and the other 4 will plead and walk.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:46 PM
 
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Homicides by city in NC in 2011.
  • Charlotte = 55
  • Greensboro = 41
  • Durham = 27
  • Raleigh = 17
While I realized this isn't county murders, I'm willing to bet that almost all of these occurred inside the city in question.
Thanks for the info.

Populations:
Charlotte = 751K
Greensboro =273K
Raleigh = 416K
Durham = 233K

So Raleigh is the only one of the four with less homicides per capita.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:17 PM
 
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So Raleigh is the only one of the four with less homicides per capita.
If one assumes that comparing against municipal annexation boundaries is valid, then maybe so. It's even more remarkable when you realize that Raleigh's population density is a lot higher than Charlotte's.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:39 PM
 
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If one assumes that comparing against municipal annexation boundaries is valid, then maybe so. It's even more remarkable when you realize that Raleigh's population density is a lot higher than Charlotte's.
It's a little higher, but I'm not sure if I'd call 369 people/square mile "a lot." But are you implying that one would think Raleigh would have more murders simply because it is more dense than Charlotte? That may be the case in cities with blocks upon blocks of rowhomes but relatively speaking neither Charlotte or Raleigh are really dense at all.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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And I'm not sure if your first sentence was trying to say that if we didn't include Charlotte's annexed areas then the rate might be higher than Greensboro and Durham as well? I doubt it. Charlotte is 3x the size of Durham yet had 2x the number of murders.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:09 PM
 
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I happened to be watching WBTV and this thread at the same time. Supposedly the 5 murdered the teen in a drive-by shooting because "he disrespected them in front of a girl". Of course, everyone interviewed said the boys were great, never did anything wrong, etc.

The death penalty, if it were implemented properly (it isn't and won't be), would be a great way to remove these subhumans from society before they kill again.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:15 PM
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The whole situation is heartbreaking. The victim was a kid who looked to have had great potential. So very sad...

What's unnerving about the whole thing is that the crime occurred in what I thought was a very good part of town. Am I wrong?
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:05 AM
 
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It's a little higher, but I'm not sure if I'd call 369 people/square mile "a lot." But are you implying that one would think Raleigh would have more murders simply because it is more dense than Charlotte? That may be the case in cities with blocks upon blocks of rowhomes but relatively speaking neither Charlotte or Raleigh are really dense at all.
When you are talking about hundreds of square miles, it is a lot. The point being that Charlotte's lower population density is the result of very aggressive annexation of areas that are low density and which see little crime.

If you were to normalize those numbers to something like a 75 sq mile area for each city, then I think you will find a different result. I started to do this, but then, I don't care to get into an argument over the method. My point is that comparisons of municipal city limits, because cities annex differently, are pretty pointless. I'd go with urbanized area and failing that, at least the county borders because they don't change.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:51 AM
 
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Seems all you guys are doing is trying to say - these crimes are basically black on black crimes occurring in an urban area.

Why don't you just say what it is instead of dancing around trying to be politically correct?

We have a bunch of antisocial black kids in this community, who seem to have no conscience and no respect for the members of their own black community and especially their peers.

We don't even need to discuss how they doubtless interact w/ the rest of the community. Pull up mug shots and it becomes obvious how they interact. Last night, 2 black kids rob someone outside a convenience store. Both under 21. Just read the crime logs - this city has a real problem with antisocial black kids under 21.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:26 AM
 
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^^Ani, maybe you needed to say it...
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