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View Poll Results: Most 'volatile' major city?
NYC 3 3.03%
LA 4 4.04%
Chicago 14 14.14%
Dallas 0 0%
Miami 0 0%
Houston 1 1.01%
Atlanta 6 6.06%
Detroit 1 1.01%
DC 7 7.07%
Philadelphia 6 6.06%
Phoenix 0 0%
Boston 0 0%
San Fransisco 3 3.03%
Seattle 6 6.06%
MSP 8 8.08%
San Diego 1 1.01%
Tampa 0 0%
Denver 0 0%
St Louis 4 4.04%
Baltimore 1 1.01%
Charlotte 1 1.01%
Orlando 0 0%
San Antonio 0 0%
Portland 23 23.23%
Sacramento 0 0%
Pittsburgh 1 1.01%
Las Vegas 3 3.03%
Austin 0 0%
Cincinnati 0 0%
KCMO 0 0%
Columbus 1 1.01%
Indy 0 0%
Cleveland 1 1.01%
San Jose 0 0%
Nashville 2 2.02%
Norfolk 0 0%
Providence 0 0%
Milwaukee 0 0%
Jacksonville 0 0%
OKC 0 0%
Raleigh 0 0%
Memphis 1 1.01%
Richmond 0 0%
New Orleans 0 0%
Louisville 1 1.01%
Salt Lake City 0 0%
Hartford 0 0%
Buffalo 0 0%
Birmingham 0 0%
Grand Rapids 0 0%
Rochester 0 0%
Tuscon 0 0%
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Old 04-11-2021, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Heart of flyover America
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Which major US city would you say is the most 'volatile,' most likely to 'erupt' and go up in flames, like how Minneapolis did last summer, or LA did in '92, and why?
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Old 04-11-2021, 02:20 AM
 
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With certain circumstance at the wrong time can happen sporadically... look at Furguson MO a small town outside STL and they erupted and Oakland after the Oscar Grant homicide. Id say Los Angeles though.. we have a couple generations in the riot era starting with the 65 Watts riot and exploded in 92..LA turned up a bit after the Trayvon Marten verdict and it fired in 2020 along with the other major cities.. and the upscale areas are somewhat ran through but I dont think anything from 2020 beside maybe MN was like 92 LA. Let me add now i dont know if anything was like back then because it was alot more violent during the 92 riot. Firefighters getting shot all kinds of bad stuff happened.

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Old 04-11-2021, 02:55 AM
 
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Really most cities have it under the right circumstances.
I tend to think more densely populated places are more volatile. Although, Ferguson shows that's not a requirement.
Oakland, DC and Philly all have large pockets of really poor marginalized residents right next to booming yuppie areas. That creates obvious tensions that could erupt under the right circumstances.
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Old 04-11-2021, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Norteh Bajo Americano
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I vote San Diego. The hills can
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Old 04-11-2021, 09:39 AM
 
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I vote San Diego. The hills can
That's probably the least likely city. It will always be the safest and happiest city in the United States.

As for the most, it's hard to say. I just hope it's not Atlanta.
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Old 04-11-2021, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey… the urban part
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Idk this is tough. I think any city where the Black/Minority population is being expelled at an alarming rate and where gentrification and development is starting to pick up significantly. My vote goes to either Chicago or Philadelphia. Portland will always be protesty.

Least likely at the CURRENT moment? Boston. New African American mayor working on equality measures.. people right now are optimistic, content and pleased with what will happen.
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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That's probably the least likely city. It will always be the safest and happiest city in the United States.

As for the most, it's hard to say. I just hope it's not Atlanta.
It was dark humor. San Diego and the rest of SoCal are entering fire season.
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Old 04-11-2021, 11:20 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I vote San Diego. The hills can
Hahah, just sprinkle some water on them and all shall be fine
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Old 04-11-2021, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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Oakland, DC and Philly all have large pockets of really poor marginalized residents right next to booming yuppie areas. That creates obvious tensions that could erupt under the right circumstances.
Yup. Oakland is a tinderbox. Unfortunately.
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Old 04-11-2021, 11:51 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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In recent times, Portland OR.

Oakland, CA is definitely volatile though.
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