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Old 10-16-2009, 12:05 PM
 
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Default Is Broward County That Bad??

I've been watching "Police Women of Broward County" and most of the areas they go into look like Port au Prince. Not referring to race so much here as the buildings and houses and the area in general--it looks like something out of a third-world country. Is it really that bad there?
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Old 10-16-2009, 12:51 PM
 
Location: West Palm Beach - Flamingo Park
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Yeah, there's a ghetto in the county. But it's not like the whole county is not like that anymore than Manhattan can be judged by Harlem.
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:32 PM
 
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Well, the producers are creating a huge stereotype of Broward by continuously going into the same God-awful, run-down, rat-infested neighborhoods segment after segment. I know they have to think of ratings but Florida in general, and the Miami area in particular already have a bottom-of-the-rung reputation for crime and this only perpetuates it. I know, go complain to the producers!
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Broward County
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yes, The other day teens set another 15 year old teen on fire after pouring rubbing alcohol all over him....this in a supposedly nice area. This place is rape, murder, kill. All around, all the time.
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:52 PM
 
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I've been watching "Police Women of Broward County" and most of the areas they go into look like Port au Prince. Not referring to race so much here as the buildings and houses and the area in general--it looks like something out of a third-world country. Is it really that bad there?
It is a weird town. You can drive through an area with luxury homes and in two blocks be in a place you lock your doors as you drive through. There was a shoot out just a block from my house recently and I live in a good area. I am going to be brutally honest. I have a gun permit and never leave home with out my gun same with my wife. We go to the gun range at least twice a month. We are not right wing radicals but liberals living in the real world. Even though I live here, sometimes I play a mind game when driving around. I pretend I just drove into town and what do I think. I look around and see a place I would not live if they were giving houses away. Mean time I haven't left yet, go figure.
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:53 PM
 
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Looking at the map, I see Coral Springs in the north, Miramar to the south, Weston to the (surprise) west, and Hollywood to the east. What areas are these segments likely being shot in? Better question, what areas harbor the most crime & drugs? Doubtful Fort Lauderdale, Pompano & Deerfield Beach.

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Old 10-16-2009, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Lehigh Acres
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its not all that bad, but the blonde chick on the show is HOTTT!!
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:01 PM
 
Location: central florida
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When my parents moved to Ft. Lauderdale from Cincinnati in 1955, Broward County had just begun, or so it seemed. There were no stop lights, no bridges (save for the kind that "swung around"), traffic, or shopping centers; just a down-town with a oupe of one-story stores. A sand pit.

Look at it now. We moved to Central Florida in 1979 to get away from it. Still, there are many, many folks who stayed, and it's a great place to find a job. sh
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Peaks of Otter-Blue Ridge Mountains
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I was born and raised in Broward county and I am counting down the days until I can get the heck out of here, I despise this area. Watching the evening news is an expierment in horror. There is a murder, rape, theft, beating on the news EVERY night. As a poster mentioned above, two MIDDLE SCHOOL students lit another kid on FIRE, he is burned over 75% of his body and is now fighting for his life at Miami's Jackson Mem. hospital burn unit. I see all these other posters writting about how Broward isn't that bad and crime is everywhere, but I've spent time in other areas and you just don't see the same horrendous crap on the news every night. It is burning hot 10 mo of the year with 313 days a yr with temps over 80 and that's with 80% humidity. There is no seasonal change and the possibility of terrible hurricanes every year. My mom teaches at a local high school and you wouldn't believe how those kids act. Now, I did live in Palm Bch Co. for almost 10 yrs and that wasn't so bad but the developers are working overtime to ensure it ends up just like Broward and Dade with endless strip malls that now often sit empty due to the economic decline. People were friendlier in Northern Palm Bch(can't go south of Lake Worth) and the beaches(Juno & Jupiter especially) are absolutely gorgeous. If you go far West, there are some rural communities left like Loxahatchee and The Acerage and Jupiter Farms. Broward was never Mayberry but due to many factors like illegal immigration(sp?), it has become a place you really wouldn't want to raise your kids.
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:04 PM
 
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Default No it`s not,IMO.

Gosh, I disagree with most of the posters. I have lived in Broward since 1959. I just don`t see it that bad. I disagree that you can be in a luxury house and 2 blocks away is a bad area. To me the "bad" areas are large and easy to identify. Unless I was working there, there would be no reason to be in those bad areas. To me police women is a dramatization. They often pick people in low socio-economic neighborhoods. Some of these people just never learned to be citizens and they are socially maladjusted. Those police shows go into these neighborhoods for ratings. Would they go into Weston for someone running a red light? If they did I`m sure they would not have many viewers.
The news picks people at their lowest common denominator to "entertain" me with these people`s terrible crimes. Rape, murder, kill? I can`t imagine being that fearful. I don`t see it and I`m a wuss. If I never watched the local news I would not even know about these things.
There are 250,000 school kids. The news will only broadcast the very small percentage of sociopaths in the schools. For me it is useless information.
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