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Old 01-02-2008, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Denver Colorado
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Maddie, I moved from denver as well. Belive me, what you hear in the news groups is not the happening in real life. The amount of break-ins is very high. Try to spend more money and get a nice gated community and spend some money on security system as well. You dont feel the same safety as we did in denver. I can give you that much headsup
Thank you! I will definitely heed your advice.
Are the residents of Charlotte speaking out about the crime rate, giving it the attention it deserves so something will be done about it?
How is safety on the new Lynx Light Rail system in Charlotte?
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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Thank you! I will definitely heed your advice.
Are the residents of Charlotte speaking out about the crime rate, giving it the attention it deserves so something will be done about it?
How is safety on the new Lynx Light Rail system in Charlotte?
I've ridden the Light Rail twice so far. Once to and from a Bobcats game (from the 485 station to the arena and back), and the other was over the Christmas break on a weekday afternoon (getting on at Tivola, getting off at 7th)

The only beef I had/have wasn't w/safety, but was with the "kiosks" where you purchase tickets. Had a little bit of trouble purchasing tickets at the Tivola station but there wasn't an attendant present which I was somewhat p'oed about...overall though, I never felt unsafe.
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Denver Colorado
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I've ridden the Light Rail twice so far. Once to and from a Bobcats game (from the 485 station to the arena and back), and the other was over the Christmas break on a weekday afternoon (getting on at Tivola, getting off at 7th)

The only beef I had/have wasn't w/safety, but was with the "kiosks" where you purchase tickets. Had a little bit of trouble purchasing tickets at the Tivola station but there wasn't an attendant present which I was somewhat p'oed about...overall though, I never felt unsafe.
Thank you. I appreciate your response.
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:38 AM
 
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I agree. Crime is pathetic. I am glad I was raised right and made right decisions.

Probably 1/2 of the inner city kids and some suburb kids are raising themselves. Times have changed and not for the better.

Drugs & gangs are to blame for the biggest majority of crime & murders in Charlotte.

If you are a parent in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, you have an obligation to have your kid off the street and home before 11pm (if they are under 18). 1/2 of the parents today have no idea where their kids area.
Amen to parental apathy being a root cause.

I taught H.S. and had one AP class with 12 students...the other 5 classes were Alg. I (each with about 30 in them...a problem in itself).

On parent night, I would have more parents from that one AP class than the other 5 classes *combined*.

And yes, the typical high school Algebra I student is from a low SES (social economic status). CMS mandates that all students should take Alg. I in 8th grade so if they taking it in high school instead...you do the math.
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:42 AM
 
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Maddie, I moved from denver as well. Belive me, what you hear in the news groups is not the happening in real life. The amount of break-ins is very high. Try to spend more money and get a nice gated community and spend some money on security system as well. You dont feel the same safety as we did in denver. I can give you that much headsup
I was actually looking at Denver not too long ago and was warned about the high cost of living and the subsequent crime rates if you try to bargain hunt for a home.

I've heard that the strongest indicators for crime are: an international airport, extensive public transit, professional sport teams, and legalized gambling...this came from a CMPD safety officer speaking at a high school staff meeting.
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