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Old 01-16-2011, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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I don't know if the guy was blowing smoke up my buns, but I was told someone pulled a gun on a woman with a child late at night some time in the last week, near the Darien station.

Considering that I get off this station and walk towards home circa 10pm every night. They said it was even in the news, which I'm unable to find.

I know I've heard it before, that it can happen anywhere. But it's Darien, not Bridgeport or Queens

 
Old 01-16-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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It was a knife, and the police are questioning the credibility of the woman's story.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 01:14 PM
 
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How is it not possible to happen in Darien? This is tough economic times and police doesn't have the resources to guard all train stations on a permanent basis.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 01:21 PM
 
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How is it not possible to happen in Darien? This is tough economic times and police doesn't have the resources to guard all train stations on a permanent basis.
It's not about police resources. They can have all the resources in the world and things like this would still happen - be it in Belle Haven or Bridgeport.

Crime prevention begins with getting the community involved. Ever see "What Would You Do?" on Friday nights on ABC? The amount of people who lay low and stroll by while another person is in need is unbelievable, and proves how aloof people in our society really are.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 02:35 PM
 
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The amount of people who lay low and stroll by while another person is in need is unbelievable, and proves how aloof people in our society really are.
That is so very true! When I was a teenager living in England years ago, I was crossing the street at a red light heading to the train station. A motorcycle came zipping between the lanes and hit me, and kept going, running the red light. The light turned green, and as I lay in the street cars just drove around me. Eventually I was able to crawl to the train station and pull myself up onto a bench. Passersby just looked at me and kept going, not a single soul offered help. After a while I was able to get to the "phone box" to call home for help, but I saw firsthand how people just don't want to get involved.

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Old 01-16-2011, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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1. How can it happen in Darien? "Stuff" happens anywhere and everywhere.

Read this book: Amazon.com: In The Neighborhood: The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time: Peter Lovenheim: Books

Also? Who would have thought Dr. Petit's family would have been killed in CHESHIRE? OK, Cheshire isn't quite Darien, but you get my point.

2. As for the strolling by when another person is in need, it's the Kitty Genovese Syndrome. Terrible story... and the story happens again every day.

Kitty Genovese Syndrome: Interesting Thing of the Day

A friend of mine was telling me a year or so ago that, one his way home, he saw a group of school-aged girls beating up another girl. I screetched, "What did you do???" He replied, "I think it was breaking up at that point." Seriously? I would have opened my big mouth for them to stop... all the while calling 911.

Apathy is unacceptable.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 03:10 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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My god you nutmeggers (not saying all of you) are sheltered , this happens everywhere.......there also street races on CT's freeways at night.... Stuff like this shows that are society is collapsing...
 
Old 01-16-2011, 03:23 PM
 
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My god you nutmeggers
And most of us don't like being called "nutmeggers", either.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 03:55 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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And most of us don't like being called "nutmeggers", either.
Then change your Demonym to something else....
 
Old 01-16-2011, 04:26 PM
 
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It's not about police resources. They can have all the resources in the world and things like this would still happen - be it in Belle Haven or Bridgeport.

Crime prevention begins with getting the community involved. Ever see "What Would You Do?" on Friday nights on ABC? The amount of people who lay low and stroll by while another person is in need is unbelievable, and proves how aloof people in our society really are.
The op points out that it is unimaginable that someone has attempted to rob with a knife in DARIEN. I argue that regardless of how wealthy a community is, low crime doesn't mean NO crime. In tough economic times you can have all the police resources and involved community and whatever, crimes will be still committed.
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