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Old 02-01-2012, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Hartford, CT
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Population density will always breed conflict. I live in the West End of Hartford and it's great. Is there crime? Some. Violent crime is usually targeted, just as it is in the suburbs. Can we call Cheshire dangerous because it had a severe triple homicide? I think that's drastic. Some areas of Hartford are dangerous, but you also won't catch me wandering in some rural areas. Ever get off course in Ashford? Some people there are no less scary and commit just as much crime. Heck, Coventry has a drug bust every 5 minutes.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Heck, Coventry has a drug bust every 5 minutes.
There is??? I know there have been some problems but it is not really that bad. Jay
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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but you also won't catch me wandering in some rural areas.
Paranoid much?
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:25 PM
 
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I really hate these threads. People blow things out of proportion. Drug bust every 5 minutes. How many police officers would be needed for a drug bust every 5 minutes. Hartford is the worst, bridgebport is the worst, New haven tops the FBI list in violence, east hartford is ghetto. Move away then please
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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I really hate these threads. People blow things out of proportion. Drug bust every 5 minutes. How many police officers would be needed for a drug bust every 5 minutes. Hartford is the worst, bridgebport is the worst, New haven tops the FBI list in violence, east hartford is ghetto. Move away then please
Paranoid suburban armchair alarmists.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I really hate these threads. People blow things out of proportion. Drug bust every 5 minutes. How many police officers would be needed for a drug bust every 5 minutes. Hartford is the worst, bridgebport is the worst, New haven tops the FBI list in violence, east hartford is ghetto. Move away then please
I am assuming you are saying this with a sarcastic tone. Jay
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Hartford, CT
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Paranoid suburban armchair alarmists.
Yes, written from my suburban armchair in downtown Hartford.

The drug bust every five minutes was an obvious exaggeration and the comment about rural areas was just saying I've encountered as many creepy townies in some towns as I have dubious people in Hartford.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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are there any sizeable cities in CT that aren't at least somewhat ghetto? i find that pretty pathetic, for being the most wealthy state. goes to show that people with money don't support the community, besides putting their name on a stadium here or a bridge there.
Its not the size of the community, its current, popular trends that have this effect. The more people in a given area, the more likely current trends will be there. If the media and people's peers promoted what was best for individuals, if they promoted education (not just schooling alone, but actual education), reason, respect and values, areas with more people would be the better places to live.

One of the biggest issues we have in society and its nothing new and it goes deep, is the mindset to divide people. Its all over the media and its nothing new, but there are new techniques used. "We don't like where THEY come from", We don't like THEIR skin color", etc. needs to stop.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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that's been the list for the past 50 yrs
Bristol was a great place to live until the 90's. Its still very suburban for a city and now Bristol centre is being revitalized.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:17 PM
 
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I haven't read all the posts here, but I never thought of New London as being crime-ridden. Ditto Norwich. Then too, I didn't go walking around the city of NL at night. Whenever I was there in the downtown area or in a parking garage at late at night, I used common sense.
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