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Old 02-06-2017, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Springfield has a lot of problems, and the least of their troubles is racism. I don't see how some can say that there are no blacks living here. I live about an hour away, and I see people of all races in Springfield.
Meth is a huge problem in Springfield, and SW Missouri in general. The police are so overwhelmed with crime that they won't respond to accident calls anymore. I hear much more complaining about the drug dealers, drug users and the police who are too busy fighting with the county to do much about it. The county quit allowing the city to place people in the county jail, so most people are finger printed and released. One man was arrested, fingerprinted, released, and then a few hours later he shot an officer in the head.
Sadly, Springfield is a mess right now and it has very little to do with race and everything to do with meth.
Oh, and let's not leave out the aggressive pan handling. The Springfield news leader did an article that said they've moved from accosting people in store parking lots and demanding money, to walking neighborhoods and confronting people in their driveway. All while the police say they aren't doing anything wrong.
It all makes me so thankful that we never moved into Springfield. I think Springfield has the crime of much larger cities, but a small town police force. A little girl was kidnapped with witnesses getting the plate number, a perfect description of the man and the truck, still, it took them hours to get an amber alert out. Hours after her abduction, police pulled into the truck owners driveway and found the little girl dead in his basement. I shook my head in disbelief. It seriously took them over four hours to run plates and track a man to his house in the same city??
It's all falling back to the crime spike they are in and the police who can't seem to keep up.
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Old 02-06-2017, 06:57 PM
 
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Springfield has a lot of problems, and the least of their troubles is racism. I don't see how some can say that there are no blacks living here. I live about an hour away, and I see people of all races in Springfield.
Meth is a huge problem in Springfield, and SW Missouri in general. The police are so overwhelmed with crime that they won't respond to accident calls anymore. I hear much more complaining about the drug dealers, drug users and the police who are too busy fighting with the county to do much about it. The county quit allowing the city to place people in the county jail, so most people are finger printed and released. One man was arrested, fingerprinted, released, and then a few hours later he shot an officer in the head.
Sadly, Springfield is a mess right now and it has very little to do with race and everything to do with meth.
Oh, and let's not leave out the aggressive pan handling. The Springfield news leader did an article that said they've moved from accosting people in store parking lots and demanding money, to walking neighborhoods and confronting people in their driveway. All while the police say they aren't doing anything wrong.
It all makes me so thankful that we never moved into Springfield. I think Springfield has the crime of much larger cities, but a small town police force. A little girl was kidnapped with witnesses getting the plate number, a perfect description of the man and the truck, still, it took them hours to get an amber alert out. Hours after her abduction, police pulled into the truck owners driveway and found the little girl dead in his basement. I shook my head in disbelief. It seriously took them over four hours to run plates and track a man to his house in the same city??
It's all falling back to the crime spike they are in and the police who can't seem to keep up.
I used to live in South St. Louis county, and St. Louis county in general is crawling with police. You have county police then all these tiny townships each with their own speed trap. You can't go quarter of a mile in Stl county without seeing at least one squad car putzing around and generally even in unincorporated Stl county they have very quick response time and multiple units arrive.
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Old 02-06-2017, 08:04 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I used to live in South St. Louis county, and St. Louis county in general is crawling with police. You have county police then all these tiny townships each with their own speed trap. You can't go quarter of a mile in Stl county without seeing at least one squad car putzing around and generally even in unincorporated Stl county they have very quick response time and multiple units arrive.
About Springfield...

I don't agree with this person(Readingmama). I lived in SW MO a couple years ago. None of Springfield felt dangerous, and only a small enclave around Kearney felt remotely questionable. Overall, it's a decent city.
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Old 02-06-2017, 08:09 PM
 
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He was talking about Springfield.

But anywho, I don't agree with him. I lived in SW MO a couple years ago. None of Springfield felt dangerous, and only a small enclave around Kearney felt remotely questionable. Overall, it's a decent city.
Which I find kind of shocking because it's a densely populated county (Greene) and you have Greene County Sheriffs Department and Springfield Police along with other nearby municipals. This is not St. Louis City that has an officer shortage or did at one time.

I live in Southwest Florida now and while my town doesn't have much crime, in general the region as a whole I feel less safe at times because crimes is spread out around the region, not isolated in a few pockets. At least in St. Louis metro you know what areas to stay away from such as parts of the city and county. I lived in South County which gets some crime too but I'd always be carrying anyway. Here in Florida I have to carry my mouse sized gun because no open carry and have to worry about showing. In Missouri Just slapped on whatever gun I wanted because open carry state.
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:40 AM
 
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My friend lives in the Oak Grove neighborhood and they had shots fired last week. You never know where it's going to pop up.

And County stopped taking City prisoners because City refuses to pay for taking them. City helped County build the jail and thinks that amounts to a perpetual "free ride" in terms of prisoner housing. As a result, city officers are arrest happy. Lots of "status" violations and such that should be cite-n-release turn into jail time. A favorite excuse is "resisting arrest" which can mean whatever the officer wants it to mean so they "tune up" the perp then slap them in a cell. Happens more than anyone will publicly admit.
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