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Old 02-24-2008, 09:22 AM
 
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Milwaukees northside is very dangerous and has been notorious for years but milwaukees southside is just as dangerous or getting even worse. With its huge hispanic population the gang problem there is by far the worst in the city. You go there and you will see graffiti evrywhere which marks the gang territory. The worst gangs there are the latin kings mexican posse c 14s and the cobras. They have gangs on the nothside too but nearly as large and as violent as the gangs on the southside. And they ask which is the worst neighborhood people need to stop just saying a street cuz that dosnt say nothin name the area northside southside eastside etc. But the most gang infested areas are definetly on milwaukees southside. There is always gang shootings car break ins robberies and other crime on the southside so u can't jus say the worst neighborhood is the northside cuz it isn't go to the souhtside
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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Milwaukees northside is very dangerous and has been notorious for years but milwaukees southside is just as dangerous or getting even worse. With its huge hispanic population the gang problem there is by far the worst in the city. You go there and you will see graffiti evrywhere which marks the gang territory. The worst gangs there are the latin kings mexican posse c 14s and the cobras. They have gangs on the nothside too but nearly as large and as violent as the gangs on the southside. And they ask which is the worst neighborhood people need to stop just saying a street cuz that dosnt say nothin name the area northside southside eastside etc. But the most gang infested areas are definetly on milwaukees southside. There is always gang shootings car break ins robberies and other crime on the southside so u can't jus say the worst neighborhood is the northside cuz it isn't go to the souhtside
lol look up milwaukee's crime report. Each year there is far more crime on the north side.
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:31 PM
 
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My wife and I were in Milwaukee this past May. She wanted to check out Marquette's campus because her brother attended there for a couple years. After a Sunday Brewers game, we went east on I-94 toward downtown. We exited at what we THOUGHT was an exit near Marquette. I think it was around N 27th Street, though, nowhere near the school.

Not knowing our way around, and stupidly not having a map, we drove north...thinking we would magically happen upon Marquette. I don't remember exactly how the hell we got out of that neighbourhood (I think we eventually stumbled on Fond du Lac Ave to I-43), but the experience was NOT pleasant. I just looked at a map, and I think we were just to the south of the area you described. It reminded me of movies I've seen that were filmed in Detroit.

I didn't fear for my life (probably out of ignorance), but it is definitely not a neighbourhood in which you'd want to be lost. Not cool. At all.

P.S. I also just realised that we were very close to Jeffrey Dahmer's apartment at 924 N 25th St. Fun.
Marquette is a great school and it is safe. Lots of campus public safety patrolling in cars and on foot and nearby police substations, free rides for students to wherever they need to go on and near campus. As with any urban environment, you want to be smart and be aware of your surroundings. It's not exactly in the middle of a corn field. It isn't in the most aesthetic part of town, but the immediate on and off campus areas are safe and highly populated by Marquette's 12,000 undergrad and grad students. It's also walkable from downtown.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:01 PM
 
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Me and my buddies recently got in a discussion about the worst area of town. My cousins neighbor from de pere recently was shot randomly on the far northwest side last weekend. Where is The part where you are most likely to get mugged or held up? I figured on Center between 15th and 38th streets, in the metcalfe park neighborhood. I would like to get my fellow milwaukeeans thoughts.
ANYWHERE, some people just make easy targets looking confused or lost..

center 15th and 38th streets are not t the worst lol east of 15th is just as bad and west of 38th is just the same its just a little nicer with the houses
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:05 PM
 
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Milwaukees northside is very dangerous and has been notorious for years but milwaukees southside is just as dangerous or getting even worse. With its huge hispanic population the gang problem there is by far the worst in the city. You go there and you will see graffiti evrywhere which marks the gang territory. The worst gangs there are the latin kings mexican posse c 14s and the cobras. They have gangs on the nothside too but nearly as large and as violent as the gangs on the southside. And they ask which is the worst neighborhood people need to stop just saying a street cuz that dosnt say nothin name the area northside southside eastside etc. But the most gang infested areas are definetly on milwaukees southside. There is always gang shootings car break ins robberies and other crime on the southside so u can't jus say the worst neighborhood is the northside cuz it isn't go to the souhtside
i disagree and im not bragging or boasting either gang activity has been calm on the north side for years(its about making money) other stuff happens, the south side isnt even that big the hispanic populatioin is heavily located in a specific sq mile area

blacks arent into spray painting on walls that tough, the north side is alot rougher and safer because its its bigger than the SS!
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:56 PM
 
