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Old 03-30-2009, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Louisiana
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I really thought Alexandria was safe cause you do not hear a lot about it!
Yeah, Alexandria is pretty dangerous in certain parts, especially around Bolton Avenue and Lee Streets. But you also have a number of safe areas.
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Haynesville, La.-Pangburn, Ar.
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I feel very strongly that no matter where you are, it's your responsibility to protect yourself and your family. You can't rely on the police to protect you. More than likely, when you hear something go bump in the night or someone approaches you in the parking lot, or whatever, there won't be an officer there to help you. They usually show up afterwards along with the coroner and try to gather clues and try to find out who could have committed such a horrible act.
If someone disagrees, please explain. I'm listening......
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Fordyce Arkansas
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I feel very strongly that no matter where you are, it's your responsibility to protect yourself and your family. You can't rely on the police to protect you. More than likely, when you hear something go bump in the night or someone approaches you in the parking lot, or whatever, there won't be an officer there to help you. They usually show up afterwards along with the coroner and try to gather clues and try to find out who could have committed such a horrible act.
If someone disagrees, please explain. I'm listening......
I agree! That is why I would do WHAT ever it takes to protect my kids! If someone broke in my house I would help them carry the stuff out if it saved my kids life! But my rule is shoot first ask questions later! That is why hubby will not come home unless he tells me cause of the sawed off shot gun I have.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Haynesville, La.-Pangburn, Ar.
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I agree! That is why I would do WHAT ever it takes to protect my kids! If someone broke in my house I would help them carry the stuff out if it saved my kids life! But my rule is shoot first ask questions later! That is why hubby will not come home unless he tells me cause of the sawed off shot gun I have.
Yeah, I don't blame him. That was my take on things 2 ( shoot first, ask questions later). I changed my way of thinking somewhat though. My good friend took his girlfriend (wife now) up the road, past my house for some hanky panky. He got stuck and walked to my house. He thought he would have a little fun ( more fun). He almost got shot while trying to scare me. That scared me horribly, that I came an inch of blasting my buddy. Make sure first, That's my advise. LOL
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
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Very safe in Monroe. I mean yes, there are areas in the southern area of the metro that have higher rates of crime--but I feel safe in these places at night regardless. You can't be scared to live around, it is Mogadishu or anything. Anything north of 165 is fine in Monroe, River Oaks, Town and Country, Swartz, etc.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:13 PM
 
Location: USA
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I feel safe in SoBo (south bossier). Never been a reason not to. On the other hand, Shreveport makes me a little nervous at night.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Fordyce Arkansas
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Like I said before the only thing I am scared of here is coyotes! The night before last they were close and a bunch of them!! Other than that I feel safe. But I do not go to the town very much after dark.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Live in Baton Rouge on the Edge of Old Goodwood. Always felt very safe in my area. I have a security system, a big dog to look scary, and a little dog to make lots of noise should there be a problem.
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Old 04-03-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Fordyce Arkansas
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Live in Baton Rouge on the Edge of Old Goodwood. Always felt very safe in my area. I have a security system, a big dog to look scary, and a little dog to make lots of noise should there be a problem.
We had a big German shepherd that was very protective but he died last year! He just followed me around everywhere and my kids could do whatever they wanted to and the dog would not ever touch them! Once my oldest got a stick and hit him several times cause the dog jumped up on him and the dog just took it and never even growled! He was a good dog! But let someone touch my kids or me and he would kill them or least try to.
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Louisiana - someday Maine
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I grew up in Shreveport and have recently moved back to the area. After hearing horror tales about how bad the crime is in Shreveport, we decided on moving to North Bossier. I've been gone almost 30 years and Bossier was certainly different when I moved away! WOW! The bossier police just won't tolerate that stuff anymore! Thank Goodness! We are so happy with the area that we are purchasing a home in the same area.
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