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January 24, 2013

Due to the new gun control legislation passed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, we can look for an absence of gun violence in the State of New York in the near future....

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bryan48

Jan-26-13 1:30 PM

Interesting...note NYC is not on that 'Dems are the dev' most dangerous city list.

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JerryfromRI

Jan-25-13 9:27 PM

Mayors don't run cities, they govern.

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CHayes

Jan-25-13 4:27 PM

And the horrible, rude, nasty comment by me that got me labled a "jackwagon":

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"This is a fact. NYC, Chicago, and Los Angeles are 3 of the most crime ridden cities in the country."

Actually it's not a fact. If you are talking about the three highest murder rates, the worst cities for 2012 were Detroit, St. Louis, and Oakland. 4) Memphis, 5) Birmingham, 6) Atlanta, 7) Baltimore, 8) Stockton, 9) Cleveland, 10) Buffalo.

None of the cities you listed are even in the top 10 for murder. Hey, wait a minute. Don't those cities you listed all have strict gun laws?

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CHayes

Jan-25-13 4:24 PM

So can you provide any information to back up your ridiculous statement, or were you just passing gas?

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CHayes

Jan-25-13 4:20 PM

" if you were a little bit less of a jackwagon and a little more open minded to other peoples' opinions"

Pardon me, but I'm not being a "jackwagon". You made a statement that was completely, and utterly out of line, and I POLITELY pointed out that I disagreed.

As for me not being open minded, well did I or did I not ask for what metrics you used to make the moronic statement that Chicago, NY City, and LA were the "crime capitals" of the US?

Oddly enough, I'm still waiting for you to justify why you would disparage three great American cities like that, with apparently no justification. Maybe it just popped into your head?

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CMReeder

Jan-25-13 12:41 PM

In the Back?

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wwhickok

Jan-25-13 12:36 PM

Reeder, that depends on who's house he is breaking into.

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CMReeder

Jan-25-13 9:44 AM

"Reeder, I was referring to crime in general, which INCLUDES gun crime. furthermore, I NEVER SAID the word "murder". Hayes did."

Chris said murder because the argument is over guns and to ban or not.

So since not all crimes are committed with a gun can a private citizen shoot an unarmed criminal?

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CMReeder

Jan-25-13 9:40 AM

"I tossed that out there just for you Mr. Reeder and you did not disapoint. Reeled you is like a big ole sucker"

Glad to oblige. All I did was pull you into the water.

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wwhickok

Jan-25-13 7:11 AM

This all takes me back to one thing Hayes, you hear and see what you want to.

Your points are based on oblivious-spatter leading to nothing. Perhaps if you were a little bit less of a jackwagon and a little more open minded to other peoples' opinions and not just your own, maybe you'd be able to offer up a real constructive opinion that would perhaps one day, lead to a solution...I doubt it.

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wwhickok

Jan-25-13 7:09 AM

First off, I've looked at several different 'rankings' While Detriot/St. Louis vary in the top 5. I've seen ones that have Philadelphia at 8, 18, and 50. I've seen ones that have Chicago at 11, 27, and 79.

I'ev seen ones that have L.A. in the 20's, 60's, and just over 100.

But I also notice that while I referenced Chicago, L.A., and NYC; Compton, 23 minutes from L.A would've been a better response. We can throw around whatever responses we want, point is there are plenty of major cities with heavy crime. There are also a lot of rural areas with heavy crime. FYI, on some rankings, Harrisburg, PA was in the top 20.

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wwhickok

Jan-25-13 7:04 AM

Reeder, I was referring to crime in general, which INCLUDES gun crime. furthermore, I NEVER SAID the word "murder". Hayes did.

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CHayes

Jan-24-13 10:39 PM

Personally I feel that if you walk around looking like a victim, you may become a victim. That's pretty much true of any city anywhere in the world.

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CHayes

Jan-24-13 10:37 PM

"The lower east side is not the whole city. Try Harlem or Bronx, or if you really want the full fright treatment, parts of Brooklyn can do that even during the day."

