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Didier
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Re: Crime

Postby Didier » September 11th, 2019, 8:26 pm


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jtoemke
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Re: Crime

Postby jtoemke » September 12th, 2019, 1:07 pm

This type of thing is what keeps the suburban hate fires burning. Pretty disgusting videos.

amiller92
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Re: Crime

Postby amiller92 » September 13th, 2019, 10:20 am

Ya! Scare tactics to force the council to spend more on cops!

twinkess
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Re: Crime

Postby twinkess » September 13th, 2019, 3:01 pm

amiller92 wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 10:20 am
Ya! Scare tactics to force the council to spend more on cops!
It is obviously needed.

alexschief
Rice Park
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Re: Crime

Postby alexschief » September 13th, 2019, 5:31 pm

twinkess wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 3:01 pm
amiller92 wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 10:20 am
Ya! Scare tactics to force the council to spend more on cops!
It is obviously needed.
It is?

Violent crime is going down, horrific one-off events nonwithstanding.

SurlyLHT
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Re: Crime

Postby SurlyLHT » September 19th, 2019, 10:51 am

alexschief wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 5:31 pm
twinkess wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 3:01 pm
amiller92 wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 10:20 am
Ya! Scare tactics to force the council to spend more on cops!
It is obviously needed.
It is?

Violent crime is going down, horrific one-off events nonwithstanding.

It may be going down, but I still hear gunshots in my neighborhood and on my bike commute to work I pass the location of two gang murders from this year.

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Tiller
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Re: Crime

Postby Tiller » September 20th, 2019, 12:54 pm

If we want to fight crime, then we need to fight the causes of crime: poverty and segregation. Having more police officers doesn't address either of those.

David Greene
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Re: RE: Re: Crime

Postby David Greene » September 20th, 2019, 10:01 pm

Tiller wrote:If we want to fight crime, then we need to fight the causes of crime: poverty and segregation. Having more police officers doesn't address either of those.
It is possible to address those things while also investing in policing in a responsible way. People do deserve safe neighborhoods.

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twinkess
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Re: Crime

Postby twinkess » September 25th, 2019, 10:59 am


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VacantLuxuries
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Re: Crime

Postby VacantLuxuries » September 25th, 2019, 11:23 am

It's hard to view opinions on city affairs from professional sports teams as anything but private organizations demanding more public funds to protect their investments.

Silophant
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Re: Crime

Postby Silophant » September 25th, 2019, 12:06 pm

"It's too dangerous for people to come watch our gladatorial bloodsport" is not a terribly compelling argument.

UrbWave
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Re: Crime

Postby UrbWave » September 26th, 2019, 8:28 am

Well, these are the same people who are very good at convincing our city leaders to use taxes to help pay for their stadiums.
Maybe they will work their magic with this one.

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VacantLuxuries
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Re: Crime

Postby VacantLuxuries » September 26th, 2019, 11:43 am

That's clearly what they're trying to do, but I don't see that as a net positive. If the billionaire owners of professional sports teams are concerned about the safety near the buildings we bought them, they're welcome to write a check to the city.

hiawather
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Re: Crime

Postby hiawather » September 26th, 2019, 12:46 pm

EXPERTS SAY THERE IS LITTLE EVIDENCE THAT MORE COPS EQUALS LESS CRIME

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/inv ... 818056002/

"Data shows that the raw numbers of police have declined over the past five years, and the rate of police officers per 1,000 residents has been dropping for two decades. At the same time, the violent crime rate has also dropped."
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“Most police departments have issues, not with the number of officers, it’s with how they are deployed and scheduled,” said Alexander Weiss, a police staffing consultant whose clients have included police departments in Chicago, Albuquerque and New Orleans. “It’s more important what the officers do, versus how many of them there are.”

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"James McCabe, a retired New York Police Department official who travels the country as a police staffing consultant, says there is little clear connection between staffing numbers and crime. “New York City made the conscious decision to reduce the number of cops,” he noted in an interview. “And crime continued to go down. It’s not what you have, it’s what you are doing with them.”"

MattW
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Re: Crime

Postby MattW » November 27th, 2019, 11:37 am

I just had my closest brush with death, ever. I was crossing Hennepin/Lyndale Ave at Groveland Terrace. The Hennepin Ave light turned red and then the pedestrian crosswalk illuminated and I began crossing the street. To my left a southbound vehicle going apprx 40mph starts honking its horn at me and makes no attempt to stop or slow down. I sprint out of the way (in front of stationary cars) and come out unscathed. The car blew through the red light and was gone. I call 911 and get more or less lip service that they'll put officers on notice of the white Land Rover Evoque that nearly killed me. I couldn't come close to getting plates due to how fast all this happened.

Other than calling 911, is there any further recourse I have? This is probably one of the busiest intersections in the city. I'd imagine they have cameras...


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