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Old 03-15-2008, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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But NYC is still infested with cops, they seem to be on every corner.
Are you sure "infested" is a word you'd like to use here? Perhaps "saturated" has a bit of a less negative connotation?
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Yakima, Washington
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I remember when I was in Marching Band in High School. One of our yearly competitions is in Yakima, WA. It has a bad rep, even if it's probably not well known nationally. Anyway the band director told us before performing "We always hear a siren during the performance. Don't let it distract you, ignore it. It's happened every single year." Sure enough as we performed I heard the siren. Yakima, WA is notorious for being a crime magnet around here.
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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I think many of the sirens you here in NYC are unnecessary. I remember seeing cops in Manhattan sounding their sirens just to move people out of their way because they didn't want to wait.

I think many of the sirens in D.C. are authentic. Ever noticed on TV when a politician is in front of the camera there? It's guaranteed you will hear a siren in the background. It's quite embarrassing actually, especially when we have leaders of other countries here as guests.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:03 AM
 
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I don't think crime is going to make or break a city on sirens...

I live right in the heart of the most dense area of Chicago, and a VAST majority of sirens I hear are firetrucks and ambulances. For every police car I see/hear with their sirens on, I probably hear 20 firetrucks/ambulances.

I live near a fire station and a hospital though, so I'd say on an average day when I'm at home I probaby hear 10-20 sirens going by my apartment.
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:57 PM
 
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It's not a conspirancy, I know that, but they were never just for tornados. They just remind me of the Cold War and how people really thought that the Russians were going send nuclear missiles raining down on the US cities. That BS and fear bordered on conspiracy.

They are used to get peoples attention. I remember when they were first tested in the 1960's and they were called tornado sirens. I guess that sounded better than "air raid siren" or "there's-an-impending-disaster-headed-your-way-so-pay-attention siren"

Can anyone answer, do other cities have them???
Yes, almost all large cities in Tornado Alley will have sirens. Most large cities had them during the early years of the cold war. Then they were forgotten about in cities on the east and west coast, but almost all cities in the central US realized that they came in very handy to warn people very quickly about tornadoes.

They test them in Chicago every month just like they do in St. Louis, and I'm sure Dallas, Kansas City, etc.

Here is Chicago's during a tornado siren:


YouTube - Tornado Warning High Above Downtown Chicago


YouTube - Chicago Storm Aug 23
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Old 03-23-2008, 02:11 AM
 
Location: Ridgway/Saint Marys, PS
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I'm bored right now...
What is a city that you can't walk through for 30 seconds without hearing a siren? New York and Chicago will obviously have the most due to density and numbers of total crimes, so other than those two...
Ive lived in this small Western South Carolina town of 5850 people for 16 months and have heard sirens MAYBE less then half a dozen times in the 16 months.
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Are you sure "infested" is a word you'd like to use here? Perhaps "saturated" has a bit of a less negative connotation?
In NYC's case, infested is the perfect word. NYPD, in my opinion, has become a criminal organization. Not all of them, but many of them. Hiring people with criminal records? Searching people randomly on the street (this explains the drop in crime, but rise in arrests), arresting photographers and deleting photos, killing unarmed black people? NYPD is so corrupt and I can only imagine what else is going on in the department. I respect NYPD a ton and I know they have many great and brave officers, but there are a lot out there that are horrible.
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