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Old 03-25-2009, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Fordyce Arkansas
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So Louisiana was ranked # 2 in crime well there you go finally got on top of the list for something! LOL
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Woot! We're also generally at or near the top of the lists of uneducated, unhealthy, and poor states as well. We are so awesome.
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Fordyce Arkansas
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Well are there are "good" things about Louisiana!
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Fordyce Arkansas
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How many of yall actually were involved or know someone who was involved in some type of crime related event?
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Chicago--Bucktown
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You have to remember that most crime occurs in very small, very specific areas. For instance, here in Chicago, 80% of the violent crime in the city occurs in less than 20% of the city. Also, nowadays, most crime is part of drug/gang violence. So because of those two factors, it is very easy to live your entire life and never encounter any violent crime. For property crimes, though, its a different story. Thiefs will go where there is stuff to steal. I had my car broken into once in Bossier, in a very nice residential subdivision.

But here is my real crime story:

I used to live across the street from Mall St. Vincent in Shreveport, and I worked there. On the night of the NFC championship game between the Bears and the Saints, I had just gotten off work and was walking home. Because of the game, I walked home pretty briskly, so that I didn't miss any of it. I had not been inside the house more than 2 minutes when a gunfight broke out in the street, and lasted for about 30 seconds. Never found out anything about it, though I assume it was gang related, but had I not been hurrying home to watch the game I would have been caught right in the crossfire.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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How many of the crimes were by people from New Orleans
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Fordyce Arkansas
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Well Hank glad you made it home in time! I can honestly say I have never been involved in a crime! I am glad about that!
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:42 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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How many of the crimes were by people from New Orleans
What is it with you and New Orleans?
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Are you saying New Orleans isn't the crime capital of Louisiana? Are you saying some New Orleans Katina evacuees aren't contributing to the crime of the cities they stayed in, including Lafayette and Houston?
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Fordyce Arkansas
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How many of the crimes were by people from New Orleans
I do not know about that! But I know on our local news everyday that you hear about someone getting killed, shot, or robbed in Monroe. It is not quite as big as NO.
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