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Old 04-10-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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I've done some work in the south bronx, camden and newark. People kept warning me before I went into the areas that I'd get shot bla bla bla. Nobody seemed to care when I was walking through there though.
One time in Rochester I was walking in a bad neighborhood for work. A hooker kept bothering me. I kept ignoring her. She finally got mad and started to throw stuff at me.
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:50 AM
 
Location: 602/520
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Ghettoes really don't frighten me. I have driven through Liberty City in Miami at night, I have stopped and taken photos of the infamous Cabrini Green and Robert Taylor projects in Chicago, and I have been to numerous other ghettoes.

If you don't act like a fish out of water or if you have any sort of street smarts, many times you will be fine. Most of the people who live in the ghetto are hard-working , honest, law abiding citizens who happen to be poor.
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:20 AM
 
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once I was going to a musical festival of hippical hop called "Rock the Bells" in a city evidently called "Nueva Hork". Anyways, myself and 100,000 other young white men from such diverse places as Westchester County, Long Island, and basically all of Connecticut were trying to find our way on this strange subtrantian train. anyways, I ended up in Haarlem on my way to Randalls Island and had to stop and get some electrolytes in the local sub-par whole foods knock off. anyways, it was FULL OF BLACK FOLKS.

needless to say i was terrified.
Genius.
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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I commute through a ghetto in Harlem, then go to an even worse ghetto in the south Bronx for work lol. I have my everyday trips through a bad and even worse ghetto

Last year my fiance and I went to see the Blues play in St. Louis. We were on the train and decided to go over to the Illinois side, just to say we crossed over to another state during the trip. Got to see East STL, not so pretty.

lol, when we lived in Missouri, our first trip up to STL everyone warned us "do not cross over the bridge"...and of course we accidentally ended up crossing it,lol...but, we lived to tell about it. We didn't venture to far into the other side though.
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:11 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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There was this small rural town I mistakenly drove into once in another part of the country.

Looked like everyone was inbred and retarted.
Oh, the irony.
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Old 04-10-2009, 05:54 PM
 
Location: northeast
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ghetto's really aren't bad anymore like they were in the 70's and 80's. i guess everyones soft now.
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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If I have been to the ghetto it wasnt "accidental" In Indianapolis the ghetto is the neighborhoods immediately east of downtown to around Emerson Avenue and from 38th street down to English Avenue IMO. This side of town looks like it is a third world like country. In recent years there have been projects to tear down the old dilapadated buildings and houses with row housing and nicer buildings.
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:25 PM
 
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What's interesting about my city is that the poorest neighborhood(the Near West Side) is 41% Black, 30% White, 26% Hispanic and 2% Native American as of 2000. It's also one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country, but as far as sides of town, it's not on the side of town that has the highest percentage of the crime.

Syracuse Crime by Neighborhood, 2007 - Graphics from The Post-Standard - syracuse.com

Here's more on that neihgborhood by the way:http://www.nearwestsidestory.org/

I've never had problems going through there and most people won't as long as they aren't doing something they aren't supposed to be doing.
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:00 PM
 
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I deliver food for FISH and like having an excuse to see different parts of town. Nobody gives me any trouble because they see those grocery bags and know why you're there. Not a good idea to mess with the FISH ladies, it might cut off the supply of grocery bags.
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Area, Michigan
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I don’t take the wrong turns, the best thing about the ghettos in Detroit; there are no cops, no residents and no traffic. If I wanted too, I could blow thru stop signs going 150 M.P.H. heading towards downtown a million times a day and not get notice once.
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