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Old 09-29-2011, 11:42 PM
 
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Did anyone see this idiots proposal to change part of Prospect to be named after MLK claiming it'll help with crime?
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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Prospect, as a road, has a terrible reputation, and a name change certainly couldn't hurt, but this whole thing screams of meaningless hope and naivete. Haven't they heard that old, stupid joke about MLK blvd's only being in terrible neighborhoods?
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Prospect, as a road, has a terrible reputation, and a name change certainly couldn't hurt, but this whole thing screams of meaningless hope and naivete. Haven't they heard that old, stupid joke about MLK blvd's only being in terrible neighborhoods?
I have driven on a lot of MLK blvds around the country. I'm not sure this would improve the image. The locals would still know, but the out of towners would now know too .
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Old Hyde Park, Kansas City,MO
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Lets think outside the box and rename it Rosa Parks Avenue or Harriet Tubman Way
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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Why is this site constantly focused on discussing crime? Atlanta, Detroit, even Minneapolis are in top 10 cities for crime and those forums don't constantly bring it up.

You guys really know how to drag this forum down...way down. It's not that it should be ignored, but it's not like this board can solve it either. The bottom line is that the constant discussion is scaring people away or makes them overly concerned about moving here - when most of it happens on the E Side.

This board has more people from the outside looking to visit/move to KC than there are people who live in KC on this board. Yet the representation is very skewed towards crime problems on the E Side.
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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I think this is a site for people to discuss KC current affairs and to provide relocation assistance. This was an odd story, and as such, I'm not surprised to see it come up for discussion.
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Cleverly concealed
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Why not Buck O'Neil Ave.? But really, Jermaine Reed clearly hasn't seen Chris Rock's take on MLK street names. Cities try to rename their most violent streets to change the perception of the neighborhood. Changing the street name solves nothing.
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:25 PM
 
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Why is this site constantly focused on discussing crime? Atlanta, Detroit, even Minneapolis are in top 10 cities for crime and those forums don't constantly bring it up.

You guys really know how to drag this forum down...way down. It's not that it should be ignored, but it's not like this board can solve it either. The bottom line is that the constant discussion is scaring people away or makes them overly concerned about moving here - when most of it happens on the E Side.

This board has more people from the outside looking to visit/move to KC than there are people who live in KC on this board. Yet the representation is very skewed towards crime problems on the E Side.
Hmm strange I thought I was discussing the name change of a street.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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Why not Buck O'Neil Ave.? But really, Jermaine Reed clearly hasn't seen Chris Rock's take on MLK street names. Cities try to rename their most violent streets to change the perception of the neighborhood. Changing the street name solves nothing.
Fantastic idea. I'm surprised he doesn't have a street named after him already?
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:04 PM
 
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I bet things would change if they renamed it to Pink Pony Blvd
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