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Old 07-27-2008, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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For many years NYC was the crime capital in the US. During the late 1980's & early 1990's there were over 2,000 deaths classified as homicides in the five boroughs. The last couple of years there have been less than 600 homicides logged. Even at the number of 600 a year it is easy to gloss over them as statistics and not acknowledge who the victim was... good or bad.

I came across this blog that collates the news stories of the major dailies & gives a little look at each homicide victim. I thought it was a good idea & pretty interesting.

The Murder Book 2008 (http://www.tacomaconfidential.typepad.com/the_murder_book_2008/ - broken link)
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Old 07-27-2008, 05:10 PM
 
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For many years NYC was the crime capital in the US. During the late 1980's & early 1990's there were over 2,000 deaths classified as homicides in the five boroughs. The last couple of years there have been less than 600 homicides logged. Even at the number of 600 a year it is easy to gloss over them as statistics and not acknowledge who the victim was... good or bad.

I came across this blog that collates the news stories of the major dailies & gives a little look at each homicide victim. I thought it was a good idea & pretty interesting.

The Murder Book 2008 (http://www.tacomaconfidential.typepad.com/the_murder_book_2008/ - broken link)
I read the book. My question is: how do someone commits a murder of this magnitude with very, very long hair and not one hair is found in the murder site. Also, that print on the wall could have been there previously, and it was not tested. I still think the other boyfriend maybe the killer. Had I been a juror, I would have voted not guilty.
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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I do not follow your post...

Did you click on the link? It is blog that posts the murders in NYC daily. The author seems to put a little emphasis on the victims. It is not about one particular murder or a trial.
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:24 AM
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I do not follow your post...

Did you click on the link? It is blog that posts the murders in NYC daily. The author seems to put a little emphasis on the victims. It is not about one particular murder or a trial.
The poster is referring to this: Guilty or not guilty?, a thread s/he created about a crime novel. Don't know what it has to do with this thread.

Also, do you happen to have a link that was posted a while back that provides, or tries to provide, up-to-date crimes that occur around the city with a map included?
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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The poster is referring to this: Guilty or not guilty?, a thread s/he created about a crime novel. Don't know what it has to do with this thread.

Also, do you happen to have a link that was posted a while back that provides, or tries to provide, up-to-date crimes that occur around the city with a map included?
Gothamist Labs: Map (http://gothamist.com/labs/map - broken link)
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:34 PM
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^^^Thanks for the link.^^^
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:15 PM
 
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And so far as "crime capital of the US" goes, please don't forget that NYC has 8.3 million residents (more than some entire states)--and on any given workday, between people who come here to work and tourists, there may be as many as 12 or 13 million people within the city's borders. The percentage of crime here isn't any greater than in any other city; the numbers happen to be larger, that's all.
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:56 PM
 
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yes and the murder rate has been decidedly downward for the past 10+ years....so lets keep things in perspective.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:31 PM
 
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Yeah, that's why I said "was the crime capital in the US" and went on to refer to the 1980's & 90's.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:41 PM
 
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hey baylover..what is your take on the assault on the bicyclist?
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