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Old 12-04-2008, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Back in the ROC
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ETA: I'm surprised the word 'yuppy' hasn't made it into the thread (yet).
Probably because it's mostly fallen out of use, and it refers to Young Urban Professionals. We've clearly seen that Cary wants nothing to do with anything urban.
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:18 PM
 
Location: ITB Raleigh NC
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You've got to love how some of these posters can find a way to make their talking points 'fit' any topic.

ETA: I'm surprised the word 'yuppy' hasn't made it into the thread (yet).
I almost used yuppie in my post, but figured it was too easy of a shot to take
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Virginia (again)
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Probably because it's mostly fallen out of use, and it refers to Young Urban Professionals. We've clearly seen that Cary wants nothing to do with anything urban.
I agree, but it's frequently misused--especially by one of the posters in this thread.
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Back in the ROC
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I agree, but it's frequently misused--especially by one of the posters in this thread.
Gotcha.
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:22 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill
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All should be aware, no matter what town/city you live in...crime can and does happen all over, no area is immune. just my $0.02

Happy Thursday and close your garage door{s} and lock your car{s}!
That's what I was going to say too. There is a lot of this type of crime in CH.
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Cary - A great town for me
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Thank you for posting this great article. I had read this, but did not want to post anything about it in an effort to not "get under peoples skin" praising Cary (although I don't understand why praising a town is a bad thing.......we should all love where we live and be proud of it). Now that it is posted I do have to say that I am very happy with how the police are so proactive and work so well with the community. Crimes of opportunity like this are very common and the damage is often self inflicted. People really need to make sure their property is secured at all times. When I lived back in MA, about the biggest thing we had to worry about were pumpkins being stolen off our porch, yet I still made sure I secured everything. You just never know. I appreciate Cary's efforts to keep the town informed and to have a program to deal with things like this and not bury their heads in the sand, just because it may not look good to deal with it.

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Old 12-04-2008, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Shouldn't this be called "Operation Common Sense"

Would a reasonable conclusion be that any town that needs such an initiative might be lacking in that area?

Or is denial the best way to make sure the milk and honey doesn't spoil?
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Cary - A great town for me
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Shouldn't this be called "Operation Common Sense"

Would a reasonable conclusion be that any town that needs such an initiative might be lacking in that area?

Or is denial the best way to make sure the milk and honey doesn't spoil?

I am not sure what denial you are referring to. Obviously the police are saying that there has been an elevated number of crimes of opportunity. Unfortunately when you live in a place that is incredibly safe, you tend to let your guard down on the little things. Teenagers and even people driving through town are more than willing to take advantage of people. Some towns would not want to deal with these little things, as it may be to much effort or they would not want to face the reality that they need to work on an issue in their town/city. I commend Cary for not worrying about PR fallout and trying to enlighten its residents to the fact that just because Cary is widely known for its safety, it doesn't mean that you can leave your plasma TV on the front lawn and expect it to be there in the morning.

And you did a great thing in posting this article, which helps enlighten more people about such things. Thank you very much. Rep points headed your way.
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Downtown Raleigh, NC
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I am not sure what denial you are referring to. Obviously the police are saying that there has been an elevated number of crimes of opportunity. Unfortunately when you live in a place that is incredibly safe, you tend to let your guard down on the little things. Teenagers and even people driving through town are more than willing to take advantage of people. Some towns would not want to deal with these little things, as it may be to much effort or they would not want to face the reality that they need to work on an issue in their town/city. I commend Cary for not worrying about PR fallout and trying to enlighten its residents to the fact that just because Cary is widely known for its safety, it doesn't mean that you can leave your plasma TV on the front lawn and expect it to be there in the morning.

And you did a great thing in posting this article, which helps enlighten more people about such things. Thank you very much. Rep points headed your way.
Please help us understand why it should be ANY town's responsibility to make sure its residents use common sense. I'm not saying it's a bad program, but I don't think a town should have to be responsible for its private citizens' naïveté, as you seem to be suggesting.
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