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Milwaukees northside is very dangerous and has been notorious for years but milwaukees southside is just as dangerous or getting even worse. With its huge hispanic population the gang problem there is by far the worst in the city. You go there and you will see graffiti evrywhere which marks the gang territory. The worst gangs there are the latin kings mexican posse c 14s and the cobras. They have gangs on the nothside too but nearly as large and as violent as the gangs on the southside. And they ask which is the worst neighborhood people need to stop just saying a street cuz that dosnt say nothin name the area northside southside eastside etc. But the most gang infested areas are definetly on milwaukees southside. There is always gang shootings car break ins robberies and other crime on the southside so u can't jus say the worst neighborhood is the northside cuz it isn't go to the souhtside

lol the northside of milwaukee,especially metcalfe park and park west, is the most violent part of town.As far as large gangs,the GD's and Vice Lords are larger than the Latin Kings or Mexican Posse,they are just more clickish and area orientated.They might not shoot you over colors or hats but start dealing drugs in thier territory and they will be wiping your blood off the streets.
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:23 PM
 
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Yeah, the problem is poverty. But unfortunately certain races are more likely to be in poverty than others, so poverty and race are definitely connected. It's amazing what happens when you enslave people based on race, make it illegal to teach them how to read, and separate families. Then there's the 100 years of Jim Crow on top of that and 100 years of "tolerated" racism. Things like that are tough to overcome, especially when some forms of racism continue today.

I saw a statistic in the news that recent African immigrants are actually graduating from college at higher rates than native-born U.S. white residents. That should put any ideas about racial superiority to rest! What separates African immigrants from African Americans decendant from slaves? Environment!
I think the real problems keeping people in poverty - whether they be white or black...
1. Lack of education to give them any mobility whatsoever.
2. Lack of birth control. Poor people really have no business popping out babies like its their career, and yet it's considered non-PC for anyone to publicly talk about this.

Ironically, I think the Pro-Life / social conservative crowd is highly complicit in this problem. They work to block access to birth control and sex education... They work to block access to pregnancy termination... Then they're also on this unending quest for more "welfare reform." Sounds like a trap to me!

As far as African Immigrants goes... Many of the African Immigrants who are able to get themselves to America do not come from poverty. Many of them are fairly well off in their home countries compared to the majority of their own people. They might appear to be poor by our standards, but they have the middle-upper class state of mind that enables them to succeed here in the US.

If they were poor, they wouldn't be able to even buy a plane ticket let alone come here, get an apartment, and go to college (most American colleges require foreign nationals to provide proof of financial stability before being accepted). Africa suffers from persistent brain drain, as many of their best and brightest simply leave. And many of those who do leave might be white South Africans, or even Indian-Africans who's ancestors immigrated to Africa during the days of British colonialism. And if they are native black Africans, then they're probably upper class to begin with.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:10 PM
 
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My parents used to own an apt building just off of 27th Street. When I was younger, I used to stay there on occasion because my parents kept one apartment as an "office." There were hookers living in the building and assorted drug dealers coming and going, but I never felt scared just because I'm white. They no longer own the building but I still drive through the area once in a while to get from point A to point B. Once in a while I will "work up the nerve, lol" to go into the local Walgreens. Just mind your own business and don't mess with nobody, you'll be fine. The most they can do is shoot you, lol. But is it in their best interests to shoot a white guy in broad daylight? That'll go over well on the 10 o'clock news.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:29 PM
 
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oh, and the worst neighborhood is metcalfe, hands down.
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:55 PM
 
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Yes globe199, going north on 27th street from I-94 is not a good idea if you do not know the area and are white.


haha thats some ignorice right there
i lived in metcalfe park until i was 15
there really isnt any problems if u dont cause none

there are very few innocent victems (even tho they dont deserve to die)
ppl usually make a big mistake and get dealt with

but just keep it 100 and u will be just fine

PS- im white (OMG)
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