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Old 11-06-2008, 11:13 PM
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In checking some of the crime stats in Cleveland, I see that aggravated assault is very high in Cleveland. Far higher than comparable cities and even though many other crime stats are low.

What is the problem in Cleveland????
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:03 PM
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The police don't like to file reports in the area that I live (around Lee University) b/c it affects crime rate which affects enrollment, so they sweep a lot of crimes under the rug (lots of thefts--at least 20 break-ins in my neighborhood in the past 3 years). You can't even get in to see the Mayor (Tom Rowland). He will have you escorted out if you come to him to complain. I emailed the city manager 6 months ago b/c of the break ins in our area and never got a response back--it was a very respectful email btw.
They love to arrest the homeless for pi though. They are quick to arrest people that are easy targets, but they won't do crap if your home is broken into. They have a new jail that they are paying for, so they love to fill it up and get that state money coming in!
Tom Rowland--has been the mayor for 22 years. Dude! GET ANOTHER JOB AND LET SOMEONE WHO IS NOT AFRAID OF ITS CITIZENS TAKE OVER. I work for a mayor in a neighboring city and he has an open door policy and lots of people come to see him every day with complaints about this or that and he always sees them. Cleveland is the worst place I've ever lived!!!!

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Old 07-01-2013, 10:45 AM
Location: The Mid South
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Well for once, someone who doesn't think that Cleveland is the center of the universe. Cleveland has many problems including about 15,000 very poor people, many of whom are third or fourth generation poor. Much of the city east of the railroad is crumbling and the leaders just ignore them and try to pretend that they do not exist. Probably more people per capita believe in miracles in the Cleveland area than any place I know.
While over on the northwest side of town there is an ever expanding, upper middle class; it's over there where the miracles are happening, it's over there where they have built a 27 million church, right during the recession and another 7 million church was built right on the edge of the slum district.
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:13 PM
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Our daughter and SIL just moved to Cleveland while she completes a doctoral externship. I helped them look for a place to live, and discovered there were some pretty disreputable looking areas of town - east or southeast, I believe. They rented a house in an established neighborhood off Keith St., near Mouse Creek Rd. in the NW section of town.

I've been up there 3 or 4 times, but don't know enough about city management to comment, except that, like virtually everywhere, there are some great places and not-so-great. So far they are loving it there - so much to do within half an hour, wonderful greenway, nice neighbors.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:30 AM
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I have read all of the above comments and I have lived on Cleveland all of my life. All of the comments seem to be very accurate. Yes, 3rd and 4th generations of poor people, yes, the cops love to focus on the poor and homeless that live primarily in the southeast part of town. The North west part of town continues to grow and the rich become richer as in most communities. The homeless shelter, of course in the southeast part of town, is rundown and needs major improvements. The people at the homeless shelter have to be in by 9:00 pm and out by around 7:00 am, therefore, the homeless have nothing to do other than roam the streets and seek shelter until the doors open again. However, you will never see anything like this happening on the North end of town. You will also see police officers primarily in the southeast part of town and very rarely on the North end but for the most part, rich, poor, no matter the area they live in, Cleveland is home to some of the nicest, kindest people.
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:35 AM
Location: Cleveland, TN
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leonard, et. al.....

Geeze.....come on! Did you guys think Cleveland was the "perfect" town?!

All the comments you've made could apply to 99.9% of all cities of this population. Even "statistics" are susceptible to all kinds of interpretations. Yes, Cleveland has crime; yes, Cleveland has slums; yes, Cleveland has "poor" people...and so does everywhere else!

I bet other towns also have government officials/politicians that don't respond well to citizens with an "attitude". I'm 100% sure I can get an appointment with ANY local official if I approach it correctly.

Get off your soapbox and go out and do something positive!
(Yes, I live in Cleveland, and it's a great place for me...and 1000's of others!)
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