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Old 10-22-2010, 05:11 AM
 
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It ain't bedbugs but it is stats and should get some posts going. Here's something that almost seems to contradict the headline. We always seem to want to find someone or something rto blame in this country. Is it the casinos fault or just human nature in the big city? Does Dennis Bailey have a solid platform now?

Crime down in Bangor during 2010 - Bangor Daily News (http://www.bangordailynews.com/story/bdn/Crime-down-in-Bangor-during-2010,156695 - broken link)
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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It ain't bedbugs but it is stats and should get some posts going. Here's something that almost seems to contradict the headline. We always seem to want to find someone or something rto blame in this country. Is it the casinos fault or just human nature in the big city? Does Dennis Bailey have a solid platform now?

Crime down in Bangor during 2010 - Bangor Daily News (http://www.bangordailynews.com/story/bdn/Crime-down-in-Bangor-during-2010,156695 - broken link)
Sorry, but these stats are statistically insignificant.
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:46 AM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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It ain't bedbugs but it is stats and should get some posts going. Here's something that almost seems to contradict the headline. We always seem to want to find someone or something rto blame in this country. Is it the casinos fault or just human nature in the big city? Does Dennis Bailey have a solid platform now?

Crime down in Bangor during 2010 - Bangor Daily News (http://www.bangordailynews.com/story/bdn/Crime-down-in-Bangor-during-2010,156695 - broken link)
No, IMHO, Dennis Bailey doesn't have a solid platform on this. It's not Hollywood Slots that brought crime.

To post my honest opinion as to what's bringing crime would stir too much of a hornet's nest; however, I will say that those who are committing crime typically do not go to Hollywood Slots to either gamble, or rob those who do - period.

The contrary postings of BDN and Bangor PD however, does bring to light the truth in your and my favorite saying IMO:

"There are lies, damn lies, and then there are statistics."

Besides, when taking into account this quote: “They only seem to count the number of calls they get to respond to incidents on the casino property, but the problems linked to gambling addiction are much more insidious and harder to determine,” Bailey said.

one needs to realize that that area in general is well-traveled by certain let's say, "groups" of people and leave it at that.

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Old 10-22-2010, 10:56 AM
 
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I've yet to hear anyone say the casino grabbed them by the arm, hauled them in and forced them to gamble.
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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I've yet to hear anyone say the casino grabbed them by the arm, hauled them in and forced them to gamble.
Yep - imagine that!
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:24 AM
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Has anyone heard of anyone getting rolled after leaving the casino? How about all the prostitutes
making a fortune there? I would like to see the stats on how many have lost their family or homes from going there. I haven't seen how many drug deals have been done at the casino either.
When crime rises it is convenient to blame a casino for the problem. I may have missed them but I have yet to read anything about a crime relating to Hollywood Slots.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:13 AM
 
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Me eihter. No prostitutes, gang land crime, mob affiliations; nothing. When uou have a cause or agenda though, it's easy to find someone or something to blame.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:26 AM
 
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Has anyone heard of anyone getting rolled after leaving the casino? How about all the prostitutes
making a fortune there? I would like to see the stats on how many have lost their family or homes from going there. I haven't seen how many drug deals have been done at the casino either.
When crime rises it is convenient to blame a casino for the problem. I may have missed them but I have yet to read anything about a crime relating to Hollywood Slots.
I do know someone who lost his home mainly because of a gambling addiction; however, I also used to marvel at how often he played the Megabucks and Scratch tickets at the corner store (and that was long before Hollywood Slots came to town). Does this mean we should outlaw the Maine State Lottery?

It boils down to personal responsibility IMHO.
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:59 AM
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Reloop...exactly. No matter what the activity is, you will always have the exeptions who just can't do something without going overboard. 95% of people may act responsibly but it is the 5% you always hear about.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:39 AM
 
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If the crime rate in 2008-2009 was three times the state average and they had a decrease of 17% in 2010 doesn't that still make the crime rate almost 2 1/2 times the state average? Sure it is a good trend but it's still pretty high in comparison to the state average!!
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