Sorry enigma, you may have overlooked it, but the comment was I made was specifically about the Lower East Side. After I mentioned the LES, a commenter said:

"Chris: Your naivite can be excrutriating. Have a nice walk."

I mean if you are afraid to walk in the LES after dark, I'm not sure what to tell you. Harlem has gone through some serious gentrification in recent years, and is pretty mild. In fact I'd love to go eat at Sylvia's sometime.

I don't really typically get nervous walking around cities. I lived in the DC area in the late 80's, and went into enough sketchy areas, that maybe I'm immune to it now.

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enigma

Jan-24-13 9:41 PM

CHayes,"If you're too scared to walk through the Lower East Side after dark, I'll try and send dispatches to your panic room, if I ever make it over to see my friend."

The lower east side is not the whole city. Try Harlem or Bronx, or if you really want the full fright treatment, parts of Brooklyn can do that even during the day. The tourist areas of Manhattan are the safest parts of the city and you think they're the whole city. NYC used to be part of my territory and I can tell you that some parts are definitly high crime areas. The lower east side is not one of them. Oh, but you've been there a few times, maybe you know more about it than I (or the NYPD) do. Maybe you should tell Bloomberg that it's safe. Maybe then he could lighten up on the gun thing a bit.

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rmiller

Jan-24-13 8:04 PM

Almost any info. gathering source however...from the media has Detroit as #1...

Not sure where Hayes got his info.

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rmiller

Jan-24-13 8:03 PM

According to Hayes usual spouting of info. and his subsequent response to someone on these forums.....

These rankings, however, are merely a quick choice made by the data user; they provide no insight into the many variables that mold the crime in a particular town, city, county, state, region, or other jurisdiction. Consequently, these rankings lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting cities and counties, along with their residents.

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rmiller

Jan-24-13 8:02 PM

Wes,

Hello! Please find the following copy/paste from the Uniform Code of Justice (FBI's compilation Section of Data)..

cont.

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rmiller

Jan-24-13 7:48 PM

Who would have thought Mr. Weigle? That's all we needed...more laws and crime stops. I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell anyone naieve enough to believe that..

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Ritty77

Jan-24-13 6:33 PM

Most cities have pockets of Democrats that should be avoided at night. Just sayin'.

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CHayes

Jan-24-13 4:25 PM

Let's see wwhickok, maybe the FBI's list of the most dangerous cities in America, that uses a generic violent crime number:

1) Flint, MI

2) Detroit

3) St. Louis

4) Oakland

5) Memphis

6) Little Rock

7) Birmingham

8) Atlanta

9) Baltimore

10) Stockton

I'm still not feeling it. NY, Chicago, and LA seem to be neither the most dangerous, or the safest cities in America. NONE of them even make the FBI's generic violent crime top 10.

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CHayes

Jan-24-13 4:19 PM

"AGAIN I SAID CRIME! NOT MURDER! Murder is a crime, not the only one in existence. Before you can speak efficiently, you'll need to learn to read efficiently."

OK, shall we look at the cities with the most burglaries:

1) Houston

2) Chicago

3) Dallas

4) Phoenix

5) New York

6) LA

7) Detroit

8) San Antonio

9) Columbus

10) Indianapolis

OK, you're doing better, as the 3 cities you named are on the list, but they aren't at the top, and they aren't even in the top 10 in murder.

I'm curious by what metrics you say NY, Chicago, and LA are the crime capitols of the US? I think it's an insulting charge to hurl at 3 great US cities, and you should have some numbers to back your spurious charges up.

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CHayes

Jan-24-13 3:47 PM

" I've been to the "city" a few times. Chris: Your naivite can be excrutriating. Have a nice walk."

If you're too scared to walk through the Lower East Side after dark, I'll try and send dispatches to your panic room, if I ever make it over to see my friend.

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Premier

Jan-24-13 3:35 PM

"Yeah, yeah okay they were all conservitive mental paitents with itchy trigger fingers."

Reeder: "The most truthful statement you have made in a long time."

I tossed that out there just for you Mr. Reeder and you did not disapoint. Reeled you is like a big ole sucker.

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Premier

Jan-24-13 3:28 PM

How come facts never get in the way of a progressives agenda?

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