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Police Suggest that People Move from Crime-ridden Areas

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    http://dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2009/10/29/MOVEOUT.ART_ART_10-29-09_A1_FNFGPM5.html?sid=101

    I know many people here live in these areas (I can’t believe my Hill area wasn’t mentioned here too). What do you all think of this?

    #312361

    Coreroc
    Member

    I suggest police do their jobs and work to eliminate crime and crime ridden areas!!

    #312362

    Nitsud Regnifloh
    Participant

    unreal. anyone in their right mind is with you on this one, coreroc. unless….the cops are in on it all….hmmmmmmm

    #312363

    TaraK
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    THAT is insane.

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    Jimmy Mak
    Jimmy Mak
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    I live in Linden and call the police about every two weeks. They’ve shown up every time and in a very quick manner so I have no complaints.

    Well, except for having to call the cops every two weeks.

    #312365

    Coreroc
    Member

    Getting rid of crime takes more than showing up after a crime has been commited and reported!

    #312366

    greenhouse1014
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    Biggest load of bullshit I’ve ever read. I know a couple of cops and, I have to admit, I can see them being part of this problem. It’s the same all over, though. A lot of people become cops to get the power of a badge and gun, then when they have to actually confront crime or do their job, they don’t want to deal with it. We DO have a LOT of really good cops, but it seems like the bad ones always get sent to teh bad neighborhoods.

    #312367

    coolbuckeye
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    Police tell us to move out because it’s the solution they came up with for their own families. It’s easy to disconnect from an issue when you have no skin in the game. It would be a whole different story if police lived in the neighborhood they were patrolling.

    #312368
    Porky
    Porky
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    You’re exactly right! Most cops don’t live in the city, the idea that anyone would actually want to live there is foreign to them.

    #312369

    joev
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    Porky wrote >>
    You’re exactly right! Most cops don’t live in the city, the idea that anyone would actually want to live there is foreign to them.

    I guess your opinion of a place might be skewed if you only see the bad stuff that happens there.

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    rus
    rus
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    greenhouse1014 wrote >>
    We DO have a LOT of really good cops, but it seems like the bad ones always get sent to teh bad neighborhoods.

    Last time I checked, assignments within the Police were based on seniority. Sure, there may be an aptitude test to weed out some applicants, but after that those who have been there the longest have the greater chance of getting the assignment they want.

    Add to that some administrative positions are filled with sworn officers ( you need a badge to administer windows servers? Really? )* and it seems it’s become a system designed to remove experienced officers from patrol duties.

    So it may not be that “bad” officers are always assigned to the worst neighborhoods, but that the most inexperienced end up there. Once they gain seniority it seems likely they transfer out… taking their experience with them.

    * NB: There’s the argument to be made that if the Police ask for administrative staff that’s seen as something to be cut in lean budget times while asking for uniformed officers is politically easier. That’s short sighted, but can explain uniformed officers serving in purely administrative positions.

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    rus
    rus
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    Porky wrote >>
    You’re exactly right! Most cops don’t live in the city, the idea that anyone would actually want to live there is foreign to them.

    Well, there’s also the matter of the people police arrest knowing where they live… rather common for police to live in one neighborhood and patrol another.

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    somertimeoh
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    Several friends of mine in LAPD and LAFD used a down payment assistance program where some agency gave them an interest free loan in order to keep cops and other emergency response people in the city and ideally near their stations/beats. Even shitty houses in LA are expensive so BIG down payments are needed to get loans. It’s been 7 or 8 years since I’ve seen them. I wonder what those neighborhoods are like now.

    #312373

    JonMyers
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    I’m waiting for a formal announcement that says we should just move out of Columbus all together.

    #312374
    rus
    rus
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    JonMyers wrote >>
    I’m waiting for a formal announcement that says we should just move out of Columbus all together.

    Didn’t “they” issue one of those for Detroit?

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