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Old 02-16-2014, 04:30 PM
 
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I have a brother there, and he's well armed. I guess that makes him fit in, since it's very common. I don't know if that's the reason for so much crime, or a response to it.

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Probably a response to crime more than anything. It only makes sense that more people want to be armed when they know there's a good possibility of becoming a victim. If you thought you were at high risk of a home invasion, you'd want to protect yourself and your family members.
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Old 02-16-2014, 04:45 PM
 
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The biggest contributing factor is the level of conservatism and persistent strong hold they have on the area. In that part of the state they’re anti-book smart and business. It’s the one-thing liberals and conservatives can agree on in the area.
I had a long time well known resident of Redding tell me it will always be an $8.00 an hour town with a view. I liked the area, but politically and economically the area is garbage for anyone who wants to work and do well.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Redding,CA
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This isn't the first time that Redding has made the list of most violent cities in the US, btw. In 2011 Redding was #1 when Police Chief Hanson was in charge. 3 years later with Chief Paoletti, a Stockton import who was brought in to "clean up the town", things have certainly not improved. Cities Where Violent Crime Is Soaring - 24/7 Wall St.
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