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Old 11-01-2008, 08:25 PM
 
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Default miami goes a month without a murder!!

i cant believe it, they must be disposing the bodies better or something.

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Miami goes a month without murder

BY DAVID OVALLE

dovalle@MiamiHerald.com

Midnight Friday marked the end of October and the news from Miami's homicide office was what didn't happen.
No one was murdered.
October passed without a homicide -- meaning for the first time since May 1966, an entire month went by in the city of Miami without someone succumbing violently.
''That's an amazing thing,'' said Miami Lt. John Buhrmaster, a longtime homicide investigator. ``It's a great record when people are not killing each other.''
The total actually stood at 35 days and counting. The last homicide: Sept. 26, the Overtown shooting death of Demetrius Sherman, 26.
THE STATS
Overall, Miami has notched 55 homicides in 2008. Last year, the overall number was 87.
As of late Friday, all county police agencies had logged 217 homicides.
Miami's milestone isn't to say detectives haven't been working.
Homicide detectives investigate suicides, accidents and natural deaths where no doctor is available to sign a death certificate.
Just Friday, Miami's homicide unit was tasked to investigate the deaths of three migrants who apparently drowned after jumping from a suspected smuggling ship off Virginia Key.
In Miami, they also investigate near homicides, like the Oct. 22 case of Coconut Grove bouncer Bobby Lee Porter, shot twice by his girlfriend's brother, police say.
Two bullets pierced femoral arteries in both his legs. He lost massive amounts of blood -- but Ryder Trauma Center doctors saved him.
SAVING PEOPLE
Homicide detectives credit ever-improving emergency care with saving people who, perhaps 20 years ago, might have met their demise.
''It helps us tremendously,'' said Miami Cmdr. Delrish Moss, a spokesman and former homicide investigator.
``They don't become murder victim, they become witnesses and help us get the offenders off the streets.''
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Hialeah, FL
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unless theres going to be 30 murders in 2 months Miami is seeing a huge improvement while oter cities (Chicago, Oakland) are seeing crisis type events.
First time in 42 years is amazing.
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Old 11-02-2008, 01:39 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Great news !

This means I didnt get caught
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:20 AM
 
Location: South FL
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Great news so far.
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:45 PM
 
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wonderful news for a city that used to have a huge murder rate!
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:55 AM
 
Location: The Queen City
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Let's remember that the City of Miami is very small compared to the County. I am sure some bodies were dumpted over the City border after being shot in Little Haiti or Coconut Grove.
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Exit 14C
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Wow, a month without a single murder in one of the most populous cities in the US? Hard to believe. I wouldn't be surprised if Miami soon loses its status as a "city".

And to think I know a guy in West Palm Beach who seriously wouldn't go to Miami without a gun because he's so paranoid about crime.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Parkland, FL
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Wow, a month without a single murder in one of the most populous cities in the US? Hard to believe. I wouldn't be surprised if Miami soon loses its status as a "city".
Miami has a population of 409,000, not huge, but definitely not small. Most of the nice areas in the county aren't part of Miami (Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Doral, Aventura, etc.). The City of Miami is actually pretty rough. One month without a murder a good 'feat to accomplish. Think we can make it 2 months?
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Exit 14C
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Miami has a population of 409,000, not huge, but definitely not small. Most of the nice areas in the county aren't part of Miami (Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Doral, Aventura, etc.). The City of Miami is actually pretty rough. One month without a murder a good 'feat to accomplish. Think we can make it 2 months?
Right, excluding the metro area it's not as big, but it's still in the 50 biggest cities in the US at that. (And including the metro area, it's in the top 25.)

I don't know whether to think it's good or bad if it makes it to two months, lol. It will have a new image as "The Wimp City" or something.
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:31 PM
 
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I think this is amazing...especially considering that Miami is a 24/7/365 city. It's not like Chicago where things close between 2-4am...
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