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Old 10-10-2009, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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A form of rehablitation, not publishment.
I hate when I notice typos after it's too late to correct it. I'm sure you all know what I meant!
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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If I was President (not that I'm ever planning to be) I'd mandate a law that if a gang member is arrested for a crime their sentence wouldn't be jail, it'd be to serve on the front line of whatever conflict we may be in at that time.

Anyone convicted of murder, rape, crimes against a child, hard-core drug dealing, or gang activity should be made to fight on the front line. I guarantee they'd beg to be back in prison..
Why should the military be saddled with them?
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:03 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I think it starts with housing stock. In Atlanta, high crime areas seem to correlate with a high concentration of apartment complexes that were built 30-40 years ago. As the buildings become older, the rents drop as the original tenants abandon them for greener pastures. This provides for easy entry for a different element.
There are numerous examples of Atlanta area corridors that were once considered solid areas that have experienced decline for this reason: Buford Hwy., Memorial Drive (Stone Mountain), Roswell Rd. (Sandy Springs), Cobb Pkwy. (Smyrna/Marietta), Franklin Rd. (Marietta), Jimmy Carter Blvd. (Norcross), Tara Blvd. (Jonesboro).
This was recognized by the residents of the Atlanta suburb of Dunwoody, who became alarmed when DeKalb County started rubber-stamping building permits for apartment developers. Not wanting to experience the problems of neighboring Sandy Springs, they made this a core issue of their campaign for cityhood. Upon becoming a city, they immediately imposed a moritorium on apartment construction.
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:56 AM
 
Location: 95468
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But they could be used in clearing for mine fields with their feet, dismanteling IUDs, or be used as ambush detectors. Nothing that requires a gun.
IUD dismanteling will require the assistance of a licenced GYN!
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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It's happening all across camera right now. As cities are beginning to tear down its inner city projects; the poor and bad are moving out to different areas (particularly suburbs) and crime is slowly rising in these new areas many people have congregated to.
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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The minute someone breaks a window and nobody repairs it
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:28 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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The minute someone breaks a window and nobody repairs it
Simple, yet profound.
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:26 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Yeah, put these guys in the military and when they get out you will have a bunch of trained mass-murderers facing the same troubles our normal soldiers face when they get home.


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Old 10-10-2009, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Earth
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I said put them on the front lines. What makes you think they'd be coming home? When I said "think Escape from LA" (it was a movie) ... I guess no one got that?

Drop them off. Leave them there. They don't come back. Yeah, it sounds harsh I know but it's a sentence that they deserve if they've raped someone, harmed a child, murdered someone, etc. These types of deviants are not human beings deserving of compassion, they are animals.
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:20 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Aside from the social causes, it often starts when a neighborhood's housing stock is not as desirable - maybe the styles are outdated or it now lies downwind of a factory, etc. As housing values fall the area becomes mostly rental, absentee land lords further run out good people. This happened at the first house I lived in here in Lexington: the family moved to a new house and rented it out to a drunk who was stealing stuff from our back yard. W/i several months my family moved to a better area.

I've noticed that a street with spectacular architecture will often maintain upper middle class status if the area as a whole goes downhill - examples near me include St James Court in Louisville and Gratz Park in Lexington.
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