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Old 09-09-2016, 09:11 AM
 
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Cities with high black populations are indeed dangerous. Baltimore, Detroit, Camden, Newark.... or even sections of cities with high black population.. DC, NYC, Philly, CHICAGO, St. Louis, New Orleans...

It is what it is. Name me a city with a black population over 40% that has a low crime rate like Portland, OR.
There actually is a thread with communities/places that are predominately Black and have crime rates around or below the national rate on here somewhere. So, they do exist......
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Boston
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I feel like Boston is a great place to be policed but a bad place to be a Police Officer...
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Old 09-09-2016, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Cannes
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I feel like Boston is a great place to be policed but a bad place to be a Police Officer...
Interesting, do you mind expanding on that?
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Old 09-09-2016, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Interesting, do you mind expanding on that?
The police are really really patient. They're one of the most community oriented polices forces in the nation. The Boston Police Department pioneered or was an early participant in the National Ten Point Coalition, ShotSpotter, Operation CEASEFIRE, and many other tools that have been implemented nationally to make community policing more effective. IN addition to this Boston police are exceedingly involved with the church and very rarely display police brutality. and in the past two years they've dealt with at least three officers being shot (one point blank in the head, two with knives pulled on them and just two days ago one had their police cruiser shot at (shot a window out). Police cruiser thefts are not all that uncommon

However the racial climate of Boston makes the black population constantly suspicious of white people (especially Irish) in positions of power therefore there is a lot of baseless hate against our police force which is comparatively good when compared to other east coast cities. There is also a lot liberalism which promotes this sentiment. In addition to this punishments and judges are very lax in general in Southern New England. So there a lot of repeat offenders. In addition to this the lack of a street grid, tight and winding streets, and neighborhood tribalism, can make for lots of hiding spots and extremely difficult pursuits. They are also under constant pressure of a race-based quota system.
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Old 09-09-2016, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Romulus, MI
DeSoto, TX
Maple Heights, OH
Trotwood, OH (Dayton suburb) comes close
Mobile and Montgomery, AL come pretty close too.
You must be joking. People get robbed in the parking lot of the mall in broad daylight by black "youth" in Mobile. Stories of shootings every night on the news.
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Old 09-09-2016, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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You must be joking. People get robbed in the parking lot of the mall in broad daylight by black "youth" in Mobile. Stories of shootings every night on the news.
Crime rates listed here don't look too bad. Below average, but not terrible.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Mobile-Alabama.html
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Old 09-10-2016, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Northern United States
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Boise, Salt Lake City, Eugene, Spokane, or Des Moines.

I don't care what anyone says, I wouldn't be a cop in a city with a high black population. Not worth it.
Can you please stop that?

Also why do you even include Des Moines on that? Des Moines has a black population WAY higher than any of those cities, so even in the cities you include you are wrong.
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Old 09-13-2016, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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I heard good things about Colorado Springs. Decent pay and a pretty friendly community
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Old 09-13-2016, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I heard good things about Colorado Springs. Decent pay and a pretty friendly community
And drug/homeless problems. And bears that wander into big box stores. And really weird shootings. And a lot of "stand your grounds".

But a great, cheap, underrated, beautiful city.
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Old 09-13-2016, 05:12 PM
 
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Fort Worth, TX
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