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Old 12-29-2007, 08:32 PM
 
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I was on a thread about Matthews vs. Charlotte in terms of safety and a recent relo to the area claimed that Matthews was high crime because of a recent incident. A few other posters responded with recent reports of crime in area (which they had considered safe).

Now, in Mint Hill, at the Brighton Park/Lowe's Food there was a fatal shooting at Rookies...a place that up to this point I had considered family oriented. We regularly have dinner at Mama's (in the same strip mall) with the baby and grandparents. Local merchants that I asked were split on the reason for the shooting. Some said money owed, some said drugs.

Now I'm no idiot. Drugs are everywhere. I taught in some of the toughest public schools for 7 years and it didn't matter the age, location, or SES (social economic status). But lately it seems that the borders between good and bad neighborhoods are blurring and crime seems as pervasive as ever.

Am I alone in feeling this?
You are not alone. Just had this conversation last night after hearing about the 6th murder this week. We moved here from NYC. I said, the criminals here are more blatant...as if they do not care. I do not believe in the "good" neighborhood. Crime is everywhere, it is just covered better in some areas.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:34 PM
 
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I dont know if I agree on this one..I do agree with the original poster..dh and I have been discussing the home break-ins in this area and how awful and frequent they are becoming. The shooting in a home robbery last week in providence country club estates is right down the block from us, the homeowner was shot. Way to close to home for us. another development right near me has had 4 attempted home break-ins and 1 while the lady was upstairs taking a shower and she came out and heard a noise the would be robbers must have gotten nervous and ran out of the house. My dh is on the neighborhood watch, so we get alot of info from the Union County Sherriffs dept and its a bit alarming.

Ive lived in quiet a few different states and places but this has to be the worst of them all, because its private property let alone your home.
I work in Meyers Park and our business has been burgalarized twice in one month. From what I know Meyers park has had a series of home robberies and a shooting lately.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I work in Meyers Park and our business has been burgalarized twice in one month. From what I know Meyers park has had a series of home robberies and a shooting lately.
Just don't forget, that shooting in Myers Park was DOMESTIC - not random. It only happened there because a scum bag wife abuser followed his wife to the area where she worked to kill her. Fortunately, the co-worker she was with was not harmed. VIOLENT CRIME IN CHARLOTTE IS ALMOST ALWAYS RELATED TO DOMESTIC ABUSE OR DRUG TRANSACTIONS GONE BAD.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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Indy im from brooklyn...lived in NJ for 10 years was always very safe...However although the crime has gotten out of control we do love it here...its just concerning that is all...
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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Make that now 8 murders in 6-7 days.
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Make that now 8 murders in 6-7 days.
Sadly, tis the season...
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:19 AM
 
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Sadly, tis the season...
Tis the season for murder? Now that right there is an idiotic statement. That happen every 'season' in Charlotte?
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Tis the season for murder? Now that right there is an idiotic statement. That happen every 'season' in Charlotte?
It isn't an idiotic statement and you took it out of context. Every year at this time, every major news market counts down every horrible crime including murder and compares those numbers to last year. The media continues this maybe through mid January, then you rarely hear about comparisons to previous years crime stats.

So yes it's the time of year in which panic and mayhem are trumped up as the media awaits to squeeze as much bad news in before 12/31/07 11:59 PM
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Old 12-30-2007, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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Tis the season for murder

Didn't David Caruso open an episode of CSI: Miami with that line? If not he should have.
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Old 12-30-2007, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Wherever it is, I am sure it is cosmopolitan
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Tis the season for murder? Now that right there is an idiotic statement. That happen every 'season' in Charlotte?
NOT idiotic. I know people who have police scanners in their homes and listen to the barrage of domestic incidents come across the scanners Dec 20-31. It increases ten-fold during the "season of peace."
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