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Old 01-11-2017, 03:45 PM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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Thought of adding this to DEVELOPMENTS IN MIDTOWN..but...

Just to keep the conversation balanced and so no one can say they thought they found paradise in MidTown..

A 23-year-old man and his friends were walking in the street at Second and Canfield. They heard shots being fired


23-year-old man shot
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Old 01-11-2017, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Oddly cryptic report. Was this just some guy randomly walking around at 3:10 a.m. and the bullets hit him by chance, or was he the target? Gang fight? Drug deal? Family dispute? Were they leaving a party?

Someone just going for a walk and getting shot by a complete stranger almost never happens, anywhere. Just out for a stroll at 3:10 a.m. seems unlikely as well.
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Murder in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood | WJBK

Was a targeted attack. Though regardless of whether it was random or targeted, it doesn't exactly mean Midtown is suddenly turning south. Still tragic nonetheless and no neighborhood of Detroit needs to deal with homicides.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:45 AM
 
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One less drug deal gone bad in the future.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit
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One less drug deal gone bad in the future.
That's a cold way to look at it. This was someone's son. Someone's best friend. Maybe someone's husband, boyfriend, or dad. Sure, he probably made some crappy extra-curricular decisions, but it's nothing that couldn't have been corrected, and now he's gone, because some scumbag with a gun decided their rage was more important that another's life.
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Old 01-12-2017, 09:26 AM
 
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One less drug deal gone bad in the future.
Yeah, 'cause murder is better than a bad drug deal.
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Old 01-12-2017, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Yeah, 'cause murder is better than a bad drug deal.
I took BIR's statement as meaning if he did not get killed when this deal went bad, it would be the next one. I do pity the loved ones of a drug dealer, or gang banger who gets killed, but it should hardly be a surprise to them.
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Old 01-12-2017, 09:46 AM
 
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Exactly - every choice we make has risks/consequences - one of the risks/consequences of every drug transaction (based on the presumption of nervous pacing back and forth) is that there could be jail time and/or death. A nun would not have those same risks based on her choice of vocation. Therefore - while it is sad a life was lost - it's a good reminder to those considering dabbling in the drug trade - often the price you pay could be your life. Is it worth it?
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Ann Arbor MI
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Having read both stories linked above I see no reference to a drug deal gone bad.
While that is certainly a possibility I can make up a few other possibilities void of any facts.
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Old 01-12-2017, 11:33 AM
 
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Thought of adding this to DEVELOPMENTS IN MIDTOWN..but...

Just to keep the conversation balanced and so no one can say they thought they found paradise in MidTown..

A 23-year-old man and his friends were walking in the street at Second and Canfield. They heard shots being fired


23-year-old man shot
I bet when you saw the title of that article, your lips curled up in a wide, cheeky grin. "Finally, here is proof that Midtown is the dangerous warzone that I have been claiming all along", exclaimed zthatzmanz28!!

Your view is not balanced. Your narrative is: the whole city of Detroit is a cesspool, even Midtown.

Here is my narrative, and it is far more balanced: Midtown has improved leaps and bounds, is on its way to becoming a vibrant urban neighborhood, but still is in a state of transition. Midtown is an urban neighborhood and will always have more crime than pristine streetcar suburbs like Royal Oak.

To see if I could prove my point, I thought of Chicago and the first 3 urban upscale Chicago neighborhoods that popped into my head were Andersonville, Lakeview, and Logan Square. I then went to Google and typed in 'andersonville Chicago shooting', 'lakeview Chicago shooting', etc, and the following were the search results:

Andersonville:
Man shot, critically wounded in Andersonville, November 24th, 2016

Lakeview:
Lakeview: Triple-Shooting at Sheffield and Oakdale, October 29th, 2016

Logan Square:
Chicago shootings: 3 hit in Logan Square, October 28th, 2016

Even the best of urban neighborhoods have some violent crime. It's very, very unfortunate, but that's reality in the US
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